CBD: A Simple Explanation

Can anybody tell me what CBD is? I can tell you; CBD is part of the cannabis family, but gets you high in a different way than THC (another cannabinoid). CBD stands for Cannabidiol, and is completely different than THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what most people think of when they hear the word cannabis, but not all cannabis is alike. Since most people pretty much know what THC is, I will be focusing on CBD, and explaining it in a simple way.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

To put it extremely simply, CBD is a natural occurring chemical in the cannabis and hemp plants. It can be smoked, extracted to make an oil, and put into lotions and other body care products. It is known for its pain and stress relieving properties, and abilities to cure epileptic children and Parkinson’s patients.

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Hemplogica Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

To explain a little more in depth, Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis. It is the “second most abundant compound found in hemp” (Healthy Hemp Oil), the first being THC, of course. There are a few different companies who only sell Pure Organic CBD products. I love this one! And some companies sell CBD tinctures with a tiny amount of THC.

Is It Legal?

CBD oil (without THC), tinctures, capsules, and lotions are perfectly legal for anyone in the the United States to use. THC, on the other hand, is only legal in states like Washington, Colorado, and California, and you have to have a medical recommendation from a doctor to be able to buy products containing it. The same goes with CBD tinctures that have measurable amounts of THC in them.

Where Can You Buy CBD?

Like I said before, there are many different ways of taking it. You can smoke it (typically in crystal, wax, or flower form), ingest it (as in a tincture, gummies, or capsules. make sure they’re vegan!), or use it topically in a lotion or just the oil. Depending on how you want to use it, depends on where you should buy it. I definitely recommend either

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CBD Wax (source: hempcbd.info)

ingesting it or using it topically, but if you like to smoke, this isn’t bad for you, as long as you use excellent quality product.

Buy Here For Crystal, Wax or Flower: Empire Wellness

And here if you need something to smoke it in: Daily High Club

Buy Here For Tinctures: Hemplogica

Buy Here For Topical Application: Healthy Hemp Oil

Why Do People Use CBD?

A lot of people use CBD for pain relief (especially muscle tenderness), and stress relief. When you take some, it immediately relaxes you, and makes your muscles become less tense. CBD does not make you “high,” but it can also help with depression, anxiety, and other situations like that.

Other things it is awesome for is helping relieve Parkinson’s patients of their shaking, and make them feel relaxed; and it is great for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy can be dangerous, and is very frightening to the people who have it and their families. Children with epilepsy can especially see the benefits of CBD, and that’s why Hemplogica donates 100mg of CBD oil, for every purchase, to a child with epilepsy.

I truly hope this article helped with some misconceptions about CBD. Now you know it is legal, and easy to get!

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