What is CBD? What is Cannabidiol?
What is CBD? CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of many Cannaboids found naturally occurring on the Cannabis plant. The most famous and still illegal cannaboids is the infamous THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. The Cannabidiol that gets you ‘high’ is THC. CBD does not have the same compounds and properties and it does NOT get you ‘high’ or have ANY euphoric effects. THC and CBD are the two highest concentrations of cannaboids on the cannabis and hemp plant.
An attribute that CBD has that THC doesn’t is they have discovered that CBD doesn’t hook up to the Cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) as THC does. Apparently, it affects the CB receptor itself. Research has shown that CBD can help repair the receptors and possibly assisting them back to their original undamaged cellular structure. They feel it has a curing effect on the cells in mammals’ that reverse the damage to the cell at the cellular level.
Nothing manmade can compare to anything occurring naturally. Cannabis has been found throughout history being used for many reasons. In Egypt they have found kings buried with hemp plants and cannabis. It is even depicted in hieroglyphics in ancient carvings 5000 years ago.
As history progressed, almost every medicine for humans contained some form of cannabis or hemp. In 1937 Prohibition ended with alcohol. The DEA at the time needed another ‘product’ to make illegal. With the help of his friends, William Hearst and Mr. DuPont, Harry Anslinger started the war on Cannabis. This was one item that had been in humans, pets and livestock’s diet for thousands of years.