CBD is no longer news, more so if you’re battling conditions like anxiety and pain.
However, there’s almost always something new to learn –or an old perception to correct – mainly about a concept with increasing misconceptions like CBD.
This article gives a quick CBD guide for dummies – including how it works, its potential health gains, safety concerns, and side effects, dosage, legality, and even more.
If you’ve ever had a hard time understanding CBD’s complexity, this article is a helpful guide into the world of the trending compound.
Without much ado, let’s quickly explore the CBD world in the simplest possible way.
CBD is a compound –amongst over 100 other cannabinoids – found in the hemp plant. Interestingly the compound is non-intoxicating. That is, the typical high associated with cannabis dosage does not occur with CBD dosage.
So you know – the high users experience is found in another compound [of the same hemp plant] called Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
Although both THC and CBD are touted to offer several therapeutic benefits, CBD won’t get you high, unlike THC.
Except for Epidiolex – an FDA-approved CBD-infused pharmaceutical prescription for the treatment of Dravet Syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome – two rare forms of epilepsy, CBD is yet unrecognized as a treatment for any other condition.
However, reports from ongoing research look promising. With supportive anecdotal evidences, CBD is believed to help manage a range of conditions, including:
Little wonder, CBD attracts nicknames like a miracle drug, cure-all drug, etc.
Even more, the compound offers similar benefits to pets. Note that humans and animals have a similar endocannabinoid system(ECS), the network to which CBD binds to create the effects it offers.
Now you know CBD can help you handle a range of conditions, how do you dose this promising compound?
For convenience, CBD is available in different dosage forms, including:
However, note that vaping, and any form of inhalation, may cause damaging effects for your lung health. Hence, if you must, vape cautiously
Talking adverse effects…
Although CBD research is in its infancy, so far, there are yet no documented CBD-related side effects.
CBD is considered widely safe and well-tolerated. However, a handful of users report mild effects such as:
While animal-based research links CBD to liver toxicity, the authors say the subjects were force fed with extreme CBD doses. This could be the cause of the adverse result.
As we await more research to validate CBD’s potential side effects, consult your physician before using any CBD oil and its products.
Away from side effects, how about CBD’s legality?
In 2018, President Trump’s Farm Bill made hemp and its product legal under federal law. According to the Bill’s definition, hemp may contain, but not more than .3 percent THC.
However, CBD remains illegal but in a few states. So, while CBD is legal federally, check what your state laws say before you dose.
There you have it – CBD’s basics. While there’s a lot more to know about CBD, this dummies guide should get you started on a good note.
However, before you dive into the CBD world, do well to discuss your concerns with a health expert.
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A Purple Heart decorated disabled veteran, Sean Worsley has just been released from an Alabama State prison last week on parole after serving eight months out of a five-year sentence.
The Iraq War veterans’ trouble with the law started in August 2016 when he stopped at an Alabama gas station while driving to North Carolina to help his grandmother relocate after a hurricane. At the station, police asked Worsley and his wife to turn down their car stereo, and although they complied, the cops searched their car. Inside, they found a prescription bottle filled with medical marijuana.
With Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining widespread popularity around the world, and an increasing acceptability as a potent medicinal intervention, it is only natural to find products that do not live up to the acceptable standards of quality.
Certainly, the market is flooded with substandard products but knowing what to look out for in a high quality CBD product would require some special knowledge.
Looking to buy CBD? Here are 7 sure signs to know if your CBD is of high quality.
There are many derivatives from the cannabis plant but the ones that have caught the eyes of many are CBD and THC. CBD is renowned for its outstanding therapeutic benefits and the fact that it won’t get you high, which is unlike Delta-9 THC that although, renowned, is often the subject of deep disagreements owing to its psychotropic tendencies.
We’re certain you have heard of Delta-9 THC, but what about Delta-8? Delta-8 is gaining momentum amongst cannabis enthusiasts as well, but many are still at a loss as to what it is and how it differs from Delta-9 THC.