Popular Questions about CBD

CBD is one of the most popular plant-based wellness options on the market today with nearly 1 in every 3 Americans consuming products made with the compound. Even with a large swath of people enjoying these products, there are still many common questions that are asked about it.

Here are some of the most popular questions being searched for on the internet.

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym that stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the two major cannabinoid compounds in the Cannabis family of plants. Cannabis plants contain hundreds of natural, beneficial compounds including the 2 major cannabinoids (those that are most prevalent) CBD and D9 THC, minor cannabinoids like CBG, and terpenes which are the providers of the notes of the individual strains. CBD is considered a non-psychotropic cannabinoid which separates it from its “fun sibling”, D9 THC.

Where does CBD come from?

It is grown in large quantities in High CBD Cannabis, which is typically referred to by its more common name: “hemp”. The plants grow and flower, making the plant compounds that are later enjoyed after harvest. The flowers of the female plant hold the most compounds.

How does CBD work?

Cannabinoid compounds in the plant family work with the body by matching up to the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System. Realized by scientists in 1990, the Endocannabinoid System is an entire system in mammals that is believed to facilitate homeostasis (balance) between all of the systems. It is dominantly aligned with the nervous system with receptors also found in various organs throughout the body. 

The Endocannabinoid system’s receptors (CB1 and CB2) are how the plant compounds are received. CBD is predominantly attracted to CB2 receptors. 

Are CBD products FDA approved?

There is currently only one CBD-based item that is FDA approved and that is: Epidiolex - a prescription that is given to children suffering from rare, childhood seizure disorders. What amounts to, basically, a powerful CBD tincture, Epidiolex is only available from a physician.

Are CBD gummies legal?

Hemp-derived products (like gummies) are legal throughout the country, thanks to the update of the U.S. Farm Bill in 2018. While each state may still determine which products will be allowed (some do not allow D8), hemp-derived products can be bought and shipped throughout the USA.

Can CBD make you tired?

One of the common reasons many people choose CBD products is for the relaxing effects that it brings to the table. A natural anti-inflammatory compound, CBD is also known to help many feel a sense of calm which can encourage a more restful relaxation period.

Can CBD help with nausea?

Some studies with animals have suggested that CBD might help calm nausea because it interacts with serotonin receptors, however, most researchers (and consumers) have concluded that D9 THC does more of the “heavy lifting” when it comes to helping with nausea.

Other studies have found that there is great potential in the combination of CBD and D9 THC for providing relief from nausea.

How do CBD oils work?

Oils that are a blend of cannabinoid extracts in a base oil like MCT or Hempseed are enjoyed sublingually - meaning the product is put under the tongue and allowed to soak in that way. This is a rapid delivery method as those membranes under the tongue get the compounds into the bloodstream quicker than if swallowed.

Does CBD show up on a drug test?

This is a common question and most people have reported that they have had no issues with drug testing with THC-free CBD products as those tests are typically looking for D9 THC (the “fun” compound that is dominant in marijuana). However, that being said, it is important to understand that many people are still learning how CBD can interact with testing entities and, should you have a fear, it is best to ask those testing for their policies on CBD.

Is CBD “weed”?

No. “Weed” is a slang term that is attached to High THC Cannabis or “marijuana” which is currently only available in select states.

Why is CBD oil so popular?

CBD is a popular product because of one simple reason - people are enjoying results. Every day we get the opportunity to hear from consumers throughout the United States who tell us about how choosing Cannabis wellness options (like CBD) have helped them in their quality of life. Oils, themselves, are popular because of the quick delivery of sublingual consumption while also being versatile and usable in things like smoothies and dressings. 

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