10 Most Common Question About CBD and Hemp Oil?

The market is full of CBD and Hemp oil products. Most of these being marketed as the miracle cure for a lot of illness. However, there is very little information out there about CBD or Cannabis products for the matter owing to the fact that it has not been fully legalized in the US and many parts of the world. Here are 10 of the most common questions that we have encountered from people looking to take advantage of these products for medical purposes.

CBD and Hemp Oil

  1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is found within Cannabis. There are several such compounds and they are collectively called Cannabinoids. There are several cannabinoid receptors within the human body and they form an intricate system, the endocannabinoid system. This system has been scientifically determined to react differently with different cannabinoids, CBD being one of them. The fact that it is derived from marijuana does not necessarily make it a drug that can make you high or offer you hallucinations. It is neither intoxication nor psychoactive, hence its continual use in medications.

  1. How are Hemp Oil and CBD made?

Hemp oil is chemically extracted from the stems and stalks of different cannabis plants. As a result, it contains all the cannabinoids that are found in these cannabis plants in varying quantities. It is from this oil that we can isolate the CBD. This is done with the aid of different solvents or industrially with the aid of CO2. The produces CBD that is purer and contains less THC as the gas used in neither flammable nor toxic. It also reduces the probability that there will be any solvent residues in the final CBD Oil.

  1. Does CBD get me high?

The use of Marijuana is known to cause a “high” and in some cases even trigger hallucinations and out of body experiences. However, this is not the case with CBD oil. Just because it is extracted from marijuana does not mean that it comes with all of its side effects. This is because it lacks the THC that is usually responsible for causing a high. During extraction of the oil, only 0.3% of the THC can make its way to the final solution, this is a negligible amount. This ensures that the users of CBD oil dot go through any psychoactive experiences or have their capacity to think clearly impaired in any way.

  1. What is better CBD or Hemp Oil?

Due to their difference in composition, people are always asking which Oil is better for them to use. The answer to this varies from individual to individual. Here is the logic behind each answer is governed by the pre-existing state laws, the needs of the person in question and the input of their doctor. On one hand, we have Hemp Oil, which has between 2% THC in its composition making it illegal in some states and putting the users at a risk of experiencing some psychoactive effects during use. On the other hand, is CBD, which when extracted industrially has no more than 0.3% THC. This puts it within the legal margins of sale in several States, meaning that people can actually buy and consume it if they have a medical prescription. So, if your State allows recreational use of marijuana and you don’t mind the high or the mental trip, then Hemp Oil is not a bad alternative for you. However, if you are in a stricter state, then CBD Oil is the only alternative you can go for.

  1. Is CBD really legal?

With all the mention of Marijuana, is CBD really legal? Under federal law, Cannabis and all its by-products are considered controlled substances, making their sale and purchase illegal. There are however States that permit the use of CBD and other cannabis products for medical purposes. There are others that have even gone further to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. As such, legality is all dependent on a State’s policy on either Marijuana as a whole or CBD as a by-product of cannabis.

  1. Does it have any side effects?

Under the current research, both CBD and Hemp Oil are considered safe. It has no known side effects that could alter one’s way of life in an adverse way. The human body is however quite unique, and we each process cannabinoids differently. This is why a consult with your doctor is always advised before you venture into CBD use.

  1. Is it addictive?

In one word, No! Neither CBD nor Hemp is in any way addictive.

  1. How Is It Taken?

There are many ways to take CBD, each varying with the product in question. The most common way is orally through either capsules, oils or edibles. It can also be applied topically through ointments and soaps or inhaled through a vaporizer.

  1. Are CBD and CBD Hemp Products safe?

The processes used in the extraction and manufacture of CBD and Hemp products industrially allow for the production of safe products. This is because they are all subject to health and wellness checks by various bodies ensuring that everything from the raw materials to the finished goods is safe for human consumption.

  1. What Are Some of the potential benefits?

CBD has been known to help with several conditions like anxiety, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy and Epilepsy among others. These are however only from case studies and personal testimonies and as such, should not be taken to mean that CBD is the cure for these diseases.