What is CBD and How Does it Work in the Body?
CBD is a new trend that everyone is ranting and raving about. So what is CBD? How does it interact with the body? Today, we will be talking about all of this!
At Mississippi Marijuana Card, we love to give you all the information you need on the marijuana industry to help you guide your decision to get your medical marijuana card with us once the program is up and running.
So let’s dive straight into all the details about CBD!
What is CBD?
Since the Mississippi medical marijuana program is still forming, there are tons of questions buzzing around. What is CBD? How is it different than THC? How does it work in the body?
These are great questions!
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are in marijuana. These compounds work throughout the body triggering receptors which is what makes you feel the effects of marijuana. THC and CBD are the two most well known cannabinoids that are found in marijuana.
CBD has made its claim to fame by being the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana. In other words, CBD is known for not making you feel high. This is why CBD is a great option for those who want to enjoy the medicinal benefits of marijuana without the psychoactive side effects.
There are many people who assume that you always get high from marijuana use no matter what but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although THC and CBD have their similarities, they are actually very different.
What makes CBD non-psychoactive is the receptor that it triggers. THC triggers the CB1 receptor which is associated with euphoric feelings. This receptor can also trigger paranoia and anxiety for some. CBD on the other hand does not attach to the CB1 receptor. This is why you can use CBD without feeling any of the psychoactive effects!
One benefit of using CBD is that it actually can reduce the effects of THC! There are many strains and products that have both THC and CBD in them. When CBD is included with THC, CBD acts as a blocker to some of the side effects of THC. This makes CBD and high CBD strains great for those who are prone to anxiety and paranoia!
Another benefit of using CBD is that it can come in many different forms. It all depends on what you prefer! You don’t always have to use the raw flower form of marijuana to get all the benefits. CBD can come in gummy edibles, tinctures, topicals or even patches!
So How Does CBD Work in the Body?
In order to explain this we have to get into a bit of science!
Everyone’s body has a system called the endocannabinoid system, also known as the ECS. The ECS is what is responsible for keeping balance in the body (or homeostasis). The CB1 and CB2 receptors that bind with CBD and THC are located in the ECS. When the THC or CBD cannabinoids activate the receptors it ECS back into balance.
Another amazing thing about CBD is that it is what is known in the industry as a super compound. This means that it triggers more than the receptors in the ECS; it also triggers the serotonin and dopamine receptors. This is what makes CBD a powerful medicinal compound that helps so many medical conditions!
Can I Get CBD in Mississippi?
There are two types of CBD. There is hemp derived CBD that is fully legal in the U.S. and there is cannabis derived CBD which is not. In Mississippi, you can get hemp CBD although it does not have the full effects that cannabis CBD does.
In order to get cannabis CBD, two things have to happen in Mississippi. First, the new medical marijuana law needs to pass so that the state has a fully functioning program. Second, you’re going to need to have your medical marijuana card. We can help you with this!
With Mississippi Marijuana Card, you can be prepared with a medical marijuana evaluation once the program is legalized! Schedule an appointment with us today, or call our compassionate patient support staff to answer any of your questions.
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