Back To CBD Basics
So, let’s start right from the beginning. CBD is a type of compound found in cannabis sativa called a cannabinoid. In fact, there are over 100 types of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, with the most well-known being THC – the bit that gets you high.
However, (and this is important): CBD is not psychoactive in the respect that it doesn’t cause that euphoric, ‘high’ feeling.
Not only that, the World Health Organisation has recognised CBD as being safe, non-toxic and with very few side effects.
Right now, cannabis (produced from the marijuana plant) remains illegal in most parts of the world thanks to its Schedule 1 status, which claims that it poses a high a risk of abuse as well as having no medicinal value.
However industrial hemp, a low-THC/ high-CBD variety of cannabis sativa, is legal. Therefore, most of the CBD oils on the wider market are derived from hemp.