Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of CBD Oil?
Your body has a natural system of cannabinoid receptors (endocannabinoid system) that exist in your immune system, central nervous system, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other key areas. For many people, these receptors have gotten out of balance. CBD oil interacts with cannabinoid receptors to naturally return balance to the system.
What are CBD oil side effects?
CBD is generally well-tolerated and safe for human consumption. According to WebMD, “CBD doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been used safely for up to 4 weeks.” There have been some reports of dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, and drowsiness, according to WebMD.
Will I get addicted to CBD?
No, you will not get addicted to CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive, and won’t change your state of mind or make you feel “high.” In fact, CBD has actually been found to block opioid reward centers in the brain, providing real promise in the treatment of individuals suffering from substance addiction.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Both CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are derived from plants in the cannabis family, however their genetic makeup, as well as their functions, are quite different. CBD comes from the industrial hemp plant, while THC comes from the marijuana plant. THC contains psychoactive compounds that result in a feeling of being “high,” whereas CBD does not alter an individual’s state of mind. Both substances interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, however they react with different cannabinoid receptors and in very different ways. And while CBD oil is legal, THC remains a federally controlled substance.
Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
It is very unlikely. We purchase CBD that is THC free, and we test our CBD products to ensure there is no THC in any of our products before we sell them to consumers. CBD normally contains extremely trace amounts of THC, well below an amount that would be tested for on a typical drug test. Most CBD active ingredients sold today have the THC scientifically removed during the extraction process.
What are some myths and misconceptions about CBD?
It makes sense that there might be some confusion around a product that is derived from the cannabis plant family, but as CBD’s popularity grows, so too does the need to set the record straight about its uses and effects. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common myths and misconceptions that we hear about CBD.
- Hemp and marijuana are the same plant. (False: Hemp plants contain trace amounts of psychoactive THC per dry weight, while the marijuana plant contains THC concentrations between 10% and 30%.)
- All CBD is illegal in the United States. (False: The Agricultural Act of 2018 distinguished hemp-derived CBD oil from marijuana-derived CBD and declared the former legal in all 50 states.)
- CBD will get you high. (False: While CBD does contain trace amounts of THC, the amount is so small that it will have no effect on your state of mind.)
How often should I take CBD?
The amount of CBD you should consume daily mostly depends upon your individual needs. Frequent users may take 2 doses of 10-20mg per day. However, many people benefit from a daily dose of 5mg-10mg.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD cannot get you high. Though cannabidiol does come from a similar plant as marijuana, CBD produces no psychoactive side effects.