CBD 101

What is CBD and how does it work?

There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant including cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the only cannabinoid with psychoactive properties and is well known for the “high” effect it has on users. CBD does not have this affect and users do not get “high” consuming CBD. 

Cannabinoids act on what is known as the endocanabinoid system.  All living things that has a vertebrae, has this system.  This system is to maintain homeostasis in our bodies.  Receptors is concentrated in tissues of the neurological, organ and immune systems.

Cannabinoids have shown promise in the treatment of various diseases and illnesses by calming the body back to equilibrium, and be involved with promoting rest and recovery.

The human body naturally produces cannabinoids and it is believed to assist in maintaining homeostasis.  The cannabis plant is the only known plant to produce cannabinoids that fit into our endocannabinoid system.  

Cannabinoids are not known to be dangerous to humans.  There has never been a death directly attributed to consumption of cannabis. Mother’s milk itself has a spike in cannabinoids.  And what do newborns mostly do?  Eat and sleep of course. 

CBD has come to be popular in the world of medical marijuana as it has the benefits of cannabinoids but unlike THC, it doesn’t get you high.

The only legal source of CBD at this time is from Licensed Producers approved by Health Canada.  A prescription from a physician is required and can only be used for medical purposes.