What is CBD - Cannabidiol 

 

 

What's the job of the Endocannabinoid System?



The Endocannabinoid System: A quick overview

Your body is equipped with a marvelous communications system whose chief function is to foster an atmosphere of homeostasis, that state when the internal climate from skin to core is in perfect balance, regardless of what's going on outside the protective shell of skin. A body in homeostasis has no place for disease. This communications system is your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Endo, a prefix from Greek ἔνδον endon meaning "within, inner, absorbing, or containing", cannabanoid for the plant that led to the discovery of this system that reaches every part of your body, the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. You'll find endocannabinoids and their receptors everywhere you look. The ECS is a bridge between mind and body, an insightful thought that explains why a reduced stress level and positive mindset can influence healing and health maintenance. 

It's believed that cannabanoid receptors, found in the cell membranes, are the predominant cell receptors in the body. Their stimulation causes a variety of physiological changes. The sheer number of cannabanoid receptors throughout the body points to the importance of the ECS. We're still in the infancy stage of understanding the ECS, hobbled almost planet wide by an antiquated and frustrating climate of prohibition that drastically restricts research, but there are some important things we've learned.

 

Two types of cannabinoid receptors have been identified:
* CB1 receptors are mostly found in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands and organs. 

* CB2 receptors are mostly found in the immune system, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, lymphocytes, thymus and leukocytes. 

Many cells have both types of receptors, charged with different responses. There's scientific speculation of a third receptor and in time there may be others found. 

* Endocannabinoids are created by your own body to stimulate these abundant receptors. The two best known molecules are anandamide and 2-arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG). The body synthesizes them on demand right where the need arises. They have a short half-life before specialized enzymes begin to degrade them. 

* Phytocannabinoids are plant-produced cannabanoids that mirror the action of the body's own cannabanoids. Herein lies the magic of Concentrated Cannabis Oil (CCO). You have the potential to dramatically increase the presence of cannabanoids when your body can't produce enough due to stress or disease. The phytocannabinoids most of us are familiar with are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN). More cannabanoids are being discovered in cannabis all the time, and they work synergistically, meaning they team up to create better health with less side effects than if you used them individually. 

This was a simplistic explanation of the ECS. There are increasing resources available for further investigation, if you're so inclined. Simply Google Endocannabinoid System and begin your in-depth study. Numerous YouTube videos exist to explain this important system working overtime to keep you healthy. Seek them out at your leisure. As this blog evolves we'll be exploring the ECS in more depth, particularly as to how CCO enhances the system and how you can further enhance your own ECS through other means. Overcoming disease is a multi-disciplinary adventure.

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Contents:

  1. What is CBD? What is CBD oil?

  2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

  3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Cannabis?

  4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as ones from marijuana?

  5. Why do you source your source your hemp from Canada instead of Colorado?

  6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your products?

  7. What is the best method of use?

  8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

  9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts and CBD products? Are there negative side effects?

  10. Which of your Hemp and CBD products should I get?

  11. Why do people use your Hemp Extract and CBD products? Benefits and uses?

  12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as CBD-rich hemp extract?

  13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

  14. Are your hemp extracts similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

  15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

  16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

  17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extracting?

  18. What is the Endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

     

1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In Canada the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 56 of the 1986 CDSA, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.

5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?

We feel that the hemp program in Lethbridge is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 56 of the 1986 CDSA, procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Lethbridge ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.

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6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?

Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

7. What is the best method of use?

For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.

8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.

9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative side effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.

10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?

As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.

When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.

The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regiment. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.

THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?

In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.

12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.

13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.

We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor there, Cannawell.

14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically cannabis that is used for RSHO.†

Generally speaking, most cannabis producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.

15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. We also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.

16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.

Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.

18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.

FULL SPECTRUM INDUSTRIAL HEMP VS CANNABIS ISOLATE

AS THE TERM SUGGESTS, FULL SPECTRUM CBD COMES WITH ALL THE OF THE CANNABINOIDS PRESENT IN THE PLANT. IN HEMP OIL, THIS INCLUDES A LONG LIST OF CANNABIS COMPOUNDS, SUCH AS CANNABINOL (CBN), CANNABICYCLOL (CBL), TETRAHYDROCANNABIVARIN (THCV) AND CANNABICHROMEVARINIC ACID (CBCVA). IT IS CRUCIAL TO POINT OUT THAT SMALL AMOUNTS OF THC CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN HEMP. THE GOVERNMENT REGULATES CONCENTRATION LEVELS AT 0.3 PERCENT (DRY WEIGHT) FOR “INDUSTRIAL HEMP” PRODUCTS, RESULTING IN VERY LIMITED CEREBRAL STIMULATION.

