What is CBD?

What is CBD and why did it become so popular in the past couple of years?
15 May 2020
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What is CBD?
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CBD (aka Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. Just like THC, Cannabidiol is also a cannabinoid and is produced and stored by the small mushroom-shaped glands named trichomes.

1. What is CBD And Where Do We Find It?

Humans have developed a fascination with cannabinoids, either for their medicinal or psychoactive properties. There are more than 100 cannabinoids but CBD and THC are the most abundant.

CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical compound from the Cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance (just like THC and other cannabinoids) and is generally used by medical patients for the feeling of relaxation and calm it delivers.

CBD or Cannabidiol is present in all cannabis plants but the levels vary. Plants bred to produce high levels of THC usually produce low quantities of CBD.

However, you can find strains bred specifically for their high levels of CBD, like our medicinal strain CBD Auto 20:1 with 10-20% of CBD and less than 1% of THC.

CBD Auto 201
CBD Auto 20:1
Genes
Sativa/Indica
Genetics
-
Flowering
9-10 weeks
Harvest
XL
Height
70-90 cm
THC
0.3-0.85%
CBD
10-20%
Autoflowering
Yes
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Unlike THC, cannabidiol is not psychoactive and it’s widely used for its medicinal properties.

2. How To Consume CBD?

Just like THC, there are various ways to consume CBD:

CBD Flower

CBD flower, just like regular buds, are cannabis flowers high in CBD that you can smoke or vaporize.

 

You can consume CBD flowers or CBD oil extract using a vaporizer. You will notice the effect is much quicker.

CBD Oil Tinctures

Tinctures are oils high in CBD, they are consumed by taking a few drops taken under the tongue and held for a couple of minutes.

Water Soluble CBD

Water-soluble CBD is sold as a powder you mix with water, after mixing it thoroughly you drink it and your body will make sure is absorbed.

Edibles

The most commonly used and can be found in gummy, chocolate, cookie, and brownie-form. Eating it allows the stomach to digest the food and absorb cannabinoids slowly.

Creams

Creams or ointments help mostly local pain or skin conditions and is applied topically.

CBD Vape

Vapable CBD is used by many for anxiety and is the fastest absorbing method although not the longest acting.

Bath & Body products

We use CBD bath bombs or soaps to relax sore muscles, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain all throughout the body as skin is the largest organ and it will absorb quite a lot.

3. What Is CBD Used For?

CBD’s medicinal properties have been studied in greater depth in the last couple of years than ever before. There’s still a lot to learn about this compound but it has been showing therapeutic uses for many different conditions.

The anti-inflammatory qualities of cannabidiol can treat skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis but CBD works by inhibiting the transmission of pain signals in our body and it can be used for more serious problems.

Cannabidiol can be used to treat anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, PTSD, and other anxiety-related conditions like cognitive impairment and social phobia.

 

Beneficial effects of CBD consumption.
 

This cannabinoid can be highly valuable to patients experiencing side effects from treatments such as chemotherapy, CBD also has anti-nausea, appetite-inducing, and pain-relieving properties.

But even though it has all these properties the use of the whole cannabinoid spectrum is more beneficial than using them isolated. This means you will benefit more from using THC and CBD together. 

The use of more than one cannabinoid at the same time implies your body is absorbing cannabinoids through various parts of your body at the same time and may have even better results, like reduce neuropathic pain in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, managing pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or even cancer.

4. How To Intensify The Effects Of CBD?

If you’re a medicinal patient looking for the most effective way to treat yourself, the best way is to look for full-spectrum CBD products.

All experts agree that full-spectrum tinctures are much more effective than 100% pure CBD isolate, that is because all of the active cannabis compounds are included in the oil, rather than just the CBD by itself. 

Cannabis is loaded with hundreds of cannabinoids and dozens of different terpenes.

Different researches have shown that the therapeutic properties of the plant are much more potent when all of these compounds are working together, rather than by themselves.

We know it’s harder to find full-spectrum oil if you don’t have access to it here are some tips to enhance the effects of CBD isolate:

Combine with melatonin 

This is a nice tip for people using  CBD for insomnia or other sleep issues. Several companies are now combining cannabidiol with melatonin to help regulate the sleep cycle.

Make a CBD Drink

This definitely isn’t a scientifically proven method, but it’s certainly something worth checking out if you’ve been getting frustrated with your CBD oil’s effects.

By “micro-dosing” with CBD you can kind of extend the effects throughout the day.

 

The trick lies in the dosing. Thus, when you take small amounts of marijuana, your mental health and focus remain steady.
 

It basically consists of mixing your water-soluble CBD or oil into a big bottle of liquid, you can use this with any type of cold drink, preferably liquid with high lipid content, like milk.

By drinking the liquid (and consequently the CBD) all day long, sip by sip you will have a long-lasting and constant effect.

Use a vaporizer 

When using a vaporizer you can capture the complete range of compounds and terpenes in flowers. When medicating with CBD flowers this maximizes efficiency and optimizes the benefits of the entourage effect for the consumer.

5. How To Identify High-Quality CBD?

The only way to verify if you are buying high-quality CBD is if your product is tested. There should be a report available detailing active ingredients and contaminants.

It’s best to get CBD extracted from therapeutic hemp, as opposed to industrial hemp because industrial hemp contains fewer cannabinoids and is prone to having more contaminants.

6. In Conclusion

CBD is highly used in all kind of treatments related to the body. 

If you want to grow your own medicinal strain, at Fast Buds we have the beautiful CBD Crack, a 1:1 CBD flower. With a low amount of THC and a high amount of CBD, this strain offers good medicine for people looking for medicinal strains.

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Genes
Sativa/Indica
Genetics
Green Crack x CBD autoflowering
Flowering
9-10 weeks (flushing at 60 days)
Harvest
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Height
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THC
Very Low
CBD
Very High
Autoflowering
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This way you will consume the whole spectrum of cannabinoids making it the best medicine you can find.

Always make sure to buy CBD from a reputable source, don’t waste money in bad medicine as this will only make you spend money and won’t have any health benefits.