FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CBD
We have put together below the Top 10 most frequently asked questions about cannabidiol (CBD).
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many different compounds found in the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are really unique because they act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system found throughout the body. Read More.
WILL I GET HIGH?
CBD does not have any of the psychoactive properties that are associated with marijuana and will not impair the user(s) or get them high. Industrial hemp that has less than 0.3% THC content can yield high-quality CBD that is 99% pure. Read More.
ARE CBD PRODUCTS SAFE?
CBD and the processes that are used by companies enable the manufacture of a huge variety of safe CBD products. You might want to check with the brand or manufacture to see if your CBD products are non-GMO industrial hemp and pesticide free organic practices.
WILL I PASS A DRUG TEST?
A lot of CBD products have no THC in them at all. All CBD products derived from industrial hemp have less than 0.3% THC. Many factors determine whether someone can pass a drug test making them unpredictable. The trace amounts of THC found in CBD products is very slim.
IS CBD LEGAL?
The legality of cannabinoid products in the United States is dependent on their concentration and source.
Marijuana and THC are both specifically listed in the U.S. Controlled Substances Act and therefore prohibited under federal law. Twenty-nine U.S. states and Washington D.C. have passed their own cannabis policies permitting the use of medical marijuana with high levels of THC, provided it’s recommended by a licensed physician. Eight of those states and Washington D.C. have gone a step further and legalized the recreational use of marijuana and THC.
CBD is legally available in the United States, but it must be derived from imported high-CBD, low-THC hemp. CBD itself it not listed under the Controlled Substances Act, so it’s legal in all 50 states provided it’s not extracted from marijuana.
If derived from marijuana, CBD is illegal unless obtained through a state-regulated medical marijuana program or in a state that permits recreational marijuana use. CBD products derived from hemp are considered dietary supplements in the U.S. and legal to buy and sell.
IS CBD MOST EFFECTIVE WITH OR WITHOUT THC?
CBD and THC are the strong couple of cannabis compounds, they work well when together. Scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco determined that a combination of THC and CBD has a more potent anti-tumoral effect than either compound alone when they are tested on breast cancer cells lines and brain cancer. Scientific studies have shown that both CBD and THC interact synergistically to enhance each others therapeutic effects.
CAN CBD INTERACT WITH OTHER MEDICATIONS?
Yes it does! CBD will inhibit the cytochrome p450 enzyme which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds found in grapefruits inhibit the same enzyme group which is why physicians advise patients not to eat the fruit shortly before or after taking any medication. When inhibiting cytochrome p450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of the other drugs. It may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patients blood's levels of other medications while consuming CBD.
WILL CBD PASS TSA IN AIRPORTS?
Yes, but it might cause some problems through customs. CBD is still not legal in all countries, while a few countries like France, China, and Australia are still in grey areas. CBD oil is illegal and could potentially cause you a headache with fines and even some jail time if you bring it into the country.
HOW MUCH DOES CBD PRODUCTS COST?
CBD products all range in prices. Here at ReLeaf Apothecary we carry the industry's largest array of the highest quality and most trusted CBD products that can cater to our customers needs. We hold no house brands and the most affordable CBD source online.
HOW QUICKLY CAN I FEEL THE EFFECTS OF CBD?
It all varies from person to person. If you don't feel the effects of CBD immediately, wait a few minutes and give it some time. You can also slowly increase the dosage amount if you feel the need to.
You can feel the effects of CBD almost instantly if you consume it through a vaporizer. Other methods may take some extra minutes and will hit you later.