As the legal use of marijuana grows, people are getting more interested in weed and curious about all the options given to them by this miraculous plant. Until now, we’ve discovered two natural extracts – THC and CBD. The first one has been known, and used for many years, the other one not so much. But can the CBD weed become the next big thing?
Many people are starting to believe that it indeed can. As its popularity grows, more and more weed shops like 420DC are widening their range of CBD based products. What’s more, it is also getting more attention from the medical world.
But what really is CBD weed, and why all the fuss? Let’s find out.
What is CBD?
Let’s start with a quick chemistry lesson. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is the marijuana or hemp plant natural extract. What’s a hemp plant? It is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3 percent of THC. What does it mean? It means that it won’t get you high because THC is the main psychoactive compound. The less THC, the less high sensations. So if you want to get high, don’t use CBD weed, use THC weed.
Okay, now you know what CBD weed is, now’s the time to find out how it works. The main difference between THC and CBD is that CBD is known as the non-psychoactive one. It’s not entirely correct to say that about CBD weed. Even though it doesn’t give you the same high sensations as THC, it does directly affect your mood and process of cognition.
However, CBD is not intoxicating. It has the calming effect associated with cannabis but doesn’t affect you as the THC does. THC often leaves its users intoxicated and temporarily impaired, whereas CBD does none of these things. That’s why CBD weed is called the non-psychoactive one.
Cannabis has gotten more attention from the medical world in recent years. Both THC and CBD are well known for their medical benefits and can be used in different types of diseases. Because of its non-psychoactive effect, CBD can be used by patients who have psychosis and mental disorders, inflammation, epilepsy, seizures, nausea, and migraines. So CBD for the people, right?
CBD weed is also much more tolerated by our organism, even in large doses. Any side effects that may occur by its usage are often caused by the other medications that are taken with it and not by the CBD itself. It’s a huge advantage of CBD when you compare it to THC.
Now a little piece of evidence to resolve your doubts. In the study published by The Permanente Journal on the 7th of January in 2019, it turned out that CBD weed can have a great impact on people suffering from anxiety and insomnia. The study found that 600 milligrams of CBD decreased anxiety in people before their public speeches. There’s more. 25 milligrams of CBD daily for a month made people who used it more relaxed, and it also increased their quality of sleep. CBD for the people indeed.
But CBD can also be used by pets, or to be more precise, by the owners on their pets. It is scientifically proven that CBD helps in curing seizures, arthritis, and other issues found in dogs. It can also help your dog to calm down when it’s stressed and frightening. More research is needed, but CBD can really be a great thing for your cat or dog.
Hemp-derived CBD products are legal under federal law thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, but some states and cities have a more strict policy when it comes to CBD weed. CBD products are also forbidden on domestic and international flights.
In recent years DEA has loosened its policy when it comes to CBD based products such as CBD oil made of hemp, but overall CBD is still in a legal grey area. Food and Administration, for example, is yet to legalize CBD for sale as a supplement, and it’s waiting for more information on the CBD itself. Unfortunately, there are no CBD books, but many scientists are working to find more information about CBD weed.
Despite FAD concerns and legal constraints, CBD weed is getting more and more attention and interest, as the hype around it increases. CBD is finding its way into a lot of common products. There are CBD chocolates, CBD bath bombs, CBD shakes, coffee, and many more. Who knows, maybe even Willy Wonka had a CBD chocolate somewhere in his factory. That would’ve explained a lot.
It’s high time for the most exciting part of the article, more particularly, the usage. CBD weed can be used in many different ways, mostly because the market offers a vast range of other CBD based products. As mentioned before, even common products can be based on miraculous cannabis extract.
Firstly, we have an edible CBD. You will be able to find tons of so-called non-psychoactive CBD products on the Internet. Because it is something you eat, edible CBD covers what you ingest, and when it lands in your stomach, it intestines and gets soaked into your bloodstream. You will feel the effects after 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on what and how much of it you eat. CBD can be found in chocolates and other sweets, beverages, and capsules.
The second way of getting CBD into your system is by inhaling it. A traditional method known for centuries is also reliable when it comes to CBD weed. By getting straight into your lungs, CBD will find multiple ways to creep in, and thanks to a vape heating cannabis extract, it will provide you with a potent and fast-acting effect. There are a lot of CBD vape pens all around the Internet, so it won’t be hard for you to find the best CBD pen to suit your needs.
There’s also an external way of CBD usage. Cannabinoid receptors are not only present inside of you, but they can also be found on your whole skin. Thanks to that, there are plenty of CBD based skincare products in the market. CBD soaps, creams, oils, ointments, etc. can have an excellent effect on people with skin problems, acne, or psoriasis. Thick lotions are more useful when it comes to pain, whereas light creams can be great for facial skin.
Types of CBD oil
If you want to start taking CBD, the best way to begin is with oil since it’s very easy to use. You can add it to your food or drink, use it in your CBD pen, or put a few drops under your tongue. But before you buy yourself one, remember that there are three major types of CBD oil.
The first one is full-spectrum CBD oil. It contains, in addition to the full spectrum of CBD, a trace amount of THC that can be found in the hemp plant.
The second one is called broad-spectrum. It contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other terpenes, but there are no traces of THC.
The last type of CBD oil is an isolate. It contains only CBD, and other cannabis compounds are nowhere to be found.
As you can see, it’s very easy to find yourself an oil that will suit all your needs, but you should be aware of the fact that not all CBD oils and products are created equal. There are of course companies that respect consumers and therefore adhere to labeling standards, but there are also ones that would love to deceive you. Look out for vague labels that say hemp oil or hemp seed oil, because usually they don’t have anything to do with CBD.
Alright, now it’s time to sum it all up. After reading this article, you should know that CBD stands for cannabidiol and that there are many reasons why it’s getting more attention. Even though in-depth research on CBD effects on our life and health, there are many people claiming that it has indeed helped them with overcoming various health and mental problems. Should we expect the growth of CBD based products, and medicaments in the future though? The answer will reveal itself in the next few years, but all the fuss is not a coincidence. Nevertheless, we must still wait to start producing t-shirts with “CBD for life” phrases on them.