CBD is one of the most fascinating topics of discussion these days. For starters, it’s almost everywhere these days, from health food stores to farmers markets to yoga studios, and more. Media outlets too are quite vocal about the benefits of this phytocannabinoid. That said, there is plenty that you probably don’t know about this compound, despite the many facts about it already in circulation.
CBD Can Be Extracted From Both Marijuana And Hemp
There are lots of people that believe CBD comes only from one kind of cannabis plant, and they’re wrong. To be precise, CBD can be found in all the flowers, stalks, leaves, seeds, and stems of both marijuana and hemp. Marijuana naturally has less CBD than THC, which is the intoxicating compound that many recreational users of cannabis use get “high”. Hemp has more of CBD, with THC only present in minute amounts. This is why hemp is an ideal source when it comes to CBD extract products such as CBD oil.
CBD Is Only One Of More Than 100 Cannabinoids In Cannabis
The attention CBD garners is mainly due to its beneficial effects. That said, it is not the only cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Next to THC, it is among the most prominent ones, sure, but there are many other cannabinoids which are present in lower levels in the plant. All of these have ways in which they interact with the native system of the body and cause different effects. You have cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), cannabigerol (CBG), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC), cannabidivarin (CBDV), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).
It Is Possible For Cannabis Growers To Breed Plants With High CBD
Not all cannabis plants are high in CBD. There are many different cannabis strains which are available to consumers, and at the chemical level, they differ in content. With crossbreeding, it is possible to cultivate cannabis strains which have high CBD levels. These are also called CBD-rich strains, and they have become popular among people interested in just the natural effects of cannabinoids minus the euphoric ones.
CBD Is Actually Psychoactive
Despite many sources stressing otherwise, there are psychoactive properties in CBD. It may not give you a high like THC does, but it does affect the mind. It does this by impacting the endocannabinoid system, which actually alters the release of neurotransmitters present in the brain as well as in other places.