Cannabidiol (abbreviated: CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in hemp, after the main active ingredient THC. It belongs to the phytocannabinoids and occurs mainly in the hemp with an amount of up to 2% in the flowers.
Effects of CBD
Among the “high hemp”, cannabis indica-dominant varieties have a higher CBD content than strains dominated by cannabis sativa.
Taking CBD alone does not cause any intoxication – it is not essentially psychotropic – and has no relevant (psychic) side effects.
The individual effects of the substance, as well as those of other cannabinoids, have not been fully explored. So there is scope for discovering more effects. The effect in isolated form is also to be considered differently than in combination with many other substances of the cannabis plant (for example, more than 80 cannabinoids alone, as well as flavonoids, terpenes, terpenoids).
CBD mediates its effects via both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are activated or inhibited by the body’s own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) and probably influence many physiological processes.
Possible therapeutic effects such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive, antiemetic, anxiolytic or antipsychotic effects are discussed. However, the medical effect of CBD is currently poorly understood.
For a long time, cannabis breeders were keen to keep the CBD content as low as possible in order to achieve a better “high”. Thus, the CBD content in many common cannabis strains is less than one percent. The effect of CBD tends to be more relaxing, body-toned and pleasantly soothing to the psyche. CBD is not regulated in Switzerland and is absolutely legal in its pure form.
Further legal information on THC-poor cannabis and CBD.
CBD is not a remedy
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Swissmedic, the Federal Office of Public Health, the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs and the Federal Office of Agriculture have also issued a leaflet on CBD hemp.
Here you will find further information about CDB and a medical study.