WHEN CBD IS IN ISOLATE FORM, IT IS SEPARATED FROM OTHER CANNABIS COMPOUNDS IN THE SOURCE PLANT. IT WAS PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED THAT CBD ISOLATES WERE MORE POTENT AND CONCENTRATED THAN FULL SPECTRUM CBD. THIS ASSERTION WAS EVENTUALLY DEBUNKED BY A STUDY FROM THE LAUTENBERG CENTER FOR GENERAL TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY IN JERUSALEM. IN THE 2015 STUDY, RESEARCHERS WERE ABLE TO PROVE THAT FULL SPECTRUM CBD IS CAPABLE OF OFFERING GREATER LEVELS OF RELIEF, AS HIGHER DOSES WERE ADMINISTERED TO MICE. BY COMPARISON, THE GROUP THAT WAS GIVEN CBD ISOLATE DID NOT EXPERIENCE THE SAME LEVEL OF RELIEF AT HIGHER DOSES.

TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW THESE TWO CBD FORMULAS DIFFER, IMAGINE BEING PRESENTED WITH TWO TYPES OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE. IN THE FIRST BOWL, YOU’LL FIND A SIMPLE SPAGHETTI SAUCE MADE OUT OF PURE TOMATOES (CBD ISOLATE). IN THE SECOND BOWL, YOU CAN FIND A MORE COMPLEX SPAGHETTI SAUCE, CONTAINING ROASTED GARLIC AND FRAGRANT ITALIAN HERBS (FULL SPECTRUM CBD). IT’S CLEAR THAT BOTH BOWLS ARE HOLDING SPAGHETTI SAUCE – BUT THE SECOND RECIPE IS MORE FLAVORFUL AND INTERACTS WITH ONE’S TASTE BUDS DIFFERENTLY (ALSO KNOWN AS THE “ENTOURAGE EFFECT”).

CBD vs. THC and the Rest: Making Sense of the Options

CBD is rapidly gaining popularity on an international scale, but there is still plenty of confusion about what CBD is and how it compares to other cannabinoids.

Here is a quick overview of how CBD differs from some of these other substances.
 

CBD vs. THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is, alongside cannabidiol (CBD), one of the two main substances found in the marijuana plant. While both CBD and THC are cannabinoids, there are many key differences.

First and foremost is the fact that THC, unlike CBD, is psychoactive. This means it can get you high, which makes it obviously more appealing to recreational users. CBD’s non-psychoactive properties, meanwhile, make it particularly appealing in the world of medicine, as doctors want to limit the amount of side effects a patient will experience as much as possible.

THC in high doses can cause anxiety or paranoia, while CBD actually has the opposite effect, being used in many cases as a means of relieving people of their anxiety.

Many people use marijuana as a sleep aid, because THC has many sleep-inducing effects. However, CBD by itself actually works to promote alertness and provide the body with more natural energy, which is another reason why it is so appealing in the natural products sphere.
 

CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil

CBD oil also differs from hemp oil in that CBD oil comes from the aerial parts of the cannabis plant (whether it’s hemp or marijuana), whereas hemp oil typically refers to the oil pressed from the seed. Hemp oil does not contain any cannabinoids, but is a rich source of linoleic acid (Omega 6). Hemp is often mistaken for marijuana, but it has much lower levels of THC (the legal definition of hemp is any part of the plant must fall below 0.3% THC). It is important to understanding the difference between these when seeking alternative therapies.

Why Choose CBD?

CBD has gained more and more traction in the medical marijuana industry because of its positive medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effects normally associated with marijuana. CBD can be beneficial for a variety of different medical conditions, but it is particularly praised for its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to relieve pain, muscle spasms, and anxiety. CBD is found in most strains of cannabis, but an increasing number of strains are now bred so that CBD is the primary cannabinoid found within the plant, rather than THC, which is of course psychoactive.

Cannabis or Hemp

CBD can be sourced from cannabis marijuana or hemp, and there are many differences between the two. Hemp is naturally low in THC and high in CBD. Hemp-based CBD oil is legally sold across the country and more accessible, though it tends to contain far less CBD than oil derived from cannabis, which is referred to as marijuana. CBD oil made from cannabis also contains the added benefits of higher levels of complementary cannabinoids, which are believed to lend added benefits. Often this is referred to as the entourage effect, and many people claim that without the additional cannabinoids, CBD is far less effective medicinally.

CBD Oil

CBD oil can be extracted from the whole plant of a CBD heavy strain of marijuana using a variety of solvents. It is important to look for an oil that is not extracted using neurotoxic materials, such as butane, which may leave dangerous residues in the final product. One of the best methods for CBD oil extraction is through the use of CO2, which uses low temperatures and high pressures to create a potent and pure oil. Ethanol and Coconut oil are also commonly used in the extraction process, depending on what the intended use for the oil is. CBD oil can be taken directly or it can be put into capsules to be taken like regular pills.

