CBD has no psychoactive effect. A study conducted in 2012 collected data that showed unlike THC, CBD had no effects on sedation, intoxication, or psychotic symptoms.
In a World Health Organization summary of cannabidiol, they affirmed CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. In other words, you can’t get addicted to CBD.
In a World Health Organization review of CBD, they found that a wide range of oral doses have been reported in the scientific research literature, with most from 100 – 800mg/day
Each of us will have a different sweet spot for the right dose of CBD. It will depend on how big our bodies are as well as the effects we are looking for.
To start, take one dose of CBD (either one cookie or one dropper of CBD oil) and then pay attention to how you feel. If you are experiencing the effects you want, then you have found your optimal dose. If you don’t experience what you need, a second dose can be added.
Repeat this until you find your optimal dose. It might help you to keep a journal as you start a CBD therapy regimen to make sure you get the exact results you need. Write down your dosage and how you feel and keep track until you get to your sweet spot.
According to current federal law, cannabis is considered hemp – not marijuana – as long as no part of the plant exceeds a THC concentration of “more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Any plant that tops 0.3 percent THC is considered marijuana and is therefore federally illegal to grow. Recent Federal legislation removed Hemp from the list of Controlled Substances.
CBD comes from the Cannabis family of plants. The Cannabis family has two primary classifications – indica and sativa.
Hemp is a member of the sativa classification and is defined by a very low concentration of THC.
CBD is present in hemp and we use only hemp-derived CBD in our products.
Cannabis contains over 100 different compounds called Cannabinoids. The 2 most prevalent are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
Both Cannabinoids have shown to provide profound benefits to the human body; however, THC induces psychoactive effects (gets the user “high”), while CBD does not have any intoxicating properties
In general, CBD is safe to consume. The FDA has approved its use in one medication, Epidiolex
, used to treat a specific form of epilepsy in children.
However, because no other CBD product is currently approved by the FDA, products on the market may be mislabeled or of poor quality. It is important to do your research and make sure that the products you are buying have been lab tested to ensure there are no pesticides or toxins, THC or other unwanted chemicals. In addition, these lab tests will confirm the amount of CBD in each product.
Please consult your physician prior to beginning any CBD regimen.