What Is CBD?

What Is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. It’s a compound derived from cannabis, like its more infamous cousin, THC. However, unlike THC, CBD will not produce a feeling of euphoria when smoked or otherwise consumed. Instead, CBD has the potential to offer medicinal benefits.

Types of CBD Products

You’ll get some CBD in any cannabis flower. Some strains are known for having high amounts of THC and low amounts of CBD, while other flowers have the opposite proportions. You will also find high-CBD, low-THC processed products, as well as products with only CBD. These products may include transdermal patches (which are affixed to the skin), edibles, lotions, oils, and tinctures. If you’re only interested in CBD for its medicinal properties, you should look for a product without THC.

Potential Medicinal Uses for CBD Products

Perhaps the most well-documented use of CBD for medicinal reasons is in treating a type of pediatric epilepsy, Dravet’s syndrome. This epileptic condition is notorious for being difficult to treat with conventionally approved medical treatments. Patients may have hundreds of seizures each day, which can become life-threatening. The condition tends to worsen as the patient grows older. At least one pediatric epilepsy patient who was treated with CBD products went from having upwards of a thousand seizures daily to just a few.

Although the research is ongoing, there are many other potential uses for CBD products. It’s thought that CBD products may be helpful for patients with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Some patients have even used CBD products to ease the withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction.

You can choose from an extensive menu of medical cannabis CBD products at Golden Leaf Medical Marijuana, LLC. Conveniently located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO, this cannabis dispensary is known for providing friendly advice and quality products at reasonable prices. If you have any questions, you can call the shop at (970) 870-2941.