Cannabis, also know as Marijuana, weed, gras, pot, bud or ganja, consist of the dried leaves and flowers of the female Cannabis plant. It can be used for medicinal or recreational purposes and was legalized in Canada and many American states in the last few years.
The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, responsible for most of the intoxicating effects that people seek, is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis has mental and physical effects, which vary depending on how it is consumed. It can be smoked, used in baked goods or brewed as a tea.
Stronger forms of marijuana include sinsemilla and concentrated resins containing high doses of marijuana’s active ingredients, including honeylike hash oil, waxy budder, and hard amberlike shatter. These resins are increasingly popular among those who use them both recreationally and medically.
CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids” and is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. CBD has many therapeutic properties and is a safe, non-addictive substance. CBD can be taken in many different ways and forms. Besides inhalation of cannabis smoke, which also contains THC, it can be taken as CBD only oil. There are capsules, vapes, aerosol spray or oils.
Popular uses for CBD are for cancer patients to counteract side effects from chemotherapy, for pain relief, against anxiety and depression, for neurological issues and more.
Human CBD Receptors
Your Body naturally has CB1 and CB2 Receptors which are located throughout the human body. Studies show that CBD acts modifier to the CB1 and CB2 receptors which in-return helps the CB1 and CB2 receptors to fight off inflammation.
The Endocannabinoid System
CBD, CBN and THC fit like a lock and key into existing receptors. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system which impact physiological processes affecting pain modulation, and appetite plus anti-inflammatory effects and other immune system responses. The endocannabinoid system comprises two types of receptors. CB1 and CB2, which serve distinct functions in animal health and well-being.
CBD Consumption Methods
CBD is a type of cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the “high” that THC, another cannabinoid found in marijuana, does when taken medicinally or recreationally. CBD is currently being used widely as an effective treatment for chronic pain for patients with conditions such as joint pain, withdrawal symptoms, or cancer.