Historically, tetrahydrocannabinol has been considered the ringleader of the cannabinoid family; mostly because of its magnificent mind altering properties in which many stoners have held in higher regard than religion. In fact, THC is held on such pedestal that the mad science community of the marijuana breeding culture has made it their life’s work to produce stoner strains with astronomical levels of THC -- some reportedly over 25%.

Yet, recent studies have caused a slight shift in the cannabinoid paradigm, as breeders across America are now being challenged by the medical community to develop marijuana strains with higher contents of other cannabinoids, specifically an unsung hero called cannabidiol (CBD). That’s because many researchers believe that CBD possesses tremendous healing properties that can be used to treat anxiety disorders, prevent cancer, promote heart health, as well as a number of other ailments.

One organization committed to educating physicians and patients on the medicinal properties of cannabidiol is California-based Project CBD. Co-founders Fred Gardner and Martin Lee says their website serves to refute the slander that medical marijuana is a front for stoners and offers doctors and patients vital information about what is happening in the world of cannabinoid science and therapeutics.

Project CBD notes that while it may be difficult to find CBD-rich products, their website provides a list of dispensaries, breeder collectives, and bakeries located in Colorado, Washington State, and California.

Unfortunately, cannabidiol strains are not yet very popular in many medical marijuana communities, so it may become necessary for patients and caregivers to learn how to grow their own using CBD-rich clones. Bill Althouse, founder of Colorado-based “CBD Free for All” says that cannabidiol-rich clones can likely be found through reputable dispensaries or a licensed caregiver.

Mike Adams writes for Playboy's The Smoking Jacket, BroBible and Hustler Magazine. Follow him: @adamssoup; facebook.com/mikeadams73.