Frequently Asked Questions
Is CBD Oil Legal?
Is CBD Oil legal?
Yes, CBD is legal in all 50 states. However, this only applies to CBD derived from the industrial hemp plant, and not CBD derived from the marijuana plant. This distinction was formalized by the Agricultural Act of 2014, which differentiated hemp from marijuana. While marijuana and marijuana-derived ingredients remain controlled substances, hemp and hemp-derived ingredients are legal.
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. These receptors help you regulate pain sensations, mood, appetite, and memory. For many people, these receptors have gotten out of balance, resulting in pain and mood disorders, among other things. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors to naturally return balance to the system, in turn helping to potentially reduce inflammation and pain, and help ease mood imbalances related to anxiety and stress.
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 2014 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.)
- CBD is only safe for adults. (We do not recommend our CBD products for anyone under 18 years of age. Like any other health-oriented product you consume, you should always consult your physician before using any product. Always discontinue using the product if any adverse reaction occurs. We do not recommend using our CBD products if you are pregnant or lactating.)
Why should I use CBD gum?
Most of the oral dosage CBD products that you’ll find on the market come in the form of pills, capsules, beverages, and gummies. These products are ingested and pass through the digestive tract where your metabolism breaks down the active ingredients, resulting in the CBD losing more than 90% of its bioavailability. Our CBD oil gum doesn’t pass through your digestive system. Instead, it is absorbed directly by your oral mucosa (inside of the mouth), where it is dispersed throughout your body while maintaining a high degree of bioavailability.
Is CBD Gum Safe?
CBD gum is very safe and provides no psychoactive effects. CBD oil naturally interacts with certain receptors throughout the body to reduce inflammation associated with pain. Chewing CBD gum delivers CBD safely and effectively as the body absorbs it more efficiently through the oral mucosa of the mouth as opposed to the digestive tract.
Can you fly with CBD Products?
CBD products, in addition to certain FDA-approved drugs, are cleared by the TSA for flight. Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, carrying CBD-infused and hemp-derived products across state lines is totally legal. More regulations and guidelines specifically targeting the transportation of CBD products will be announced near the end of 2019.
How often should I take CBD?
The amount CBD you should consume daily mostly depends upon your individual needs. Frequent users seeking relief from more chronic, painful maladies may take 2 doses of 10-20mg per day. However, anyone seeking comfort for mild inflammation can find relief through a daily dose of 5mg-10mg.
Can I overdose on CBD?
While there hasn’t been any in-depth research into this topic, CBD is known to be completely non-toxic to the human body and there haven’t been any known reports of overdosing as a direct consequence of using CBD.
How long does CBD take to work?
If taken sublingually, CBD can take up to 20 minutes to work and nearly an hour if consumed through a capsule. However, with an infused gum or mint, the CBD gets absorbed in the mouth and is delivered into your system nearly 5x faster.
Does CBD oil go bad?
Most experts agree that CBD does carry a shelf life of about 1-2 years. However, this depends on the type of CBD product you are using and how well you store it. For maximum life, keep your CBD stored away from excessive heat and humidity.