Cannabis is a plant that originates from Cannabissativa hemp.

Among the elements that make up the cannabis plant, there are amino acids, proteins (albumin), sugars, many other families of substances and mainly cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are the basis of the action of cannabis on the body, whether for medical or recreational use.

Today, around 75 types of cannabinoids have been identified. They are divided, for most of them, and according to their basic chemical structure, into five large main groups:

Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichrome (CBC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Delta-9-THC (THC) and Cannabinol (CBN).

The two cannabinoids considered as the active substance of cannabis, and mainly at the basis of the effects it provides, are TetraHydroCannabinol (THC) and CannaBiDiol (CBD), more or less concentrated depending on the type of hemp.

THC is responsible for the so-called “high and high” psychoactive effects of the plant and therefore confers narcotic status. CBD, on the other hand, has no psychoactive effect but rather relaxing and soothing.

​Certain parts of the plant, where cannabinoids are mainly concentrated, can be consumed, ingested, or inhaled in different ways and in different forms such as: Flowers, Oils and By-products.

​Recently, attention has turned to the active ingredient in cannabis called CBD.

The evidence for the benefits of CBD seems to be mounting.

The reason why CBD is not psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity with the various receptors in the human body. These receptors are found in large quantities in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.

The concentration in CBD and THC levels varies according to the strains and varieties of cannabis but also according to the cultivation method (light, humidity, temperature, oxygen).

​Using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have succeeded since 2016 in creating cannabis strains with high CBD levels and THC levels with a concentration below 0.2%.

These new species therefore produce cannabis flowers containing less than 0.2% THC and often almost 20% CBD; products that would therefore not be considered narcotics within the meaning of the Act.

From these products, we can also extract oils, dyes and other derivatives.

CAUTION: This information is provided for information purposes only. The Pharmaceuticals Act prohibits any prescription and/or promise of cure.

CBD is not a medicine and is not promoted as such by HEMP CBD .

​CBD may have (according to certain bibliographical references) pharmacological properties but CHANVRE CBD in no way undertakes to advise the use of its products for therapeutic purposes.

We therefore do not advise anyone on medical matters and do not offer any diagnosis.

This site and our company does not encourage its customers to take or consume CBD. All our illustrations are purely informative.


The possible therapeutic effects are certainly currently debated, in particular the possible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive, antiemetic, anxiolytic or antipsychotic effects.

But the medical effect of CBD is currently insufficiently studied.