How Does CBD Work?

How does CBD work is a great question to ask? Cannabidiol is one of the more commonly known cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis and hemp plants. 

CBD Research

Most of the research on cannabinoids has been done on cannabis, however, with so many reports coming from people stating their positive results to friends or posting them on the Internet that there is more interest now in understanding how CBD works. 


The other reason it has had so little research done, is because it has been illegal in the USA since 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was implemented. Now that the 2018 Farm Bill has passed regulations have loosened and research is beginning. To the extent there are 2 drugs already being produced by pharmaceutical companies, one within the USA and one marketing outside the US, with CBD as the active ingredient. 


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Endocannabinoid System

CBD interacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system. According to eehealth.org there are also reports CBD helps reduce inflammation and pain, because it is a neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors without causing many of the side effects felt from cannabis. The benefits of CBD have been studied and findings reported in this article, “Review of the neurological benefits of phytocannabinoids” by the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health. There are countless additional studies that can be viewed there also reporting the positive benefits of CBD and cannabinoids.

CBD Availability & Delivery

Because CBD is available in so many different forms, you may be wondering what is the best way? Should I buy CBD disposable vapes, CBD edibles, CBD creams? There are just so many different CBD products currently on the market, which one is the best one to buy?


This really depends upon 2 factors. The most important thing to consider is the quality of the CBD, making sure you have purchased the highest quality CBD from a credible company. The second factor to think about when choosing which product to buy is what your goal is for using. This is important because the major differences between these product types is the speed of delivery and how long the effects will last.


Because vape products are absorbed right through the lungs, vaping is one of the fastest methods of delivery. Vaping CBD will wear off quicker though, because it is absorbed sooner. Many people will use a disposable vape for immediate effects and follow that up with CBD gummies or an edible that will last much longer. Edibles and tinctures will take longer to feel, however, their effects will last much longer. Creams and transdermal topicals can be applied directly to the focus area for localized effects.

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