Many people haven’t heard about CBD, what it is, does, or where it comes from. However, mention the word marijuana, and a large proportion will instantly dismiss any perceived medical benefits, instead assuming it’s a drug that gets you’high’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Marijuana and cannabis contain many different compounds called cannabinoids, and while the most commonly known, THC, provides the user with a euphoric sensation, CBD produces no psychoactive effects, instead, it has shown its usefulness as a medicinal compound.
Throughout the ages, people have used hemp and marijuana in a variety of ways to reduce pain, anxiety and stress. As far back as 2,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese understand its medical value, prescribing it for a variety of ailments and conditions. Until the mid 1930’s most American households had a small bottle of CBD oil under a variety of names, and used it liberally for numerous illnesses, and also as a daily tonic. The ban on marijuana which was later implemented, did not differentiate between THC and CBD, prohibiting them both as marijuana or marijuana based products.
Over recent years, medical research has found that CBD, when isolated from other cannabinoids such as the psychoactive THC, can have a positive impact on a persons’ health and well-being, actively reducing pain, nausea and many of the side-effects suffered by numerous patients on long-term treatment programs. Although more studies are needed, preliminary reports show that CBD helps to re-balance the bodies defenses and immune system, helping it naturally, and without the need for additional prescription drugs.