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Everything About CBD - Part 1
For a long period of time, everything related to the use and benefits of cannabis felt like a dangerous secret. The criminalization and stigma, the labeling of cannabis as a “gateway drug”, and the widespread misinformation of its effects inevitably gave the plant a bad rep. However, after plenty of research and real testimonies that proved how useful it can be when dealing with a variety of diseases and ailments, cannabis has become a topic of interest for everybody. Now, the question is: where do I start? We answered for you some of the most frequently asked questions about CBD to help you make the most informed choice when purchasing CBD products.
What exactly is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of chemical compound known as a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, usually more commonly referred to as hemp or marijuana. Scientific research has shown that CBD may have great therapeutic potential for diverse human conditions, such as chronic pain, epilepsy, schizophrenia and more. CBD also seems to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and neuroprotective qualities. It is a non-psychotropic compound, meaning it will not cause the sensation of “being high”, only mild relaxation without intoxication. Recently, CBD’s reputation in pop culture has changed into a naturally derived alternative or supplement to traditional medicines.