Cannabidiol more widely known as CBD, is a natural organic compound from the cannabinoids group. It is obtained from fiber hemp characterized by its high concentration and trace amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Acceptable legal concentration must contain less than 0,2% therefore, it has not been classified as a narcotic substance. However products made using CBD usually do not contain THC at all, therefore they are completely legal in Poland and the European Union.
CBD is obtained from fibrous hemp, more precisely from the dense layer of secretory hairs covering the above-ground part of the plant. After isolating cannabidiol (CBD) and its through purification, this substance is then dissolved in oil, giving us a product with a very specific concentration which can be easily partitioned and dosed. For this reason, it is a very popular and commonly used substance.
Products containing CBD are 100% legal and can be purchased, among other places, in pharmacies or healthy food stores. Very often they come in form of dietary supplements. Usually, these are products with CBD concentrations of 5, 10 and 15%. Cannabidiol is also used in the production of tinctures, cosmetics, sweets and e-cigarette liquids. In recent years, CBD has attracted more and more attention from scientists whose research shows many promising properties. Research is still ongoing but is suspected of having, among many others, anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects. There is also growing interest in experimenting with cannabis as medicine for various diseases.