Cannabinoids (CBD) are active compounds found in cannabis plants. Although not always the case, CBD is typically the second-most prevalent ingredient apparent in cannabis (marijuana). Cannabis has 2 species: Hemp and Marijuana. In order for Hemp to be Hemp, it has to have very little THC – 0.3% or less. This wiggle room is what makes differentiates CBD, which is legal in most states, from the weed we’ve all been hiding for years. Beyond THC, there are thought to be more than 100 Cannabinoids found in these flowers. These Cannabinoids and Terpenes make for a seemingly endless variety of cultivars that consumers and herbalists insist have unique effects, looks, and smells. The impact of what we know of CBD is effective, and even what we don’t know is still wildly encouraging.

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Your body has a natural Cannabinoid system, and THC actually mimics the endocannabinoids that our bodies produce naturally. It binds directly to the CB1 and CB2 receptors that make up our bodies’ endocannabinoid system. CBD on the other hand prevents molecules from binding to the same receptors. CBD’s indirect interaction with the human body is not very well understood. One way or another, what is clear is that even though both phytocannabinoids can be found in the cannabis and hemp plant, they are two very different molecules affecting us in very different ways.

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Do you want to get high without actually getting high? CBD is often referred to as the “wine” of Marijuana, but it is not for diluted properties (by any means!). CBD allows you to enjoy the fast-acting relief of smoking, without any psychoactive effects. Consider the calmness of being “high”, without the psychological trip of actually heading to space. The effects of CBD can last from 2 to 6 hours and is instant, as inhalation is one of the quickest ways to your bloodstream.

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June 2023