CBD 101

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CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in marijuana or hemp. It is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant. Cannabinoids fit like a lock and key into exsisting receptors. They're part of the endocannabinoid system which impact specific receptors known as CB1 & CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain and deals with coordination & movement, pain, emotions & mood, thinking, appetite, and memories. The CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, affecting inflammation & pain. Taking CBD indirectly influences the body to use more of its own naturally occurring endocannabinoids and activating the adenosine, serotonin, and vanilloid receptors. The influence that CBD has on these receptors is what allows us to feel the potential benefits. According to a report from the World Health Organization, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential and to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” This report also suggests evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions as seen below.


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