CBD has sparked a frenzy among the several million amongst us; a demand that has enabled this measly compound to turn to a potential billion-dollar industry. The cause of the surge is pinned to the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 and potentially legalising hemp plant or cannabis sativa. This exciting CBD news meant that suppliers and manufacturers could now grow, distribute and sell hemp CBD with plenty of state interference and regulations in place.
Since CBD has turned into a household name that you can probably find in most medicine cabinets, we are here to dispel some common misunderstandings that may be dissuading many. Let us look into some facts on CBD that you should know about. Read on…
What Exactly Is CBD?
Pure CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis and hemp plant. It is noted for its therapeutic properties of anti-inflammation and pain relief, which has turned it to a savior for those who pass each day with agony-the perfect medication for those who battle chronic pain and autoimmune diseases. CBD works by reacting to key functions in the human body to restore a sense of balance, help re-orient the hormonal scale, immune response, behaviour, and mood among many other functions.
What Are Some CBD Facts That You Should Know?
Let us look into some CBD facts.
Hemp And Cannabis Are Not The Same
There are three main species of the cannabaceae family of plants, of which hemp or cannabis sativa is only one.
Hemp is the variety that consists of a THC content of less than 0.3% by dry weight. It is used actively in the making of housing materials, ropes, paper and is regarded as a non-psychoactive substance by the Farm Act of 2018.
Cannabis is the big bad brother that has a THC content around 40-50% by dry weight. Due to the high percentage of the psychoactive substance THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), cannabis or marijuana is highly psychoactive. People experience intoxication coupled with slurred speech and ‘high’ (euphoria) when using cannabis.
The Way You Consume CBD Matters
The method of intake matters, because different methods let CBD enter the bloodstream or capillaries in different ways-vaping through the lungs, sublingual through the capillaries under the tongue, edibles through the small intestine and so on. The effects will be faster, pronounced and can be present for longer depending on the way in which it is administered.
Can Do Wonders For Your Pets
Just like humans, animals have the endocannabinoid system or ECS (the route through which CBD effects occur). All the CBD health benefits available to you will be available to your pets; a boon for those suffering from arthritis or anxiety!