What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113+ compounds found in hemp plants. It’s a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has the ability to act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Plant cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids, bind with this system which helps regulate certain vital functions of the body, including:

  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Immune
  • Pleasure
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • And more!

When the ECS is in sync, the human body is able to achieve what is called homeostasis, which means your body is operating at optimal human performance.

Can you feel a High from CBD?

No, Cannabis is the plant species which is then legally recognized as two different plants, marijuana and hemp.CBD is derived from hemp. Hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than .3% THC. Marijuana contains much higher levels of THC which is the cannabinoid that causes intoxication.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most abundant compounds found in cannabis plants. Both CBD and THC belong to a unique class of compounds known as cannabinoids.

The High

THC is probably best known for being the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana. CBD, however, is non-intoxicating. In other words, CBD can’t get you high.

Legal Status

While most countries have strict laws surrounding marijuana and THC, hemp-derived products are federally legal. However, regulations may vary from state to state.