Today, the CBD industry is blooming and more people than ever before are welcoming it into their daily routine: from A-list celebrities to healthy-conscious consumers, everyone seems to be enticed by its natural, beneficial effects.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant. Unlike other cannabinoids – think THC – CBD is known for its non-psychoactive and therapeutic effects.
People often think that all forms of marijuana make us “high”; they’re wrong: it is only the THC that gives a euphoric feeling when consumed and that is the main reason why CBD is so popular.
Imagine enjoying the relaxing, stress-reliving feeling of pot without losing control; mind-blowing, isn’t it? And there’s more: from favouring sleep to anxiety-aids, plenty are thought to be the positive outcomes of CBD consumption.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As mentioned before, CBD is a cannabinoid and it affects the user’s endocannabinoid system.
This system is responsible for balancing many processes in the body: immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory and more.
When the endocannabinoids that are naturally produced by our body interact with the phytocannabinoids contained in CBD, they act as supplements – in a nutshell, they fill the body needs and give a boost.
IS IT LEGAL?
Yes – it is legal to sell or buy CBD products in UK and in the majority of the EU countries.
In fact, while restrictions rule around the percentage of THC a product can contain (it has to be less than 0.2%), the CBD content has no impact on its legality.
However, because CBD is an extract from the cannabis plant, its legality is steeped in legislations and not everybody can grow, produce or purchase the products.