How long have Hemp and CBD been around?
Although CBD was discovered in the 1940s, research has been slow due to the legal status of cannabis over the last century. This past decade however, CBD has eliminated its negative stigma of being associated with marijuana, and many medical professionals have recommended it to help cope with various health conditions.
What is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis?
Hemp is NOT marijuana, although they come from the same plant species, cannabis sativa. Both marijuana & hemp have phytocannabinoid molecules such as the psychoactive, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). Per federal laws, hemp must have less than 0.3% THC (2018 Farm Bill), whereas marijuana is known to have high concentrations of THC in its flowering buds. Both phytocannabinoids can interact with your body in amazing ways (because our body already produces endocannabinoids), however, currently THC is illegal at a federal level.
How do you make CBD?
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and thinned with an oil like coconut or hemp seed.
Does CBD contain THC?
CBD Oil is a natural botanical concentrate extracted from the stalk and seed of Industrial Hemp plants that is high in the compound CBD and VERY low in THC (less than 0.3%). However, some of our products may contain zero THC and are labeled as such.
What Methods Should I Use?
There are many different ways of consuming CBD. These are four main methods:
Flower or Vaping
Best option for immediate relief. Dried hemp flower is one of the most popular hemp forms, commonly consumed by inhalation of smoke or vapor.
For a more specific concentrated dose, potent concentrates with high CBD contents can be vaporized or consumed directly.
Long lasting effects. Food or beverages infused with CBD can have different effects than other consumption methods. Find the one that is right for you.
Excellent for joint pain. CBD infused lotions, creams, and balms. CBD topicals are not considered to have psychoactive effects.
Decide how you want to take CBD. CBD is available in sprays, capsules, edibles and other forms. It is recommended that you always follow the instructions on the product label.
Begin with a low dose. Especially if you have little or no experience with CBD.
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.“Less is more” is often the case with CBD therapies.
How long will it take to feel the effects?
Although CBD is extremely effective, the amount of time it takes to feel the effect varies depending on the individual, the ailment being treated, and the form of CBD oil they are using. CBD oil can be used orally, topically, or inhaled as vapor.
Vaping is the quickest option and covers all the bases of ailments, as it is disbursed through the bloodstream. With orally dropping the oil you can expect anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes before the CBD will take effect, but it will also cover a large range of ailments. Topically, on the other hand, is used for spot-specific skin issues and will take somewhere around an hour to take effect.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has been studied and found to exert anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain modulating), anti-nausea, antipsychotic/anxiolytic (anxiety), antiepileptic and other actions that may offer significant human health benefits. Certain whole-body conditions like cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, chronic inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, PTSD, depression/anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, nausea and much more may be positively affected.
Are CBD products safe? Can I overdose?
There have been no reported overdoses on CBD, nor can you die from taking too much CBD. The most common complaint is that people may notice mild dysphoria or feelings of sedation at high mg doses (over 500 mgs per day).
Is CBD FDA approved?
The FDA has approved CBD as a treatment for seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy:
- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
- Dravet syndrome