CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It doesn’t have any mind altering or psychoactive effects. However, it does show promise it helping with various ailments and conditions. We are asked lots of questions about CBD. Therefore, in this blog we are going to answer them. Such as, “what does CBD stand for?” and “Is CBD legal?”
What does CBD stand for?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. You can buy it in various forms, including flowers, tincture drops, edibles, drinks, creams and e-liquids.
Is CBD legal?
Yes. CBD is legal. Smoking cannabis is illegal in the UK, however, CBD contains minimal amounts of THC and is therefore legal. In a CBD oil you’d find under 1% THC, compared to a rolled cannabis joint which can contain around 20%.
CBD is sold in high street stores and online. So you can be sure it is 100% legal.
What can CBD help with?
There is both scientific and anecdotal evidence to suggest that CBD can help with various conditions. With CBD becoming more mainstream there is further research ongoing.
CBD has been found to help with the following conditions:
- Anxiety and depression
- PTSD and OCD
- Sleep conditions such as Insomnia and REM behaviour disorder
- Cancer symptoms
- Pain and inflammation
How does CBD work?
Once CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream it is distributed through the endocannabinoid system. Then the cannabis receptors in CBD bond with the receptors in the human body. This interaction is said to be the reason behind the benefits of the cannabinoid.
What concentration of CBD should I buy?
You will notice that CBD has various concentrations. If you are just starting out on your CBD journey then we recommend you start with a lower dose and work your way up. Read more about what concentration of CBD is right for you in our blog here.
Where can I buy CBD?
You can buy CBD on our website. You will find vape juice, CBD flowers, tincture drops and vape kits suitable for CBD. Click here to shop.
Hopefully we have answered a few of your questions, including what does CBD stand for. However, if you are still not sure what you need then have a chat with us online or in store. Or you can watch our video on ways to take CBD.