Found in the flowers, stalks and seeds of the marijuana and hemp varieties of the cannabis plant, CBD is a naturally occurring and plentiful substance, and can be easily extracted from the plant. It’s also possible to produce cannabidiol synthetically in a lab.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD is an anti-psychotic and how it exactly works is unclear at this time. What is known is CBD seems to stop the breaking down in the brain of a chemical that affects mental function, mood and pain. It’s also thought CBD may effectively block out many of the psychoactive effects of THC, as well as curb anxiety and pain.
As CBD is non-psychoactive, it won’t get you stoned in the manner that THC does. In fact, due to the psychoactive effects of marijuana, CBD was overlooked for many years.
Again, research is the most important way we have of understanding CBD as it’s a very complicated compound. This is because it’s poly-pharmacological, meaning that it affects various aspects of your body at one time. It’s therefore crucial to know how these different changes interact, and this can only be discovered through clinical research.