Characteristics of CBD to know before you shop it

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s one of over 113 cannabinoids that have been identified to date, and it’s also the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. In this blog post, we will explore few different characteristics of CBD that everyone should know about. If you want to grab more knowledge on this, have a look at

1. CBD is NOT Psychoactive

To clear up any confusion, let’s start with an essential characteristic of CBD. There are over 80 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. When people discuss them, they lump all these compounds together as if they act like or produce similar results when consumed (this isn’t exactly true).

When you ingest THC, it works on specific receptors known as CB-I, which causes an intoxicating effect by binding itself to your brain cells producing psychotropic effects that alter your state of mind. This makes sense why marijuana is often associated with changing one’s mental state since well over 85 psychoactive cannabinoids are within its makeup.

2. CBD is NOT “Marijuana.”

CBD has absolutely nothing to do with the psychoactive drug THC. While they are both found in cannabis, CBD will not get you high and has no psychotropic effects. This makes it an excellent option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, anti-tumoral, or analgesic properties of medical marijuana without the intense euphoria that comes with ingesting THC at elevated levels. The difference between these two cannabinoids couldn’t be more night and day when comparing them on an operational level since one creates intoxicating effects while the other does not. 


As mentioned above, CBD and THC are different compounds that both come from the cannabis plant. While they share similar properties, CBD has many more characteristics that make it a unique chemical compound worthy of its recognition as an individual cannabinoid with medicinal attributes.

4. CBD is NOT a Stimulant

People often assume that CBD and other cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, etc., behave similarly as stimulants such as caffeine or amphetamines by activating your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which can directly increase heart rate and blood pressure levels, among many other undesired effects.

However, this isn’t true since cannabinoids produce their anti-inflammatory properties through activation of cannabinoid receptors within our body known as CB-II & IV instead of SNS stimulation, so it’s pretty impossible to feel anything close to what you’d get from ingesting high amounts of caffeine or any stimulating drug for that matter. 

5. CBD is NOT a Sedative

While CBD can be an effective sleep aid, it doesn’t work the same way that most people assume. When you ingest CBD before bedtime, it acts to stimulate wakefulness, so while many people have been able to use this cannabinoid for sleep support, they would never classify its properties as sedating since there’s no noticeable “high” feeling associated with using cannabinoids like THC or even higher levels of CBN (which produces anti-insomnia effects). 


Hemp contains only trace amounts of psychoactive compounds, which makes tracing extremely difficult if not impossible at accurate world application doses. This has led some experts and government agencies alike who believe that consuming products will get you high, which isn’t true.

Murtaza Ali

Murtaza Ali is a tech enthusiast and freelance writer with a passion for all things digital. With 5 years of experience in the tech industry, He has a deep understanding of the latest trends, innovations, and best practices. He loves sharing his knowledge and insights with others, and has written extensively on topics such as [Ai, cybersecurity, cloud computing, programming languages, etc. When he's not writing or tinkering with gadgets, he can be found exploring the great outdoors, practicing cricket, or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. He believes in the power of technology to improve people's lives and is excited to be part of an industry that is constantly pushing boundaries and breaking new ground.
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