In Poland, hemp is gaining popularity. However, we’re not talking about the psychoactive variety, Cannabis Indica, but the medicinal CBD. The most important thing to know about cannabis is that it can be used in a variety of ways
Marijuana is usually associated with narcotics and psychoactive substances. However, we often forget that cannabis, just like any other plant, has its varieties. One of them is Cannabis Sativa L., or commonly known as CBD. It is a cannabis plant that does not intoxicate, but heals. Find out what other benefits CDB use has.
Let’s start with what CBD is, as it’s still not entirely clear in Poland. CBD is the commonly accepted abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical organic compound naturally found in hemp. It comes from a large family of cannabinoids, which also includes the infamous THC found in typical intoxicating joints. How do cannabinoids work and why do they affect our bodies? First of all, they work by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which exists in every human body without exception. It is a very important regulatory system in humans
As you already know, CDB is a medicinal strain. However, what specifically can it help you with? Well, the list is long. This type of cannabis mainly helps in improving the functioning of the aforementioned endocannabinoid system and its main purpose is neuroprotection which is a therapeutic strategy to prevent nerve cell death, stress reduction, immune balance, homeostasis regulation, mood and memory enhancement, proper immune system function, pain relief and a significant increase in appetite and sleep quality. Thus, the use of CDB can be a salutary treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, and even epilepsy. It’s also just a great way to relax after a long, hard day to keep you mentally balanced
CDB can be used in many different forms. You can use it as a joint, as a tea, or as a very popular oil. CBD teas are full of nutrients and antioxidants that have a relaxing effect, help with insomnia and migraines, and reduce appetite by aiding digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. This is very interesting because you can choose from teas with interesting additives and flavors
However, the most popular way to use medicinal hemp is CBD oil. You can use such oil by directly applying it under your tongue or by adding it to food. You can also use it as an ointment for sore joints. Due to the fact that all mammals have an endocannabinoid system, CBD is completely safe for them. So CBD oil for dogs is also an interesting option. Cannabis-infused treats, as well as such oils, are popular with pets experiencing pain, anxiety, or suffering from hyperactivity
Finally, let’s answer one more frequently asked question – is CBD legal in Poland? Seed hemp is perfectly legal under the laws established by the European Union. The catch is that products made from such hemp cannot have more than 0.2% concentration of THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – an organic compound contained in hemp, by which it can be intoxicating.
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