In this video, I cover: What is CBD, how does it interact with our bodies, how it might benefit you, the types of CBD on the market, and what to look for when choosing CBD products. I also talk about CBD and drug tests, important information for first responders.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds, produced in the trichomes of the cannabis plant. What's amazing, is they are exclusive to cannabis and have not been detected in any other plant. They bond with our body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS), causing a therapeutic effect. With ECS receptors all over our body, benefits from cannabinoids are typically varied & widespread. There are more than 100 confirmed cannabinoids - not just THC & CBD. We also are starting to see specific cannabinoids be isolated for particular health benefits. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)
Indica vs Sativa
Cannabis is broken into 2 species: Cannabis indica & Cannabis sativa. Back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, both evolved in isolated locations, developing distinct characteristics in how they look and how they make you feel when consumed. When you walk into a dispensary, one of the first questions asked is if you prefer indicas or sativas. However, today, scientists and cannabis experts agree that this way of categorizing the euphoric effect of marijuana, based on genetics, is simply untrue. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)
How does cannabis interact with my body?
THC & CBD are 2 out of hundreds of cannabinoids present in marijuana. Since they come from the cannabis plant, they are called phytocannabinoids. What most people don't know, is that we also have cannabinoids that are produced naturally within our bodies. These cannabinoids are called endocannabinoids. (Read more by clicking the photo above.)