We are hearing a lot in the media at present about people using cannabidiol (CBD) to remedy various medical conditions. But frustratingly, the alternative health scene is notorious for being littered with inaccurate information, something which has been exacerbated by the free-for-all nature of the internet.
In this article, we’re going to steer clear of wild and unproven claims about medical cannabis, and stick to the facts as we know them, as of 2018. So, what is CBD, and what are the key therapeutic uses of this marijuana and hemp-derived compound?
What is CBD?
CBD is just a single component of the hemp plant, which is thought to contain more than 400 individual compounds in total. More than 100 of these are categorized as cannabinoids, as they are able to interact with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, and bear a chemical resemblance to endocannabinoids, lipid-based neurotransmitters which are generated …