CBD stands for cannabidiol which happens to be one of the main active ingredients in cannabis. CBD is derived from hemp plants whereas traditional flower you buy in your Euflora dispensary comes from a cannabis plant.
One of the common misconceptions with CBD is that it gets you high. CBD is completely nonpsychoactive; psychoactive means a substance that affects the mind. The World Health Organization, states “in humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”1 Another thing that is unlike your typical flower is that it is legal in all 50 states. While cannabis is still in the process of being nationally legalized, CBD is legal in all 50 states; with individual laws per state so be sure to check them!
Currently, there are a ton of misconceptions and misinformation about CBD; for good reason. The CBD market at the moment is fairly unregulated, but since being federally legalized the FDA has made an effort to regulate it. Now, this takes time so when you choose to buy CBD make sure you’re getting it from a reputable source or dispensary to assure you’re getting pure CBD oil rather than some random extract.
So what does CBD do for the body? To give one example the FDA just approved a medicine called, “Epidiolex” which is an “oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.” Other than that CBD may be used for insomnia, loss of appetite, pain management, etc but this has yet to be backed by any major organization with the credibility of any human studies.
In conclusion, there is still a lot of work and research to be done for CBD but, the good news is that scientists have already found so many benefits for those with seizures, which will hopefully soon open doors for further research. Also, always be sure to do your research and never hesitate to ask your budtender about any products in our stores that contain CBD!