History of CBD

CBD History

The use of CBD is rumoured to have been part of societies since the first recorded use around 2727 BC. CBD wasn’t individually isolated until 1940 by chemist Roger Adams. It was through his work and research that it was realised that the active compounds in the cannabis plant did not contain the psychoactive qualities commonly associated with the plant.

The chemical structure was defined by Raphael Mechoulam in 1963, it is one of 113 identified cannabinoids. CBD accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

Over the years

Over the years opinions towards CBD has begun to shift greatly, the distinction between CBD and the other cannabinoids has become normal. Years of research and also peoples personal experiences, those that once opposed cannabis now turn to CBD for relief. Its therapeutic properties are helping to change the lives of thousands of people around the world.

In Sports

CBD has been used by professional and amateur athletes across many disciplines and countries. The World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its banned substances list. The United States Anti-Doping Agency and United Kingdom-Anti-Doping Agency do not have anti-CBD policies. It has been  stated that “CBD is not currently listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. As a result, it is permitted to use in sport. All other cannabinoids (including but not limited to cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and THC) are prohibited in-competition.

Moving Forward

As research progresses, we can see from history that the continued CBD potential benefits will continue to be positve and exciting. CBD will be used in its various forms in everything from oil’s and perfumes to drinks. We also look forward to the huge development’s we will see in the medical field.



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