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Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. It is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body. By stimulating these receptors, studies have shown that CBD may help relieve chronic pain by reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.
There are many different ways to use CBD. The four main ways are:
- sublingual tinctures/sprays
- topical lotions/balms
- oral edibles/capsules
- inhalation by vaporization or smoking
While CBD may be able to reduce pain and inflammation and alleviate feelings of nausea, what type of mental experience does it create? Your reaction to CBD will depend a lot on what you consume and how much you take. CBD has been known to stimulate mental clarity and even offer a bit of energy by activating serotonin receptors in the brain.
Other common effects of CBD include:
- Reduced anxiety
- More restful sleep
- Relief from pain and inflammation
- Increased relaxation
There really isn’t any one particular universal dosage of CBD; instead, the amount recommended will be based on an individual basis. The amount of CBD you should take depends on variables, such as your weight and body composition, the product you’re taking, and your goal for using the product.
Studies on dosages suggest anywhere between 20mg to 1,500mg per day — which is an incredibly wide range for a beginner. If you’re new to taking CBD oil, then it’s recommended that you start with small doses and gradually work your way up to find your “sweet spot.” It's best to take it low and slow.
It really depends on the product used and the mode of consumption, but generally speaking, the effects of CBD are usually felt for anywhere between two to six hours, depending on the dose and form.
Consuming CBD orally through capsules or edibles will take longer to take effect, but will last longer compared to other modes of consumption. When administered by vaping, smoking, or by using a sublingual tincture, the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream faster because it does not have to be digested, therefore the effects are felt much quicker.
In California, yes. CBD is legal in states with allow for the use of hemp products, but many have also passed legislation to make CBD products legal. Your best bet is to check your state’s laws to determine if CBD is legal where you live.
As of late, there are no known dangerous health implications of taking CBD. However, there may be some side effects including:
- Changes in appetite
- Dry mouth
CBD hemp oil is made from hemp while CBD Cannabis Oil is made from marijuana plants. CBD Hemp Oil will contain little to no THC. CBD Cannabis Oil can contain significantly more THC than CBD Hemp Oil. CBD Cannabis Oil can contain an equal amount of THC to CBD.
Yes! We carry a variety of pet specific CBD products. Please refer to the dosage information on the packaging to ensure you are giving your pet the correct amount of CBD.
Nope! We carefully select hemp derived CBD only products to share with our customers.
CBD is considered to be a non-psychoactive cannabinoid so it will not get you high in the way that marijuana (THC) gets you high. But CBD is known to be relaxing so you may feel a sort of subtle “high” and relaxation. For some CBD will be too sedating; others will find that the sedating effects of CBD are great for insomnia.
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