What is CBD?


So, what is CBD? Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of many cannabidiol constituents known for helping with pain relief by acting upon certain neurotransmitter receptors. Harvested from cannabis sativa or cannabis indica, these plants produce high-CBD, low-THC flower that offer numerous pain relief benefits without experiencing psychoactive effects typically associated with marijuana. CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, stalks, and flower buds of industrial hemp plants and can be consumed in a variety of ways: smoke, vapor, pills, chewables, capsules, or as prescription liquid solutions.

CBD (cannabidiol) has been misunderstood, and wrongly attacked, for much of its life.

Recently, the substance has received substantial praise for its newly-discovered ability in supporting relief for a wide variety of ailments. However, the weight of its misconceptions regarding what it is, what it does, and how it works, has unfortunately produced a lot of friction for people trying to study, and experience, its effects. To understand what CBD is and why it’s so beneficial, it’s important to first understand where it comes from.

How Does CBD Reduce Pain?
The effects result from the oil’s molecules interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Many large, complex networks, like the immune system and central nervous system, are filled with cannabinoid receptors that are responsible for regulating pain triggers, moods, and other sensations. Because these receptors control many important functions, when they become unbalanced, people experience sharp mood swings or pain. CBD oil re-establishes an equilibrium between the receptors that will ultimately reduce malady related pain.

CBD oil has become an increasingly popular natural option for the treatment of many common ailments people normally experience during the aging process. Its therapeutic potential continues to be explored with exciting new possibilities constantly being discovered, and researchers steadily producing clinical studies that prove CBD is an incredibly useful tool for overall health and wellness.

What Is the Difference Between CBD vs. THC?
At the simplest level, the most important distinction between these two substances, is that CBD oils are not psychoactive since hemp plants contain extremely low THC-levels. More scientifically, the two derivatives act upon different cannabinoid receptors when introduced into the human body. THC targets one specific receptor, CB1, that’s located inside the brain, hence the feelings of psychoactivity produced by marijuana. Conversely, CBD has zero interaction with any brain receptors, instead primarily acting upon cells found throughout the immune system or the central nervous system.

These are two very different chemical compounds, and while THC may provide certain health benefits in states where it is a medically-controlled compound, the absence of psychoactivity with CBD use, becomes an extremely vital difference. It is this key distinction that has led to CBD being legalized through state pilot programs under the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill
We use CBD that follow the meet the following:
​Nanoparticle Delivery System

  • Micro Emulsions
  • Fully Absorbable
  • ​No Heavy Metals
  • No Pesticides
  • Non-GMO
  • GMP Compliant

Compliance and Safety

Compliance with existing laws and regulations is critical for all companies selling CBD products. Although this industry is young, there are federal guidelines and precedents as to labeling, cannabinoid concentrations, and claims about the effects of CBD-infused products. The Original Chronic Coffee and Tea Company proudly complies with all existing guidelines, including:

The Agricultural Act of 2014
The Controlled Substances Act of 1970
Section 763 of The Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2016

We also comply with all relevant state laws having jurisdiction over both nutritional supplements and hemp-derived products. For example, the state of Indiana requires that hemp-derived products include on their labeling some objective proof as to the THC levels and hemp-derived nature of the product.