In a world where drugs are prevalent, its no surprise when people hear of marijuana, they are uneasy. However, let me open your eyes to a new perspective on Cannabis and CBD. It will give you new ideas and demonstrate the positive impact CBD is having on the medical world.
Understanding the basics of CBD
What would you say if I told you that marijuana had come a long way? Not to mention the fact that it has been used as a form of medication even by the great Queen Victoria. Along with the way times are changing, problems are both increasing and decreasing with the rise of CBD use.
Positive changes and development in various fields have led to amazing medical outcomes in the medical marijuana field. Who would ever think that marijuana could be used as medication?
Medicated Cannabis in the form of CBD is what I will focus on today. Did you know that CBD also comes from the marijuana plant known as Cannabis Sativa, which is also known as industrial hemp? CBD, also known as Cannabinoid, is a chemical that is found mainly in the hemp plant. Basically, CBD is extracted from the plant and then mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut oil.
How it is legal
You may wonder how CBD is actually legal. After all, in most areas, marijuana is still considered an illegal drug. The medical breakthroughs using CBD and marijuana has furthered the case for legalized medical marijuana. There are breakthroughs happening everyday.
Typically, marijuana is known for its psychoactive properties that induce a drug high. This can only be achieved if you have THC in your system. What is THC? THC is the chemical that is found and extracted from Cannabis Sativa and is the sole reason that marijuana can be addictive and abused.
However, CBD does not contain THC so therefore it does not cause that drug induced high nor is it addictive. CBD must contain less than 0.3% of THC to be allowed for use by the FDA. The 2018 Hemp Act allowed the legality of CBD in all 50 states in America. Therefore, CBD is legal and will not cause any of the psychoactive effects of typical marijuana.