CBD oil can also be mixed into different foods. The oil can be mixed into food items like smoothies, or it can be baked into edibles. Pre-made CBD edibles available in dispensaries are commonly made with CBD oil that has been distilled using edible oils, like coconut or olive oil. CBD oil, whether in the form of an edible or in its pure state, can be a great option for people who desire to have a discreet administration method for their medical cannabis.

CBD Tinctures

Tinctures are alcohol,vegetable glycerin or MCT oil based cannabis extracts that tend to be less concentrated than oil. Tinctures are normally found in dropper bottles and come in many different concentrations of CBD to THC. Tinctures can be easily made at home or purchased, depending on what is most convenient for the patient. A tincture can be taken through a dropper directly into the mouth or mixed into food or drink. Much like oil, tinctures can be a very discreet method of administration for cannabis, making it a good option for patients who need doses throughout the day when they may be in a more public setting than their homes.

CBD Topical Products

Topical products come in a variety of different forms, from salves to creams, that can be applied directly to the skin. CBD topicals can provide anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Topical products are non-physcoactive, no matter their concentration of THC or CBD. CBD topicals can aid in reducing inflammation, which can particularly help people who suffer from conditions such as arthritic joint pain or muscle aches.
 

CBD Oil vs. MCT Oil

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a type of fatty acid that comes in medium-length chains. MCT oil is used for a wide variety of purposes, from weight management to better brain function. A common source of MCTs is coconut or palm kernel oil, as approximately two thirds of the fatty acids in it are MCTs.

MCT oil is a food-grade oil that acts as a great carrier for CBD or other cannabinoids as it can play a synergistic role with energy and brain function.

CBD—is a hemp/cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.

Project CBD responds to inquiries from all over the world. Almost everyone wants to know where to get CBD-rich products and how to use them for maximum benefit. After decades in which only high-THC cannabis was available in North America and beyond, CBD-rich strains and products are now available to medical users.

“CBD-rich” versus “CBD dominant:” By “CBD-rich,” we mean a cannabis strain or product that has equal amounts of CBD and THC, or more CBD than THC (usually at least 4 percent CBD by dry weight.). By “CBD-dominant,” we mean strains or products that are CBD-rich but have very little THC content.
 

CBD Vaporizing

You can vaporize high CBD cannabis oils through typical vaporizer pens. Vaporizing allows for the effects of the medication to be felt quickly, without the adverse effects that can come with smoking. There are also high CBD disposable vape pens available. Evoxe CBD oil disposable pens are a good option for convenient, on-the-go vaporizing. The Evoxe pens last between 150-200 puffs, which lasts between 3 days to 2 weeks, depending on the frequency of use. These disposable pens are particularly useful for people who do not want to invest in a reusable vaporizer or want to try out the effects of vaporizing on their condition before committing.

CBD Sublingual Spray

Sublingual sprays are concentrated cannabis tinctures that are meant to be used by being sprayed under the tongue. You can get sublingual spray in a variety of CBD to THC ratios, depending on your desired results. Care by Design makes a range of CBD heavy sublingual tinctures, from 1:1 CBD to THC all the way to 18:1 CBD to THC. Sublingual sprays can be discreet and allow for a patient to have a choice of multiple different CBD to THC ratios depending on what symptoms they are trying to target or the time of day they are administering their medication.
 

High CBD Marijuana Strains

The most well known strain of high CBD cannabis is Charlotte’s Web. Charlotte’s web was created for a young girl who suffered from seizures and has less than 0.3% THC and about 13% CBD. Charlotte’s web is a sativa and has no psychoactivity associated with it. Charlotte’s Web is popular for the treatment of seizures, but it can also be very helpful for other conditions that respond positively to high levels of CBD.

Canna-Tsu is a CBD heavy hybrid of Cannatonic and Sour Tsunami, which are both individually high CBD strains. Canna-Tsu, unlike Charlotte’s Web, has noticeable amounts of the cannabinoids THC and CBN, but it is heaviest in CBD. Canna-Tsu is about 13% CBD and is a great choice for pain management and anxiety. Most patients do not experience psychoactivity while using Canna-Tsu. It does, however, have about 10% THC, so some psychoactivity is possible for patients who are particularly sensitive.

Harlequin is a sativa dominant hybrid with a 5:2 ratio of CBD to THC. Harlequin has little to no psychoactivity and is particularly helpful for people with stress, anxiety, or depression, because of it’s lower content of THC compared to CBD. Harlequin can also be helpful for pain management, especially during the day for patients who do not want to experience any psychoactivity.

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