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Everyone has heard of THC, the chemical in marijuana that gets you high, but have you heard the buzz about CBD? Cannabidiol is another chemical found in cannabis that has become the focus of many medical researchers. Leafscience.com tells you the 5 things you need to know about CBD.

 5 Must Know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)

5 Must-Know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Most people have heard of THC, the chemical responsible for the high that users experience. CBD, on the other hand, has been the focus of the researchers & doctors. [Leafscience](http://www.leafscience.com/2014/02/23/5-must-know-facts-cannabidiol-cbd/) tells us why.

  • CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    CBD is one of [60](http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/178/2/101.full)+ compounds found in cannabis called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations & are therefore the most recognized and studied.

  • CBD is non-psychoactive

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since it has minimal side effects.

  • CBD has a wide range of medical benefits.

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Trials on animals have found that CBD can reduce nausea & vomiting, combats psychosis, inflammatory, neurodegenerative, anxiety & depression disorders & fights tumor & cancer cells.

  • CBD reduces the negative effects of THC

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD reduces the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment, paranoia & drowsiness.

  • CBD is still illegal

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Even though CBD shows much promise as a medicine, it remains illegal in many parts of the world. However, this is slowly changing as more & more studies discover the benefits of CBD.

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