What is CBD you ask? Well, let me give you a little background
information on what it is, what it contains, and how it is produced.
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring
cannabinoid component found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the
plant. Cannabidiol is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect.”
Industrial hemp is naturally high in CBD and naturally low in THC,
whereas most marijuana is just the opposite (high THC, low CBD).
Natural CBD hemp oil is produced from hemp cultivars—which can be grown
legally in dozens of countries and whose oil can be imported to the USA
legally. These hemp plants are specially bred to contain high levels of
naturally occurring Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD does not contain psychoactive properties. This means, you CANNOT get ‘high’ or intoxicated by using these types of products. These products are used for their health benefits. The US Government makes many impressive claims about the benefits of CBD:
- “Cannabinoids are potent antioxidants…they easily penetrate tissues giving them the ability to enter the central nervous system and brain.”
- “Non-psychoactive Cannabinoids such as CBD are particularly advantageous as they are non-toxic…and exhibit unique antioxidant properties without the undesirable effects of THC.”
- “The antioxidant strength of CBD is significantly greater than that of either Vitamin C or Vitamin E.
Dr. William Courtney a prominent Cannabis physician and researcher states: “I consider it the single most important dietary element, outside of water, that humans should have on a daily basis… it is a dietary essential.”