Does CBD oil get you high?
CBD is a cannabinoid is one of hundreds of compounds found in cannabis and hemp. Because of changes to federal and state laws there has been a rise in CBD-infused products, including CBD oil.
THC, on the other hand, is a compound found in cannabis and marijuana. This compound does have psychoactive effects when consumed in large enough quantities. This is what produces the “high” the experience from smoking marijuana that many have described as a feeling of euphoria.
CBD does not cause a high like THC. Both CBD and THC have an impact on receptors in the brain called cannabinoid type 1 or CB1 for short. THC activates these receptors causing a euphoria while CBD is a CB1 antagonist, meaning that it has the opposite effect.
Even though CBD products may have trace amounts of THC, the larger amounts of CBD will cancel out any effects of THC.
What is CBD oil used for?
From an article by Dr. Tiffany Lester on Parsley Health Blog
CBD helps in the following areas:
Improves mood disorders
CBD works directly on the brain receptors 5HT1A (serotonin) and GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter). Lower levels of these can contribute to anxiety and depression.
Suppresses cytokine production and induces T-regulatory cells to protect the body from attacking itself, which can help autoimmune conditions.
Decreases chronic pain
Inhibits transmission of neuronal signaling through pain pathways.
Aids gut health
Helps heal the leaky tight junctions that contribute to intestinal permeability and decreases spasmodic activity common in irritable bowel syndrome.
Helps treat seizures
May relieve epilepsy in children.
Is Hemp oil the same as CBD oil?
To start with we need to clarify the difference between Cannabis (often referred to as marijuana) and hemp. They are two varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is not used to produce CBD or Hemp oil.
Hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds through a cold-press process. Hemp seed oil can be used in cooking, beauty products, and even paint. In the world of CBD oil it is often used as a carrier oil for CBD. Hemp oil itself has only a trace of CBD.
Full spectrum CBD is made by extraction from the whole hemp plant (the parts above ground). The best extraction method is the CO2 (carbon dioxide) extraction process. CBD extract needs to be mixed with a carrier oil, like hemp oil, to be useful to the consumer. The strength of the CBD oil is measured in milligrams (mg). The higher the number, the more CBD is in the oil.
How does CBD oil work?
Our bodies are made up of cells and our cells have what are called cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are proteins that receive and transduce signals from compounds, like CBD.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors that interact with CBD, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are usually found in the brain and central nervous system. They are known to modulate pain, memory, appetite, mood, and motor control. CB2 receptors are most abundant in the immune system and are known to regulate the release of cytokines, a proinflammatory protein released by the immune system. Targeted activation of CB2 is typically used for anti-inflammatory effects and, potentially, anti-cancer benefits.
Is CBD oil legal in all 50 States?
The 2018 Farm Bill, signed by President Trump, has led to a turnaround in the production of cannabis by legalizing the planting and cultivation of the hemp plant. It also stipulated that any product made from the hemp plant has to contain 0.03% or less of THC to be legal.
As a result of the bill, most states in the U.S. have made the cultivation hemp and the sale of hemp CBD products legal.
As of September 2020:
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