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?
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 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. (False: Studies show that CBD is safe and effective in adults, children, and even animals. 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.
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