RUTHERFORDTON — My Green Room retail shopped has moved their successful new shop up front onto 158 Main Street in Rutherfordton. Joellyn, the shop’s proprietor and manager, is a testimonial to the healing power of hemp products. Her friendly, helpful personality is also a guide to the potential use of hemp.
First, while cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant, it will not get you high. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis, but CBD is legal in the United States and used for other purposes. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions.
CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp (not marijuana).
How does CBD work?
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, the cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including:
- stress relief,
- immune response, and
- regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.
Rutherford County’s first CBD dispensary even offers products for your pets. Stop by and tell them you saw this article in RC Catalyst.
185 N. Main St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Sunday and Monday closed.