What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring plant found in abundance in the hemp and cannabis plants. Cannabis plants that contain low THC content (i.e., less than 0.3%) are referred to as hemp, whereas those that contain more than 0.3% THC are called marijuana. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant.
CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to maintain harmony across the human body’s many complex functions. The scientific community is carrying out a number of studies to explore how CBD could assist with various medical conditions - such as inflammation, chronic pain, and anxiety.
Difference between CBD vs THC
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active compound: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD and THC are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Their effects, however, are vastly different.
THC is the compound that is widely known for the “high” sensation, as it produces a psychoactive response.
CBD is non-psychoactive, therefore does not cause any high, and it’s known for having many promising health benefits.
What are the benefits of CBD?
There’s been lots of research done on CBD on its medical benefits such as:
- Relieve pain
- Ease inflammation
- Promote mood balance
- Reduce stress/ depression
- Help with insomnia
- Improve heart health
Is it legal?
CBD is legal in Hong Kong.
It is not considered a dangerous drug by Hong Kong law. It is legal to buy, possess and consume CBD products as long as they contain 0% THC.
However, different countries have different regulations on controlled substances. Please ensure you research on the specific country whether CBD products are allowed.