1. What is a cannabinoid?
A group of compounds produced naturally in the body (Endocannabinoid) as well as by certain plants (phtocannabinoid), including cannabis, that act on the cannabinoid receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system which is involved in a number of physiological responses including appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.
2. What is CBD?
CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp.
3. Does CBD get you high?
No, in fact CBD may counteract the psychoactive affects of THC.
4. What’s the science behind CBD? How does it work?
While a lot of research is still being done on the pharmacology of CBD, we do know that unlike THC, CBD has low affinity for the body’s central (CB1) and peripheral (CB2) cannabinoid receptors. CBD acts to increase levels of the body’s natural cannabinoids the endocannabinoids by extending their lifecycle. Interestingly CBD also interacts with many other receptor systems in the body. Some of the receptors CBD is thought to influence include our opioid, dopamine and serotonin receptors which may explain some of its antidepressant, anxiolytic and neuroprotective effects.
5. How was Curaleaf Hemp developed?
Curaleaf has a long history of serving patients with qualifying conditions through our medical cannabis programs. It has long been clear to us that our patients seek and benefit from our CBD products. Our hemp program was a natural way to extend the benefits of CBD to a greater population.
6. Why is it important for hemp products to be grown in the US?
By working with hemp grown in the US we are able to closely control the quality and safety of these products. We are also helping to support our farming communities which are increasingly introducing hemp onto their farms.
7. How is Curaleaf Hemp extracted?
Curaleaf hemp is extracted with CO2, CO2 is in the air we breath and produces the purest extract.
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