What is CBD?
Everything about CBD Oil & Cannabidiol
When discussing what is CBD Oil, and specific, Cannabidiol (CBD); we have to clarify that we are talking about a chemical compound (Cannabinoid) found in a natural plant called Cannabis Sativa. So what is cannabis sativa you might ask. Cannabis is a flowering plant that has been used for thousands of years for many different purposes. Widely known as the Hemp plant and also more commonly known as Marijuana.
So what is the difference between hemp and marijuana if they are both cannabis?
Both THC and CBD have wide potential for medical applications.
That is why the term Medical Marijuana has become so popular. Medical marijuana refers to the preparation of the cannabis plant with intentions of treating a disease. It comes in many forms and presentations and is only allowed in certain states of the United States because THC causes you to get high. In contrast Hemp plants contain very low THC, so low that you won't get a high from it but it has the healthy benefits that CBD Oil provide.
The difference stands in that Marijuana refers to the female Cannabis plant's flowers that naturally
produce high concentrations of THC and lowconcentrations of CBD. In contrast, Hemp refers to the male plant of Cannabis sativa that naturally produce high concentrations of CBD and trace amounts of THC (under 0.3%).
Cannabidiol has been gaining increasing interest in the health industry for treating a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders. There have been many studies assessing the evidence from clinical, preclinical, epidemiological and human testing that determine CBD as a potential treatment for anxiety related disorders. Existing evidence strongly support Cannabidiol for treating the following: