Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp. CBD does not have any psychoactive properties and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, which produces the “high” feeling). CBD is a natural alternative which has been found to have many significant medical benefits.
CB1 receptors are mainly located on the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. They are very abundant in the basal ganglia, cerebellum, and hippocampus. The CB1 receptors play an important role in memory processing, motor control, pain awareness, disposition, and sleep. CB2 receptors are found the cells in the immune system and its associated network. Once these receptors are activated, they prompt a response that combats inflammation, which reduces pain and stimulates repair of damaged tissues.