Cannabidiol ▪️ A cannabinoid is a compound that interacts directly with our body’s Endocannabinoid System. (ECS)
▪️Our ECS is a network of receptors that interacts with cannabinoids to maintain vital functions throughout our body.
▪️ CB1 receptors are found abundantly in regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes such as memory, high cognition, emotion, & motor coordination.
▪️CB2 receptors are found throughout the central nervous & immune systems.
▪️ The interaction between the CB1 & CB2 receptors with cannabinoids, such as, CBD & THC is the catalyst for health benefits such as pain relief, anxiety, relief, appetite stimulation, mood management & more. While CBD & THC both bind to the CB2 receptors, they interact with the CB1 receptors in different ways.
▪️THC binds directly with CB1 receptors. When this bond is formed, the reaction creates signals that are sent to the brain, which results in the psychoactive effects of “getting high.”
▪️CBD does not directly bind with the CB1 receptor. It’s presence can even negate the bond directly with the CB1 receptors, effectively neutralizing the psychoactive effects induced by THC.
▪️ CBD is federally legal, while THC is medically legal in 33 states and recreational legal in 10 of those states.
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