What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which has been extracted and mixed with a carrier oil for easy intake. 

To understand what cannabinoids are, and why they matter, we first need to discuss CBD’s relationship with cannabis. Cannabis is actually the term for a whole family of plants, which are usually split into two distinct categories: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. These terms are in turn used as overarching titles for different strains.

Traditionally sativa refers to the tall European plants, and indica to the bushier, shrub-like Indian varieties. For our purposes there are two terms that have far more practical use:

  • Hemp refers to strains of cannabis grown for industrial use. These applications include biofuel, rope, paper and CBD.
  • Marijuana refers to plants grown for recreational use i.e. getting high. This is why marijuana is often used to refer to cannabis as a drug.

We already know that there are lots of different cannabinoids you can find in the cannabis family, but there are two key ones that help distinguish between hemp and marijuana. The first, and most famous, is THC. This is the compound that induces most of the effects typically associated with smoking cannabis, and is found in high amounts in marijuana.

The second most prevalent cannabinoid is CBD. Research has continuously shown that CBD will not get you high, and is provenly safe for human use. CBD is typically found in high percentages in hemp, while there will be very little THC. All of our CBD products, our CBD oils to our CBD vape contain trace elements to 0% THC. Fully Lega