CBD can be confusing to many! So to help answer many of the questions that I get daily, I thought I’d create a post with some of the most common common ones we receive and answer everything you’ve wanted to know about CBD!
1) What’s the difference between CBD and marijuana?
Cannabis sativa L. is the scientific name for the entire plant species of all things cannabis, marijuana and hemp. The simplest way to think about it is that there are two main groups that fall under this plant species: hemp and marijuana. The main difference between the two groups is the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that it contains. For a plant to be considered hemp, it must contain less than 0.3% THC which is why there are no psychoactive or “stoned” effects of using hemp. Marijuana has higher amounts of THC and will most likely depending on the amount give you that high feeling.
Both plants contain CBD (cannabidiol) and many other cannabidoids that have incredible health benefits. But the main difference between the two is the amount of THC. The CBD you see on the market and available online is derived from industrial hemp so there is minimal to zero THC depending on what kind you get.
2) Will CBD make me high?
No. CBD is not psychoactive so you will not get high, stoned or even give you the munchies.
3) Will CBD will make me tired?
CBD can relax you and can help you sleep. But it is not a supplement that will make you sleepy during the day.
4) Is all CBD is equal?
Not it’s not! Always look for CBD from organically grown hemp oil that’s from the US. In addition, for the ultimate impact, we only recommend using products that are full or broad spectrum so you know it’s of the highest quality.
5) Will I fail a drug test if I’m using CBD?
Full-spectrum CBD is made from the hemp plant which contains less than 0.3% THC. While there are no pyschoactive affects from CBD, because of the trace amounts of THC, it is strongly recommend that anyone who is required to pass a drug test, avoid all hemp-derived products, including CBD, hemp seeds, poppy seeds and certain cold medications.
6) Can I take CBD if I take prescription medication?
CBD is a safe supplement but can interact with some medications. Specifically any prescription that has a warning about grapefruit interactions should not be taken with CBD. As always, please consult your doctor with any questions regarding your prescriptions.
7) How long does the benefit last?
The benefits can last up to 6 hours depending on how you consumed your CBD if it was a powder, capsule, tincture or topical.
8) What’s the difference between full spectrum and isolates?
CBD is just one of the many healthy components of the cannabis and hemp plants. When you have a full spectrum (also known as broad spectrum) CBD, it means that you are also getting all those incredible nutrients of the plant. Along with CBD, you’ll be getting other cannabinoids, like CBN, CBG plus terpenes which are what give essential oils their smell and have a wide variety of health benefits. A CBD isolate is only CBD, no other components or health properties included. While CBD on it’s own is certainly a healthy product, the research is overwhelming supportive of the benefits of a full-spectrum CBD over an isolate. The affect is called the entourage effect and the science behind it is that they all work as building blocks for one another making it even more effective and beneficial than a regular isolate.
Do these 8 Q&A answer most of your CBD questions? If not, comment below or email me at email@example.com and I’ll answer yours!