So why haven’t I heard of CBD before?
Cannabis Controversy Overshadowing the Plant’s Potential
Original discussions into cannabis centered on THC, but CBD is one of the over 80 other cannabinoids that are present in the plant. Headlines and news reports have long been fixated on scaremongering with the highs of cannabis, rather than its relaxing medicinal possibilities. Slowly, this stigma is changing, but information can still be difficult to access and often lacks a lot of clarity to help new consumers fully understanding CBD.
The legal question around the compound is slowly being quashed: hemp-based CBD products are legal in most of the world, with hemp plants also producing non-dairy milks, building materials and many other products for a wide variety of industries.
With this controversy and question of legality out of the way, we are now starting to see CBD as a supplement in its own right: without the cannabis label clouding the research into its potential benefits.