So let’s talk about what it actually is. This will be a 2 part story.
Cannabidiol or abbreviated CBD is a substance that is found in large quantities in hemp, the so-called cannabinoid – one of a group of 85 known to date complex unique substances found in plants of the genus Cannabis. Cannabidiol itself does not possess psychoactive properties – that is, it does not cause a change in consciousness, does not affect perception or attention.
On the other hand, this substance has properties that have significant medical potential. Thus, clinical studies show that cannabidiol is able to withstand spasms, seizures, contain seizures (as, for example, in cases of epilepsy), has an anti-inflammatory effect. Before you run the to local grow shop gardening store, wait for the 2nd part to come.
Cannabidiol is formed in cannabis plants together with other cannabinoids, when, under the influence of numerous enzymes that hemp begins to produce especially actively during flowering and the formation of flowers and fruits, complex pyrophosphates and olivetolic acids begin to combine in the plant to form a substance called cannabigirol or abbreviated CBG .
CBD is a semifinished product of all cannabinoids in hemp. When this substance is exposed to enzymes, it is transformed into a whole range of more complex cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, cannabicol, cannabisitran, cannabichromine and many, at least so modern science imagines this process, because for today the day has not yet received experimental confirmation that the process looks exactly like this. The relationship between the cannabinoids obtained in this process, in particular, THC and CBD, has not been thoroughly studied, and therefore there are theories that speak of both the synthesis of THC from CBD and the reverse polymerization of CBD in TGC. Both these mechanisms have so far been little studied.
Cannabidiol was one of the first cannabinoids identified in cannabis. The first studies in this field were carried out in the 1940s in America in the laboratories of Roger Adams, a well-known researcher of vegetable alkaloids and fats. It should be noted that these studies cost Professor Adams considerable work, since his work was greatly complicated by the “Marihuana Act” of 1937, as well as the growing prewar paranoia in the world, which put many scientists under the supervision of the FBI and intelligence. Nevertheless, Adams managed not only to isolate cannabidiol, but even synthesize its analogs in laboratory conditions. Thanks to this, later many other cannabinoids, in particular THC, were discovered by science, but CBC was first discovered. To be continue in part 2.
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