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What is CBD?

The CBD acronym stands for Cannabidiol, which is one of the most common chemical compounds in cannabis plants. It is one of 100+ cannabinoids found in the plants. Cannabis plants are often associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but CBD is the nonpsychoactive part that is used for health and wellness applications.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. The marijuana plant and the hemp plant are not exactly the same. Hemp plants produce more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. For a thorough explanation of the difference, of the difference between the plants, including the differences in cultivation, genetics and differing uses, you can read more on that subject at Project CBD, a non-profit educational news service that does not sell or distribute any CBD/cannabis products.

It is vital that we explain and underscore that CBD is not THC.

CBD and THC are actually very different and affect the human body very differently. The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. The use of cannabis recreationally, to produce a “high” is what most people associate with the term cannabis. However, hemp, a cannabis plant is viable in many different industries from wellness to manufacturing. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally.

Here at Bloem, we use the term cannabis plant and hemp because we are focused on CBD as a tool for wellness and work to educate the community about CBD.