Cannabidiol also referred to as CBD, is one of a number of cannabinoids which makes up the cannabis plant, and is known to be the non-intoxicating compound found within the plant. Accounting for around forty percent of the cannabis plant’s extract, CBD has become the focal point of various researches looking to identify the benefits of the
compound, since its non-psychoactive properties do away from the adverse effect of impairing the consumer’s cognitive ability, unlike THC. High-CBD strains allow consumers to remain clear-headed and functional without having to deal with the ‘euphoric high’ which is generally associated with high THC strains.
As a result of the aforementioned, the demand for high CBD strains has increased greatly in the last few years, leading to growers opting for such high CBD seeds, to meet the growing demand. In addition to this, some breeders have now focused their efforts on creating strains which contain a high level of CBD, to cater to the growing number of consumers for such products. Not to mention, CBD has also vastly increased in popularity since a number of researches have indicated therapeutic properties associated with CBD, leading to the medical cannabis user’s community opting for the said compound.
Although that being said, though CBD has no lethal dose or known medical side effects, however, it is still federally illegal, in various countries. In addition to this, the concept of utilising cannabis derived compounds for therapeutic conditions still brings about a negative response by some facets, since the culture remains as such where cannabis, in any form, is stigmatized. Though, once again, regardless of the aforementioned, the benefits of high CBD products cannot be ignored since their medicinal value has increased vastly over the past few years.
Benefits of High CBD Seeds
High CBD products have been known for their therapeutic benefits and analgesic, anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties, which have made high CBD products a non traditional medicinal medium which is utilised by consumers. In addition to this, high CBD products have known to act as a treatment for various diseases, including but not limited to, Inflammation, Brain Injuries, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Cancer, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Batten Disease, Gastrointestinal disorders, Ischemia and other such ailments.
A particular case of treatment, with the usage of CBD, came through whilst treating a rare and debilitating form of paediatric epilepsy, known as Dravet’s Syndrome. The child in question was given ingestible oil derived from Charlotte’s Web, a CBD strain which was specifically developed to provide the child with all the benefits of the drug without the high. The result was that in less than two years, the child went from a monthly seizure count of twelve hundred to about three.
On the other hand, though high CBD products have known to benefit patients suffering from various ailments, however legalization issues of cannabis is still a problem in various countries. Hence, this has not only led to the usage of such products being prohibited but has also curtailed further research being carried out in such countries. Therefore, abidance by the law as per the state need to be accounted for prior to utilising CBD products or growing such varieties.