What is CBD?
Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a naturally occurring compound derived directly from the hemp plant.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is complex cell-signaling system. These receptors are located throughout the body, including our skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this system is to signal other cells to interact with the active chemical compounds in cannabis.
Are CBD and marijuana the same thing?
No. The CBD products we sell at Mullaney’s come from the hemp plant. There are three recognized species of cannabis plants—
Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Both hemp and marijuana are derived from the Cannabis sativa species. So, while they are “cousins,” they are two different plants. Both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp. Hemp also has much lower levels of THC (less than 0.3%) than the marijuana species.
Does CBD cause a “high?”
Unlike THC (another naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants), CBD does not cause any sort of “high” feeling. This is because CBD and THC interact in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
Is CBD safe?
Like other supplements, there are some things to watch out for when taking CBD products. It can interact with certain medications just like grapefruit juice, so always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement. Another safety concern is that CBD is not regulated by the FDA. If you’re interested in taking a CBD supplement, make sure to get it from a reputable source like a pharmacy.
If you’re interested in trying CBD products, Mullaney’s Pharmacy + Medical Supply is your local source for high-quality oils, tinctures, pills, and more. Shop online or contact us today for more information!