Naturally OccuringCannabidiol is a molecule that naturally occurs in the cannabis (a.k.a. hemp) plant. CBD and other substances extracted from the hemp plant have medicinal properties, but they do not cause the user to feel the short-term euphoric feeling of being “high” that is universally associated with smoking marijuana.
Discovered in 1940The phytocannabinoid, CBD, was discovered in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams, who led his team at the University of Illinois. This pharmacological research led to the discovery of cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human brain.
How is CBD Used?
How Do I Use CBD?
The most common uses of CBD are:
Topical CBD Use
CBD is added to salves, creams, lotions, and oils among other products to be applied and rubbed into the skin.
Oral CBD Use
CBD comes in capsules, tinctures, oils, and candies to be either eaten, applied under the tongue (sublingually), or between the cheek and gum (buccally).
CBD Vape Use
CBD may be added to “vape juice” in almost any concentration. Although some people have reported great results vaping CBD, it is not recommended by this website because of the inherent risks associated with vaping.