CBD, or cannabidiol, is derived from the hemp plant, a distant cousin of the marijuana plant. It is made from a cannabis compound called cannabidiol that is found in all cannabis plants. The compound interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system, which is the system that regulates the bodies normal homeostasis. As the environment around us affects our body’s normal state of balance, the endocannabinoid system keeps our bodies leveled.
No, CBD does not contain the psychoactive component, THC, that is found & most commonly associated with marijuana. Therefore, the “high” feeling marijuana causes isn’t associated with CBD. The maximum amount of THC included in industrial hemp extract cannot exceed .3 percent. This creates an end-product that is over 99 percent pure CBD.
There are a variety of ways to take CBD. You can ingest under the tongue with a tincture (oil) or edibles that include gummies, treats, included in food or capsules. It may be used as a topical ointment in the form of a cream, salve, lotion or even facial masks. Lastly, it can be inhaled in the form of vaping.
The simple answer is yes. You can request Certificates of Analysis for the products you are buying from reputed companies like CBD Mind & Body. The hemp plant is grown naturally and organically avoiding the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals. CBD is non-addictive & you can’t overdose on these products. Most people see a reduces amount of negative health symptoms with the use while not typically seeing any side effects. It is recommend to consult with a physician before using CBD products.
You can do both. You have the ability to buy here online or if you are local, come into our store and get a closer look at some of our products while speaking to one of our knowledgeable staff members.
If you get a full spectrum CBD product that includes up to .3% THC, you could fail a drug test. We offer Broad Spectrum CBD as well that contains zero THC, and will allow you to pass a drug test. Currently there are many states that aren’t testing for THC due to new state laws. Drug testing for THC only shows that THC is detected in your blood stream, not the amount of THC. This has put many states in limbo, per say, in regards to drug testing for marijuana.
There has been medical research that shows improvement and the ability to cure many diseases using CBD. There is one FDA approved CBD derived medicine that treats seizures caused by epilepsy. While there have been many documented testimonials from our customers as well as customers all over the world to helping with anxiety, asthma, pain & inflammation, bipolar disorders, insomina, Alzheimer’s disease, auto-immune disease and many others.
Based on the Farm Bill that was signed in December 2018, Hemp-based CBD is legal nationwide as long as it does not contain more than .3 percent THC. However, the bill along with the FDA have made the situation murky regarding ingestible CBD.
The reason there is a variety in the cost of CBD products is based off the extraction method, amount of CBD in the product, as well as the quantity included in the product. To simplify, a 250 mg CBD tincture in a 30 ML bottle will be less a 1500 mg CBD tincture in a 30 ML bottle.
There are a variety of questions you may have about CBD, and not all of them are answered on this page. However, if you stop by and talk to Katie or another one of our knowledgeable team members, we can answer any additional questions.