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Oct 11

MyCBD.org Launches to help Lead in Education

What is the difference between CBD and THC? Are marijuana-derived CBD and hemp-derived CBD the same thing? Is full spectrum CBD better than broad spectrum CBD? How are isolates produced?

You have questions and MyCBD.org has answers. Launched in response a growing interest in cannabidiol (CBD), and promising clinical trials on its health benefits, MyCBD.org provides the public with answers to the most important questions. It’s also a one-stop shop for definitions of unfamiliar terms and industry news.

CBD is one of more than 100 cannabinoids, or organic chemical compounds, found in the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most prominent cannabinoid in marijuana, CBD has no psychoactive properties. CBD is most commonly sourced from industrial hemp (although it can be extracted in lower concentrations from marijuana). Hemp-derived CBD contains less than 0.3 percent THC and does not make a consumer feel “high.”

Most claims about the health benefits of CBD remain anecdotal and require additional research. Some, however, have already been strongly established. Numerous studies have found that CBD is effective in treating some of the most devastating childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Both Dravet syndrome and LGS are typically resistant to anti-seizure medications.

Videos of the positive effects of CBD on children with Dravet syndrome and LGS spread like wildfire on social media. In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived medicine, Epidiolex, which contains CBD, for the two conditions.

Additional studies, according to Harvard Medical School, have suggested that CBD may be an effective treatment for both anxiety and insomnia.

As CBD becomes more popular, it’s important that reliable information be available to the public about what it is and how it works. The nature of the internet is that we can go from having a lack of information about a particular topic to suddenly finding ourselves swamped in an information overload. This has been the case with CBD. A rise in popularity fuels a spike in misinformation.

Not all of the online information about CBD can come from companies producing CBD products. Those companies, without a doubt, have a responsibility to accurately communicate how their specific products are made, how they should be used and what effects they’ll have, but the bulk of the educational aspect surrounding CBD will fall to media sources. MyCBD.org is here to play that role, providing informational pages and daily articles to the CBD community.

The best ways to contact the MyCBD.org team are through Instagram (@MyCBDorg) and Twitter (@MyCBDorg).