WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.
THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel “high” after ingesting marijuana.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
Whether produced by the body or in a plant, these naturally-occurring compounds all interact with the endocannabinoid system.
❖ CBD provides health benefits of THC without a high
❖ Non-psychoactive, non-toxic, no adverse effect in humans or animals
❖ Epidiolex (cannabidiol)
❖ Approved by FDA June 25, 2018 as treatment for 2 pediatric seizure disorders
❖ Changed from Schedule I to Schedule V
❖ Increasing popularity in general population
❖ Seen as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals without harsh side effects
❖ Commonly cited as beneficial for:
❖ Anxiety, stress, depression, general wellness/mood
❖ Arthritis, inflammation, general pain
❖ Sleep disorders
❖ Available in increasingly different forms
❖ Tinctures, isolates, edibles, topicals, vape, capsules, concentrate, edibles,