What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD, is a promising phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. It has been recognised for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process. CBD is non-psychotoxic.
Does CBD get you high?
THC is the cannabinoid that provides the psychoactive effect (feeling high), CBD is not a psychoactive therefore CBD oil will not get you high. Oils will contain only trace amounts of THC (0.2% or below).
Can you take CBD with prescribed medication?
CBD can react negatively with some prescription medications, grapefruit juice is known to react to some medications the same as CBD, so if your medication recommends staying away from grapefruit juice then it's advised to consult with your GP if you have any concerns before taking CBD.
Can you use CBD while driving?
As long as the recommended dosages are not exceeded then it is fine to drive whilst consuming CBD with the THC traces being 0.2-0%.
Are CBD and THC the same thing?
No. As the two main components of the cannabis plant, it can be easy to confuse CBD & THC but other than exactly that, they are not the same. This is because THC is psychoactive which means it provides a mind-altering effect (the feeling of being high) whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.
Are there any side effects of using CBD?
There are no known side effects to CBD but large doses can cause nausea and/or dizziness, therefore it is advised to start off on lower dosages and build up as you need it.
How can you use CBD?
There are many different ways to use CBD, all of which have different benefits and bio-availabilities. Some of the ways are:
- Orally taken via drops
- Eaten in edibles
- Used topically on the skin