What is CBD? Cannabinoids can be found in many plants such as Coneflower, Daisy, Black Pepper and even… Chocolate. In terms of hemp or cannabis, the most widely described elements include CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC effects the CB1 brain receptor associated with the feeling of euphoric high. THC from a cannabis plant is only legal in certain states. Hemp plants can be either male or female, with the male plants containing far more cannabinoids and the females generally containing more THC. The latter is commonly referred to as Marijuana, a term the government created to sneak legislation through in the 1930’s. These plants contain a high percentage of THC while the CBD components are very low. THC is being widely studied for a variety of medicinal applications.
While the hemp plant is also in the cannabis species, industrial hemp produces high concentrations of CBDs, yet only traces of non-psychoactive THC. For this story we will be describing the cannabinoids most often found in broad spectrum hemp extract oils. Cannabinoids effect the CB2 receptors which effect immune balance at a cellular level.