Over the past few years, medical cannabis and cannabis compounds like CBD have gained recognition for their many potential health benefits. Now that medical cannabis and CBD are both legal in the state of Florida, it’s time to consider whether these alternative treatment options have the potential to resolve your health conditions more efficiently than common prescription drugs. Start by understanding the differences between them and the benefits of each.
What is CBD?
You’ve probably heard of CBD, but you may not understand how it functions or is obtained. CBD is one of the main compounds found in the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana. Most people think of marijuana as the drug that creates a “high,” but that high is caused by a different compound called THC. Isolating CBD from the cannabis plant makes it possible to enjoy all of the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects of THC. The majority of CBD products are formulated as oils and capsules. [Read more…]