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5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About CBD

CBD has risen to fame and recognition in the past few years. All thanks to its therapeutic properties and legal status. In 2018, Farm Bill became law and since then a lot of things have changed. For instance, you no longer need a medical cannabis card to purchase CBD products. The bill states that CBD derived from equal to or less than 0.3% THC can be possessed, consumed, and cultivated legally. This also means that you can use CBD without the fear of any possible arrest. That said, you also have to take note besides legalization people’s inclination towards CBD has exploded. 

During the pandemic, a large no. of people have accessed and consumed CBD products. Be it, patients or recreational users, the coronavirus has not stopped people from stocking up on cannabis. While CBD is easily available in cannabis stores and local dispensaries, the most attractive part about CBD is that it is non-psychoactive in nature. 

Not only this, but you can also consume CBD along with THC, a psychoactive compound of the plant. This helps create a balance by minimizing the toxic effects of THC. Also, the reason for the increased use of CBD among people of different ages. Although we still require more research and concrete proof in the matter of CBD. So far, a few studies show how CBD can provide relief against a variety of ailments. These include pain, inflammation, anxiety, and stress. But there is a group of people that still think CBD is used as an excuse to keep using cannabis for recreational use. And that’s not entirely true. In this post, we will discuss some questions that address the afore-mentioned problem and questions that people commonly ask regarding CBD. Read on to find out. 

Is CBD Safe For Consumption?

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Research on CBD and cannabis is still in its infancy. One of the main reasons is that cannabis is illegal on the federal level. This makes it difficult for scientists and researchers to study the compound thoroughly. Only CBD derived from hemp is legal. However, there are CBD products with different levels of THC and they naturally fall under the illegal category, particularly on the federal level. So, lack of research and studies raises serious questions related to safety. In addition to this, the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate CBD products as it does for other products. That sometimes leads to a doubt in people’s minds. Perhaps why some people still think that cannabis is nothing but a drug used for getting high. However, that’s not entirely true. 

Studies conducted in the past few years show that CBD oil can be used as a medication without having to worry about the side effects. Most CBD products such as the tinctures and oils have not been associated with negative side effects until now. Even if you overdose on CBD accidentally, which logically and practically is not possible. The side effects include nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. While some studies say that excessive doses of CBD can cause diarrhea and liver disease. However, we still do not have any conclusive evidence to prove the hypothesis. 

Is CBD Legal?

As discussed earlier CBD has a tricky legal status. Yes, you can buy CBD without the help of a medical cannabis card or 420 evaluations, but the tricky legal ground creates a complex structure. This structure tells us that legalizing hemp is a success for hemp farmers because they can legally transfer money and contact banks for loans and other financial transactions. In contrast, the market that sells CBD products comes under illegal radar despite the legal status. I will tell you exactly how this happens. You see, the Farm Bill clearly states that CBD is legal in all 50 US states. This means that you can purchase CBD without worrying about the legal aspects surrounding cannabis. But little do they know that CBD with less than or equal to 0.3% THC falls under that category. 

CBD products with more than 0.3% Thc will eventually become illegal in the eyes of the law. And the bad news is, not all CBD products are created equal. You will find a wide range of CBD products in the market with different labels. Some labels read THC: CBD ratio is 27:4 while other labels read 1:1. What does this mean for a customer looking for legal CBD derived from hemp? This means that you have to look at the label or lab reports before buying CBD products from the market. You can ask the budtender and they will help you get the desired products. Another issue surrounding CBDs legality- CBD is relatively new to the world. Not many know how to measure CBD. There is a clear lack of expertise in the field of cannabis. With this also comes the problem of possible arrest on the basis of suspicion. 

Is CBD Overrated?

More than 3.7 million medical cannabis patients use marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of some of the other medical conditions in the US. While some swear by the benefits and relief they receive, others simply think that the craze behind CBD is a fad. However, we all know that there is a very thin line between these statements. The compound has done a lot of good for people and every now and then patients report how CBD helps them cope with anxiety and other mental health problems. 

In contrast, some companies take advantage of misleading information. They turn that misinformation into an exaggerated statement. Plus, the statements have no scientific proof. Yes, we cannot ignore the fact that CBD still requires in-depth research. But to be on the safe side, always purchase products from trustworthy brands and do not trust CBD products that say they can help heal every medical problem. 

Are CBD Gummies Therapeutic?

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CBD gummies are very popular and we all know for a fact that they can be used discreetly. Without any apprehensions. Especially when everyone in your group pr family welcomes cannabis use. Unfortunately, we only have anecdotal evidence to prove the efficiency of cannabis. There is no proper scientific evidence that proves CBD edibles are therapeutic in nature. We only have statements from people who use CBD and say that it can produce relaxing effects. Not only this, but patients also report that CBD can help reduce pain and inflammation. Particularly when the dose is medically supervised and taken regularly. All in all, until we have concrete proof suggesting that cannabis can help provide relief, it is not fair to reject CBD without trying. For now, tons of people use them and they appear to be safe. 

Can CBD Cause Withdrawals?

Yes, CBD does not produce a high, but there one thing for sure high ratios of CBD can change your state of mind. Not saying that CBD has psychedelic effects. Because guess what CBD does not have highly intoxicating effects. Just like normal medicines have certain effects, CBD has its own share. This also means that CBD can lead to withdrawals once you stop using it. You might notice that the pain for which you use CBD has suddenly returned. Which happens in rare cases. So far, we have not seen any serious symptoms associated with CBD withdrawals. 

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