What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?



What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2019, clinical research on CBD included studies related to anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. It is important to note that Tree Fort Broad Spectrum Pet CBD Oil contains zero Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the cannabinoid responsible for psychoactive “high” effects. THC can be harmful to dogs and cats.

How does CBD work?

CBD interacts with receptors mostly found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The Endocannabinoid system is a call signaling network that plays a significant role in the normal functioning of many systems, including the CNS. CBD’s ability to help regulate the endocannabinoid system and reduce the release of excitatory neurotransmitters could result in a retrograde inhibitory signal that lessens chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis showed an increase in the level of activity in animals receiving CBD-rich food supplements

How is Cannabidiol different from Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of Medical Marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, a cousin of marijuana, or manufactured in a laboratory. One of hundreds of compounds in marijuana, CBD does not cause a “high” by itself. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.

Is Cannabidiol legal?

CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status has been in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. In 2018, the Farm Bill made hemp legal in the United States, making it virtually impossible to keep CBD illegal – that would be like making oranges legal, but keeping orange juice illegal.


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