What Is CBD Oil?

What is it?

What Is CBD Info

Chemistry

CBD is short for cannabidiol. This is a lipid. Lipids are one of the four main building blocks of all living things, along with carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins. CBD has built up a significant cult following in recent years and is becoming increasingly popular with many groups. Elite athletes, people with chronic illnesses and some medical professionals are some of the sectors of society that have been publicising the effects of this molecule. CBD is not water-soluble and has to be dissolved in an oil or an alcohol to be used.

Health

CBD has numerous reported health benefits. It is being used clinically in Canada under the name Sativex. This is used to treat neuropathic pain in people who suffer from MS, or Multiple Sclerosis. This debilitating disease causes degradation and scarring of many of the nerves in the body and is a great burden to many people worldwide. Research is still ongoing in this field and it may be of use in neuropathic pain in other illnesses that cause them. In another study, rats were given heroin in the laboratory to become addicted.

CBD was then administered to the test rodents in an effort to ameliorate their condition. The CBD was found to break addiction cycles and patterns in the rats and greatly reduced their addiction. A similar effect has been reported anecdotally by human sufferers of the same addiction, where many have reported that using CBD was a key part of their journey away from addiction.

CBD has also been suggested to have a positive effect on those living with addictions to other drugs, such as tobacco and cannabis. Another reported effect of CBD is that it has been shown to reduce the anxiety-related side effects of THC, another medication used in MS treatment in Canada. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties in the human body. This implies that it may be of use as a painkiller. This idea is supported by much anecdotal evidence from people who use it to treat chronic pain issues. A large number of Mixed Martial Arts fighters have endorsed CBD products as having helped them speed up their recovery times, and this is also true of a number of NFA players in the US. Much research is still ongoing about these and the myriad other purported benefits of CBD to human health and nutrition.

Where does it come from?

The Plant

CBD is produced by plants in the genus Cannabis. These plants are native in the wild to Central Asia, with a range stretching from Turkey in the West to India, Nepal and possibly the South-East Asian peninsula also. The plants’ medicinal properties seem to have been known to many ancient cultures, and so were grown and used by many of these peoples outside of the plant’s original range.

The History

Cannabis sativa was an important herb in ancient Chinese medicine and many treatises and manuals of the time point to it as an essential medicine. It appears to have been used for a wide range of ailments from nervous disorders, falling hair, ulcers, and stopping ‘fluxes’. Parts of the plant were also used as an anaesthetic.

Although ancient cultures had no way of knowing, it was likely to have been the CBD in the hemp plants which provided their medical benefits. Other cultures have been seen to use the plant in the past also. A neolithic grave in The Netherlands, from 4200-4400 years ago, was found to contain numerous Cannabis seeds, along with some material of meadowsweet or Filipendula ulmaria. Meadowsweet is known to have fever-reducing properties, so this find implicates that CBD may have been being used, if inadvertently, at least as early as since people began to farm.

CBD Detected – The 20th Century

CBD itself was first isolated in 1940 in the USA by two chemists, Adams and Todd. It was not until 1963 that the exact structure of CBD was discovered by Mechoulam and his research team at the University of Jerusalem. Mechoulam and his colleagues used NMR – nuclear magnetic resonance, a new technology at the time. This involves the use of an enormous electromagnet that can have a mass of many tonnes and is a costly technique.

From having the absolute structure and knowing exactly what atom fits where on the CBD molecule, researchers have since that time been able to predict possible effects the molecule will have on biological organisms, such as humans and our pet mammals.

How can I use it?

There is a huge diversity of products currently being produced that contain CBD oil. A very common way to use CBD oil is as a tincture. This is CBD diluted in an oil or an alcohol, which can be applied to the inside of the mouth. The tincture will generally come in a small bottle, of glass or plastic. Some tinctures include a dropper so that users can place a certain amount of drops underneath the tongue or behind the gums. Other tinctures have a spray head with which people can spray a fine mist in the inside of their mouths.

