CBD has tremendous medical potential. This is particularly true when the correct ratio of CBD to THC is applied to treat a particular condition. CBD acts as an antagonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, yet it has a low binding affinity for both. This suggests that CBD’s mechanism of action is mediated by other receptors in the brain and body.
CBD does not produce intoxicating effects associated with THC, a phenomenon easily explained by how the separate cannabinoids act. CBD is more partial to binding with CB-2 receptors found throughout the body.
As such, it produces effects that are more physiological, like:
- Reduced stress
- Improved appetite
- Better sleep