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What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

WHAT IS CBD?

Hemp plants contain 113+ naturally occurring active compounds known as cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the major cannabinoids found in the hemp and marijuana variations of cannabis. THC is the most commonly known cannabinoid, but unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating.

CANNABIDIOL (CBD)

A summary by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. It is a 21-carbon terpenophenolic compound which is formed following decarboxylation from a cannabidiolic acid precursor, although it can also be produced synthetically.

In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.

CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials. There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.

CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications. As noted above, CBD does not produce the effects that are typically seen with cannabinoids such as THC. It also failed to produce significant effects in a human study of abuse potential.

 

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