CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids produced by the cannabis family. It exists in both agricultural hemp, as well as medical cannabis. CBD is usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC.
While CBD and THC come from the same cannabis plant, they have different chemical makeups. THC dominates the chemical makeup of marijuana, while CBD dominates the chemical makeup of hemp.
Short answer, no, it won’t. Although CBD produces some noticeable effects, it does not make people feel high like other cannabinoids do, specifically THC. Unlike THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is non-psychoactive. This means it does not have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and does not cause the high or euphoric effects associated with marijuana.
CBD stimulates the cannabinoid receptors, causing the body to create more of its own naturally occurring endocannabinoids in our endocannabinoid system and blocking the endocannabinoids from breaking down.
Good question. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a cell-signaling system of cannabinoids in the body which are made up of some of the same chemical compounds as cannabis. This system is responsible for regulating balance in the body’s immune response and functions, communication between cells, metabolism, temperature regulation, memory, sleep, appetite, digestion, mood, motor control, pleasure and pain.
CB1 and CB2 are the two major receptors in the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are primarily in the central nervous system and are responsible for coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, influencing pain, and inflammation. While THC binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors causing a range of physical and mental effects, CBD tends not to bind to either. It stimulates the receptors functions, which in turn, activates the several CBD benefits.
In states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, any CBD product is 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.” Which 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.
Absolutely, organic CBD is a 100% naturally occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD is much safer than some popular over the counter and prescription drugs. Health experts have even stated that cannabidiol is an effective and safe substance. Although the benefit out-weight any side effects of CBD, there are a few minor adverse reactions. Dry mouth, drowsiness, lightheadedness, and low blood pressure are common side effects of CBD, which is typical of any cannabis products. However, it varies person to person
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC (.3% or less) is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may (illegally) contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a test to pick up traces of THC. Fortunately, all of Herban Healing products are lab tested and contain less than 0.3% THC, so you’re all clear.
This one is tricky because it, of course, depends on what you’re using the CBD product for, and how strong the product is. Be sure to read the labels on any CBD product to ensure proper dosage.