Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Do you know much about CBD oil?
There are a growing number of people using CBD oil the more marijuana continues to become legal in various states. With it's rising popularity some, if not most people, don't really know much about CBD oil. Do you? Do you know what CBD oil really is or what it contains? Do you wonder if it's legal? Better yet, do you know how it affects the body or maybe if you can get high from it like you can with marijuana?
Let's learn more and answer some questions you may have! It's time to get educated.
What is CBD oil? CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD comes from cannabis which is a plant that produces a thick substance that contains hundreds of compounds called cannabinoids. CBD oil is merely the cannabidiol from the cannabis plant in the form of an oil. CBD oil refers to concentrated extracts from the cannabis plant and can be either pure CBD oil, pure THC, or a combination of these with or without other chemicals.
What is the difference between CBD and THC? The cannabis plant, produces both CBD and THC, which are both cannabinoids. Although they are both cannabinoids they are different. THC has a higher potency than CBD and it is found in marijuana causing a euphoric feeling, aka feeling high. This euphoric high is caused as a result of how THC interacts with receptors in the brain. CBD can be found in hemp and according to federal law, hemp cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC. Anything containing more THC is classified as marijuana. CBD has functional effects on the body without causing the euphoric high feeling THC does, and is considered to be non-intoxicating. CBD creates more of a relaxing "body high"or relaxation instead of the euphoric high caused by
What are the benefits of taking CBD oil? People who use CBD oil typically do not want to feel the high euphoria that THC produces. A large amount of CBD users have disabilities and use this product to create positive side effects on the body to reduce pain and anxiety, help with sleep and relaxation, reduce inflammation and pain, treat symptoms of epilepsy and seizures, as well as alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms, or to treat autoimmune diseases that cause chronic pain.
Is CBD oil illegal?
It really depends what state you are in and even the reason for use in some states. In some states CBD oil is legal, legal for medical use, legal for medical use with limited THC content, or illegal. I highly advise you to research your state for the most up to date information to confirm if CBD oil is legal or not where you live. You can check with your state's criminal code or agriculture department to confirm.
Can I test positive on a drug test from CBD oil?
If the CBD oil you consume has THC you may test positive on a drug test for THC. Therefore, if you are consuming CBD oil you should confirm the components to see if it contains THC and even how much. More and more people are in fact testing positive on drug tests for THC (not CBD) now a days. If you are an employer who has a candidate or employee that tests positive on a drug test for THC you may want to have a discussion with that individual to ask what they have been consuming. It might not be from marijuana and it could in fact be from CBD oil containing THC. Depending on the state you are in the individual may even be able to produce a prescription for their CBD oil use.
But remember, not all CBD contains THC. For instance, LupaVita's CBD oil does not contain THC. It contains CBD and tumeric oil extracts to help reduce inflammation and pain. Also, to enhance the flavor it also contains coconut oil and natural food flavoring for taste purposes. If you are interested in trying this product please use my discount code lizeth for 30% off your purchase. I take it myself to help reduce my lupus symptoms of inflammation and pain and it works!
I hope this helped educate you on what CBD oil is and shed some light on CBD oil use.