What is CBD?

CBD Oil Info

CBD, one of the 104 cannabinoids in Cannabis

To understand what CBD is, it is important to know that the Cannabis plant is made up of several molecules, called Cannabinoids. Long known for its THC molecule and its psychoactive effects, the Cannabis plant is gradually revealing other molecules with many benefits, such as CBD. When the plant contains less than 0.2% THC, it is called “hemp flower”.

the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the high that is often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychotropic, its consumption is legal (see our article on legalization in France).


the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychotropic, and its consumption is legal.

In its natural state, Cannabis is loaded with an average of 15-25% THC. This concentration is responsible for the psychoactive, so-called “high” effects. This is why the Cannabis flower is considered a narcotic, and its consumption is illegal in France, and in several European countries. However, Cannabidiol (CBD) has no psychoactive effect. On the contrary, it provides positive effects on the human body, and in particular relaxing properties, such as a feeling of relaxation and well-being. In addition, CBD does not present risks of addiction or dependence, and is absolutely not toxic. CBD consumption, even at a high dose, does not pose a risk of anxiety attacks often associated with THC consumption.


CBD has become famous largely for its miraculous effects against stress and anxiety.

Virtues anxiolytics and relaxants of CBD allow consumers to experience a feeling of well-being and relief, without harmful effects. By acting on stress and anxiety, CBD also has an impact on sleep disorders, often related to stress.

In addition, Cannabidiol acts directly on receptors responsible for pain (CB1 and CB2), and helps resolve chronic inflammatory pathologies. Its analgesic action acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. CBD-based products applied to the skin (balm, massage oil) are very effective in soothing muscle pain related to sports practices, as well as for osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, or even pain related to chemotherapy.

CBD has also proven itself in dermatology : the anti-inflammatory properties of Cannabidiol help relieve irritated and itchy skin. It also acts against excess sebum, the appearance of acne pimples, eczema, psoriasis. Hemp moisturizes the skin deeply, and helps fight against dry skin.


Now widespread in several countries, hemp flower is derived into a wide variety of products.

Among the most popular are: CBD flowers, for consumption as an infusion,

CBD oils, to be consumed sublingually, or by the dermal route,

CBD-based cosmetics, to be applied to the skin.

There are also CBD vaporizers, similar to electronic cigarettes. These Vapes are used to vape flowers, or CBD concentrates (Pollen, Extraction, CBD Resin).CBD oil is obtained by extracting the CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

This quality makes CBD an attractive option for those seeking relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of cannabis or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

For people with cancer, it may even be a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.

Research into the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing, so new therapeutic uses for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.

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