What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. It can be derived from either the Hemp or Marijuana plant.
What does CBD do?
Though not scientifically proven, some people report that CBD may be responsible for providing some physical and mental benefits. CBD is not a magic pill and should never be considered an option to treat or cure any disease. Each person should decide if trying CBD is right for them.
Will CBD make me high?
Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the other main cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, CBD is non-psychoactive and naturally non-intoxicating. This means that it does not produce the feeling of “being high”. CBD is known to counteract the effects of THC’s mind-altering properties while providing a more calming and relaxing feeling.
Is CBD safe to use?
The safety of CBD prolonged use has not been scientifically proven. In some studies, the use of pure CBD does not seem to indicate any abuse or dependence potential in humans, nor is there evidence of any public health-related problems associated with it. Because the industry is currently unregulated, the quality of the CBD product is hard to gauge for consumers and for this reason it is important for consumers to be careful.
What are carrier oils and their purpose?
Most commercially available CBD oil products contain Cannabidiol Hemp Extract along with a carrier oil. Some of the most common carrier oils are Hemp Seed Oil, MCT Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, and Palm Oil. Carrier oils make the CBD more efficient, thus increasing its bioavailability and making it easier for the body to process it. Each different carrier oil produces its own flavor profile and some are close to flavorless.
Can I drive or operate a motor vehicle/machinery after taking CBD?
As long as the CBD you consume has zero THC or THC levels below 0.3%, it is less likely that it may impair your ability to drive or operate motor vehicles. However, each person reacts to CBD differently and until you know how you react to CBD, it is advisable to be careful. Taking large doses of CBD could potentially cause drowsiness.
Will CBD help my pet?
Though not scientifically proven, there is some anecdotal evidence from pet owners, suggesting that CBD may increase comfort and activity in dogs.
How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?
Many variables determine how long it takes for CBD to take effect in the body, including the method of use, body weight, quantity/quality of the CBD, amongst others. Studies have shown that CBD that is inhaled or vaped or taken sublingually (under the tongue) reaches the bloodstream faster than when it is combined with other digestible ingredients (smoothies, brownies, gummies, etc). CBD in topicals generally takes longer to absorb through the skin. Though it can vary from person to person, it can take anywhere from 10 – 45 minutes to feel the effects of CBD and the full effect may be seen only after continual/consistent use.
Will CBD help with my insomnia?
Currently, there is no scientific evidence that CBD will help with Insomnia. Some users report that CBD allows them to relax and let their natural sleep mechanisms take over.
Can I take CBD for arthritis pain?
There is no scientific evidence that CBD helps arthritis pain and more human studies are needed to know conclusively. Anecdotally, some users of CBD report general feeling of well-being with CBD.
Is CBD legal?
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, legalized hemp-derived CBD that contains no more than 0.3% THC and is produced in accordance with associated federal and state regulations, and by a licensed grower.
Can I travel on a plane with CBD products?
Hemp-derived CBD products that contain no more than 0.3% THC are allowed on domestic flights in the United States. Please check international regulations for non-domestic/international flights.
Is CBD the same as marijuana?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. It can be derived from either the Hemp or Marijuana plant. When derived from the hemp plant, it has low levels of THC, the psychoactive component in the marijuana plant. CBD will not produce the “high” feeling associated with marijuana.
Will I fail a drug test after taking CBD?
CBD products that are made from pure CBD Isolate contain zero THC, the psychoactive component that triggers drug tests. Depending on usage and type of CBD (full spectrum, broad-spectrum, isolate), THC (even the legal amount of less than 0.3%) may or may not show up on drug screenings. It is best to abstain from using CBD products if drug tests are a part of your work routine.
Is CBD addictive?
More scientific studies are needed to know conclusively if CBD Is addictive or not. However, if the THC levels in hemp-derived CBD are below the federal legal limit of 0.3%, it seems unlikely that an individual may risk developing cannabis withdrawal symptoms that are common from heavier THC intake.
How do I take CBD oil drops?
The best way to administer CBD oil drops is sublingually, or under the tongue. Simply hold the desired amount of oil drops under the tongue for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
What is the proper dosage for CBD oil drops?
When trying to figure out the correct amount of CBD to use, there is no “one size fits all” plan. Many different variables need to be considered, including weight, the concentration of CBD, the severity of the ailment, and the metabolism of the body. It is best to start conservatively and then adjust the dose accordingly to produce the best results. It is important to remember that “more is not better”. At a certain point, increasing the dosage may not produce better results.
Can I mix CBD oil drops with my food or beverage?
Though it is possible to mix CBD oil with most food and beverage, it is important to note that the effects of CBD may be delayed as it must first pass through the digestive system, before being metabolized by the liver and finally passing through the wall of the gut and into the bloodstream. Please note that the FDA has not approved CBD to be mixed in food for humans consumption.
What is the importance of 3rd party lab testing?
Due to the recent influx of CBD products on the market, it is important to verify the quality, potency, and purity of the product you choose. 3rd party lab testing identifies different things such as the levels of heavy metals, pesticides and cannabinoids (CBD, THC, etc) in different batches of CBD products.