What is CBD and where to find it?
Because the word is too hard to pronounce, the acronym sounds much cooler way easier to say CBD.
What is it? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. Yes, that long! It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.
CBD can be taken into the body in many ways, including inhalation of cannabis smoking or vaping, as an aerosol sprays into the cheek, and by mouth. It is supplied as CBD oil containing only CBD as the active ingredient (not including tetrahydrocannabinol THC or terpenes), a full-plant CBD-dominant hemp extract oil, capsules, dried cannabis, or as a liquid prescription solution. CBD does not have the same psychoactivity as THC, and may change the effects of THC on the body if both are present. As of 2018, the mechanism of action for its biological effects has not been determined.
In the United States, the cannabidiol drug Epidiolex was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2018 for the treatment of two epilepsy disorders.