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10:34 pm - February 9, 2024 - Easthampton, MA - Fyre Ants Editorial

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant and its cousin, hemp. Both hemp and marijuana come from the Cannabis Sativa plant but are grown for different purposes. CBD products are used to treat a variety of ailments, such as pain, anxiety, inflammation, and even seizures.

CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid, after THC, in marijuana. It is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that affects your body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is just like the nervous or respiratory system. CBD products offer a wide selection of potencies. Full-spectrum CBD includes small amounts of THC, broad-spectrum CBD contains all compounds except THC, and isolate is only CBD. Read on to discover how to enjoy CBD products in your daily routine.

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The Difference Between Cannabidiol and Other Cannabinoids?


THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary chemical compound (among over 500 others) found in cannabis. THC causes sensations of euphoria or intoxication. Although both CBD and THC come from the Cannabis Sativa plant, CBD does not affect your mental state. You’ll experience a wide range of benefits from CBD and THC working together in full-spectrum CBD products.


CBN (cannabinol) is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that has a distinctive chemical makeup to CBD. CBN is much less abundant than CBD, and it creates THC as it oxidizes. Both are non-intoxicating in their pure state and produce different effects when ingested or applied.


You may have also heard of CBG (cannabigerol) and wondered how it differs from CBD. They are both non-intoxicating cannabinoids. When taken together, they create powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s a fantastic combination! Research on CBG is not as advanced as that of CBD or THC.  There’s evidence to suggest that CBG is an effective pain reliever and could even treat cancer, depression, and infections.

The Benefits of CBD

CBD offers a powerhouse of benefits that you can enjoy without the intoxicating effects of THC. Discover some of the top reasons you may want to reach for CBD.

Lowers Inflammation

Although CBD research studies are ongoing, there is promising evidence of anti-inflammatory benefits. If you suffer from muscle soreness due to overexertion, a CBD topical, like a cooling gel, could help you get temporary relief.

Relieves Pain

CBD offers an analgesic effect (AKA pain relief). It inhibits certain neurotransmitters, stopping pain pathways and reducing inflammation. Treating pain comes with benefits such as better sleep, stress relief, and feelings of relaxation and calm. CBD gummies can help with a full-body experience or target specific areas with a topical product.

Reduces Anxiety

Chemically speaking, CBD can activate neural receptors that help your system decrease anxiety. CBD can reduce severe anxiety like PTSD, but discuss it with your doctor to determine your ideal treatment plan.

Besides the reasons listed above, there are many more benefits to CBD. It can ease side effects from cancer treatment, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and withdrawal symptoms from substance abuse recovery. Explore the wide range of CBD products to determine what works best for your needs.

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What Product Forms Can You Buy CBD in?

There are many ways to enjoy CBD; the best depends on your needs and preferences. CBD is packaged as oils, gummies, creams, extracts, sprays, bath bombs, and more. If you want a full-body experience, ingesting CBD would be your best bet, whereas if you want to treat a specific area, reach for a topical like a cream or gel. The product you choose will also determine how long it takes for the CBD to take effect.

Anything you eat or drink has to go through your digestive system, which can take an hour before you can feel a difference. Putting a few drops of tincture under your tongue offers quicker effects because it goes into your bloodstream. Every product has its pros and cons in terms of potency, time to take effect, and length of effect. Here are some of our favorite CBD products. 


This fantastic product is produced by infusing the marijuana flower with a base to separate the cannabinoids from the plant. The CBD is then mixed with a carrier oil to facilitate its absorption. CBD oil is incredibly versatile as you can add a few drops onto your food or under your tongue to feel the effects quickly. You can get it in various potencies and experiment with conveniently controlled dosages.

CBD Gummies

Probably the most popular form of edibles, gummies are an easy way to enjoy CBD. Their discreet, small packaging makes them ideal for on-the-go use. They provide full-body benefits, but you’ll have to wait an hour or two for them to kick in. Once they do, you may feel mellow, have pain relief, and generally be more relaxed.

CBD Cream

CBD cream could be a great option if you want to treat a specific area of your body for pain or discomfort. All you have to do is rub the cream on the skin and wait for the cannabinoid to work its magic. Some CBD creams are explicitly meant to upgrade your skincare routine by providing ultra-hydration for soft and supple skin.

Side Effects of CBD

When trying any new cannabis product, be aware that you may feel some side effects. Start slow and determine whether the product is right for you. The most common side effects include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, and irritability. There have also been reports of changes in appetite, dry mouth, low blood pressure, and diarrhea. Most of the side effects are mild, but CBD can interact with other medications, especially blood thinners. If in doubt, consult with your doctor before starting any new CBD product to your regimen.

CBD is generally well-tolerated and a great place to start on your self-care journey to pain relief, glowing skin, and a relaxed body.


Now that you know a little more about cannabis flower, what it is, the endless varieties, and how it is transformed into various products, you can feel more confident next time you walk into your local dispensary. There are no right or wrong questions, only curiosity and willingness to learn. Enjoy the trip!

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