As CBD oil and other CBD products become more mainstream, many people have questions still. In this article we wanted to answer some of the common ones we get asked. If you have any questions about our specific products that we carry, please contact us.
What IS CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.
Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.
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Is CBD Legal?
President Trump made history on December 20th, 2018 making Hemp federally legal, and is legal in some form in all 50 states. Check with your local government regarding local rules and regulations because they can for sure be tricky. But here in Friendswood, TX, yes CBD is legal.
Is CBD safe?
CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or public health-related problems associated with the use of PURE CBD. Do your research on the brand of CBD oil you use as they are not all made the same. We do a ton of research before selling any CBD products in our shop and we only sell what we believe to be the highest quality. We never sell anything without first doing research and testing it out for ourselves.
What is the difference in isolate, broad spectrum, & full spectrum?
CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD, broad spectrum contains CBD and other cannabinoids without the THC, and full spectrum is full plant extract with all cannabinoids found in that plant.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Although both hemp and “marijuana” are technically variants of the Cannabis sativa plant, there are significant differences between them. Hemp is considered “industrial” under current regulations, and is defined as having less than 0.3% THC
In the US, the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” (as defined in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014), is “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Marijuana generally refers to Cannabis sativa plants that have a high concentration of THC, and the word stems from the recreational use of THC rich cannabis for the purpose of getting “high.” Hemp plants possess a high concentration of CBD, with only traces of THC, and hemp extracts are associated with medicinal use.
Does CBD have side effects?
Hemp and CBD are recognized as being safe and should not produce side effects in most people, however you should always check with your doctor before adding anything to your daily routine.
Will CBD interact with my other medications?
At low doses of CBD, less than 150mg total per day, it is unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur. However it is always possible that drug-herb interactions can occur, and this is more likely the higher the dose. CBD and other plant cannabinoids can potentially interact with many pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity of cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. If you are taking a medication where maintaining a certain blood level is critical- such as anti-seizure, anti-viral, blood-thinning medications- talk with your health care provider or pharmacist before trying CBD.
Does CBD affect appetite?
Unlike THC, CBD has negligible effects on appetite and satiety.
Will CBD extract influence results of a drug test?
Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not cannabidiol (CBD). However, full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, so could cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens, especially when taken at high doses.
CBD in Friendswood
Here at our shop in Friendswood, TX we sell a variety of CBD products including oils, creams, gummies and more. Feel free to drop in any time and ask questions or look at the various products we carry. We’re located inside of the A+ Pack and Ship Store.