How does CBD work? Over the years, as medical marijuana became legal in some states, farmers have been trying to modify and produce plants with high levels of THC. But that has since changed.
Marijuana and Hemp both contain THC and CBD. Hemp plants, which are legal in 50 states, must contain less than 0.3% THC. THC is the compound that induces a strong, euphoric high, since it is the psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant.
However, now that more research and information has come out regarding CBD and its benefits, farmers are taking a different turn. Since CBD is different and has no psychoactive compounds to get you high or alter your state of mind, farmers are now making the shift to start growing hemp with the intention of extracting CBD. This is why the marketplace is beginning to flood with Hemp products.
We believe it is important for consumers to know just how CBD actually works. CBD effects the body by attaching to certain cannabinoid receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own with two receptors, CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are in the brain, and deal with coordination of movement and pain, along with; emotions; mood; appetite; and memory. This is also where THC attaches itself and begins to alter the mental state. The CB2 receptor controls the immune system and inflammation. Researchers used to believe that CBD attached to both receptors (CB1 & CB2), but they have recently discovered otherwise. In fact, all CBD does is direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
Understanding this has helped us figure out why CBD can have a range of various effects in different people. This is because it does not artificially produce cannabinoids in our bodies, but directs your body to make it’s own. Obviously, every body is different, so our bodies produce varying levels of cannabinoids.
The Million Dollar Question: So does CBD alone get you high?
The Answer: No. Not in the slightest.
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