March 8, 2019

All About Cannabidiol (CBD): Information About CBD in Cannabis and Hemp Products Under the New Cannabis Act | Government of Canada

The cannabis plant contains hundreds of different chemical constituents, such as cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. Currently, over 100 chemical substances collectively known as cannabinoids have been identified. Cannabinoids that are derived from cannabis plants are sometimes referred to as phytocannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of these cannabinoids. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis, responsible for the high or intoxication of consuming cannabis - CBD does not produce a high or intoxicating effect. However, there is some evidence that CBD may influence some of the effects that THC has on the brain. CBD is also being studied for its possible therapeutic uses; it has received market approval in the United States for two severe forms of epilepsy.

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