Know the basics
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most therapeutic non-psychoactive (not getting you high or stoned) cannabinoids which the cannabis plant contains. It is completely safe to use (no harmful side effects), all natural, legal worldwide and known for it’s muscle relaxing, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Studies and real life examples from patients have shown CBD to be beneficial to an unbelievably large list of ailments.
Some of CBD’s properties are antiepileptic, antianxiety, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, vasorelaxant (lower blood pressure), antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anti-cancer agent, antiemetic, antibacterial agent, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and even as a means to treat pain, depression, autism and stimulate bone and brain cell growth.
Cannabis plants are usually high in THC (psychoactive) and low in CBD. CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp strains rich in CBD and low in THC, below 0,3%, the legally allowed value which can’t get you high.
Commonly, it’s called cannabis oil or weed oil when THC level is beyond the 0,3%. Unfortunately, this is only legal in some states in the US. This becomes problematic when treating diseases like cancer as the treatment is most effective with high levels of THC and CBD combined, which creates a full spectrum synergy of cannabinoids (entourage effect).