What is CBD?
It is one of the many compounds/molecules found in the marijuana/hemp plant. CBD is the part of the plant that is legal in all 50 states, and does not get you high. CBD is very safe and has a stellar record, when it is used in moderation, instead of pills or alcohol for many medical conditions.
I am a judgment referral expert (a judgment broker) who writes a lot. CBD is not at all like the more popular (legal in some states) THC molecule/compound. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most popular and potent part of weed that can make you high.
Most of the medicinal value of weed comes from cannabidiol (CBD). CBD does not get you high, however it has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. CBD even helps THC usage be a more enjoyable experience.
It is safer, more positive, and healthier to have some CBD in the weed that one inhales or consumes. Nature wisely put both THC and CBD into this wonderful plant.
Right now, you can buy CBD extracts online all over the US, because it comes from the legal hemp plant having almost no THC. Think of hemp as the brother to its sister plant marijuana, the plant that can get you high. Right now, CBD products seem overpriced, perhaps due to the demand; more competition will help.
Historically, THC is what sells. Currently, the vast majority of weed plants are grown and raised to produce the highest THC levels, and relatively low CBD levels.
Thankfully, now growers and dispensaries are selling higher-CBD weed/hemp products, in addition to the weed products that may get you high. Without going into detail, small nightly doses of CBD cured my medical problems when 7 months of many different (and dangerous) doctor’s RX pills could not. Here are some of the ways that CBD has helped others:
Uninformed people (including a shocking number of doctors) think that CBD is evil, some consider CBD to be a vitamin, and most consider it to be a medicine. CBD is legal because it does not get you high and has almost no abuse potential. CBD needs a lot more marketing and competition, to drive down the price of CBD extracts.
By: Mark Shapiro