Evidence regarding CBD is still building. Now that some states have legalized recreational and medical use of marijuana products, including CBD, scientists are finding it easier to conduct research. More will be known in the next 5 to 10 years, including whether there are yet undiscovered problems associated with long-term use.
Currently, there is only one CBD product that has FDA approval: a prescription medication called Epidiolex, used to treat some rare severe seizure disorders in children. The bottom line is that in order to understand whether CBD is legal where you live, you’ll need to consult your state health department website or professionals in your community.
For adults, CBD appears to be a very safe product. CBD does produce side effects for some people, including nausea, fatigue, and irritability. It may also interact with certain medications, so always check with your doctor before use.
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Common questions about medical cannabis
The safest way to take CBD is orally, as a tablet, chewable, or tincture (a concentrated liquid typically administered with a dropper). Steer clear of any illegally sold synthetic CBD products, sometimes called “spice” or “bath salts.” These products have induced psychotic reactions in some people and pose a major health risk.
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Yes, there is evidence that CBD works for some conditions, but certainly not all the conditions it is being promoted for these days. There’s no evidence, for example, that CBD cures cancer. There is moderate evidence that CBD can improve sleep disorders, fibromyalgia pain, muscle spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, and anxiety.
Where should you purchase CBD products?
CBD does not get you high, but the idea that it’s not psychoactive is something of a misconception in his opinion. It does change your consciousness. You may feel mellow, experience less pain, and be more comfortable. In addition, some CBD products do contain small amounts of THC.
Testing also shows that many products don’t contain what’s claimed on the label. For example, they may have less CBD than advertised. So, buyer beware.
I’m using for the same reason, I went for the brand “armour CBD”, full spectrum oil, 10%; it’s quite cheap (and there is some promo code online). It works perfectly for me. I take a few drop 2-4 time a day, but it’s like whenever you feel like you need it.
Both are out of the question
I’d recommend full or broad spectrum CBD. From our own testing broad spectrum where just the THC is removed in the extraction process still retains the other cannabinoids.
Wait, explain to me how a 10% oil is just £30. I recently ordered an 8% one that was £10 more expensive. Can you recommend CBD Armour, and does it ship in a discrete package? I might pull the trigger today, but need to know if I can send it to the office or not.
Start with an organic full spectrum oil. None of the distillate bollox as it loses cannabinoids in the extraction process. Start with a few doses a day and work your way up to the sweet spot. It's like taking antibiotics it normally doesn't kick in straight away. But when it does you'll know. Good luck with it as this was the reason I started taking it and I remember the day it did kick in. Pure relief for me
I would highly recommend smoking or vaping CBD flower as I find that to be a lot stronger compared to using vape juice or oil drops.
Any advice on a product and strength?
I am new to this so I have no clue on which type/strength of CBD needed to possibly help with anxiety symptoms.
Going from experience, Hempura 1000mg Full-Spectrum Original CBD Oil (10ml) has given a positive effect on me in regards to my depression / anxiety. 5 to 6 drops under the tongue, held for 2 minutes and then swallowed, really took the weight off. I felt calmer, less irritable, more relaxed etc. I'm still kinda going through brands to see if any others work (recommendations always welcome!) but, for now, Hempura is working for me. The real test will be tomorrow when I go back to work after a holiday.
I've been more curious about CBD this past year as well since I seem to see it popping up everywhere.
This may be a silly question, but I've never vaped before until my buddy got me a vape and some zero-nicotine juice for it mostly as a joke, so I have to ask. You can use a regular vape for CBD if you use a separate coil/tank for it, right? Again, very little experience so I have to ask. I've never smoked anything except occasionally weed and maybe half a drag off a buddy's cigarette that made me gag and fortunately broke me from ever using nicotine or tobacco, haha.
The focus was the biggest difference for me: I could look at houses, cars, people and actually recognize details, rather than just see everything as one stressful blur. Experiencing that (again) made me really happy.