Beginner’s Guide to CBD and Cannabis
Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to address key questions people have when starting CBD and cannabis therapy.
Project CBD was established in 2010 by journalists who had been covering the medical marijuana story — the science, the movement and the industry. We felt that the reintroduction of CBD-rich cannabis into the grassroots supply merited special attention. The serendipitous reappearance of whole plant CBD in Northern California in 2009 has given doctors and patients a unique opportunity to evaluate the effects of cannabidiol. Project CBD updates doctors and patients on developments in cannabis science, therapeutics and political economy.
CBD and THC are the power couple of cannabis therapeutics, interacting to amplify one another’s curative properties. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties, while lessening THC’s psychoactivity.
CBD-rich cannabis oil products can be taken sublingually or orally, applied topically, or inhaled with a vape pen. The time of onset and duration of effect vary depending on the method of administration.
Compared to whole plant CBD-rich cannabis, industrial hemp grown for fiber or seed is typically low in cannabinoid content. If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and available, look for CBD products made from cannabis.
Scientific studies have established that synthetic, single-molecule CBD has a narrow therapeutic window and requires high doses for efficacy as compared to whole-plant, cannabis-derived CBD.
Many health professionals have little to no experience with cannabis therapeutics and are not able to guide people on this subject. So Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.