Is Cannabidiol (CBD) legal?
The FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids with less than 0.3% THC to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted.
In states where medical marijuana is legal, any CBD product (whether it comes from hemp or marijuana) is of course perfectly legal. Outside of these legalized states (including shipping from legal to non-legal states), things tend to be a little less clear.
According to ProjectCBD.org, “Federal law prohibits U.S. farmers from cultivating hemp as a commercial crop, but the sale of imported, low-THC, industrial hemp products is permitted in the United States.”
Technically, this means that as long as the CBD product (oil, vape, topical, etc.) is produced from the seeds and stalk of the industrial hemp plant (with less than 0.3% THC), it is permissible to buy, sell, and ship across state lines. (However, in articles like 2014’s Farm Bill, the exact rule seems to be a little less clear).
All in all, the fact remains that millions of people buy and use CBD products every day of their lives and CBD as a way of healing is only getting more popular and widespread with each passing day.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC. Learn more here
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system influencing the body’s endocannabinoid system. Learn more here
If CBD is obtained from hemp, will I get high from consuming it?
No, you will not get high from cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both CBD and THC occur in this plant naturally and can be found in higher or lower concentrations, depending on the part of the plant.
CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. Conversely, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a strong psychoactive substance, which causes feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. As long as you consume products made of specially-bred industrial hemp plants, you shouldn’t experience any unwanted effects. Hemp contains little to no THC, while recreational cannabis can contain between 5% and 20% THC. Learn more here
Is CBD natural?
Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made.
Are there side effects of using CBD? Is it safe?
Most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how your body tolerates and adapts to these dietary supplements. We recommend to consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, including CBD Holy Water.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case, it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD extract with a THC content of 0.3% or less).
Can professional athletes consume CBD?
Yes, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has excluded cannabidiol from the prohibited list.
How much CBD Holy Water should I drink?
This really depends on how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We recommend starting with 1 serving, once or twice a day, and see if this dosage works for you. For effective treatment of the majority of conditions, most people use between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. If it’s the first time you’re using a CBD supplement, we encourage you to discuss with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.
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