There are two different types of products created by the cannabis plant.
There’s what most people know as pot (or weed). This contains THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound that makes people feel “high.”
THC is listed as a Schedule One drug by the FBI as a result.
Right there with heroin and meth.
The second type of cannabis is hemp. And hemp produces a chemical called
CBD. That stands for cannabidiol.
What does it do? And why is it so potentially valuable?
We don’t have time to go in to the science here… so I’ll keep it simple.
For starters, it’s not psychoactive. It doesn’t get you “high.”
So it’s not a Schedule One drug.
What it does, exactly, scientists are just beginning to explore.
We know that it likely works better than big pharma meds at alleviating pain….
Specialty businesses extract CBD from the hemp plant…
They combine it with natural oils like coconut oil and olive oil…
To make “tinctures” called CBD oil.
A few years ago, nobody knew what CBD oil was.
And today, there is a huge demand for it.
Millions of people are taking it as a health supplement.
And that’s where the immediate opportunities are…
Tune in tomorrow and I will continue to dig into CBD and review its medical benefits.