1. CBD: Take Me Away!
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it’s one of over more than 100 active components of the hemp
plant. Hemp is a cousin of the marijuana plant, and you probably already know that
tetrahydrocannabinol THC is the active ingredient that gives marijuana its mind-altering qualities, and the adverse effects of THC such as anxiety and paranoia can be plentiful
2. Whatcha Talkin’ ‘Bout, Willis? My Body Has Cannabinoid Receptors??
This may blow your mind, but regardless of whether or not you use cannabis, your body actually has what’s known as an endocannabinoid system, or ECS.
3. THC Likes to Party, CBD Showers You with TLC
THC’s mind-altering side effects are well-known. This is because THC is the principal psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, or marijuana, whereas CBD is a hemp extract (hemp has a very low concentration of THC (less than 0.3%) and much higher concentrations of CBD)
4. CBD Fought the Law…and CBD Won
Thanks to the US’s aforementioned farm bill, hemp-derived CBD products are now federally legal across the United States. In the European Union, hemp farming and the processing of crops with less than 0.2% THC is legal in all states. You know what that means…onto #5!
5. Yay! CBD Shopping Spree!
You said it, my friend! Now that CBD is legal in various regions across the globe, it’s time to discover your favorite retailers and products. Before you start the checkout process, however, keep in mind that CBD content and quality varies significantly across different retailers depending on the hemp they’ve used and their preparation and extraction techniques. Therefore, when seeking out quality CBD oil, always make sure that the vendor has sourced only the highest caliber premium, organic hemp and that their products are 3rd-party lab tested so you can ensure that your purchases contain what the labels say they do.