About CBD


CBD is the abbreviated name for cannabidiol, which is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating and will not make the user feel “high.” CBD does have mood-enhancing properties and is therefore referred to as non-intoxicating rather than non-psychoactive. CBD is currently being researched for its potential medical properties, and the findings are positive.


CBD is commonly used to manage stress, anxiety, nausea, chronic pain, and arthritis. It also has medical applications in the management of more serious diseases such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Parkinson’s Disease.


Hemp-based CBD products are not covered by the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program and contain less than .3% THC, by law. Cannabis-derived CBD may contain higher amounts of THC and is covered under the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program.


CBD oil is the most common way to ingest CBD; however, CBD can also be eaten, vaped, or smoked. CBD oil is a carrier oil, typically coconut or olive oil, infused with CBD extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant. CBD oil is typically taken sublingually but can also be added to recipes to create CBD infused meals.


CBD is extracted from the hemp or cannabis plants using ethanol or CO2 extraction methods. These two methods represent the cleanest way to extract CBD for human consumption, but should only be performed by professionals, as ethanol and CO2 extraction can be dangerous if the correct procedures are not followed.


Once CBD has been extracted from the plant and added to the oil, it undergoes a process called chromatography, which removes unwanted plant phytochemicals from the oil. This ensures a clean CBD oil.

How Does CBD Oil Work?

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and produce endogenous (made in the human body) cannabinoids. The purpose of the endogenous cannabinoids is to maintain balance in the endocannabinoid system, but sometimes the system becomes unbalanced.


This could be caused by the underproduction of endogenous cannabinoids or poor activation of the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the ECS. Ingesting CBD activates additional receptors and brings the system back into homeostasis. CBD gives your body more of what it already makes and needs.

Will CBD Get Me High?

The simple answer is no, CBD will not make you high. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, although it does tend to elevate mood, decrease stress, and make the user feel relaxed. CBD can be consumed safely without interfering with daily activities.


CBD covered under the Missouri Medical Marijuana program is cannabis-derived and may contain more than the .3% THC allowed in hemp CBD. Therefore, cannabis-derived CBD products may contain higher amounts of THC that produce psychoactive effects.

Choosing a Quality CBD Product

Finding the right CBD product can be challenging, as the marketplace has become saturated with CBD oils, tinctures, balms, and creams. CBD can now be found in grocery stores and gas stations, and the quality of these products ranges from poor to excellent, so how do you know which brand of CBD to choose?


Working with a certified dispensary agent can be extremely helpful when determining what type of CBD product to buy. Green Releaf carries high-quality CBD products, which are cannabis-derived, and covered under the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program. Our agents will be able to help you select the product that is most appropriate for your needs and give you suggestions on appropriate dosing and usage.


Visit us at Green Releaf and find out how CBD may be of benefit to you.

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