CBD Beginners Guide Part 1


Hopefully by the end of this article you will have a better understanding of what CBD is. Cannabidiol also known as CBD is a cannabinoid found in both cannabis and hemp plants, ( I will be doing an article in the future about the difference between hemp and cannabis plants) traditionally CBD was mainly found in cannabis varieties but usually in trace amounts. It wasn’t until the Stanley brothers from Colorado who discovered a way to grow a plant that contained high amounts of CBD and less than .50% THC. There creation of Charlotte’s Web really put CBD into perspective in terms of its potential for treating ailments such as Epilepsy.  Recent studies have shown that CBD has the potential to treat multiple ailments, I can’t speak for others but one thing I can say from personal experience is that I feel happier about my day with CBD in my daily routine orally and topically. Today in 2019 there are more CBD rich strains to choose from and picking the right one can be a bit confusing to the average customer. I’ll do my best to help weed out some of the confusion so that your CBD experience is positive. Asides from CBD which is the main cannabinoid found in female hemp plants used in today’s CBD products are other cannabinoids which have their own effects on the body. 

   

Now that you have a better understanding on cannabinoids lets discuss terpenes which play a crucial role in how your body may react to certain effects. Terpenes are also responsible for the aroma found in CBD rich strains. Terpenes are molecules within CBD hemp sativa that produce the aromas and flavors that we associate with CBD flower. Terpenes are in the essential oils found in many plants, and the oils are consumed in a variety of different techniques from aromatherapy to food additives and even perfume! CBD and other cannabinoids actually have no smell associated with them, contrary to popular belief.  However, terpenes don’t just affect the smell of your bud, but can also determine what type of effect you may get.