Kim Kardashian West had her baby shower for her 4th child, just this last weekend. To continue with a zen vibe, she had a CBD themed baby shower.

 

“So, because I’m freaking out, and the baby’s coming in, like, two weeks, I thought, ‘What better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD?,” she said to her friends at the shower.

The event included a sound bath, where all the guests luxuriated on yoga mats; North West joined her mother on her yoga mat.

 

Other activities included several CBD-infused bath salts stations where guest could mix and match their own sents. As well as an essentials oils station that was infused with CBD, making CBD products like salt scrubs and body oil, to making flower arrangements and getting massages.

 

A CBD spa if you will. Guest also left with goodie bags filled with different types of CBD products from The Lord Jones to Mr.Moxey’s and more.

 

ABC news’ KATIE KINDELAN, reportedthe event and what to know about CBD, from the health benefits to whether it’s legal to use.

What is a Cannabinoid?

There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally in the body; man-made cannabinoids, which can be dangerous; and the most popular, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, which come from the marijuana plant.

 

All three kinds of cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. CB1 receptors, located primarily in the brain, are believed to control mood, memory, sleep, appetite and pain. CB2 receptors are predominantly located in parts of the body that comprise the immune system.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it’s one chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant – in both marijuana and hemp. CBD differs from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) because it doesn’t cause the intoxicating or the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana.

What are the health benefits?

Though many have claimed health benefits, the science isn’t quite there yet – most of the research that has found benefits was done on animals. That’s because researching marijuana legally is difficult. Marijuana is a schedule I controlled substance, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), defined as having “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

Still, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence.

In June 2018, the FDA approved a CBD-containing seizure medication called Epidiolex, which can be used to treat the uncontrollable seizures caused by diseases such as Dravet Syndrome.

One of the most common uses of the drug, is in Dronabinol, an FDA-approved drug for chemo-related nausea and vomiting. It is also used to help with appetite stimulation, especially in the cancer or AIDS population.