What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

As the American marijuana industry blossoms, much attention has been drawn to a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant called Cannabidiol (CBD).

CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, accounting for up to 40% of the plant extract.[1] It works by stimulating your body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is composed of cannabinoid receptors, located throughout the body. This system is involved in a variety of physiological processes including nociception (pain-sensation), mood, appetite, and memory.

Medical marijuana’s recent introduction into North American healthcare and wellness has spurred a tremendous amount of scientific research on the plant’s medicinal benefits. The fact is that many people who could benefit from ingesting marijuana products do not want to get high. That’s where CBD comes into play. Clinical research, much of it government sponsored, has been highlighting CBD’s potential in treating a vast array of medical conditions. 

One of the most efficient ways to take CBD is by using it sublingually. In this method, a dropper is used to place the specified amount of oil under the tongue. This method is efficient because of the control one has on ingesting the correct amount, compared to smoking CBD-rich strains of marijuana or topical ointment.


[1] NCBI Article

[2] WHO Article

[3] CNN Article