The very word ‘weed’ creates a lot of confusion amongst various nations. Owing to the heavy misuse done by the youth of today’s time, it is currently under the legality radar, and several nations are imposing regulations to limit the open sale. Even several products derived out of it are getting scrutinized, even though they are for medicinal purposes. Out of these, one of the harmless derivatives, CBD oil, is also suffering the brunt. Therefore, the upcoming content speaks in detail on it to remove the misconceptions surrounding it.
A minor briefing
CBD is one of the 200 derivatives found in the Cannabis plant and commercially extracted from hemp (a variant of cannabis). As often confused with its counterpart THC, it is not psychoactive, i.e., it does not create false illusions in the consumers’ minds and hence does not induce the feeling of highness.
Whenever someone consumes excessive weed, it starts feeling high due to the activity of THC (not CBD) with the endocannabinoid receptors of the brain (primarily CB1). Rather, CBD oil aids in countering the effect of highness and has hence got multiple applications in medical science.
The health benefits
Owing to the derivative’s non-psychoactive nature, CBD finds a wide array of applications in the medical field. Some of the important ones are as follows:
- It aids in removing the feeling of highness by getting activated with the CB1 receptor when there is a high THC concentration in the body. Subsequently, it counters the effect of THC and brings the mind to a sane state.
- It has found applications in alleviating pain and inflammation (strengthening the immune system) by interfering in the receptor activity that gives the sensation. Therefore, you can find some doctors giving the recommendation of CBD oil for chronic muscle pain, joint pain, pains of chemotherapy, and others.
- It is also used to treat serious neural disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and others, primarily due to being neural-protective. A lot of research is currently in the pipeline for this front, but the preliminary assessment has shown positive results.
- Due to its action against the sebaceous glands, the excessive sebum secretion is constrained by the application of CBD, and so you can feel a bit relaxed in case of suffering from frequent acne and pimples.
The list goes on for the various health benefits and how it behaves differently from the plant’s other derivatives.
The latest regulations
However, now that the clouds are getting removed slowly, the sale of CBD oil is getting a bit relaxed. As per US regulations, any Cannabis plant with less than 0.3% of THC is declared industrial hemp and legalized for open sale across the nation. Whereas in case of exceeding the amount, it is strictly regulated and handed over for only medicinal purposes. Nay misuse would invite penal action.
Yes, it is probably a way to battle the addiction and clear the major queries on weed.