The cannabis plant manufactures cannabinoid acids, which are then activated (through heat) and turned into the cannabinoids that consumers are seeking. Cannabis produces a chemical known as CBDA (cannabidiol acid) which is converted into a neutral cannabinoid (CBD) when decarboxylated.
Therapeutic and Medical Benefits
CBD is a promising therapeutic compound with a wide range of potential medical benefits. The strongest scientific evidence regarding CBD is for its effectiveness in alleviating some of the most treatment- resistant forms of childhood epilepsy syndrome including Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures among children suffering from these ailments. Several videos that show how CBD can help these children and their seizures have gone viral on the Internet over the past few years.
Many cannabis consumers report that CBD can help with anxiety, stress, inflammation, pain, sleep disorders and depression. There is some early evidence, mainly from animal studies and in vitro experiments, that CBD may have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.