With laws pertaining to recreational cannabis on the ballots in over 20 states this November, more and more people are wondering about the beneficial effects that stem from this amazing plant. Most people know about THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the main cannabinoids in the plant. It creates the psychoactive effect known as “getting high.” But there are almost 80 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and most are non-psychoactive. One of these main cannabinoids is Cannabidiol, better known as CBD.
CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the plant, and has been in the spotlight recently due to helping children stop their epileptic seizures. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid has a wide range of medical benefits, including –
How can one cannabinoid have this many benefits? It’s quite simple, actually! When used, CBD works with the body’s TRPV-1 receptor, otherwise known as your pain receptor, and essentially blocks your pain path. This makes all pain in your body (seizures, cancer, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, headaches) slowly fade away.
CBD can be used in many different ways. In fact, hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it’s in an oil form. In the state of Colorado, cannabis derived CBD can be smoked, vaped, and even ingested. CBD is also infused into a variety of topical products, including lotions, balms, salves, transdermal patches, and suppositories for women to help with menstrual cramps.
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