Hemp is unfortunately misunderstood by our Federal Government. Many of these misconceptions come from the psychoactive molecule in Cannabis called THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol. In recent years, many doctors, scientist, and researchers have found THC to be the only active ingredient in the Cannabis family to obtain these psychoactive effects. Meaning, THC is the only molecule that will give you a “stoned” or “high” feeling. Researchers have discovered there are many other molecules, like CBD that promise to have many health and medical benefits.
Unlike THC, Cannabidiol or CBD is non-psychoactive while retaining many of the health benefits of medical cannabis. Due to a lack of CB1 receptors, the receptors found in high concentration in the brain responsible for psychoactive effects, CBD offers a natural and safe alternative to many medical treatments without the psychoactive or “stoned” feeling of THC. Contrary to popular belief, CBD itself does not cause people to feel “stoned” but still offers the same medical effects found in medical Cannabis.