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If you’ve been reading the other posts at CBD School, you know that CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in both marijuana and hemp plants.

Exciting research is being done to see if CBD has the following benefits:

  • Anti-epileptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Neuroprotective
  • Pain relieving
  • Anti-oxidant

So, where does CBD come from?

CBD and all cannabinoids are produced and concentrated in the resin of the cannabis plant. The beneficial terpenes and flavonoids are also produced and concentrated in the resisn.

When it comes to quality CBD oil, it’s all about the resin.

The resin is a thick substance found mainly in the glandular trichomes in the flower of a cannabis plant. There are smaller amounts of resin also found on the leaves and stems of the cannabis plant.

TrichomesTrichomes – tiny, sticky hair-like formations on the cannabis flower photo cr: Cannabis Revealed by Dr. Goldstein

The resin of a cannabis plant, whether it’s a hemp or marijuana plant, contains the highest concentration of therapeutically desirable compounds — the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This is why we at CBD School recommend you look for CBD oil made from high resin cannabis plants.

The easiest way to know if you are getting a CBD oil from a high resin plant is to look for descriptions like “full plant extract” and “whole plant extract”. A whole plant/full plant extract will ensure that the CBD oil was made using the whole cannabis plant, including the parts where most of the resin is contained: the flowers.

Go here to check out our guide on how you can get the best CBD hemp oil. 

References

Goldstein, B. (2016). Cannabis revealed: how the world’s most misunderstood plant is healing everything from chronic pain to epilepsy. 

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  • Hi
    I wonder if you can help …
    When growing a cbd plant when would you know when the trichomes are ready, is it the same as growing a regular plant? When the tri’s are milky and amber.
    The strain is Candida.

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