CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations and are therefore the most recognized and studied.
CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD.
However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years.
2. CBD is non-psychoactive
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.
A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.
3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits
Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY OF THESE MEDICAL CLAIMS!!! THIS WILL AND CAN RESULT IN GETTING SHUT DOWN. This is merely a reference guide.
Medical Properties of CBD Effects
* Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting
* Anticonvulsant Suppresses seizure activity
* Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders
* Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders
* Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders
* Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cells
* Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders
Unfortunately, most of this evidence comes from animals, since very few studies on CBD have been carried out in human patients.
CBD can reduces the negative effects of THC
CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.
CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.
Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD.
The products that come from AON American are domestically organically grown Hemp plants from Northern California, Colorado, and Michigan. They contain, at the most, only .3% THC which is the legal government limit for Hemp products. They are not imported Industrial hemp products from Europe that are used for chicken feed and clothing.
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