What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a potent, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp oil. It is typically extracted from industrial hemp plants that are naturally high in CBD and other phytochemicals. It is the most prevalent of multiple different cannabinoids found in natural hemp.
Is it Legal?
CBD is legal in all 50 states, although the law is different from state to state. State laws dictate the legality on what type of CBD product people can use, the strength, and which one is prohibited.
Is it Safe?
Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So you cannot know for sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other (unknown) elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.
So, How do I use it?
Let’s first take a look at the different types of CBD.
A CBD tincture is an alcohol-based extract. I’ll link you to my preferred CBD store 4cornerscannabis.com. Their prices are good, and you’ll find all the information you need on their site.
Topical CBD you can get in sticks, salve, oil, or lotion. Apply to you skin and you’re on your way.
Pet Tinctures. Use it to help relieve your pets anxiety. it is completely safe.