CBD 101

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids that can be found in both cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid in hemp and the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis, after THC.

Does CBD get you high?

Unlike THC, CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, so it won’t get you “high”. It does have mild psychoactive effects, however; it tends to positively affect mood, moderate anxiety levels, and helps optimize alertness.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the active constituents of cannabis and hemp plants that act on cannabinoid receptors throughout the immune and nervous systems. ingestion produces effects throughout the body and mind. There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in both cannabis and hemp plants - including THC, CBD, CBN, CBG and CBC.

What is the difference between cannabis CBD and hemp CBD?

Cannabis and hemp are actually two strains of the same plant - Cannabis Sativa. Hemp is legally defined as the varieties of Cannabis Sativa that contain 0.3% THC or less. Both cannabis and hemp contain cannabinoids such as CBD and other compounds said to contribute therapeutic effects, such as terpenes and flavonoids. All of the CBD products carried by Ivyside are derived from hemp, and therefore contain 0.3% or less THC by weight.