Canna-bi-di-ol or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the hemp and cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential.
Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.
Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
There is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
Chronic use and high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.
Yes, as long as they are derived from hemp, not marijuana, and contains less than 0.3% THC.
CBD is legal in All 50 states.
No, you do not need a medical marijuana card to buy or use CBD products.
Marijuana refers to Cannabis plants that have a high concentration of THC, typically recreational use for the purpose of getting “high.”
Hemp is considered “industrial” under current regulations, and is defined as having less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp plants possess a high concentration of CBD, with only traces of THC, and hemp extracts are associated with medicinal use.
No. Cannabidiol (CBD) has many health benefits, without producing the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC.
“Relaxing but not intoxicating” is how some patients have described the effect.
Small number of patients claim a low dose of CBD did make them feel light headed.
No, if the CBD is Isolate.
Drug-tests check for the psychoactive compound THC, not Cannabidiol (CBD).
Full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC. Full-spectrum could cause a positive result when screening urine and blood tests, especially when taken in high doses.
Know what you are taking and know the difference.
At low doses, less than 150mg per day, it is unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur.
It is always possible that drug-herb interactions can occur, and this is more likely to occur at higher doses above 150mg per day.
If you are taking a medication - such as anti-seizure, anti-viral, blood-thinning medications - talk with your health care provider or pharmacist before trying CBD.
Dosage can range from 5mg up to 150mg of CBD per day.
Make sure to start low and go slow.
Take 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.
No, typically CBD is not associated with any side effects
However these have all been reported:
Mild feelings of intoxication
Unlike THC, CBD has no effects on appetite. No munchies.
CBD effects appetite in different ways. CBD helps relieve nausea, calms the nervous system and digestive tract.
When added to healthy foods, beverages or taken as a medicine, CBD aids in weight loss and fat burning.