CBD is a natural therapeutic and non-intoxicating compound derived from the hemp plant.

“CBD is a natural therapeutic and non-intoxicating compound derived from the hemp plant.”

There’s a lot of hype around CBD right now and you’ve probably heard about some of the health benefits. But if you’re not quite sure what CBD even is, you’ve come to the right place.


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CBD stands for

Cannabidiol

It is the second most common cannabinoid (organic compound), only behind THC (tetrahydrocannabinoid).

Cannabis plants that contain very little THC (0.3% or less) are referred to as hemp, whereas those that contain more than 0.3% THC are sometimes called cannabis. Neither of these are scientific classifications, however.


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Unlike its cousin THC

CBD will not get you high

CBD is considered psychoactive as it does affect your mental processes (usually positively!), but it is not intoxicating and will not deliver the altered state typically referred to as being high.


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CBD is not addictive

It’s very safe to use

According to the World Health Organization:

“There are no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD. No public health problems have been associated with CBD use. CBD has been found to be generally well tolerated and to have a good safety profile.”


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CBD use is associated with

A wide range of benefits

CBD is commonly used to reduce anxiety and stress, insomnia, different types of chronic pain, inflammatory, neuropathic pain, and childhood epilepsy.

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