Stressed out? Here’s some CBD. Muscle pains? Rub some CBD ointment on it. Looking to invest? CBD is about to blow up. CBD seems to be jumping from conversation to conversation these days, but what actually is it.
Cannabidol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. It is found alongside THC, the compound responsible for the high or intoxicated feeling associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD does not provide the stoned effect, it actually minimizes it. CBD still delivers the same soothing effects as THC, without the foggy headspace that comes with it.
Due to its non intoxicating effects, CBD is used in a variety of ways. It can be used in day to day life, being processed into ointments to relieve muscle tension and mixed into food for stress relief, or it can be used to treat more serious ailments. Effective against pain, anxiety, depression, and much more, research has shown that CBD can help fight autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis, neurological conditions, like Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s, and many more discoveries are being made.
CBD feels like such a broad idea, because it is. With more and more uses being formed everyday, the question isn’t what can CBD be used for, but what can’t it be?