What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a very potent substance claimed to contain multiple health benefits. CBD is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive compound that is most abundantly found in hemp, but it is the second most abundant component found in marijuana after tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. It is one of the 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis.
CBD is extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stalk of the hemp for medicinal purposes. This cannabinoid is extracted thus being labeled as the therapeutic property of medicinal marijuana. It is known to relieve pain, acts as an analgesic, serves as a natural anti-anxiety as well as assists as a seizure-suppressant.
Some Health Benefits of CBD
- Soothe pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Alleviate anxiety
- Aid Sleeping disorders
- And more...
How is CBD viewed in media?
Though media portrayed CBD in the bad light in its initial years, the benefits cannot be countered due to proven research and multiple advocates dedicated to bringing out the medicinal purpose of hemp.
It’s hard to shake off the lack of credit associated with any cannabis derivative, its popularity even among celebrities is highlighted.
‘I kicked cancer’s ass!’ said Tommy Chong after surviving prostate cancer. He attributed it to his use of CBD products.
In the Whoopi & Maya Show, Whoopi Goldberg advertises and sells CBD products. She is even an advocate and user of CBD-infused flavors for her vape for the past ten years to help treat her glaucoma and aid in dealing with stress.
Morgan Freeman is also a clear advocate of CBD and THC using both to help deal with fibromyalgia since 2008.
From a gangster to a philanthropist, Snoop Dogg attributes his major transformation to his use of hemp. Ever since it was legalized, Snoop Dogg is one of the top supporters of CBD and THC products.
Mandy Moore, the sweet voice of Rapunzel in Tangled, also admits to experimenting on the use of CBD to treat pain.
Supporters of CBD is not complete without Willie Nelson, he even has his own line of CBD-infused coffee beans known as Willie’s Remedy.