What is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid compound found in a hemp plant.  Since CBD is non-psychoactive, people can get the medical benefits without the feeling of intoxication. Cannabis sativa has two primary classifications, hemp and marijuana. Despite the fact that they both contain CBD, there is a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp while maintaining a lower level of THC compared to marijuana.

How does CBD work?

The first thing to understand is that the human Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a self regulating system of receptors located throughout the body. ECS Is involved in communicating with every system in the body including the central nervous system, immune system, organs and more.

Ideally if the ECS is working optimally your body will produce its own phytocompounds called endocannabinoids that nourish the ECS.    

The focus of this system is supporting balance or homeostasis (the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes) in the body.

Think of the Cannabinoids as messengers and the Cannabinoid receptors as someone waiting for your call to take action . When you make a call on your cellphone with little or know service, the person receiving the call will hear a distorted voice unable to understand your message. Cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) are waiting for the call so it can carry out. Ingesting CBD will likely strengthen your ECS by boosting your signal strength.

Over the years scientists have learned that the ECS will also respond to external sources of cannabinoids, especially the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol. So ingesting CBD could elevate the function of your ECS.

Will CBD get me high?

Not to be confused with THC, CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in Marijuana. Although CBD communicates with the CB1 receptors which primarily are found in the brain and central nervous system, it is not intoxicating.

Is CBD legal?

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, zero THC CBD is not illegal in any state in the USA (See https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/2018-farm-bill).  Even though it is legal, if you are required to take a drug test, we recommend using CBD isolate (100% CBD) and not full spectrum. Full spectrum includes all of the compounds in the hemp plant which may include THC up to 0.03%. Plants exceeding this limit will be discarded.

What is the difference between CB1 and CB2 receptors?

CB1 receptors are typically involved with the brain and central nervous system. They affect appetite, immune cells, motor activity, motor coordination, pain perception, short term memory, and thinking. 


CB2 receptors are mostly found in organs and cells associated with the immune system. They affect tissue, bone, cardiovascular system, eyes, gut, immune system, kidneys, liver, pancreas, reproductive system, respiratory tract skeletal muscle, skin, and tumors.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

Because endocannabinoids exist in all mammals, CBD is not only a resource for humans but can also be used for pets for various reasons.