What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. Pure CBD is natural, non-habit forming, and nonpsychedelic. Unlike THC, CBD does NOT get you high, but is usually associated with feelings of relaxation and calm. CBD products typically have a THC concentration of less than .03% but be sure to read the product label for a more detailed description.
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid System, or ESC, is a biological system responsible for the release of endocannabinoids, a type of neurotransmitter. Endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors and proteins in our central and peripheral nervous system.
Why use CBD?
CBD oil gives people the independence to treat themselves with a natural, non-habit forming, homeostatic remedy. CBD could lessen the costly need for potentially harmful prescription drugs. Recently, CBD has become the forefront of scientific research resulting in experts all over the world uncovering the benefits CBD oil has on the body’s physiological system. Although this is a relatively new area of study, there have been no serious side effects recorded with excessive CBD oil use. It is not possible to overdose or become addicted to CBD oil.
Will I get high off CBD?
All CBD products should be examined via the product label. BUT typically CBD products have a THC concentration of less than 0.3%. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound responsible for making people feel high. What gets people confused is where the CBD oil is extracted. Both THC and CBD are extracted from the cannabis plant, but both compounds can be isolated from one another. Manufactures typically infuse CBD into tinctures, edibles, topicals, soft gels and other products. These products, by law, can contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. This is not enough to create any psychoactive symptoms.
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How much CBD should I take?
Most dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day, with no adverse effects associated with dosage. You cannot overdose on CBD. You cannot get high off pure CBD products. Research is still ongoing as to the appropriate concentration to take to yield optimized results.
Is CBD legal?
In 2018, The Farm Bill passed that made production of industrial hemp legal in the United States. Any hemp-derived CBD product with a THC percentage of less than 0.3 percent, is legal on the federal level but is still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and the laws of anywhere you travel before using.
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