An Introduction to CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in marijuana, but unlike the most common cannabinoid (THC), CBD does not induce any psychoactive effects (ie you don’t get high).  So if it doesn’t get the user high, then what does CBD do?  


Effects of CBD: 

  • Benefits of CBD: When people take CBD it is common to experience increased sensations of relaxation in the mind, body and soul. It is also likely to have a boost in overall wellness and mood. In addition, the best thing about CBD is that it doesn’t contain any ingredients that cause you to become intoxicated, making it great for use throughout the day. However, even though CBD doesn’t get you high, it still provides many of the benefits that cannabinoids provide. 
  • Medical Uses of CBD: Medical cannabis users take CBD for many reasons but anxiety and pain relief are the most common. However, there are many medical uses of this wonderdrug and that’s one of the reasons why CBD is taking Canada by storm. 

Here are some of the most common conditions that CBD is used to treat:

    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Autism
    • Depression
    • Epilepsy
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Inflammation
    • Insomnia
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Nausea
    • Pain Relief
    • Skin Conditions
    • Stress
    • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Negative Effects of CBD: The main side effect of CBD is that it can have unexpected interactions with certain medications.  If you are currently on any medications, it is best to check with your family doctor before starting to use CBD.


Different Types of CBD Products

  • CBD Oil: Liquid form of CBD that is extracted from hemp plants. 
  • CBD Capsules (aka CBD Pills): Capsules that contain CBD oil.
  • CBD Edibles (e.g. CBD Gummies): Food that is infused with CBD.
  • CBD Weed Strains: Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD.
  • CBD Topicals: CBD creams, lotions and sprays that are applied to the skin
  • CBD Beverages: Drinks that are infused with CBD.


Best Ways to Take CBD

As mentioned above, there are many different types of CBD products, and each have their own method of consumption. For instance, CBD oils are typically placed beneath your tongue.  CBD pills, edibles and capsules are all ingested, whereas, topicals are applied to the skin. If you want to do it the old fashioned way, find a high CBD cannabis strain and roll up a nice fat joint and enjoy.


Alternatives to CBD

If the goal is to find something that induces more intense sensations and gets you high, then THC is a great choice.  THC provides the psychoactive properties that are lacking with CBD, and these properties provide a slurry of benefits. Also, it is widely known that using CBD in conjunction with THC often results in the best highs due to the fact that these two cannabinoids work well to complement each other. 


Best Place to Buy CBD in Canada?

At Weed Smart, we strive to be the best place to buy CBD in Canada. We offer top of the line CBD products from the top brands in Canada, from MOTA edibles to Aura capsules to Faded oils, we got you covered! And since THC works so well with CBD, feel free to peruse our THC product catalogue and buy weed online at Weed Smart!


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