What is CBD?
CBD is short cof cannabidiol. CBD (cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis plants began to be cultivated about 10,000 years ago. As time went by, farmers discovered there were two different types of cannabis: the marijuana plant and the hemp plant, which have their own unique benefits.
The Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana
Historically, the marijuana plant has been farmed for medicinal purposes and has high levels of THC — while hemp generally has low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. The main difference between THC and CBD, however, is that unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
The Benefits of CBD
As interest in the cannabis plant grew, more research was done to analyze it more clearly. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system, which is a network that exists within the human body and is responsible for bringing balance to its various functions.
The CBD compound naturally binds to the body’s receptors found throughout the endocannabinoid system, giving a boost to the receptors where it is needed. It then allows the receptors to better communicate to all parts of the body.
Although hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis plant, they are distinctly different in several ways: they are different by legal definition and government regulations, they vary in chemical and genetic composition, and they are cultivated and produced for different uses.