Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that has gained popularity for its potential health benefits. While many people still associate cannabis with its psychoactive component, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD advocates are working to spread awareness about the many uses and benefits of CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a psychoactive “high.” Instead, it has been shown to have many potential health benefits, including relief from pain, anxiety, and inflammation.
There are many advocates in the CBD community who are working to spread awareness about the benefits of cannabis. These include researchers, healthcare professionals, and patients who have experienced the benefits of CBD firsthand.
One such advocate is Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and medical correspondent for CNN. After years of opposing cannabis use, Dr. Gupta changed his mind when he saw the positive effects of CBD on children with epilepsy. He has since become a vocal advocate for medical cannabis.
CBD advocates are also focused on empowering communities to take control of their own health. This includes educating people about the benefits of CBD, as well as advocating for its legalization and accessibility.
For example, the Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is a group of female entrepreneurs who are working to educate women about cannabis and its many benefits. They also advocate for the legalization of cannabis and work to create opportunities for women in the industry.
Building a Movement
CBD advocates are not just working to empower individuals and communities – they are also building a movement. By coming together and collaborating on advocacy efforts, they are working to create a world where cannabis is accepted and accessible for all.
One example of this is the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), which works to legalize marijuana and end its criminalization. They also provide education and resources for people who want to get involved in cannabis advocacy.
CBD advocates are an important part of the movement to legalize and destigmatize cannabis. By spreading awareness and empowering communities, they are working to create a world where cannabis is accepted and accessible for all. If you are interested in getting involved, there are many organizations and resources available to help you become a champion for cannabis.