Today we want to have a candid discussion about CBD and what it is and isn’t. CBD is not pot. It is not marijuana. CBD is actually derived from a different plant altogether, albeit in the same species. CBD (or cannabidiol) comes from a hemp plant while marijuana is derived from a cannabis plant. Although they share a similar chemical makeup and affect the same system in your body, CBD and pot are not the same things. Separate them in your mind and you’ll be far more mentally capable of hearing how CBD might be a holistic alternative to a variety of allopathic medications (that are admittedly hard on your body).

Destigmatizing CBD

It’s important to get past that first mental hurdle as you separate CBD from pot and marijuana in your psyche. CBD is legal, it is not psychoactive, and it offers a wealth of potential when sourced properly and applied intelligently. Your body responds to a variety of stimuli and the therapeutic effects of CBD on your endocannabinoid system are increasingly convincing. Again: you will not become intoxicated using CBD oil, gummies, capsules, or topicals! Depending upon the product your purchase (make sure you’re getting third-party tested and verified items), the makeup of your body, and the dosage you’re applying, you could see results you hadn’t imagined…and you would not be the first one to do so. Anecdotal evidence is building and as doors are opened legally, so are scientific studies.

CBD is not Pot

Unlike THC, the active compound found in marijuana, CBD (which legally cannot contain over .3% THC) will not get you “stoned” or make you feel high. It does deliver the same therapeutic effects sought by honest medical marijuana prescribers, but without the undesirable mental fog and symptoms associated with marijuana use. This is largely because of how THC and CBD operate within the molecular makeup of your body. They actually affect separate receptors in your brain and body and can therefore give you the same benefits without the side effects. And usage of CBD is as simple as an oil, tincture, gummy, capsule, or topical application. You don’t have to smoke it, which is a hugely attractive benefit to many.

Have we helped a little to separate CBD and marijuana in your mind? We hope so! It’s an important mental obstacle for many to overcome and we’re here to help. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love talking all things health, wellness, and CBD.