CBD Education


 

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol -CBD- is a compound in  that has medical effects but does not make people feel stoned and actually counters  some of the side effects of THC The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich Cannabis may make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory anti- pain anti-anxiety andor anti-spasm effects without disconcerting euphoria or lethargy Scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD Hemp could be effective in easing symptoms of a wide range of difficult-to-control conditions in cluding rheumatoid arthritis diabetes alcoholism PTSD epilepsy antibiotic-resistant infections and neurological disorders CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective effects and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored at several academic research centers in the US and other countries

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What are Terpenes?

In CBD hemp flower, terpenes are made in the trichomes of the plant. Trichomes are the shiny, sticky, mushroom-shaped crystals that cover the leaves and buds. Trichomes on hemp flower act as a defense mechanism in nature, protecting the plant from insects and animals through the production of fragrant terpenes that repel these dangers. As humans, we smell these terpenes and can make inferences about the strain and possibly physiological effects that the strain may have. Hemp flower is an incredibly diverse plant regarding its biological makeup and potential benefits — and terpenes – are no exception. There are over 50 different identified terpenes in the hemp plant, and while the differences can be subtle, much progress has been made in making classification of terpenes and their effects easy for patients and consumers to understand. Broadly, terpenes can be broken down into sweet, sour, spicy, or bitter — with each category further breaking down into more specific smells. These specific smells consist with certain strains, which in turn correlate to the effects of that plant. In fact, to help with this.