CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of several cannabinoid acids found in the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system found within each of us to produce the desired effect.
Cannabinoids like THC will give you a psychoactive effect, giving you the “high” sensation. Cannabinoids like CBD and CBG are NOT psychoactive, so their impact on your body is quite different.
CBD is safe to use – as long as the CBD you’re using is actually CBD! Many companies that claim to sell CBD aren’t including the proper amount of CBD (or any!) in their products, so be sure to use CBD from reliable sources. (Shameless plug: every product in our shop is independently tested and verified to include the listed amount of CBD and less than .3% THC, ensuring compliance with the 2018 farm bill.)
Ready to try CBD? Here’s how to get started.
CBD dosing is more like tincture than pharmaceutical, so be sure to start low and slow, then work your way up!
If you’d like more reading, check out CBD 101: The Basics of CBD.
(By the way, if you’re wondering how to pronounce cannabidiol, here’s a quick tutorial.)