No doubt you’ve heard of CBD already. This small-but-mighty molecule has created quite a buzz among those looking to achieve balance, relax, and sleep better.
WHAT IS CBD?
But what exactly is CBD, and how does it work? How can three little letters boast such a diverse range of benefits?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of about 100 active ingredients found in plants of the cannabis family, which includes hemp. Legal, US-grown hemp plants contain no more than 0.03% THC—but can contain a whole lot of CBD in the flowers, leaves, and seeds.
Unlike its high-inducing cousin THC, CBD does not cause noticeable intoxicating or euphoric effects. That’s why we use hemp flower for our subtle yet effective pre-rolls, and why our CBD products promote balance and wellness without causing intoxication or a “high”.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
But how does the CBD achieve these results once it’s in the body? Here’s a quick look at the science (it may seem strange, but bear with us).
CBD interacts with your ECS, but does not bind directly to the system’s main receptors, CB1 (located in the central and peripheral nervous systems and the brain) and CB2 (found in the immune and central nervous systems). That’s why CBD doesn’t cause the intoxicating, euphoric effects that THC does; in fact, it may help reduce these effects.
When you smoke a Tweed pre-roll, the CBD in the hemp flower enters your system and interacts with those receptors of yours. When that happens, it can elevate the levels of anandamide—what’s called the “bliss molecule”—in your body. More bliss? Sounds good, right?
SO, TO RECAP:
- CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis flower
- CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate many of the body’s functions
- CBD primarily binds to receptors in the brain and nervous systems, helping to promote homeostasis throughout the body