August 7, 2019
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August 7, 2019 Mike Freedom

CBD Defined

Step one is to understand
the difference between
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CANNABIS: Whenever you hear the word “cannabis,” know that it is a single plant made up of three different species which are 1) Cannabis sativa, 2) Cannabis indica, and 3) Cannabis ruderalis. The word CANNABIS is a single, umbrella term used for describing “one plant and the various forms it officially takes.”

HEMP: Hemp is the plant we’re interested in here at CBD From The Gods. It is the member of the “cannabis family” that is RICH in CBD (CBD defined below) possessing over 125 highly beneficial compounds. HEMP delivers all the benefits “without the high” and has been legalized by the United States Federal Government through the 2018 Farm Bill.

MARIJUANA: Marijuana has the psychotropic properties that “gets you high.” It is the member of the “cannabis family” that is RICH in THC (THC defined below) and is used for both recreational and medical purposes. A simple way to remember the difference between MARIJUANA and HEMP is:

  1. HEMP: rich in CBD, non psychoactive, doesn’t get you high, federally legal in the United States.
  2. MARIJUANA: rich in THC, psychoactive, gets you high, not legal yet at the federal level.

CBD: CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring chemical compound extracted from the Hemp plant. Independent research studies conducted around the world have found that the CBD compound triggers the physiological cannabinoid receptors in the human body’s Endocannabinoid System. Simply put, CBD is proving to be totally compatible with the human body, producing numerous benefits that range from physical pain relief to emotional and mental relief of the mind. CBD is non psychotropic; it therefore does not produce a “high.” It is 100% natural and is nonaddictive.

THC: THC stands for “Tetrahydrocannabinol.” It is the most well known cannabinoid. THC is psychoactive (it’s the one that produces “the high”) and can alter mood, behavior, perception and consciousness. Many academic research studies have been done on THC, most of which show the compound to be medicinally beneficial in a wide range of areas. As a result, 33 states in the U.S. have legalized it for medical use while 11 states have legalized it for both medical and recreational use. No matter how it’s used, THC is altogether a highly important part of the cannabis experience.  Even infinitesimal, trace amounts of THC, such as 0.3% or less, produce great benefits when combined with other compounds like CBD (see the “Entourage Effect” below for more information on the important relationship between CBD and THC).

The Entourage Effect


Entourage Effect.- When small amounts of THC: 0.3% or less, are present with CBD, it has been suggested that the synergistic impact or “entourage effect” enhances each other’s therapeutic effects while neutralizing the high of THC. In other words they bolster each other’s actions, a symbiosis, bringing out the best in each other. It is also known that many of the other naturally occurring compounds (over 500) such as terpenes and flavonoids as well as other cannabinoids in the Hemp plant have this symbiotic relationship. There are still so many discoveries yet to be made about this miraculous gift from nature.
Flavonoids – are phytonutrients which lead to pigmentation in the plant. They are responsible for the beautiful non-green colors we see in plants, fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are said to have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties especially those found in cannabis.

Terpenes – are responsible for the aromatic qualities. These are found in essential oils used in aromatherapy. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic effects. Consider citrus for its uplifting quality and lavender for its calming effect.

Fearmongering drove us away from hemp,
Now we know better.
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