There’s a lot of misinformation out there about CBD, what it can and can’t do, and how it works. This FAQ is intended to build a foundation of knowledge to help guide you on your path.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the primary active constituents of the cannabis plant. These “active” chemical constituents are called cannabinoids, and thus far over 120 have been identified.
The most notable difference between these two cannabinoids is that THC gets you “high” (AKA—is impairing or intoxicating), and CBD does not. That’s because they each work on different pathways within the human body; CBD acts on a number of non-psychoactive receptors in our bodies that are implicated in many bodily processes, and whose stimulation does not result in any unwanted intoxication. Even in extremely high doses, there is no way that CBD can get one “high” as with its cousin THC, but such large doses may result in drowsiness.
No. Unlike it’s cousin, THC, CBD does not activate the CB1 receptors, which are responsible for the feeling of the high (as the CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain stem and central nervous system).
You’ll often hear CBD referred to as a “promiscuous” molecule. That’s because it acts uponseveral different non-psychoactive pathways in the body: the TRPV channels, GABA receptors, 5HT1A (serotonin) receptors. It is also called “biphasic” because in different dosages it can have different effects.
Unlike pharmaceuticals, CBD doesn’t just have one target or function in the body, but rather it interacts with multiple different channels, including those mentioned above. As a result, it may feel differently for different people; and even seem to feel differently for the same person at different times. This is why there is no one regimen that works for everyone-- and we encourage experimentation with our products; at various times of day, in distinct environments, and in varying doses.
CBD has few, if any side effects. Most people report no adverse effects, however some studies have reported that a minority of users may experience dry mouth, drowsiness, or appetite reduction.
Yes. As a general rule, if you’re taking a prescription that has a grapefruit warning label on it, it’s best to talk to your doctor before starting a CBD regimen. CBD interacts with an enzyme in the liver, called cytochrome p450, which is responsible for breaking down a number of medications. Altering this enzyme can increase the amount of circulating medication in the body.
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production, sale and consumption of hemp and hemp-derived compounds like CBD. In order to qualify as hemp and not cannabis (as they are genetically the same species), a plant has to be tested by a third party lab and proven to contain under 0.3% THC content.
Full-spectrum refers to an extract that contains the full range of beneficial compounds that are found in the plant’s natural form. When you have a full-spectrum product, you can harness the full power of the Entourage Effect-- that is, the synergy between all of the elements of the plant that make it far more effective than an isolate product, which contains only one compound. Research has proven time and time again that full-spectrum products are many times more effective than their isolate counterparts.
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, so CBD’s potential anti-inflammatory properties might just apply to our animals, too. For the time being, only one study has been conducted on the safety and effects of hemp-derived CBD on dogs-- and it demonstrated that CBD (in both measured doses) eased pain and increased the comfort of osteoarthritic dogs-- without any side effects.
Typically between 4-14 days.
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