What is CBD?
- Chemical compound extracted from hemp
- Belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids
- Does not cause intoxication
There is a difference between the two well-known kinds of cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
While THC has the ability to produce a “high” in users, CBD produces no psychoactive effects.
Clinical studies have shown that CBD can be used to treat a variety of diseases, including:
- Chronic pain
- Epilepsy (refractory)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Generalized anxiety and fear
- Mood and substance abuse disorders according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Clearly, CBD oil has enormous therapeutic value. Moreover, because it is not psychoactive, it has very little – if any – potential for abuse.
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