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WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD. CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary.1
WHERE DOES CBD COME FROM?
CBD comes from the cannabis plant. People refer to cannabis plants as either hemp or marijuana, depending on their level of THC. Hemp plants that are legal under the Farm Bill must contain less than 0.3% THC. Over the years, marijuana farmers have selectively bred their plants to contain high levels of THC and other compounds that interested them, often because the compounds produced a smell or had another effect on the plant’s flowers. However, hemp farmers have rarely modified the plant. These hemp plants are used to create CBD oil. 1
IS CBD MARIJUANA?
Until recently, the best-known compound in cannabis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the most active constituent of marijuana. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, and these compounds have different effects. THC creates a mind-altering “high” when a person smokes it or uses it in cooking. This is because THC breaks down when we apply heat and introduce it into the body. CBD is different. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive. This means that CBD does not change a person’s state of mind when they use it. However, CBD does appear to produce significant changes in the body, and some research suggests that it has medical benefits.is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD. CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary. 1
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain. Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor. Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.1
FOR WHAT CONDITIONS MAY CBD BE BENEFICIAL?
Natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties
Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals
Other neurological symptoms and disorders
Type 1 diabetes
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Many small-scale studies have looked into the safety of CBD in adults. They concluded that adults tend to tolerate a wide range of doses well. Researchers have found no significant side effects on the central nervous system, the vital signs, or mood, even among people who used high dosages. The most common side effect is tiredness. Also, some people report diarrhea and changes in appetite or weight.
Nevertheless, people need to speak with their doctor before following a course of CBD. The drug may interact with some over-the-counter (OTC) aids, dietary supplements, and CBD prescription medications, especially those that warn against consuming grapefruit. CBD may also disrupt an enzyme called cytochrome P450 complex. This disruption can affect the liver’s ability to break down toxins, increasing the risk of liver toxicity.
There is often a lack of evidence regarding the safety of new or alternative treatment options. Usually, researchers have not performed the full array of tests. Anyone who is considering using CBD should talk to a qualified healthcare practitioner beforehand. The FDA have only approved CBD for the treatment of two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. When drugs do not have FDA approval, it can be difficult to know whether a product contains a safe or effective level of CBD.
IS IT LEGAL FOR ME TO USE?
Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved and may be inaccurately labeled.
CAN I PASS A DRUG TEST AFTER USING YOUR PRODUCT?
Pleasant Ridge Hemp makes NO guarantee that any person will be able to pass a drug test after using our products. Many do, but some definitely do not. There has been very little research on the subject, so we are unable to offer any insight regarding what amounts may cause a hot test.
IS YOUR PRODUCT ORGANIC?
While the flowers that we sell are not certified organic, we can assure you that we never use any kind of pesticides, sprays, or synthetic fertilizers.
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS PRODUCT?
Honestly, any way you'd like. The only thing we do NOT recommend is eating a raw nug. That isn't fun for anyone. But you can smoke it, vape it, infuse it into an oil, extract it, etc.
HAS MY ORDER SHIPPED?
We need two full business days to process your order, so if it has been less than that, it's entirely possible that we need more time to finish it up.
WHY IS MY ORDER TAKING SO LONG?
Currently, we are out of the office on weekends. This is something that we are working on. Since we need two full business days to fulfill your order, those placed late on Thursday or anytime on Friday will typically take a bit longer.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE OTHER THAN YOUR WEBSITE?
KATE'S BAIT, STATE RD 23, DODGEVILLE, WI
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WHAT ARE YOUR ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT?
We currently accept PayPal.
1 Medical News Today, Written by Jon Johnson on April 29, 2017, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221