CBD (cannabidiol) is one of several active, unique chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.). CBD is naturally-occurring, it is believed to have many health and wellness benefits, and it is completely non-intoxicating – it does not make you “high.”
Industrial hemp and marijuana are distinct varieties of cannabis. Hemp contains significant quantities of CBD, but almost no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychoactive compound most commonly associated with getting a person high. If a cannabis plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is classified as “marijuana” and is subject to stricter laws and regulations.
CBD is believed to have numerous therapeutic benefits, due to its important role in the endocannabinoid (EC) system, which is made up of receptors located in virtually every part of the body. CBD, THC and other cannabinoids bind to different receptors throughout this system. The EC system and CBD have been the subject of thousands of scientific studies. This system is understood to regulate and balance our immune response, cellular communications, appetite, metabolism, memory, and other processes. If the EC system becomes imbalanced, these crucial processes in turn can malfunction, leading to various conditions. Research is ongoing, but many people believe that CBD can help alleviate the symptoms of these conditions.
CBD’s antioxidant and anti-epileptic properties are well established. The FDA recently approved Epidiolex ® , a CBD-based oral solution from GW Pharmaceuticals plc, to treats seizures associated with certain forms of childhood epilepsy. CBD also may help relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety and certain other conditions – but importantly, its efficacy in treating such conditions is still under review.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, CBD is well tolerated, has a good safety profile and has not been found to lead to abuse, dependence or toxicity. Adverse side effects appear to be rare, although some users have reported lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, lowered blood pressure and other reactions.
The best way to find out whether hemp CBD products will help you lead the most natural life possible is to do your own research, talk with other consumers who are willing to share their experiences, and try CBD for yourself.
A “full spectrum” CBD extract contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the hemp plant including CBD, terpenes (aromatics), essential oils and other cannabinoids, allowing the user to potentially benefit from them all.
The U.S. Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“Farm Bill”) federally legalized industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD products, as long as they are produced, transported and sold pursuant to applicable regulations – which are changing rapidly. However, each state may create its own laws and regulations governing hemp CBD products. Some states restrict access to these products more than others, and the rules are not always clear. Therefore, any information provided by Jozuri is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. You and your attorney should research the laws and rules applicable to your jurisdiction and then make your own judgment as to whether to buy hemp CBD products.
No. Unlike marijuana and THC, hemp and CBD are not psychoactive. CBD does not cause a high.
No, a quality, hemp-derived CBD product contains only trace amounts of THC and therefore is highly unlikely to show up on a drug test. Moreover, applying a topical CBD product (such as a crème, balm, mask or body oil) only allows it to break the skin/muscular barrier, but not enter into the blood stream.
Countless people buy CBD online and use CBD products regularly. Once you’ve decided to buy hemp CBD products in your own jurisdiction, make sure that the company you buy from is reputable and makes its products from legal and safe hemp CBD sources.