Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of approximately 400 compounds found in Cannabis. Yes, the same plant that produces delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD shares some structural similarities with THC, but it does not produce a "high". Research surrounding CBD is still in its early phases.Preliminary studies indicate that CBD may benefit medical and therapeutic issues such as seizures, pain, cancer, inflammation, and PTSD.
"The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) considers CBD, like all cannabinoids, a Schedule 1 substance. Hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant regulated by the U.S. Department of, is legal, so long as its THC content is negligibly low." Sara Jane Ward, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, tell U.S. News Health. It is worth noting that CBD is not legal, at the State level, in all 50 States. CBD Products are allowed to have residual levels of THC up to 5% in some Medical Marijuana States.
CBD is perceived to be less harmful than THC and comes in several different forms:
- Oil (Most Popular)
- Beauty and Health Products
- Infused edibles such as lattes, chocolates, and gummies
CBD has the reputation of being less harmful than THC. CBD may cause adverse reactions in some people. Side effects from human and/or animal studies include:
- Changes in Appetite
- Decreased Blood Pressure
- Possible Endocrine Disruption
- Altered Immune Function
- Psychomotor Slowing
Source: Quest Diagnstics