CBD, unlike THC, is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Products infused with the cannaboid are growing in popularity.
Medical marijuana advocates believe CBD oil is a wonder drug. They say the product can relieve pain, ease anxiety, reduce inflammation and even cure cancer.
There’s three different kinds of plants to extract the CBD cannaboid. Dispensaries like GreenPharms in Mesa sell a variety of CBD products. It’s also available across the U.S. and online without a medical card.
Unlike it’s counterpart THC, CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t make the user high. However, it has the same medicinal properties. Tinctures or CBD-infused oils are most popular because they’re easily absorbed sublingually.
According to Dr. Suneil Jain, the human body is designed to absorb these products via cannaboid receptors. He’s a naturopathic doctor in Scottsdale at Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics who’s seen positive results from CBD oil. He says patients have been able to replace drugs like Ambien and Xanax with CBD oil.