CBD or Cannabidiol is an exciting cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis. It is found in flowers, seeds, and the stalk of cannabis plants that include marijuana and hemp. Cannabidiol is among the more than 400 compounds that are found in cannabis sativa. CBD is no longer a little-known molecule. It’s now a potential breakthrough therapeutic aid and nutritional component. Unlike the other cannabinoids, CBD occurs in significant amounts in cannabis. Therefore, its extraction from cannabis plants is relatively easy.
Cannabidiol is generally produced in two ways as follows:
Naturally: CBD can be extracted from marijuana and hemp cannabis plants. The major difference between marijuana and hemp is the THC level. Marijuana is specifically known to have high THC level and it is mainly used for recreational purposes. Hemp on the other hand has THC traces only. The natural CBD in hemp is legal in the U.S while CBD in marijuana is illegal in the U.S. However, its legalization on state-by-state basis is happening at a very fast rate
Synthetically: CBD can be produced synthetically in a lab. Nevertheless, synthetically produced CBD is generally a regulated substance and its possession is legal outside some specialized circumstances.