Are you curious about CBD but have no idea where to begin? The amount of information out there is mind-blowing! I’m going to give you the gist of it right here.
Cannabis is a species of plant. Marijuana & hemp are both cannabis but they are not the same. They are different.
“Marijuana” is actually a slang term for cannabis that came about in the 1930’s during the prohibition. It possesses specific characteristics including: the presence of CBD & other minor cannabinoids, higher levels of THC, & produces psycho active effects.
“Hemp” is not a scientific term either. It is what the government is calling mostly industrially produced cannabis with these characteristics: THC level of .3% or less, higher levels of CBD & other minor cannabinoids, & NO psychoactive effect when consumed.
Both types of cannabis have primary compounds that produce positive mental & physical effects including CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, THC, & THCV.
These cannabis plants also contain terpenes which are secondary compounds that give the plant its scent & nuanced effects. They include B-Caryophyllene, Eucalyptol, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, & Pinene. All are very beneficial for the mind & body!
So, why is this important to know? All ANIMALS with a spine have an Endocannabinoid System comprised of CB1 & CB2 receptors.
WE ARE BIOLOGICALLY MEANT TO INGEST CBD.