Although tinctures are the most commonly seen applicators of CBD oil, some companies have been innovative and produced a number of other ways to use CBD. Transdermal patches are available. These are similar to the nicotine patches used in stopping smoking, where an adhesive side of a square of rubberised plastic is impregnated with CBD instead of nicotine, to be placed on the upper part of a limb. There are ways CBD oil can be applied to the skin: lotions, skin creams, gels, rubs and face masks are just some of the myriad ways to use CBD topically.

With the numerous ways of using CBD oil to improve health, and more benefits being publicised almost daily, there are a great number of options and reasons to use CBD oil.

Bloom Room Review 4/15/2018 in San Francisco

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Stumbled upon this place recently while in San Francisco on bizz, being my first time in a Dispensary since the recreational legalization of CannabisMarijuana my buddy and I thought what the hell?

First impressions, walking down an alley that is Jessie St we thought this is kinda shady. Walking farther down we saw a bouncer looking guy who actually was super rad and a hella nice guy. He welcomed us in and asked it was our first time, we said yes so he asked for our government issued id’s and told us to take a seat and wait for them to call us up.

Place had great music playing, super rad people working there and was Dog friendly which is a plus because who doesn’t like dogs? They called us up to sign up for a membership which was sign and date here on an IPAD lol. Super easy, super fast and we were off to the back to have some laughs and pick out our goodies.

Line was long, but went super fast. I had looked this place up before we went, we ate around the corner at Mel’s Dinner (Super good and recommended btw.) So we already knew what they had to offer sort of. They have 4 gram 8ths all day which some are 25$.

I got up to the bud-tender and knew exactly what I wanted, we got 4 different 8th’s for $100 and a bag of chocolate chip cookies for desert :).

Blue Dream, Ambrosia, Blueberry Pie Littles, and Big Kahuna were what we picked out for bud. ( 2 Sativa, and 2 Indica)

The place was super rad, chill and not pushy on taking your time. They employ super cool people and take the time to make sure your experience is great. Products were all up to par with medical grade in a recreational setting.

You can visit them here http://www.bloomroomsf.com/home/

Overall the experience / product and price was 10/10

Official list of legal hemp strains in EU for 2018

What is this list ? EU allows every year some hemp strains to be cultivated by farmers. Meaning any CBD product originating from EU is made from some of those strains.

Some CBD shops in EU sell high CBD hemp flowers – whose marketing names are ‘orange bud’, ‘moonrock’ etc. but their real names are as seen on the list below.

The list is for year 2018 – source in german https://www.nativcanna.at/2017/12/26/welche-hanfsorten-d%C3%BCrfen-2018-in-%C3%B6sterreich-angebaut-werden/

Antal

Armanca

Beniko

Bialobrzeskie

Cannakomp

Carma

Carmagnola

Carmaleonte

Chamaeleon

Codimono

CS

Dacia Secuieni

Delta-IIosa

Delta-405

Denise

Diana

Diocia 88

Eletta Campana

Epsilon 68

Fedora 17

Felina 32

Ferimon

Fibranova

Fibrante

Fibrol

Fibror 79

Finola

Futura 75

Glyana

Henola

Ivory

KC Bonusz

KC Dora

KC Virtus

KC Zuzana

Kompolti

Kompolti hibrid TC

Lipko

Lovrin 110

Marcello

Markant

Monoica

Rajan

Ratza

Santhica 23

Santhica 27

Santhica 70

Secuieni Jubileu

Silvana

Succesiv

Szarvasi

Tiborszallasi

Tisza

Tygra

Uniko B

Uso-31

Villanova

Wielkopolskie

Wojko

Zenit

WHAT IS CBD?

CannabidiolCBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere. Further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high doses.

Project CBD responds to inquiries from all over the world. Almost everyone wants to know where to get CBD-rich products and how to use them for maximum benefit. After decades in which only high-THC cannabis was available in North America and beyond, CBD-rich strains and products are now available to medical users.

CBD-rich” versus “CBD dominant:” By “CBD-rich,” we mean a cannabis strain or product that has equal amounts of CBD and THC, or more CBD than THC (usually at least 4 percent CBD by dry weight.). By “CBD-dominant,” we mean strains or products that are CBD-rich but have very little THC content.