CBD Facts and History

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CBD hemp oil. Photo by Enecta Srl on Unsplash.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 composites called cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD contributes to many health advantages, but it does not get you high – unlike its infamous relative tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Because of this, people are looking to CBD products to relieve physical ache like muscle pain and inflammation also mental ailments such as anxiety and stress.

Cannabis has been around for millenniums and people have garnered its health benefits just as long. According to CBD Origin, the first chronicled case of cannabis use for medical purposes was in 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung drank cannabis-infused tea to treat a variety of illnesses.

However, science and medicine did not take cannabis seriously until the modern era. Finally, Dr. Raphel Mechoulam successfully concluded CBD’s and THC’s stereochemistry, jointly in 1963 and 1964. His research showed which distinct cannabis particles were responsible for its many health and euphoric effects. Due to this, CBD products began appearing in oil, lotion, food, etc. And, CBD is not only for people, CBD products for dogs is also one of the fastest-growing trends with pet owners.

CBD products are more popular than ever – being used in sports and getting endorsed by celebrities and influencers – it’s not going to fade away soon. And, as research advances, other cannabinoids might unveil themselves to present other health advantages also.

For more on this story, read What Is CBD? Here’s The Complete Guide by Joresa Blount on Forbes.

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