What is CBD? The term for this compound is Cannabidiol, or CBD for short. It’s one of 85 unique compounds generated from the Cannabis plant. Specifically, Cannabis sativa L. has the highest concentrations of CBD, while Cannabis indica C. has much higher levels of THC. After centuries of cross breeding these two Cannabis varieties became more commonly known as Hemp and Marijuana. Hemp refers to Cannabis that has less than 0.3% THC, while Marijuana refers to Cannabis that has more than 0.3% THC. THC is a psychoactive relative of CBD, and has been heavily regulated since the passing of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. However, after the re-legalization of Marijuana and the abolition of federal restrictions on the cultivation of Hemp, the public has finally been reintroduced to the benefits of Cannabis.
These are its benefits, according to the patent held by the United States Department of Health and Human Services # 6,630,507:
‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’ :
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##
Additional studies by renowned Cannabis Doctor Allan Frankel have found positive results in conditions including but not limited to: Anxiety, Autism, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, migraines, and seizures (Discover more treatments). That being said, the many benefits of hemp oil rely not only on CBD. Genetics are paramount to producing a complete spectrum oil; the combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work together to form what is known as “The Entourage Effect”. Each of these compounds alone have little medicinal benefit, but together they augment one another to greatly benefit the body. Humans possess a system of receptors within what is called The Endocannabinoid System. After absorbing complete spectrum cannabis oil, these receptors can maximize their benefit to the mind and body.
That is why at 4 Corners Cannabis we take such pride in our proprietary process. To learn more about CBD Science and our process click here.