CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid molecule found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which is psychoactive, CBD is does not cause any euphoric effects which means people can now enjoy the benefits of cannabis without any of the intoxicating effects. The CBD molecule brings the miraculous healing benefits of cannabis without the high.
For many, THC’s psychoactivity naturally limits its medical utility. While many love it, for other people getting high is by definition an adverse side effect, and CBD readily addresses this issue. CBD, for instance, does not induce the forgetting side effects of THC. However, because CBD works partly in opposition to THC, CBD can buffer some of THC’s effects, creating a new approach where mixtures are used to achieve desirable ratios. This has been shown to be the most effective approach using cannabis preparations used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
CBD has created such a buzz that even Whoopi Goldberg has started her own line of CBD products. Her signature line of CBD products is designed to help women, using medical cannabis, fight the pains and discomforts that come with menstrual cramps. While currently her products are only available in California, and Colorado, the CBD market is slowly growing nation wide as more people are becoming aware that there is a sober solution that the cannabis plant has to offer.