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CBD… what is it all about?

Every-time you pick up a paper or turn on your laptop, an advert for CBD will pop up somewhere.

So, what is all the hype about CBD and how can it help someone in pain?

CBD is short for can.na.bid.i.ol Cannabidiol, which is a natural extract of the hemp plant that is both legal and non-intoxicating.

I must admit I was a bit confused and just assumed it was the same as marijuana (weed) which some people have legally taken it for pain. It promises to help with chronic pain relief, sleep disorders, and anxiety.

It is a chemical compound taken from the cannabis Sativa plant (marijuana) but unlike the primary psychoactive element in marijuana (which gives you a high) CBD is non-psychoactive, so there is no ‘high’ and is also legal in the UK. The cannabis family has several different breeds…

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