Are you curious about CBD but have no idea where to begin? The amount of information out there can be extremely intimidating so I hope to make this a little easier for you to understand. CBD is one cannabinoid found in all cannabis plants. Cannabis is a species of plant. Marijuana & hemp are both cannabis but they are not the same. They are different, with different effects.

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 species have primary compounds including CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, THC, & THCV. These cannabis plants also contain terpenes which are secondary compounds that give the plant its fragrance & nuanced effects. Some of these terpenes include B-Caryophyllene, Eucalyptol, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, & Pinene. They all have different used and effects as well.

There are a three different strains of Cannabis including Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid. Cannabis Sativa is said to affect the mind where Cannabis Indica mostly affects the body. A Hybrid is the combination of the two. Regardless of the information available, always do your research and consult with your doctor before adding Cannabis to your daily regimen.

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