If you've been hanging around the internet recently, you've probably noticed a huge uptick in mentions of CBD. CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in cannabis products. This means that it is a cannabinoid just like tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Except that actually, it's nothing like THC at all. CBD is its own force of nature, and everyone from doctors to recreational users are flocking to it in droves. Blogs, news publications, and internet personalities who would usually never associate themselves with the cannabis industry are mentioning this little chemical compound all the time.
So how did CBD become the cannabis industry's biggest rock star?
The secret seems to lie in its extreme crossover power. Although CBD is a cannabinoid and can be found in abundance in cannabis, it isn't psychoactive. This means that unlike THC, CBD won't get you high. That doesn't mean that it's useless though. In fact, scientific studies have found that CBD has powerful medicinal and therapeutic effects. Of course, we've known for a long time that cannabis has therapeutic properties. There is evidence that cannabis was used for medical purposes as far back as the 13th century in the UK and in Arabic medicine, it was even used in the 8th century. Now, however, the law is beginning to catch up. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 ruled to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. This means that industrial hemp is not considered illegal as long as it contains only a small amount of THC. This opened up the cannabis industry massively. Effectively, as long as it comes from hemp, CBD is no longer illegal. Its therapeutic properties are available widely now.
But what exactly are these therapeutic properties of CBD? The most widely known one is probably CBD as an anti-seizure medication. CBD is highly effective at treating seizures so, they occur less, even in children. Studies have found that CBD is a useful treatment for seizures in people who whose seizures don't respond to other medications. All hope might have been lost for these people, but now there's a natural, healthy treatment that works in CBD. On top of that, CBD can also treat insomnia and reduce anxiety and addiction. We also know now that CBD is a fantastic pain reliever. It doesn't get you high but, it does reduce inflammation, and pain by stopping the absorption of anandamide, a pain regulator, in the body. For this reason, it is effective at treating chronic pain, arthritic pain, and pain in disorders such as multiple sclerosis. CBD is the new "it" drug, and everyone wants to try it...but it's not just a trend. This cannabis rock star lives up to the hype.
You can use CBD in a huge variety of forms, from vapes, tinctures, and oils to chocolates, massage oils, and bath salts. With the help of CBD experts like JuJu Royal, you can find a form of CBD that will work for you. Whatever you need and whatever kind of lifestyle you live, there's a CBD product for you. On top of that, JuJu Royal give a portion of proceeds from each sale to the Weed for Warriors Project, which provides war veterans with information about medical marijuana and free, safe access to it. JuJu wants to provide a safe, effective, and natural alternative to harmful prescription drugs. Get in touch with the friendly experts at JuJu Royal if you'd like to find out more about this cannabis rock star!