cbd (not to be confused with Cbd) is the topical formula of two extracts from the Cannabis sativa plant: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
The active ingredient in cbd is CBDA which is the active ingredient of THC. CBDA is the principal psychoactive compound in cannabis and is responsible for its psychoactive effects. In marijuana, THC has a much higher potency than CBDA. Cannabis will generally be smoked or vaporized (with a vaporizer) to get the most psychoactive hits, but the main point of cbd is to get high in the first place.
The reason I use the term cbd is because it seems to be the most commonly used ingredient in vaporizers right now. In fact, they might be the first vaporizers to specifically list CBD.
As it turns out, cbd is a derivative of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is responsible for cannabis’ main psychoactive effects. That’s because CBDA, or cannabidiol, in cannabis contains the same number of hydrogens as THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, so it has the same potency. CBDA is very similar to CBD, including the same amount of aliphatic hydrogen.
It’s also the first time in history that CBD appeared on a vaporizer. This is because the FDA has recently approved it as an ‘adverse event reporting’ product that must be reported to the FDA. So to date, CBD is only being used as a THC substitute in vaporizers. At the moment, there are no vaporizers containing CBD.
Cannabis products, like CBD, have gone mainstream, but there is no such thing as “cbd vaporizer” yet. The CBD in a CBD vaporizer has a very small amount of THC, so it is very similar to the kind of CBD we use in food products and dietary supplements, which have 0% THC.
Since it is not going to be available in vaporizers anytime soon, it’s not really a surprise that it is a placebo to be sure. But it’s not a placebo, just a placebo-like high, and that is how the FDA will decide whether to approve it.
Like a lot of other products, the FDA has approved cannabis edibles that contain CBD, but not the vaporizer, despite the fact that it does not have THC in it. If the FDA agrees that cbd vaporizer is safe, it will be able to release it, allowing the public to enjoy a much more natural and comfortable CBD experience than what is possible with edibles.