CBD Fact Sheet
What is CBD? The cannabis plant has over 400 naturally-occurring chemical compounds, of which over 80 are classified as cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and the more well-known THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is likely the most abundant cannabinoid, composing about 40 percent of cannabis resin. CBD is sold in a variety of forms, including tinctures, sprays, oils, edibles, vapes and topical creams; though, most people purchase CBD as an oil.
Though more research is needed, some scientific studies have shown CBD may have certain healing properties and can be used in the treatment of chronic pain, inflammation, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, arthritis, acne and anxiety, just to name a few. There are more studies being conducted on a consistent basis.
What is the difference between CBD and THC? The main difference between CBD and THC is their psychoactive effect, or their mind-altering abilities. While THC impairs mental and physical functions and can produce a state of euphoria, CBD does not produce feelings of being “high”. In fact, CBD has been shown to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.
Though scientific studies have shown THC to have therapeutic effects, the cannabis compound can increase the physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety, induce temporary psychosis, and impair short-term memory and motor functions.
CBD, on the other hand, does not negatively affect memory or coordination, is thought to have antipsychotic effects, and is shown to improve anxiety symptoms, especially in those with generalized social anxiety disorder.
Because CBD does not produce mind-altering effects, CBD oil can be used in everyday situations, including social, academic, and professional environments.
What are the possible health benefits of CBD oil? Though more research is needed, scientific studies have shown CBD may have a number of therapeutic effects and studies are ongoing.
What is the appropriate dosage of CBD oil? Though a wide variety of doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD have been reported safe, individual tolerance levels will vary. Harsh side effects were either rare or unobserved in people using CBD, though the most common side effects reported by users are tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite and weight.
Is CBD legal? Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 states although Marijuana derived CBD is not legal federally. Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota have additional regulations regarding its use and we do not ship to those specific states. Both marijuana and hemp are members of the cannabis family making them similar in many ways. The government classifies hemp as any plant of the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% THC. It classifies “marijuana” as any plant of the cannabis family that contains greater than 0.3% THC. To sum it up, yes you can confidently purchase our Hemp derived CBD in the United States if you are over the age of 18. If you have health concerns we would strongly advise you to consult with your physician for guidance.