CBD

Don’t expect to get high. Just expect to feel good

Don’t expect to get high. Just expect to feel good.

We’ll admit it. We’re pretty undereducated when it comes to anything to do with the green leafy world of marijuana products.

Lately, there has been a growing buzz in the wellness world about CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in marijuana. CBD oil is legal and is a thing that the most healthy person you know is currently doing, adding it to their coffee or smoothies as a part of their daily routine.

The cannabis plant contains at least 80 chemical compounds called cannabinoids. You’re probably already familiar with THC, the cannabinoid that prompts the psychoactive effects commonly associated with marijuana, like the munchies, euphoria, relaxation. CBD is another cannabinoid, but, unlike THC, it's not psychoactive. CBD provides some of marijuana’s therapeutic effects such as pain relief and reduced inflammation without the high. But it is its purported effects of reducing stress and anxiety that are seeing it’s popularity sore as a wellness supplement.

“CBD is like taking a daily dose of well being. You’re going to be a little bit more calm, a little bit more centered, and you know that you’re going to be able to function,” says Jewel Zimmer founder of boutique cannabis company, Juna.

The hot tip: to add CBD to your daily routine, go for products with clearly marked dosages like capsules or edible oils, they are easy to integrate into your morning drink of choice and have slow releasing effects.

Rumor has it the next step in the trend is CBD-laced cocktails, happy hour may be about to get a whole lot happier. As if we thought this was possible.

TESSA RUSHTON