CBD Oil: What you need to know
Disclaimer: The topic present in this blog is simply info found in research. This is not meant to be taken as medical advice if you are suffering from anything that may be touched on in this article.
Regardless of your stances of hemp and hemp-product, it is pretty safe to state that when it comes to the plant, it can and has served a multitude of purposes throughout the history of the world. From being able to create paper and rope to being a means of cloth and even soaps, it is truly endless the possibility this plant can serve. So when it comes to the health of our fellow man, it should be top priority to get an individual the relief and leave them better off than they first came in. Even more so, the way that an individual is helped shouldn't have to lead to a lifetime of pills and altering medication to mask the symptoms caused by another or a mixing of multiple medications. And once again, Hemp can do a lot to help that.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the many components found within the plant we all know by many names such as Cannabis sativa, marijuana, hemp, etc. Unlike the infamous THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the component responsible for the psychoactive effects one may feel when using the plant as a whole, this component is responsible for a lot of your medicinal properties such as but not limited to: Seizures, other forms of neurological problems, helps fight cancer, diabetes, and so forth. And unlike the traditional means where a user would generally smoke or ingest the plant in order to obtain these benefits, these oils can also be applied to the skin or ingested. So for those out there sensitive to smoke or don't enjoy the taste, such a means of application could be viable for the individual. Plus as stated earlier, how it does such isn't though means that'll make a person "high".
In the human body is already natural cannibinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors can be found all throughout the body, but a vast majority of them reside within the brain. These receptors in the brain affect a wide variety of things from emotions to coordination and even memories. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, reside within the immune system of our body and is responsible for managing inflammation and pain. Unlike THC, which goes to the brain and generally affects the CB1 receptors primarily, CBD touches neither the CB1 nor CB2 receptors and instead forces the body to produce more of it's own naturally occurring cannabinoids instead. So why is it that this stuff isn't everywhere for us to be able to buy with as useful as this may be?
Out of the 50 states in the United States, 17 have given the thumbs up on allowing products low in THC but high in CBD to be obtainable. With each state is a different requirement and laws in which one can obtain such, so it's often best for one to research their state laws surrounding such when it comes to the obtaining and using of this medicinal substance. While yes, CBD oil isn't technically marijuana, there's no telling how such could be identified when in a court or before an officer, so it wouldn't advise those in states where such isn't legal obtaining some. States that such is legal include but aren't limited to: Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, etc. So if you are in a state that this is legal within but haven't gotten around to reading into any of what good this substance truly does, I do recommend taking the time to get to understand what good this can do and it's multiple purposes in aiding those afflicted with some form of sickness or even something as minor as a migraine.