Within the growing cannabis industry is a new category of products seeing its own rise in popularity: cannabidiol hemp oil, or CBD hemp oil.
How it works:
- All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to receptors in the body-CB! Receptors and CB2 receptors.
- CB! Receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain.
- Those in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors.
- CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, they affect inflammation and pain.
- CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
- Natural pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties
- Acne treatment
- Anxiety disorder treatment
- Early stages of Alzheimer’s treatment
- Type 1 diabetes – pancreas inflammation treatment
- Medicinal or recreation use legal in some but not all states
- Laws may differ between federal and state level
- Some states have varying laws directly related to CBD oil
- Different states require different levels of prescription to possess and use CBD oil