Many people contemplating using CBD want to know if it’s related to marijuana in any way. The short answer is yes. However, It’s very important to understand the difference between CBD and THC.
CBD vs. THC?
Both are cannabinoids, derived from the cannabis plant, but unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. THC is the abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol, this is routinely found in recreational marijuana, and it is what gives the user a ‘high’. Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, does not have any properties in it that will induce a high, but offer valuable properties that are a seemingly endless source of medicinal wonders.
Reported Uses Of CBD
Cannabidiol is used for nutrition by athletes, it’s used as a healing agent for various ailments. Everything from cancer to serious injuries and to relieve anxiety and depression. Over 70% of Americans use prescription drugs, with sometimes ghastly side effects. Over 6 million people in the US will die every year due to tobacco usage. There have been no known documented deaths due to Cannabis or cannabidiol usage.
Is CBD Legal
On the legal front, Cannabidiol derived from hemp is completely legal in every state. It can be legally imported and used by anyone in the United States. Marijuana is legal in 4 states for recreational uses and legal in some states for medical purposes. However getting medical marijuana in the states that allow it, is a long and sometimes very expensive process. Due to a lot of governmental bureaucracy, if CBD and THC comes from a marijuana plant it can be illegal, but if CBD comes directly from a hemp plant it’s completely legal.