What is CBD?

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is rapidly transforming from a little-known molecule into a potential breakthrough nutritional supplement as it grows in acclaim among the health conscious. CBD is found naturally throughout the flowers, seeds, and stalks of cannabis plants – including hemp and marijuana.

Unlike many of the 85+ cannabinoids – compounds found in cannabis – CBD occurs in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is easily extracted from the hemp plant for use in daily CBD hemp oil supplements.

Cannabidiol is the most exciting cannabinoids currently available due to its numerous potential benefits and legal status in the U.S. and in 40 countries internationally.

Where is CBD Found?

CBD occurs naturally in the cannabis plant and can be found in significant quantities in both hemp and marijuana varieties of cannabis.

The main functional difference between hemp and marijuana is the measurable level of THC. Marijuana is grown specifically to contain significant levels of THC, usually for recreational use, while hemp has only trace amounts of THC. CBD found naturally in hemp is also legal in the United States – while CBD from marijuana is federally illegal in the United States, though state-by-state legalization is occurring rapidly.

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