There and more than 80 cannabinoids that can be extracted from the hemp plant and cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of them. CBD has become one of the most popular cannabinoids in the world today with many people considering its many health benefits to be “magical”.
Both marijuana and hemp are of similar cannabis plant derivation. However, their effects on the brain are quite different. For starters, there is a significant difference in the phytochemical composition of marijuana to that of hemp.
The reason for this is the amount of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in each composition. While hemp plants have higher CBD concentrations, marijuana has higher THC concentrations. Hence, they have quite different effects on the activity of the brain. THC is the psychoactive substance that is found in cannabis plants. This is the reason why people who use CBD products should not be afraid of feeling high.
This composition difference plays a huge role in the multifaceted health benefits of CBD and the reason why many people consider it to be a “magical elixir”.