WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabis plants are chemical powerhouses that produce more than 400 different compounds. But of those 400 compounds, more than 60 of them are totally specific to the plant genus Cannabis. Scientists call these special compounds “cannabinoids.” However, not all cannabinoids are created equal. One of them, cannabidiol, or CBD, holds the answer to the question so many of us are searching for.
But what exactly is cannabidiol (CBD) and more importantly, what does it do?
The more we learn about CBD, the more it seems poised to revolutionize the world as we know it. Read on to find out why cannabidiol is so important and why becoming an Authorized Dealer is the way you will create a new income source for you and your family.
CBD 101: The Fundamentals of Cannabidiol
Perhaps the only thing more complex than the biochemistry of cannabis is the way it exceedingly and intricately interacts with the human body. And the truth is we don’t know as much as we should about those interactions—at least not yet.
Nevertheless, we do know some of the basics. So, here’s your fundamental fact sheet about CBD.
Cannabidiol Isn’t Psychoactive
One of the most crucially important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. In layperson’s terms, this means that cannabidiol won’t get you high. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the legendary power of producing euphoric sensations, CBD is inert. So, when taken on its own, users experience none of the sensations of being stoned. And this is the single most important property of the cannabinoid from the medical—and legal—perspective.
Cannabidiol Is Legal Everywhere
CBD doesn’t get you high. Technically speaking, its THC—the cannabinoid that gets you high—which is illegal.
When you take a drug test, the aim is to detect THC in your body, not “cannabis. In fact, every state that has yet to legalize marijuana for medical use has law allowing people to obtain and use CBD-only (or low-THC) products for medical or therapeutic purposes. And in most cases, that means obtaining CBD from hemp.
What Does Cannabidiol Do?
We’ve covered the details of what cannabidiol is, its basic properties, and where it comes from. Now, it’s time to turn our attention to what this powerful little compound can do.
For good reason, cannabidiol dominates the conversation about the medical applications of cannabis. But that doesn’t mean CBD isn’t valuable to recreational users. In fact, CBD has some special qualities that can make it an important part of any recreational experience.
How Does Cannabidiol Interact with The Body?
All the 60-plus cannabinoids unique to the plant genus Cannabis interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body. And it’s loaded with CB1 and CB2 receptors that are stimulated when you introduce CBD into your bloodstream through consumption.
And it’s the chemical interactions of those bonds create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.
Without distorting the science too much, you could say that human beings are “hard-wired” for CBD. The endocannabinoid system runs deep and touches all the major systems of the body. And that’s why CBD can do so many things for us, from calming us, helping us to focus or providing relief from inflammation and pain.
Even though cannabidiol has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it is highly reactive with the endocannabinoid system.
To put things as simply as possible, CBD makes things happen. When it awakens the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it stimulates all kinds of changes in the body.
Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them. We suggest that you do your own research to discover all the benefits of using CBD.