CBD: Explore a Unique and Milder Side of Cannabis

Interested in accessing the potential benefits and medical effects of cannabis (but without the high)? CBD might be the answer.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike its cannabinoid cousin THC, CBD does not produce the same euphoric intoxicating effects, but it does offer a variety of benefits. From the research lab to your kitchen cabinet, CBD is popular support for patients and general wellness. How? Let’s dig in.

What Is CBD Used For?

As the second most abundant cannabinoid—or “major active ingredient”—in the cannabis plant, CBD is linked with a surprisingly wide array of potential health benefits.

Like all cannabinoids, including THC, CBD interfaces with the body through a network known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a regulatory system that helps our bodies regulate vital processes such as memory, immune function, and sleep.


The Benefits of CBD: A Closer Look

Because it’s linked with so many potential medical benefits, CBD remains one of the most exciting compounds found in cannabis to date.

It’s been known for some time that CBD can help treat certain seizures, which is why it’s the active ingredient in Epidiolex®, the first cannabis-derived drug to win FDA approval. But beyond this, CBD shows promise in a number of other areas, including:

CBD Products: A Wide Range of Choices

Because CBD is considered non-intoxicating, it’s incredibly versatile, showing up in everything from vape cartridges to chocolates to balms and rubs. Here are a few of the most popular we offer at our Takoma Park dispensary:

From tempting chocolates to discreet and compact capsules to silky CBD-infused honey, there’s seemingly no end to the variety of edible CBD products on offer.

Long-lasting, portable, and easy to dose, tinctures are a great option for those who want to access the benefits of CBD on the go.

If you want CBD in a fast-acting format that’s easier on the lungs, high-CBD vapes are the way to go. Highly portable and available in a variety of strengths and strains, they’re among the most popular items we offer.

Even our body’s largest organ—the skin—contains receptors tied to the endocannabinoid system, and with CBD-rich topicals, you can deliver relief right to where you need it most.

How to Choose the Best CBD Products for Your Needs

Confused by CBD terms such as “full-spectrum,” “broad-spectrum,” and “isolate”? Let us help demystify them for you:

Full-Spectrum CBD

These products contain the full range of cannabinoids and other compounds present in the cannabis (or hemp) plant. Many researchers believe that due to a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect,” when they’re consumed together, these compounds provide the fullest and most complete benefits possible. Depending on the source, it may contain THC in trace or larger amounts.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

These products contain CBD as well as minor cannabinoids such as CBG or CBN, as well as any aromatic terpenes that were present in the plant. However,  because it doesn’t contain any THC at all, it diminishes the potential for the entourage effect but is a great choice for those who don’t want to consume any THC.

CBD Isolate

This class of products is formulated to provide pure CBD and nothing more. It’s the perfect choice when you want to access the benefits of CBD without the potential for interactions with other cannabis compounds.

Shop D.C.’s Best Selection of CBD Products

If you’re looking to buy CBD online and you’re in the D.C. area, we’d love to help! As the District’s #1 family-run dispensary, it’s our goal to provide the region’s very best selection of CBD products tailored to every need and every budget. If you have more questions about the potential benefits of CBD, just ask. We’re here to help you find the relief you need.