Frequenly Asked Questions About CBD

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What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol.

What is CBD?

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants, but in high dosages in the hemp plant in particular.

Is CBD like marijuana?

Although hemp is a part of the cannabis family, as is marijuana, they are two different strands with very different chemical compositions and properties. Marijuana has small amounts of CBD in it which can give the user a sense of relaxation, but the most prominent chemical in marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which gives the ‘high’ effect’.

Will I get high?

No. CBD based products have little to no trace of THC, the psychoactive component. The legal amount in most countries for CBD producers and sellers is less than 0.2% THC content.

Is it legal?

Hemp derived CBD products are legal across all 50 American states and in most EU countries.

What does it help?

Extensive research is still being carried out on CBD and its effects on the human body. However, so far personal accounts and success stories have suggested that CBD has calming properties which help with anti-anxiety and reduce stress, it has also been labelled and as an anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow. These effects can greatly help those who suffer from muscle pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety, and period pains - amongst many others.

How does it work?

Built into each and everyone of us is an endocannabinoid system, with CB1 and CB2 receptors. When CBD enters the system it interacts with the receptors which control and regulate the production and release of certain chemicals, such as serotonin.

How long does it take to work?

This can depend on how you choose to ingest it, which depends on its form. For CBD to take effect it needs to be absorbed into the bloodstream. If you choose to vape CBD, you will feel the effects almost instantaneously, but this will not last long. Consequently this may be a good option for sudden onset afflictions, such as anxiety. Alternatively, if you choose to ingest it via a capsule or edible this could take between 20 minutes and an hour to take effect, and this will last substantially longer than vaping.

Will it show on a drug test?

CBD itself will not compromise a drug test. However, what you need to be aware of is that some CBD based products have a small trace of THC which may be detected. Many countries have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to THC and driving so please take this into account.

How do I know I’m getting a high quality product?

How ensure you’re getting only the highest quality CBD product please check the company has supplied a CoA (Certificate of Analysis) on their website. This document will tell you the exact components of your product, it will also provide contact details for the laboratory where it was tested. These documents can cost up to four figures, so low grade operations will not be willing to invest. Please do not hesitate to contact the company if you cannot find their CoA.

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10 July 2019