Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of more than 85 cannabinoids discovered so far in the different types of cannabis, including marijuana and hemp. Because it is non-psychoactive, CBD is widely considered as the cannabinoid with the most health potential.
What is CBD used for?
CBD can be used to help treat a wide assortment of conditions. Here are just a few:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Will CBD get me high?
One of the most common misconceptions about CBD is that it gets you “stoned”. However, this isn’t the case. CBD is produced to minimize the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) count (the more well-known cannabinoid which does get you high) while maximizing the CBD count (which stops you from getting high).
Is CBD Right for Me?
Because there are very limited side effects to CBD (dry mouth, dizziness, light headedness, and drowsiness, for example) and because it won’t get you high (remember, it’s non-psychoactive) the only way to know if it’s right for you is to give it a try yourself.
That being said, it’s always smart to begin with small doses at first to see how you react after taking it and to consult your physician to see if it’s right for you.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
While drug tests are geared towards identifying THC, not CBD, if you use CBD cannabis that has even trace amounts of THC, the THC might very well register on the drug test. Consult with your employer before taking CBD if you are subject to routine drug tests.
How Do I Use CBD?
CBD oil can be applied topically, or ingested; try mixing it into your morning smoothie or baked into muffins, cookies, etc. Or, if you prefer, you can simply take CBD oil on its own by placing a few drops under your tongue – it’s really up to your personal preference.
CBD capsules are even easier; if you take a vitamin each morning, you’ll have no problem incorporating CBD capsules into your routine. Capsules are premeasured, so there’s no guessing, and therefore, make it easy for you to grab-and-go. It’s also good to know that you can take CBD capsules on an empty stomach.
Have further questions? Check out https://www.projectcbd.org/. This non-profit, educational news service is a fantastic resource for those interested in learning more about CBD and its numerous benefits.