What is CBD?

By: Shelle Rogers, CEO

Learn the basics

CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a compound found in cannabis which comes from drying hemp leaves and flowers. In case you were wondering, CBD does not make you “high” because it comes from hemp, not marijuana. Hemp’s contents do not include the psychoactive compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 


You can consume CBD in many different forms: from extracts to gummies, from oils to CBD Crystalline, which is a powdered form of pure CBD. At our Kingdom Harvest store, there are many options to suit each user's preferences and specific needs. 


Hemp and hemp-derived products became legal following the 2018 Federal Farm Bill in the United States. You may be wondering, “Is CBD legal?” Now people around the U.S. can enjoy the benefits of hemp and hemp-derived products, as long as the product contains less than 0.3% THC. 



The history of CBD 

CBD products have gained popularity in the U.S., but its origins date back hundreds of years. The Emperor Shen Neng of China prescribed hemp, or marijuana, tea for different ailments as early as circa 2700 B.C. He realized the healing properties of the cannabis plant and is still a remedy in Chinese herbal medicine. In India, cannabis continues to be used as part of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Practitioners use this for promoting sleep and relieving pain, among other things. 


The present and future of CBD

Now in the present we see multiple opportunities to take advantage of all that CBD has to offer. At Kingdom Harvest, we specialize in offering Whole-Spectrum CBD products such as hemp extracts, gummies, sublingual oils, pain creams and skincare. We take extra care to bring you closer to nature through our carefully prepared and high-quality products. It’s never been easier to integrate CBD products into your lifestyle, and for your family and pets. 




Cambridge Dictionary | Cannabidiol

Marijuana As Medicine?: The Science Beyond the Controversy, 2001

The History of CBD - Project CBD, 2020