Are cannabidiol flowers legal?

Gels for muscle massages, soaps, face creams, drops, shampoo, candies, capsules… CBD is already included as an ingredient in many herbal and pharmacy products. But what exactly is it, how is it obtained and what properties does it have? Read on to discover more about the origin and properties of this substance.

What is cannabidiol?

CBD is the equivalent of cannabidiol, one of the active principles present in marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.). This is one of the many active compounds in this plant. Think about 500 cannabis compounds have been isolated among which are flavonoids, vitamins, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, sugars, essential oils, phytosterols. CBD belongs to a group of compounds called cannabinoids in which some 80 substances have been classified, among which CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are among the most abundant. The latter is an active principle with a psychotropic effect, that is, it induces alterations at the psychic, perceptual, mental and behavioral level due to its action on the functioning of the brain.

These chemical compounds are found in dried and pressed female cannabis flowers. However, the CBD used to make cosmetics, supplements, and natural remedies is extracted from hemp, a subspecies of Cannabis sativa that contains trace amounts of THC.

CBD properties

The CBD extract is potentially useful for relieving a series of health problems and, among all of them, its anticonvulsant property stands out in certain cases of childhood epilepsy and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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