CBD is the shortening of the scientific name of the molecule cannabidiol. One of several compounds found within the cannabis plant, CBD receives just as much attention as THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not actively cause an individual to become intoxicated. In fact, cannabidiol assists in reducing or neutralizing the effects of THC.
CBD has been researched extensively and has been found to have a potential high medicinal value. Some ailments treated through cannabidiol in its various forms include:
- Autoimmune diseases (arthritis, inflammation)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (arrythmia)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (Chron’s disease, colitis)
- Metabolic syndromes (obesity, diabetes)
- Neurological conditions (dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury, MS)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (PTSD, ADHD, autism, alcoholism)
- Skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatitis, acne)
How Does It Work and How Can I Get It?
The compound is received through the body’s endocannabinoid system. Essentially, the human body has natural receptors to the molecules. When ingested, it passes through these receptors to trigger effects.
A great deal of products are available in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In fact, an emerging desire to examine the effects of CBD resulted in many stores throughout the entire country having products available for purchase. Many common forms available for purchase include oils, infused food and beverage products, etc.
However, it should be noted that CBD is still technically listed as a Schedule I drug according to the DEA. Despite this, many companies are using state legislation to determine their legal status of products.
What Does CBD Mean for Businesses?
A major wave of investment and product development started over the last two years with CBD. Many companies started to manufacture products that are infused with or contain amounts of cannabidiol in order to capitalize. Companies experimenting with the compound introduce varying amounts of CBD into the product in order to test potency.
If you are interested in getting involved in the CBD business or marijuana industry in general, please contact us to make sure you receive sound legal advice from experts in the field.