What Is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids, which are naturally occurring compounds present in cannabis.
Where Does CBD Come From?
CBD is primarily extracted from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that is specifically cultivated for industrial purposes and contains low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana.
Benefits of CBD
CBD may have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties and could be effective in managing various types of pain, including chronic pain and pain associated with conditions like arthritis.
CBD has shown anti-inflammatory effects, which may be beneficial in conditions characterized by inflammation, such as arthritis.
Anxiety and Stress Reduction
Some studies suggest that CBD may have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects, potentially helping individuals manage stress and anxiety.
CBD may help promote better sleep by addressing factors like anxiety and discomfort that can interfere with a good night's rest.
Is CBD Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill in the United States legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its extracts, including CBD, as long as the THC content is below 0.3%.