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. Contrastly, most people find CBD to be helpful in mitigating anxiety.
- Will CBD products cause me to fail a drug test?
It is hard to say for sure. There are many factors at play when it comes to the correlation between passing/failing a drug test and CBD usage. The sensitivity of the test, the frequency and amount of CBD products you are using, as well as your body’s metabolism all affect the outcome of a drug screening.
All of our products are full spectrum [link to Johnny’s full spectrum blog post], meaning they do contain a trace amount (below the legal .3 percent limit) of THC in them. Due to this trace amount, we do not advise customers who are drug tested to use any of our hemp products in the off chance that THC would be detected in a drug screening. Please note that we are not liable for any failed drug screenings.
We choose to offer solely full spectrum products to maintain the integrity of the hemp plant in its most natural form and to optimize the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the idea that keeping all of the cannabinoids (including CBD and THC) found in the hemp plant intact, they work best when working in unison with one another rather than isolating CBD or any of the other cannabinoids.
- What dosage should I start with?
Of course everyone is different, so the correct dosage to start out with varies from person to person. We typically encourage customers who are new to CBD to start somewhere between 15-25mg daily and evaluate results before increasing dosage.
It is important to note that if you are eating edibles, it does take longer for the CBD to work its magic as opposed to smoking pre-rolls or vaping, so make sure to wait at least an hour before eating more. Also, sometimes it can take a few weeks to feel the full effect once incorporating CBD into your daily routine, so don’t be discouraged if you aren’t feeling the desired effects right off the bat.
- Can I give my child and/or pet CBD?
We cannot recommend giving CBD to anyone under the age of 21. If you are considering giving CBD to your child, we strongly advise speaking with a trusted physician beforehand. There is promising research about the benefits of CBD on children with extreme forms of epilepsy, however we still strongly recommend reaching out to a medical professional before administering CBD to your child.
Contrastly, 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!
We hope you find the answers to these common questions helpful! Please feel free to reach out to email@example.com if you have any further questions or need guidance regarding anything CBD!