What Is CBD – Cannabis Oil?
CBD comes from the hemp plant, a variety of the cannabis genome. It is important to first remember that CBD is a cannabinoid contained within hemp and hemp is a strain of the cannabis family. Another member of the cannabis family is the marijuana plant. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of cannabis species. Hemp contains large amounts of cannabidiol or what is commonly called CBD, while marijuana is mostly made up of the cannabinoid THC depending on the strain.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is fast becoming recognized as a food supplement by providing therapeutic benefits in a variety of forms. There are two main compounds active in the cannabis plant CBD and THC. As a non-psychoactive compound, CBD acts as a natural protection to the high associated with THC. While THC produces mind-altering effects CBD does not and instead boasts a long list of health benefits for its users.