What is CBD?
Just one of dozens of identified cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant, cannabidiol, or CBD, has shown significant promise when it comes to symptom management. One notable characteristic of this compound is that it produces none of the psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana use. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, this compound will not get you “high”.
This is an important distinction for patients seeking relief. When most of us suffer from ailments, we simply want pain, inflammation, or anxiety to go away. We don’t want to deal with a laundry list of side effects that might be worse than the symptoms themselves.
Thus far, CBD has not been found to produce any significant side effect, making it an attractive alternative for many patients tired of dealing with the undesirable side effects that often accompany the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Hemp-derived CBD, which is legal to some degree in all 50 states, comes from plants varietals that contain less than 0.3% THC.