Top Questions about CBD

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1. What Is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found in the Hemp plants. Generally speaking the CBD is extracted and infused into things like oils, capsules, and edibles,. It’s also available as flower that you can either smoke put into baked goods like cookies or brownies.  

2. Does CBD Contain THC?

Full-Spectrum CBD products will contain up to 0.3% of delta-9 thc (aka marijuana).

3. Does CBD Get You High?

CBD can make you feel very relaxed and calm, but it does not contain enough psychoactive ingredients to get you high.

4. What Do Full-Spectrum, Isolate & Broad-Spectrum Mean?

Full-spectrum extracts contain the full range of compounds found in the plant that the extract was derived from. This includes terpenes and other cannabinoids. Full-spectrum extracts are considered the gold standard because they allow users to get the benefits of the different components of the plant. In order to activate your full endocannabinoid system, a little bit of THC is needed, so Full Spectrum is your best bet.

Isolate is just that — isolated CBD containing no other compounds. 

Broad-spectrum is a CBD product without any THC. They may have other cannabinoids or terpenes.  

5. Is CBD Addictive?

No. CBD has not been found to have any addictive potential. However some people use it to mitigate effects from quitting smoking, or coming off opiates.

6. Is CBD Safe?

CBD is overwhelmingly considered to be safe, although it can have some side effects like nausea, fatigue, and irritability.  One thing to consider is the source, gas station CBD won’t have the same quality as your local hemp dispensary.

7. What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is oil infused with CBD, making CBD easier to ingest. Different types of oil can be used as a carrier, but the most common is light MCT oil derived from coconuts

8. How Do You Take CBD Oil?

CBD oil is generally taken sublingually (under the tongue), swallowed, or added to other foods or liquids. CBD can also be applied topically with balms, salves, and lotions. It can also be smoked or vaped.

9. What Is Bioavailability?

Bioavailability refers to how much of the CBD that is ingested actually makes it into the bloodstream to produce effects. Applying CBD sublingually has a higher bioavailability than swallowing it since it bypasses the first-pass effect

10. How Long Does CBD Take To Work?

It depends. Smoking of Vaping gives immediate effects, but only lasts for about 30min. Edibles on the other-hand last longer. Most people taking edibles , feel the effects of CBD within an hour after ingesting it. . If you are looking for more systemic benefits, try letting the CBD build up in your system for 7-10 days to assess what it can really do for you.

11. How Long Do the Effects of CBD Last?

The duration of CBD’s effects can depend on the amount the method and amount ingested. Generally, the effects of CBD can last anywhere from 4–6 hours with edibles, and about an 1hr with smoking.

12. Does CBD Oil Make You Sleepy? 

While some people may feel a little drowsy when taking CBD for the first time, CBD generally does not make users sleepy. CBD does, however, help users fall asleep due to its calming effects.

13. How Does CBD Work?

It’s believed that CBD primarily works by interacting directly and indirectly with cell receptors and ion channels in the body’s endocannabinoid system. 

14. What Are The Benefits of CBD?

Research indicates that there may be several different potential benefits of CBD including relaxation, total body wellness, recovery, and overall joint comfort.

15. What Is The Entourage Effect?

The entourage effect is a phenomenon where cannabinoids like CBD and THC produce different effects when consumed together than they would when ingested on their own. Some believe that the benefits of CBD are more effective when CBD is consumed alongside other cannabinoids like in a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum extract. 

16. How Long Does CBD Stay In Your System?

It can vary, but CBD generally stays in your system for anywhere from 2–5 days, depending on how much you have ingested and your size. 

17. Can You Overdose on CBD?

While it’s not possible to fatally overdose on CBD, you can take too much and experience some side effects such as dry mouth, reduced appetite, and fatigue. You may also be overly relaxed and not feel like doing anything.

18. How Much CBD Should I Take & What Is the Best CBD Dosage?

Your ideal dosage will depend mostly on the benefits of CBD you wish to enjoy and your weight. The best CBD dosage can be different for each person and each situation, so start with a low dose and then slowly increase your dosage until you’ve achieved your desired effects.

19. Will I Fail a Drug Test from Taking CBD?

If the CBD contains no THC, then no. However, with products like full-spectrum that contain both THC and CBD there is a possibility that you test hot. Chances are pretty slim, but it’s still possible. 

20. Does CBD Interact With Other Medications?

CBD may affect how certain other medications work and are metabolized. It’s important to check with your doctor before mixing CBD with any other medication.