Learn all you need to know about how to enrich your life with CBD
*it is important to note that HerbBox is not a medical advisory website, and therefore one should always consult their doctor before making any significant changes to your medications. HerbBox makes no medical claims, we just firmly believe that CBD is the herbal alternative of our future.
CBD 101 - An Introduction to Cannabidiol (CBD)
What is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is one of several cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis sativa plants. Unlike THC, Cannabidiol has no psychoactive effects and therefore gives no ‘high’ feeling.
Hemp and cannabis sativa plants produce CBD naturally, and it is extracted through different processes resulting in different potencies and compositions. Additional cannabinoids, commonly referred to as phytocannabinoids, such as CBN and CBG (etc.) have also been recently discovered and are currently being researched for efficacy.
Why use CBD?
While CBD is still being researched, there have already been several associated benefits that have been discovered. Some of the following effects are a good starting point;
- Anti Anxiety
- Pain Relief
- Skin Health
- PTSD treatment
- Promotes Homeostasis of cells
- Mood Enhancement
For these reasons, CBD is thought of as a great natural alternative to modern pharmacopeia solutions.
We have recently discovered the presence of and Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in all humans and most mammals. This was an interesting breakthrough for proponents of the healing power of marijuana, a cannabis plant that has long been vilified for nefarious reasons.
The ECS is composed of cell receptors that reside inside your body and are responsible for taking in chemicals that your body produces naturally called endocannabinoids.
As it turns out, cannabis plants contain over 80 chemical compounds knowns as cannabinoids, which are molecularly similar to the endocannabinoids in your body. Perhaps the two most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis plants are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
If CBD is non-psychoactive, is it still illegal?
Every country has different laws on cannabis, therefore CBD is more readily available in some regions. In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) recently declared CBD as a medicine. Therefore, a lot of the CBD products that are manufactured in the United States are sourced from the UK.
In the United States, how the CBD was sourced is the main consideration in it's legality. CBD that is derived from hemp plants and contains less than .3% THC is legal in all 50 states. However, CBD that is derived from cannabis sativa plants is legal only in the states that have allowed medical marijuana. HerbBox only curates products that are hemp derived and therefore are legal in all 50 states.
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If the words 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.
About HerbBox Company
HerbBox was founded for a simple purpose, to help those on their path to healing with Cannabidiol(CBD). We believe whole heartedly in the herbal healing of CBD that has the capability to help us all live better and more fulfilling lives.