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CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabid sativa plant. Products sold as CBD come from hemp plants that have limited THC concentrations.

It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. It’s crucial to buy third-party-tested CBD for quality assurance. Because the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, it is possible to buy a product that is more or less potent than advertised, or even contains small amounts of THC.

Can CBD cure any Disease?

You should avoid any company that makes disease claims. If so, it means they’re either willing to break the rules or they’re not aware of the rules. There are many ways CBD can be helpful, but in most cases it is a supplement, not a drug.

Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil

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5 Natural Remedies for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. According to the National Institute of Health, pain is one of the leading causes of disability, and it is a major contributor to Read More

What are the Benefits of Delta 8 THC?

You’ve heard of THC, also known as Delta 9 THC, and you’ve heard of CBD, but there is a new cannabinoid gaining popularity throughout the U.S. Directly derived by scientists and researchers from THC or Read More

All you need to know about Endocannabinoids!

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The Benefits and Risks of Hemp?

If you know anything about hemp, you’re probably aware that the federally-legal limit for THC in your CBD products is 0.3%. If you like controversy, bringing up the topic of marijuana is likely to generate Read More

Understanding Hemp and CBD Products

At the federal level, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities Read More

Using Cannabis for Pain Relief

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the opioid epidemic that has been rocking the world. In fact, it’s so widespread at this point that this epidemic has probably touched your life in some way. And a large Read More

Why should you eat cannabis seeds?

Laws are very strict as far as cultivation and availability of cannabis seeds are concerned. On the contrary, early American Colonists had decreed that settlers are bound to grow hemp in their fields. What is Read More

Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

The pandemic of COVID-19 remains the most significant challenge to our health care system in decades. In a surprising turn of events, cannabis is on the list of potential treatments for the Coronavirus. According to Read More

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.

Possible health benefits include reducing inflammation and pain. However, it is not legal in all states, and there may also be some risks. When we discuss CBD we focus on products produced from hemp.  These products follow the FDA note that hemp plants are legal under the Farm Bill, as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC.

Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same species, Cannabis sativa, and the two plants look somewhat similar. However, substantial variation can exist within a species. After all, great Danes and chihuahuas are both dogs, but they have obvious differences.

As with most therapies, CBD use may entail some risks. It may interact with supplements and other drugs. Most CBD products do not have FDA approval, which also means they have not undergone thorough tests.