What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabis compound found in hemp that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel "high" and in fact can actually counteract the psycho-activity of THC. The fact that CBD is non-psychoactive compared to THC makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief without getting high or feeling lethargic.
Scientific and clinical research, much of it sponsored by the US government (see clinicaltrials.gov) shows CBD's incredible potential. Studies have uncovered CBD as a potential treatment for a number of conditions, including inflammation, epilepsy, MS, chronic pain, PTSD, arthritis, seizures, spasms, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders. Keep in mind that this list is not all inclusive. We are only beginning to discover how cannabinoids can help and heal! CBD even has some anti-cancer properties currently being investigated at several research centers around the world. Evidence suggests that CBD is safe even when taken at high doses.
CBD is one of 104 chemical compounds that can be found within the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring substance. There has been a tremendous amount of confusion surrounding the legality of CBD oil, however the passage of farm bill 2018 specifically section 12619 removes hemp derived products from Schedule 1 status under the controlled substances act. The farm bill ensures that any cannabinoid that is derived from hemp will be legal if and only that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the farm bill as well as all federal and state regulations are met and it is grown by a licensed grower. Any and all other cannabinoids produced in any other setting, remain a schedule 1 substance under federal law.