CBD respectively Cannabidiol belongs to a group of substances, which are called cannabinoids. In nature Cannabinoids exist in cannabis plants. CBD is the second most discussed substance
After the THC, but there are more than 500 substances in per plant, and scientists discover futher and futher. CBD is the best known and most discussed cannabinoid, not only because of its high concentration in the plant, but also because it is not psychoactive. In addition it has considerable therapeutic potential, which is not entirely documented.
We have known about CBD since the 1960s, but we haven’t mapped all its potential yet
Research into cannabidiol has started in the 60s , but it was known long time before that. Full attention to this substance was given in 1963, when its chemical structure was determined. Research has shown that the effects of CBD are absolutely diferent from THC. In the 1970s, CBD gained even more attention, appeared in small scientific publications, especially for its interaction with THC. It has been proved conclusively that it is not a psychoactive substance,quite the contrary the possibilities of treating epilepsy and its sedative effects were researched.
At the beginning research of CBD has been neglected , but its benefits are huge
Researchers have neglected CBD and its therapeutic potential for a long time, unlike THC. However, its pharmacological effects have been proven during recent years .Cannabidiol protects nerve cells against oxygen deficiency and poisons, and also helps against alcohol poisoning. And it generally slows down the process of growing old of cells . It also has tremendous potential for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, psychiatric disorders and futhermore.
The Interest of cannabis products is growing, the market offers sticks or cosmetics as well
Due to increasing of more liberal attitude to cannabis, which is now the most welcoming in the Netherlands or in some US states, cannabis products are increasingly popular on the market. From cosmetics, oils, ointments, seeds to the daily use product like hemp fiber, and hence textiles and clothing, many people take it as an everyday item that is affordable.Of course it is possible to buy just sticks better or worse quality and with different CBD content. Even for ordinery consumption, for example as a harmless legal filling in to a vaporizer. Last but not least, unlike cotton, cannabis is an incomparably lower environmental burden – for example, cannabis uses 50% less water, can be grown locally, without pesticides and without unnecessary packaging.
Is it legal?
The threshold for cultivation of cannabis is up to 0.2% THC within the European Union, but may vary from one country to another; in the Czech Republic this limit is 0.3%. European Union law requires that each package of CBD flowers has to be marked by a warning that it is not for direct consumption, but only for scientific purposes or for further processing. There are no other restrictions againts CBD, apart from the content of cannabidiol, it is similary to cannabis – technical cannabis varieties have been specially breded and selected from canabis . CBD has grown for example in Switzerland, Italy or Greece. The Czech Republic is not lagging behind in terms of product offer, but e-shops offer mostly imports from abroad.