What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Contrary to popular belief, CBD and marijuana are not the same thing but do have some similarities. Cannabis is a powerhouse plant with over 400 different compounds, but about 60 of them are known ascannabinoids, one of them being,cannabidiol, or CBD. This specific plant has been known to offer a lot of medicinal and therapeutic effects marijuana, or hemp, offers, but will not give you the psychoactive effects, or the “high” you’d experience from consuming marijuana.
CBD is NOT Psychoactive
Just to reiterate, CBD and marijuana, although come from the same plant, they are different compounds of that plant. Marijuana has THC, orTetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabinoid found in Cannabis, but unlike marijuana, CBD has a very minimal amount of THC that will have little-to-no effect on the body. THC is the compound that gives you that “high” when consuming the drug, but CBD doesn’t give you that high, and still provides all the same health benefits as marijuana, or hemp does.
5 Proven Benefits of CBD