What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” & can actually counteract the psycho-activity of THC. The fact that CBD is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, & other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound in cannabis that is psychoactive & gives you the feeling of being high. However, THC’s chemical make-up is very similar to its counterpart, CBD, which actually combats the effects of THC.
What is CBD used for?
While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved CBD, studies & anecdotal evidence suggest that the compound could be beneficial for managing seizures, fighting the spread of cancer, treating neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, reducing anxiety, curtailing nausea & relieving pain. While CBD is available legally under federal law, regardless of a prescription, we recommend you discuss the possibility of incorporating CBD into your treatment regimen with your physician.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD is legal under federal law. No prescription needed. CBD itself is not specifically listed as a controlled substance in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act like THC is. Individual state laws, however, are dynamic & some individual states may govern hemp-derived CBD.
What forms of products does CBD come in?
The array of CBD products now available makes it easier to find an option that fits your needs & lifestyle. Once extracted from hemp, pure CBD oil can be taken directly & absorbed under the tongue. However, the oil can also be infused into products like tinctures, liquid concentrates, capsules, edibles, beverages, vape oil, lotions & salves.