CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is a naturally occurring substance that is used to produce CBD oils and CBD edibles.
CBD, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp: cannabidiol.” –Nathan Seppa, source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CBD
It is no secret that the interest in CBD is taking the world by storm. When celebrity Kim Kardashian is reported to have thrown a CBD-themed baby shower, you know that CBD interest is growing. (Source: Big Buds Magazine, bigbudsmag.com)
CBD can be taken in many forms including inhaling CBD via cannabis smoke or vapor or using an aerosol spray. A popular method is using a CBD oil that contains CBD as an active ingredient. CBD-dominant or CBD-infused products can include hemp extract oils, capsules, dried cannabis, liquid CBD, and CBD edibles.
What are the possible benefits of CBD?
Many people swear by CBD oils and edibles to create a feeling of calm and relaxation. (Source: healthline.com). We all have heard our neighbours or friends, including some athletes, talking about using CBD oil, as a natural method which may reduce the pain of inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is often treated with diet or prescribed or over-the-counter medication. Today many people are seeking a natural alternative and are interested in knowing more about the possible benefits associated with using CBD oils and edibles.
According to Leafly, “CBD could contribute a more natural approach to treating inflammation, but more research is needed,” as stated in an article by Laura Tennant quoting a report by The US National Library of Medicine: “Cannabinoids, including CBD, are believed to be anti-inflammatory. Several studies in cells, rodents and humans support the idea that CBD may be an effective anti-inflammatory, but more research is needed to determine how it works and the best applications for specific types of inflammation.” Source: Leafly, Laura Tennant, February 2020 https://www.leafly.ca/news/cbd/cbd-for-inflammation-science, US National Library of Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/
Those suffering from sleep disorders who may be sleep deprived are also seeking natural or herbal products as sleep aids. It is thought that CBD may help create that much craved ‘sleepy feeling’. CBD does not seem to have an intoxicating effect, such as what is caused by THC in marijuana. Research is being done on an ongoing basis to determine its effects on the human body and brain and to determine its benefits.
In an article in Big Buds Magazine by Karl Deppen, he states: “The rise in popularity of medical marijuana has prompted us to see CBD in a new light, thanks to its possible medicinal advantages that may include pain relief, alleviation from inflammation, insomnia and other stubborn conditions.” (Source: Big Buds Magazine, May 2018, https://bigbudsmag.com/growing-top-cbd-marijuana-strains-cannabidiol/). Deppen goes on to list some popular CBD strains which include CBD Kush (and Kandy Kush), CBD Gold Bud, CBD Charlotte’s Angel, CBD Auto White Widow and Great White Shark CBD,
Disclaimer: This information is meant for general information and is not intended as medical advice in any form—please consult your physician before taking any supplements, food or products containing CBD or THC and use as recommended.
Is CBD Legal in Canada?
As of October 2018, cannabidiol or CBD became legal for recreational and medical use under the Federal Cannabis Act. CBD products can only be sold by authorized retailers or federally licensed medical companies. The Canadian government requires that CBD and products containing CBD, such as cannabis oil be sold by a licensed seller with edible CBD products to be permitted for sale by October 2019 by licensed sellers only.
It is important to know that it is illegal to carry cannabis or any cannabis products, including products containing CBD such as CBD oil and edibles, across the Canadian/U.S. border.
Where to Find CBD Oils, Drinks, Edibles and More in the Tri City Area
Elevate Cannabis is your CBD go-to store for a wide selection of CBD enhanced products. Our in-depth knowledge of cannabis has allowed us to curate a wide variety of safe and reliable cannabis and cannabis products sourced from licensed Canadian producers. We are you CBD store in downtown Kitchener offering our customers ‘Elevated Experience’ from products to knowledge to customer service.
Disclaimer: This content is intended for general educational and information purposes only. The research and information was gathered from various sources to provide general information relating to the subject and is not intended to be used as advice or consultation of any kind.