What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one specific cannabinoid naturally produced by the cannabis plant. It isn't a lone chemical by any means. In fact, there are over 100 known cannabinoids in addition to CBD
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.
Is CBD legal?
CBD is federally legal in the United States
What is CBD flower?
CBD flower is a cannabis bud that helps people relax without feeling out-of-their-mind high. In fact, if you do feel out-of-your-mind high from a high THC product, you can even use CBD to bring you back down to equilibrium
Will CBD flower get me high?
CBD can be extracted from a cannabis plant, but it doesn't have the same ability to create a “high” or state of euphoria as marijuana or THC. CBD may help you feel relaxed or less anxious, but you won't get high if you choose to use a CBD-infused oil, tincture, edible, or other product. CBD flower does not have psychoactive elements.
Is CBD safe?
CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Although both hemp and “marijuana” are technically variants of the Cannabis sativa plant, there are significant differences between them. Hemp is considered “industrial” under current regulations, and is defined as having less than 0.3% THC
How to choose a CBD product?
Make sure the product you buy has been third party lab tested for the three P's:
- Potency - how much CBD the product contains
- Purity - including any residual solvents from extraction process
- Pesticides - Third party lab testing should be provided on the product website
Will CBD extract influence results of a drug test?
Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not cannabidiol (CBD). However, full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, so could cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens, especially when taken at high doses.
Will CBD interact with my other medications?
At low doses of CBD, less than 150mg total per day, it is unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur. However it is always possible that drug-herb interactions can occur, and this is more likely the higher the dose. CBD and other plant cannabinoids can potentially interact with many pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. If you are taking a medication where maintaining a certain blood level is critical- such as anti-seizure, anti-viral, blood-thinning medications- talk with your health care provider or pharmacist before trying CBD.
Does CBD affect appetite?
Unlike THC, CBD has not been found to have effects on appetite.
Does CBD cause side effects?
Typically CBD is not associated with many side effects but a few have all been reported including:
- Dry mouth
- Rarely can cause feelings of mild intoxication
What is the right dosage of CBD?
An effective dosage can range from as little as a 5mg of CBD per day up to 150mg per day. Make sure to start low and go slow. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the amount. Don’t overdo it.