The floral material of hemp can be used whole, or have it’s essential oils extracted and made into a multiple products.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 113 active cannabinoid compounds created by the hemp plant. Unlike THC — the intoxicating compound associated with marijuana — CBD does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBD targets receptors in the brain and body which are part of the endocannabinoid system. Users who consume CBD report physical and mental benefits.
Benefits of CBD
Users have reported relief with multiple conditions including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
Is CBD Safe?
World Health Organization affirmed CBD as:
- Safe to use
- Effective and beneficial
- Non intoxicating (no “high”)
- Non addictive with no potential for abuse
Source: Expert Committee on Drug Dependence 39th Meeting Geneva, 6-10 November 2017.
Is CBD Legal?
Passage of 2018 Farm Bill removed both “Hemp” and “Hemp derived CBD” from Controlled Substance Act definitions. States have their own set of regulations.