CBD is one of over 60+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. We at CBD Crew are using cannabis to create our strains, not hemp. All our genetics will have traces of all canabinoids found naturally in the plants genetics, as we believe in the entourage effect of the plant to be the most effective for most patients.
CBD and THC levels tend to vary between different strains and varieties of cannabis. By using selective breeding techniques, we have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and THC.
CBD does not cause a high, unlike THC. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.
Numerous studies suggest CBD acts to counter the intoxicating effects of THC, including memory impairment and paranoia. But cannabis with both CBD & THC is still psychoactive, just at a different level.
Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis strains with higher levels of CBD
Despite a different pathway of action, CBD seems to possess many of the same benefits of THC. According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:
Medical Properties of CBD Effects
• Antiemetic Combats nausea and vomiting
• Anticonvulsant Combats seizure activity
• Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders
• Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders
• Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders
• Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cell
• Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders
The reason Cannabis works so well for so many diseases and conditions, is the endocannabinoid system, a central component of the health and healing of every human and almost every animal.