If you find yourself in the midst of a wellness journey and interested in adopting a CBD regimen, you might have some questions about getting started. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, so know that you’re not alone in the search for reputable CBD facts. In this blog post, we will set the record straight and answer our most frequently asked questions regarding the use of CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD is a chemical compound, or cannabinoid, that is highly prevalent in the Cannabis plant. Since its legalization status in the United States by the Farm Bill of 2015, many scientific studies have suggested that CBD can be beneficial for a rather lengthy list of chronic ailments and health issues. CBD has become a popular tool for folks who are transitioning to a more holistic, happy and healthy lifestyle.
2. Will I get high?
The short answer is no. CBD differs from traditional cannabis, in that there is a much lower amount of THC in the hemp plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, is the cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that causes psychoactive effects (a high) among users. Hemp plants used to make CBD products are legally required to contain less than .3 percent THC, which is generally not enough to cause psychoactive effects. If you are one of the many that have tried traditional cannabis and experienced an onset of paranoia or anxiety, you understandably might be a little worried that CBD would cause the same effect, however you can rest assured that the trace amount of THC in CBD products is not enough to cause anxiety. In fact, most people find CBD to be helpful in mitigating anxiety.
Will CBD products cause me to fail a drug test?
What dosage should I start with?
Can I give my child and/or pet CBD?
We cannot legally recommend giving CBD to anyone under the age of 18. In 2018, the FDA approved a hemp derived medication to help children with specific forms of epilepsy. We have heard a lot of anecdotal evidence from our farm fam that CBD has helped their children in various ways, but we still strongly recommend reaching out to a medical professional before administering it to your child. On the other hand, it is safe to give your dogs and cats CBD! Just as humans have an endocannabinoid systems, animals do as well and can potentially benefit from taking CBD depending on the issue and its severity. A large number of veterinarians and researchers alike agree that CBD may be effective for treating conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy and anxiety in dogs. As far as dosage goes, we recommend giving 1-2 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight and then seeing how your pet responds to that before giving them more. We also encourage reaching out to your veterinarian just to make sure they think CBD is a good option for your furry friend! Be sure to check out our pet tincture if you get the green light from your vet! We hope you find the answers to these common questions helpful!
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