What Is CBD? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

What Is CBD?

What is CBD, can it make you feel high, and what are the differences between broad-spectrum, full-spectrum and isolate CBD.

By Avik Das
Kelli Harris
Edited by Kelli Harris

Published April 19, 2021.

CBD is the short form of "Cannabidiol," which is derived from the cannabis plant. Despite being from a family of marijuana, CBD doesn't cause any hangover, nor is it known to make someone high. Consequently, CBD is considered a natural remedy for many issues, and it doesn't have side effects, unlike pharmaceutical medicines.

How CBD Is Different From Marijuana

CBD products usually don't have THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid responsible for the "high" feeling associated with marijuana, or at least not enough to cause any psychoactive feelings.

Different Types of CBD Products

There are primarily three types of CBD products in the market: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate.

Full-spectrum CBD is considered the most effective with all the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in it. Full-spectrum CBD has trace amounts of THC in it. Though not enough to cause a "high," it may be enough to cause a failed drug test.

Broad-spectrum CBD is similar to full-spectrum in the sense that it still contains many other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that all have their own benefits, but in smaller amounts. However, broad-spectrum products don't contain any THC. Although not necessarily as effective as full-spectrum CBD, it can be beneficial for those who are sensitive to such a wide variety of cannabinoids and other components.

Lastly, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD that has no other cannabinoids, making it the safest one among all three, yet also least effective.

Today, CBD can be found in different forms such as gummies, oils, capsules, vape juices, and more.