Cannabis is a family member of the Cannabaceae. The three most recognised species are Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Ruderalis.
The chemicals present in the cannabis plant which possess recreational as well as medicinal properties are called cannabinoids. They provide value to cannabis.
The two main cannabinoids are CBD and THC, which interact with various receptors present in the body and produce different effects.
The cannabinoids present in cannabis are made and stored inside the crystals or trichomes of the plant. Marijuana flowers get their ‘shiny’ appearance from these very trichomes.
While THC is psychoactive in nature and provides the popular ‘high’ to its users, CBD works by providing multiple health benefits minus the high. It is known worldwide as a non- psychoactive wonder drug, destined to change the medical field.
Apart from CBD and THC, other cannabinoids in cannabis plant are CBG or cannabigerol, CBC or cannabichromene, CBN or cannabinol.
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the multiple cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Its presence accounts to atleast 40% of the plant. It should be noted that CBD is an important phytocannabinoid. In fact, according to the Miami marijuana doctors, it has several health benefits for psychological as well as physical ailments.
There are several certified dispensaries which are permitted to sell medicinal cannabis products like CBD. For instance, Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana dispensary etc. Ensure to do thorough research before beginning your CBD treatment.
It is surprising to know that despite of its incredible healing properties, CBD is still not recognised and accepted globally. However, constant researches are being conducted in this field to gain more information. Hopefully, advanced scientific data will convince governments and authorities about the life changing potential of CBD oil.