If you are going to talk about the potential benefits of CBD, you need to have at least a basic understanding of what it is. So, let’s give a quick definition.
Cannabis plants are filled with a specific kind of chemical compound. They are called cannabinoids. While most of the 113 different cannabinoids you have probably never heard of, there are two that are pretty famous. CBD is one of those. The other is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The acronym THC is likely more familiar to you than CBD. THC has a strong effect on people, an effect general called a psychoactive one. This means it is responsible for creating an inebriated state normally thought of as a high. Because it is also a cannabinoid, those who are unfamiliar with CBD often think that it is psychoactive as well. But CBD is in no way psychoactive. It does not create any sort of high or inebriation.
You can find CBD in both variations of the cannabis plant, whether it is hemp or marijuana. But hemp is the preferred cannabis plant of CBD manufacturers. They have some pretty good reasons for this preference. One is that it is easier to get large amounts of CBD from hemp than it is with marijuana. Hemp is filled with CBD. Plus, its THC content is only 0.3%, which is such a small amount, it is unlike to cause anyone to get high. Marijuana, on the other hand has varying levels of CBD. Some marijuana plants have a lot of CBD, others only have a tiny bit. On top of that, marijuana has very high THC levels.
Another reason for the preference of hemp is the fact that it is federally legal in the United States. This means that it is legal in most of the country, though it is still illegal in most states. Marijuana is still federally illegal. Which makes selling products made from marijuana that much more complicated.
CBD gummies are more-or-less exactly what they sound like. They are gummy candies that have CBD in them. They are one of the most popular kinds of CBD products. This is because they are easy to take and taste great. The one downside is that they take the longest out of all CBD products to start working. This is because the gummies can’t release the CBD until they have digested a bit. This can take anywhere from half and hour to four hours, so be patient.