What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is still somewhat new to the market but has quickly created a buzz in most households and continues to grow in popularity. It’s most commonly known for its therapeutic effects including anti-anxiety, stress relief and a sleep aid. CBD oil has entered today’s market in a multitude of ways including topicals, sublingual tinctures and infused edibles. The potential for this business and growth opportunity has sparked interest and many people are looking to launch; but you must understand cannabinoids and how products are derived from the plant.
CBD is one of more than 100 cannabinoids, which are compounds found throughout the cannabis and hemp plants. The most famous cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the intoxication associated with the consumption of cannabis. On the other hand, CBD does not produce an intoxicating effect. Though research is limited and still ongoing, CBD has been found to offer many therapeutic and health benefits.
CBD products are created in several steps. First, the raw material is cultivated and harvested. For example, if you plan on using industrial hemp to create your CBD products, you will either need to cultivate or purchase a large amount of the plant. From there, CBD oil is extracted from the plant using a variety of methods. Once the CBD oil has been extracted, it can be sold as a concentrate or used to infuse a variety of products.