Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is oil that is extracted from the annual herbaceous flowering plant cannabis. The oil taken from the plant’s secretions is used as a food supplement and as a medicine (we retail it as a food supplement). It was discovered in 1940 and the plant has over 400 additional compounds, which have been used throughout the world for millennia.
The 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act “Farm Bill” legalized cannabidiol (CBD) derived from Hemp with less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in the United States at the federal level. The Farm Bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, expands hemp’s commercial cultivation, and legalizes hemp production on Indian tribal land and in U.S. territories. Anything with more than 0.3% of THC is classified as marijuana and is considered schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration therefore federally illegal.
Hemp and Marijuana are both the same species of Cannabis plant.
“Hemp” is a word used to categorize strains of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content. It is non-intoxicating Cannabis that is harvested for the industrial use.
“Marijuana” is a word used to categorize strains of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC and can cause psychotropic or euphoric effects on the consumer.
CBD oil is used to support the overall wellbeing of the body and mind. Today, it is used widely as a food supplement that activates receptors that communicate with the different systems of the body. CBD supports your overall feeling of wellbeing throughout the body, but does not give a sensation of “being high”, which is why THC, the other well-known active substance from the Cannabis plant, has been prohibited in most countries and considered a drug.
The Endogenous Cannabinoid System, also known as the ECS system, are cell receptors that communicate with various parts of the body to tell them when to start or to tell the process when to stop such as:
• The brain
• Connective Tissues
• Immuno Cells
The goal of the ECS is to achieve the overall balance of the body’s systems. The ECS chemical keys are the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the body, which lock and unlock systems of the body. Since cannabinoids play a significant role within the body’s functions, they constitute an important tool to maintain our overall wellbeing.
CBD is a product that helps to communicate with the body to complete its natural maintenance and regenerative functions. Activating these CB1 & CB2 receptors in your body will give it balance, helping the natural signals of these bodily systems flow.
CBD will show in certain tests and not in others. Traditional tests that test for THC only may not show up if you’ve taken a hemp derived CBD product.
Hemp derived CBD products only have trace amounts of THC. Usually below 0.3%. Cannabis derived CBD products with THC in them can show up on your drug test.