What is CBD?

What is CBD?

We’re hearing about it more and more! We walk by local shops that offer CBD Gummy Bears and ask, what is going on here? “CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization” (Grinspoon, 2018) “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

“In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical cannabis license.” (Grinspoon, 2018) CBD can be found in various forms across the entire US. With new advancements come new options including teas, gummies, and even crystal form that can be sprinkled on food. While restrictions may pop up in certain regions of the US, you can find many options online or at local retail facilities all across Alaska, including Alaskan Sweet Vapes in Wasilla, AK. Over the last few months, we have completely shifted an area of our “Sweet Lounge” to offer some of the most beneficial CBD products available anywhere!

So what does it do? People across the nation have been raving about reduced anxiety, better sleep, reduced stress, and the ability to reduce pain without the common side effects associated with prescription medication. “CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications” (Grinspoon, 2018) “In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking.”

More and more studies are popping up every day showing the incredible benefits of CBD and how it can help alleviate serious concerns. Make sure to pay attention the The People’s Paper over the next several months as we shine light on this interesting subject! If you have questions about CBD, stop by our “Sweet Lounge” at Alaskan Sweet Vapes on 224 N. Yenlo St. Wasilla and we will be happy to help you find the best option, for you! We wish you a happy 2019 and hope that you can find relief with CBD, this great new product available now!

 

Reference:

Grinspoon, P. M.D. (2018) Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t retrieved January 7, 2019 from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476