Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis that does not have psychoactive properties but instead has proven therapeutic effects, has sparked a true revolution in the medical marijuana industry. It is successfully used to treat diseases such as epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety disorders and many others. Obtained from hemp, CBD extract is used in the production of a number of medicines and treatments - tailored from the patient's needs and lifestyle. Here's a quick guide to several CBD-based products.
Hemp Oil (Hemp Oil)
This oil is an edible liquid obtained by extracting the seeds with kerosene or ether. We can successfully add it to juices to improve the taste or take it in easy-to-swallow capsules. Hemp oil has become popular since the CNN-produced documentary "Weed" (Weed) told the true story of five-year-old Charlotte, whose seizures resembling symptoms of epilepsy stopped as a result of taking the oil.
Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts that are usually applied under the tongue. Tinctures are some of the earliest cannabis-based medicines, used long before prohibition in the US. With a lower concentration of CBD, tinctures would be suitable for treating mild ailments, such as symptoms of stress.
Hemp cosmetics and ointments (topicals)
These products are popular among patients complaining of various types of pain. The ointments, which often contain a range of medicinal ingredients in addition to CBD, when applied to the skin, provide topical relief. They have no psychoactive properties, making them ideal for use both at work and at home.
If you're lucky enough to live in a place where medical marijuana is legal, look for CBD-rich varieties. They contain only trace amounts of the psychoactive substance THC, so they won't cause a "high" feeling, regardless of the amount taken.
Source: Bailey Rahn, Leafly