After becoming such a trend in the health and wellness industry, you may still be wondering. Why is CBD such a popular compound in recent years? CBD or cannabidiol is still climbing and will most likely become a multi-billion industry in the coming years. But, it is quite understandable that some of us still do not know a lot about it. We have been hearing all sorts of things about CBD and most of them positive. And still, we want to know more, we want to make sure of its potential and possible risks. Our objective is to make this article like some sort of a guide to help you understand it better.
Below we will explain what CBD is, why is CBD legal, what are the differences with THC, the therapeutic properties, and much more. In fact, the answers to these questions will be enough to understand the rise of CBD. A rise that made CBD a crucial part of health and wellness products but not only.
What is CBD, is it legal, and how is it obtained?
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids part of the cannabis plant and together with THC the most active. Since it is part of the cannabis plant, CBD is all-natural and has a lot to offer in terms of health and wellness. Both THC and CBD have the ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system but in different ways. In fact, both these cannabinoids have therapeutic properties but THC is not safe to use. It’s not because it affects our brain using its psychoactive property. That means THC has the ability to cause addiction to its users and therefore “get you high” or as some would say “stoned”.
On the other hand, CBD is not psychoactive, instead, it fights addiction and will not “get you high”. This is the main difference between these two and also the main reason why hemp is legal and not Marijuana. By federal law any plant that doesn’t meet their legality condition of safe use is illegal. That simple condition is: < than 0.3% THC in order to be legal and safe to use. This means that if hemp can produce no more than 0.3% THC is legal to use. In addition, hemp has the ability to produce more than 20% CBD, making it the perfect way to obtain CBD. Hemp or industrial hemp is a Cannabis Sativa strain, just like Marijuana. Marijuana is illegal because it may produce around 20% THC and just around 10% CBD, simple as that.
The “< 0.3% THC rule” is also a big factor in CBD’s recent rise. This rule is not the same in all countries and some of the countries still have problems passing the law to allow CBD. But, things are continuously changing for the better for cannabidiol. The important thing is that the USA, Europe, and some Asian countries allow it and others are working for that.
What are other factors that helped CBD rise?
Above we mentioned some of the main factors that helped CBD rise, like its legality and safety. Furthermore, we must add other factors, like its wide range of products and forms. CBD may come in different forms including CBD oil, CBD creams, CBD gummies, vape, etc. These forms are extracted by different types of CBD seeds or hemp plants. You can find more about CBD seeds and other products online. If you would consider taking any tip from us, we can say that feminized CBD seeds are the ones you should consider first. We say that because you will get more CBD growing feminized CBD seeds. Getting medical cannabis by growing CBD seeds is common and is the cannabis of choice by many.
In conclusion, we have to add the most important factor of them all, the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol. This substance has a large list of beneficial effects on users. Just to mention a few: CBD is anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, anti-anxiety, neuroprotective, anti-acne, anti-cancer, and much more. After realizing the benefits for themselves, people started using CBD for their pets too. The results are similar, but if you are taking other medications we recommend you visit your doctor, for more information.