CBD & Cannabis FAQs
CBD (Cannabidiol) interacts with a body’s Endocannabinoid system which regulates a variety of physiological processes such as mood, energy, immune system, memory, stress, hunger and other important functions. CBD activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the brain to feed the Endocannabinoicd system. CBD is a natural component in hemp and cannabis plants. Unlike its cousin THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and is responsible for the "high" or euphoric effect that many people experience when they use cannabis. THC works by binding to specific receptors in the brain, known as cannabinoid receptors, which are part of the endocannabinoid system. This system plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including pain, appetite, mood, and sleep. THC can also have side effects, including impaired memory and concentration, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and red eyes. The potency of THC in cannabis products can vary widely, and its effects can be influenced by factors such as dose, method of use, and the individual's tolerance and sensitivity to the compound.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, is a plant that is native to Central Asia and has been used for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. The plant contains more than 100 different compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The most well-known cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the plant's psychoactive effects. Another important cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which does not have psychoactive effects but has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits. Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways, including smoking, vaporizing, edibles, and tinctures. It is still illegal in many countries, although its legal status is changing in some places due to growing acceptance of its medical and recreational use.
We learned about the Endocannabinoid system and CBD after a family member was diagnosed with a serious illness in 2011. We experienced difficulty in finding quality product. Our mission is to help remove the confusion and complexity of CBD and to ensure consumers the ability to experience the benefits of this natural plant.
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With the passage of the recent Farm Bill, the DEA has declassified hemp-derived CBD as a Schedule 1 drug, or a substance with no medical value and a high potential for abuse. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug called Epidiolex used to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Its active ingredient is CBD. The success of Epidiolex could open the door to much more extensive research into CBD and other cannabinoids.
The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to the community and beyond. Here's one example: autophagy, a process in which a cell sequesters part of its contents to be self-digested and recycled, is mediated by the cannabinoid system. While this process keeps normal cells alive, allowing them to maintain a balance between the synthesis, degradation, and subsequent recycling of cellular products, it has a deadly effect on malignant tumor cells, causing them to consume themselves in a programmed cellular suicide. The death of cancer cells, of course, promotes homeostasis and survival at the level of the entire organism.
Endocannabinoids and cannabinoids are also found at the intersection of the body's various systems, allowing communication and coordination between different cell types. At the site of an injury, for example, cannabinoids can be found decreasing the release of activators and sensitizers from the injured tissue, stabilizing the nerve cell to prevent excessive firing, and calming nearby immune cells to prevent release of pro-inflammatory substances. Three different mechanisms of action on three different cell types for a single purpose: minimize the pain and damage caused by the injury.
The Endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body's organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease.
In addition to regulating our internal and cellular homeostasis, cannabinoids influence a person's relationship with the external environment. Socially, the administration of cannabinoids clearly alters human behavior, often promoting sharing, humor, and creativity. By mediating neurogenesis, neuronal plasticity, and learning, cannabinoids may directly influence a person's open-mindedness and ability to move beyond limiting patterns of thought and behavior from past situations. Reformatting these old patterns is an essential part of health in our quickly changing environment.
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With the legalization of cannabis still a work in progress, failing a drug test in your prohibited state is a valid concern for many. If you’re using hemp-derived CBD-only products though, you can relax. Drug tests are looking for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that’s identified as a Schedule I drug in the eyes of the DEA. CBD was recently removed from this list. In all US states, except Indiana, CBD is completely legal. However, there are things to be aware of: