What is CBD?

Updated: Mar 11, 2021



Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a natural compound found in the flower of cannabis plants. CBD is one of over 100 natural chemicals or phytocannabinoids that have been detected in cannabis. CBD was discovered in 1940 when it was isolated from the marijuana extract of Minnesota Wild Hemp.


CBD is the second most common component of the active ingredients found in cannabis. CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are compounds that offer the most health benefits in cannabis. However, unlike THC, CBD does not create a “high”, nor does it change one’s mind/mood. In fact, CBD can reduce or neutralise the mind-altering effects of THC.


CBD has many significant benefits for the body, including relief for pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Hence, CBD can be a suitable alternative for people who prefer natural plant-based treatment instead of pharmaceutical drugs.


 

Is CBD legal in Trinidad and Tobago?


The decriminalisation of marijuana through the Dangerous Drugs (Amended) Act, 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago has led to an increase in the use of CBD across the country. It is important to note that CBD is not a dangerous or psychotropic substance under the First and Second Schedule of the Dangerous Drugs Act and its amendments. Therefore, there is no evidence to suggest that it is an offence to have and use CBD.


 

CBD products come in a variety of forms such as oils, edibles, and topicals (lotions and ointments). CBD can also be used via smoking or a vape pen.


At Adam’s Organix, we offer 100% pure CBD oil and premium CBD balm from the hemp plant. Our products are THC-free.


Contact us at +1868 494-2405 to restore your body!


 

References

Adams, Roger, Madison Hunt, and J. H. Clark. 1940. “Structure of Cannabidiol, a Product Isolated from the Marihuana Extract of Minnesota Wild Hemp. I.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 62 (1): 196-200. doi: 10.1021/ja01858a058.


Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. 2019. “An Act to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act, Chap. 11:25.” http://www.ttparliament.org/legislations/a2019-24g.pdf.


—. 2019. “Dangerous Drugs (Amendment of the Second Schedule) Order, 2019.” Legal Supplement Part B - Vol. 58. no. 158. http://www.ttlawcourts.org/index.php/component/attachments/download/6753.


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