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What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is among 113 phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Officially discovered in 1940, CBS is estimated to comprise as much as 40% of the plants overall extracts, making it second only to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the more widely known cousin of CBD. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis that results in the “high” feeling experienced by users. Although CBD does not share this effect because it stimulates different brain receptors than THC.
Is CBD Legal?
Commercially grown hemp and its derivative products gained legal status on the U.S. market on Dec 20, 2018, when the 2018 Farm Bill was signed. All hemp products must contain less than 0.3% THC — all products at The Weed Shop are carefully tested to ensure that they meet this standard.
Does CBD Come From Cannabis or Hemp?
CBD can be extracted from both hemp and cannabis even though they aren’t quite the same plant — they’re two varieties of the species of Cannabis sativa L. However, hemp contains a greater amount of CBD than the other plant, and furthermore, it’s legal on a federal level as long as THC levels are below 0.3%. Nearly all products made with CBD source their raw material to commercially grown hemp crops.
Are There Side Effects Of CBD? Is It Safe?
Although some users have reported experiencing drowsiness, dry mouth, decreased blood pressure, and general lightheadedness, research hasn’t found significant side effects or safety issues associated with CBD use.
Will CBD Get Me High?
No, CBD will not produce a feeling of being “stoned” or an otherwise altered state of consciousness. CBD is an excellent choice for those seeking the health benefits of cannabis but would rather not have the high.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works because its molecules bind to the naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors present at a cellular level in all of the body’s tissues.
Is CBD Natural?
CBD occurs naturally in cannabis. The raw product is found in the resinous flower of the plant.
How Do I Take CBD?
CBD products are traditionally taken orally. Most are sold in the form of tinctures that are held under the tongue for a period of 60 seconds prior to swallowing. However, it can also be smoked or vaped, and topically applied creams, ointments, and oils are quickly gaining in popularity.
Can I Cook With CBD?
Absolutely. CBD oil makes a healthy and useful addition to any home pantry. At The Weed Spot, we carry a variety of culinary-grade CBD oils for use by creative cooks.
How is CBD Extracted From the Cannabis Plant?
There are four methods used to extract CBD:
Carbon dioxide is used under high pressure and very low-temperature conditions to isolate the oil while maintaining its pure state.
Ethanol solvents are also used to extract CBD from the plant.
CBD compounds can be safely broken down into smaller using nanotechnology, which consequently increases their therapuetic effect.
Lipid extraction absorbs CBD compounds and encapsulates them.
Do All Marijuana Strains Have CBD?
CBD is a natural chemical compound in all types of cannabis plants. However, some varieties have a higher concentration than others, so it’s helpful to have lab results on hand to determine exact percentages of CBD.
Will CBD Show Up On a Drug Test?
It is very unlikely that top-grade CBD that contains minimal levels of THC will trigger a positive result on a drug test. However, some THC products with levels of THC in them may cause you to test positive for the compound. Research shows that those who consume 6 mg or more of THC on a daily basis have a 25% chance of testing positive on a standard drug test. You’d have to consume 2,000 mgs of CBD oil with a THC concentration of 0.3% or less every day to achieve this amount, so if it’s a concern for you, be sure to pay close attention to the percentages listed on the labels of the CBD products that you use.
How Do I Know It's Safe to Purchase CBD?
Purchasing from a reputable supplier is essential to ensuring optimal safety when buying CBD products online. Otherwise, you have no way of knowing whether the product you’re buying is made from commercially produced hemp plants and lab-tested for THC contents of no more than 0.3%. Because this is such a new industry, it’s important to find trustworthy sources.
The Weed Spot hand-selects each product with your safety in mind. As an added benefit, while transporting marijuana across state lines remains illegal, transporting hemp is completely legal anywhere in the U.S. thanks to its federal status. Please feel free to reach out to weedspot.us for more information.