CBD Explained

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of over 85 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. While its exact benefits and effects are still being researched, it is interesting to note that the United States Department of Health and Human Services holds a patent titled ‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants’, (us Pat # 6,630, 507 B1  Dated 10/7/2003) which claims that:


 “Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”

Cannabinoids, which can be either consumed (phytocannabinoids) or produced naturally by the body (endocannabinoid), are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central regulatory system (the endocannabinoid system). This system is known to manage homeostasis and affect bodily processes such as appetite, mood and sleep. CBD is an example of a phytocannabinoid. 

Where does CBD come from?

CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis. It is the second most abundant compound in cannabis, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts. CBD is a compound that can be found in both psychoactive cannabis (marijuana) and non-psychoactive cannabis (hemp). Laguna CBD products contain only hemp derived CBD with NO THC.  In contrast to marijuana, federal law allows for the cultivation, processing and marketing of hemp and hemp products, which would include cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp. Passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2014, the Farm Bill permits the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in states where hemp is legal to grow. (Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014)

How does CBD work

Our body’s endocannabinoid system was found to be directly involved in the processes that keep our bodies balanced day to day.  Essentially, the system helps to manage homeostasis, balancing our body’s natural conditions. This system is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors that are located in the brain and nervous systems throughout the body. The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support this regulatory system. CBD supplements these naturally created endocannabinoids. 


Your body actually has areas that are made specifically for cannabinoids — they are called cannabinoid receptor sites, and cannabinoids bind to theses receptors on your cells. Certain receptors are heavily concentrated in the central nervous system while others are found in almost every organ of the body. Cannabinoid receptors are found in the skin, digestive tract, and even in the reproductive organs. 
These sites make up the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for numerous physiological and mental processes that occur naturally within the body. 
These receptors fall into two types: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain (but also in the liver, kidneys, and lungs), while CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system. 

The endocannabinoid system is closely interconnected with the nervous and immune system.   The ECS as the greatest neurotransmitter system in the body. 

Does Laguna CBD get you high?

Simple answer, no there is no high associated with taking our CBD.

CBD often gets mixed up with THC, which is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD and THC are the two most abundant compounds found in cannabis. Yet, they have fundamentally different properties and benefits. THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance, is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high.” Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with psychological functions.” While CBD can be completely separated from THC and CBD cannot get you “high,” there is still a lot of stigma as many people tend to mistake the two compounds.  To reiterate Laguna CBD products do not contain THC.

How can I ensure the purity of Laguna CBD?


All of our products are lab tested.  We use Canna Safe and Pro Verde, both industry leaders in scientific Lab Testing.  Our published results reflect testing of Laguna CBD using an ISO certified mass spectrometer equipment.  We take pride in the quality and consistency of our products, all lab tested to contain no THC, pesticides or residual solvents.


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