Everyone knows what THC is. It is widely recognized as the cannabinoid found in cannabis or marijuana, which is responsible for its euphoria. But, there is another ‘sibling’ cannabinoid known as CBD (cannabidiol). This compound is non-intoxicant and actually boasts a horde of therapeutic benefits that are being recognized by people.
Due to these benefits, breeders have become to cultivate specialized strains of cannabis that are high in CBD and they are used for making products like CW Hemp after some amazing success stories of CBD use have come to light.
Policymakers and clinicians all over the world are recognizing the myriad of benefits CBD has to offer and you should also know these 4 things about the compound:
It is a curative
From insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and some mood disorders to multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), CBD has shown to be very effective in mitigating and treating the symptoms. The best part is that it is able to provide effective treatment without bringing along a horde of side effects.
It works synergistically with THC and other compounds
There are different types of cannabis strains available and some of them have fair amounts of both THC, CBD as well as some other cannabinoids. When taken together, the cannabinoids are actually synergistic and are able to provide a wide array of therapeutic health benefits. It is believed that the most beneficial strain of cannabis is one that contains CBD and THC in the ratio 1:1. This is because the strain gives some euphoric benefits of THC, which are counteracted by the relaxing benefits associated with CBD.
It needs a high activation temperature
When cannabis is being vaporized, each compound in it has unique temperatures at which it can be evaporated, oxidized, polymerized, vaporized and even converted into compounds that can be assimilated by the body easily. Vaping CBD oil is one of the most popular ways of consuming this cannabinoid and people should be aware that it activates at a very high temperature. Typically, you can draw out the most CBD at 400°F (204°C).
It can be found in different forms
A variety of CBD products have been developed since it has gained the reputation of being a safe and non-psychoactive treatment for different health problems, which include edibles, topicals, oils and vaporizer liquids. CBD-rich oils are pure and concentrated extracts from the plant and are consumed directly from the mouth. You can also find edible products such as gummy bears, which contain CBD. The topicals rich in CBD can be applied onto the skin and are handy for treating pain in a localized area. E-liquids are great for vaporizing CBD. Some of these products are derived from CBD hemp or industrial-grade hemp.
If you do a little research, you will easily be able to find the cannabis strains that are high in CBD. The most famous CBD-rich strain you can find is CW Hemp Charlottes Web by Stanley Brothers, which was named after Charlotte Figi, a young girl whose seizures were treated with CBD.