Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the active naturally occurring compounds that is found in both hemp and marijuana. This compound is usually extracted from hemp plants; therefore, having lower levels of THC. This means CBD is non-psychoactive and does not produce a high or intoxicating feeling.
CBD comes from hemp which is a member of the Cannabis Sativa species. Supercritical CO2 extraction is the common process used to obtain CBD from hemp.
CBD is available in a variety of applications such as oil tinctures, edibles like gummies and chocolate, topical creams and lotions, and in pure isolate powder or concentrated gels.
CBD Oils are typically taken sublingually - using a droplet to place the oil under the tongue.
CBD Topicals are applied directly to the skin.
CBD Edibles come in many forms such as gummies, chocolates, cookies, and other similar products. These can be cut in half to consume smaller serving sizes. CBD also is available in drink products.
Concentrates and Isolates are extremely versatile and can be added to food, drinks, or other supplements to yield the desired amount of CBD. These add flexibility based on specific CBD needs or preferences.
In general, CBD Oil begins to work within 20 – 40 minutes. This time frame can depend on the amount of food and fluids in your system. The longer the oil is kept under your tongue and in the area of the mouth, the quicker the CBD Oil begins to work. This occurs because the CBD has longer contact with surfaces that increase absorption.
No, CBD will not get you high when consumed because the THC content of CBD is extremely low. Hemp has a legal amount of THC less than 0.3%. CBD extracted from hemp has similar negligible amounts of THC.
Yes! Hemp was removed from the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances with the passage of the Farm Bill in December 2018. Now hemp is considered an agricultural product, making it legal nationwide. CBD's THC levels are within the legal definition for hemp (<0.3%). Hemp-derived CBD is used to promote health and wellness.
Check out our in-depth article to learn more about the differences between CBD and THC.