CBD and Cannabis – where do they stand? These are still taboo topics in many places, so let’s change that by discussing their differences so that we can deepen our knowledge.
CBD Properties and Uses
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a chemical component found in the hemp plant, and as we have mentioned in our previous articles, it does not possess psychotropic properties. CBD products can be ingested or applied to the skin according to their form and are commonly used for their wellness effects, such as relieving pain and easing inflammation.
One of the most popular uses for CBD is to improve sleep. You can apply Joia’s CBD day or night cream to certain regions of the body, and as the CBD begins to work, it reduces inflammation and, if used at night, improves your quality of sleep.
Researchers believe that CBD interacts with the ECS (Endocannabinoid System), which helps improve mood disorders, sleep quality, and hypertension. While large doses of CBD oil do not cause any side effects, it is recommended that new users should not exceed a daily dose of 70mg.
Cannabis Properties and Uses
Hemp is a natural plant with many varieties, while Cannabis sativa is a variety of hemp. The main compound of the Cannabis Sativa plant is THC, which is responsible for producing psychotropic effects. While Joia products use this variety of hemp, the extraction process of obtaining CBD means that our products contain undetectable levels of THC.
Cannabis is usually consumed through smoking, but it also comes in the form of edibles and oils. While large doses can give the user hallucinogenic effects, it does have its positives and has been known to ease the pain of several medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
CBD and Cannabis: Conclusion
CBD products are a much better alternative to Cannabis. They offer no side effects and increase your quality of life by improving your sleep, mood, and skin quality while easing pain and reducing inflammation. Cannabis, on the other hand, comes with its fair share of side effects. There’s also the obvious note that CBD products are legal in most countries, whereas Cannabis is not!