Most people have heard of CBD by now, but lots of people who are curious about it don’t know where to begin with so many products on offer. There are various formulations of CBD on the market and all kinds of unfamiliar terms being thrown about.
Let’s get back to basics. This article will briefly go over what CBD is, what it can and can’t do, and how to pick your first products.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. These substances are collectively known as cannabinoids and they mediate all of the effects that cannabis has on the human body.
You’ve probably noticed the rapid and seismic shift in attitudes towards cannabis throughout North America. The medical potential of the plant is now beyond any doubt and is backed up by solid science. If you need further proof of the medical potential of cannabis, you need only look at the money that big pharma is now pouring into research into cannabinoids, both natural and synthetic.
Does it Get You High?
No. CBD does have some effects on the brain, but it doesn’t cause intoxication or any recreational effects. THC is responsible for the classic stoned feeling that is associated with the marijuana high. CBD products contain only trace amounts of THC, so you would need to consume an unreasonable amount in order to produce a noticeable psychoactive effect.
Is it Legal?
Yes, mostly, but you need to check your state laws. There are three states where all preparation of cannabis are banned (South Dakota, Nebraska and Idaho). However, in Nebraska, first possession offenses for small amounts have been decriminalized since the 70s. In these three states, you could be charged with possession of marijuana for having CBD. In practice, things might be different.
Outside of those three states, you are good to go. However, you should always check as the laws are regularly changing.
What’s the Right Product for Me?
It depends what you’re using it for! There are loads of claims made about the potential uses of CBD. The science is a little more cautious, but everyone agrees that CBD has huge potential. Not only that, but it is very safe to use with no known overdose level, few, if any, interactions with other medications, and an excellent safety profile. It is therefore usually harmless to try and treat a condition with CBD. You should always still consult your doctor.
The different products represent different delivery systems rather than different effects. You need to choose the one that is best for you. Have a look around at different online retailers to see what’s available. You will find a good selection at SabaiDee, for example. The easiest way of getting started with CBD is vaping. You can vape CBD oil if you have the right vape setup, and there are other liquid CBD preparations designed for different vapes.
If you live in a recreational marijuana state, you probably already know the drill. You can treat CBD products like regular weed products in terms of the onset of effects, the duration etc. Edibles will last the longest, and vaping will have a short duration. Tolerance to CBD may be more complex than with THC. That’s an area of research yet to really be explored. Once you find a dose and a product that works for you, you should stick to it.
Check out the selection of products available online and think about where and how you want to use your CBD. That’s the main consideration – you want something that’s convenient and simple to use.
Written by guest blogger, Jessica Peters.
“Jessica Peters is a freelance writer from Melbourne who blogs about health and fitness. Jessica is an avid traveler and regularly crosses the globe to learn about other cultures while blogging from her laptop.”Disclosure: This blog may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are strictly my own and do not reflect the company or product I am reviewing. Disclaimer: Sweet Honeybee Health and its owners are not medical professionals. Content on this website is intended for informational purposes only. I research and write on numerous health topics and companies. Do not use the information you find on this site as medical advice. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a medical professional prior to trying any health remedy, no matter how safe or risk-free it may claim to be. This blog may contain posts by guest bloggers. These posts may not reflect the opinion of sweethoneybeehealth.com or any affiliates that are posted or mentioned on this page. CBD Disclaimer: While some CBD products contain THC, there are many that do not. If you have question about the content of CBD in a product, contact the CBD company for these questions. Reputable companies should have no more than 0.3% or less THC in their product and this should not produce any psychoactive effects.