What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

You can read more about how CBD works here. For a basic overview:

  • CBD is a partial antagonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors, meaning it can be used to block or dampen THC when used in equal doses.
  • CBD is thought to be non-psychoactive, but this is not entirely accurate. CBD affects serotonin and dopamine receptors, and also “talks” to opioid receptors. CBD is not addictive, but certainly has physiological effects, and therefore could be seen as have psychoactive effects of sorts.
  • CBD could be very useful for neuroinflammatory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and neuropathic pain, as well as diabetes and chronic pain.