1. CBD is one of primary chemical compounds in cannabis plants. While there are over 60 compounds found in cannabis plants, the majority of varieties, such of hemp or marijuana, contain large amounts of either CBD or THC.
  2. CBD won’t get you ‘high.’ THC is the compound in cannabis plants responsible for giving users a euphoric and relaxing feeling. Because CBD works through different neural pathways, it doesn’t produce the same psychoactive side effects as cannabis varieties with more THC levels.
  3. CBD can be extracted from medical marijuana and industrial hemp plants. Medical marijuana and industrial hemp are cannabis varieties that a specifically cultivated to contain trace, if any at all, levels of THC. The laws concerning the extracts from these two types of cannabis depend on which state you live in. Industrial hemp, when grown outside the U.S., can be imported legally, and CBD oils are usually made and sold through his avenue.
  4. CBD negates the side effects of THC. Interestingly, though THC and CBD are both found in cannabis plants, CBD compounds have been found to negate some of the negative side effects of THC, such as paranoia, memory loss, and anxiety.
  5. CBD has many health benefits. Studies have shown that CBD offers a wide range of health benefits, such as suppressing seizures, combating inflammation in the body, alleviating anxiety and depression, as well as slowing neurodegeneration and the growth of tumor and cancer cells. CBC also has minimal adverse side effects and is considered a safe treatment, even in larger dosages.