Easy Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

Aug 12, 2021

Have questions about CBD? We have answers. 

What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is one of almost 100 cannabinoids found in the plant. 

What is hemp? 

Hemp is a specific variety of the cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has the highest concentration of CBD, which is why CBD is often extracted from these plants. 

Why do people take CBD?

According to research, as well as feedback from our customers, people most commonly use CBD for: 

  • anxiety
  • relaxation
  • pain relief
  • sleep
  • focus
  • achy muscles and joins

Do you get high from CBD?

No. CBD is non-psychoactive, so it will not get you high. 

What is the best way to consume CBD?

The best way to consume CBD is based on what results you are trying to achieve. 

For example, when taking CBD sublingually with oils, they will enter your bloodstream quicker and give you faster results. Edibles, on the other hand, must be digested and will take longer to feel the effects.

If you are looking for muscle and joint pain relief, topical CBD options may be a good option for you. 

Where is CBD legal?

Possession of CBD is legal in all 50 states except Nebraska and Idaho, which do not allow any type of CBD unless the products have 0% THC concentration. Rules on CBD in South Dakota are also somewhat ambiguous and do not seem to permit CBD. 

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized, on the federal level, the regulated production of hemp, or any part of the cannabis plant with a THC concentration below 0.3%. However, each individual state has the final say in whether or not cannabis-derived products are legal within their state lines.

You can legally purchase CBD in every state except Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Can you travel with CBD oil?

Yes, you can take CBD oil on a plane if it contains no more than 0.3 percent THC or is FDA approved medication (for treatment of seizures). 

However, you should always check state laws for possession of CBD before traveling. Similarly, regulations for CBD vary by country so it is always important to research before bringing your CBD on an international flight. 

What drugs interact with CBD?

Taking CBD with prescription medications that cause sleepiness, such as opioids, benzodiazepines (such as Xanax or Ativan), antipsychotics, antidepressants, antihistamines (such as Benadryl), or alcohol may lead to increased fatigue. 

In addition, increased sedation and tiredness may also occur when using certain herbal supplements such as kava, melatonin, and St. John’s wort alongside CBD. 

Because there is minimal research about drug interactions with CBD, it is important to check with your doctor if you are unsure about using CBD with other medications.

Can you take CBD oil when pregnant?

Because many women struggle with sleeplessness during pregnancy, CBD may be a promising option. However, there is not enough research about the effectiveness or risk associated with CBD during pregnancy. 

As a general rule of thumb, pregnant and breastfeeding women should talk with their doctor before using CBD. 

Can you fail a drug test from CBD?

The easy answer is no. With this said, many gummies, oils, and CBD products made with broad-spectrum CBD can contain trace amounts of THC. The legal limit of THC in hemp-derived CBD products is no more than 0.3%. 

So, while this should not be an issue with passing a drug test, if you have any concerns, you should always consult your physician.

Is it natural?

Yes, CBD is natural as it is derived from hemp. 

What forms does CBD come in?

CBD can be taken orally in the form of oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. It can also be used topically in the form of creams, lotions, salves, and skin care products. 

What are the side effects of CBD?

While most people do not experience side effects, the most common side effects CBD users experience is mild fatigue and drowsiness. Less common side effects include changes in appetite and mood, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. 

While there are no known long term effects to incorporating CBD into your daily routine, it is important to note that there is still limited research. 

Have more questions? Reach out! We would love to know what else you would like to know about CBD. Contact us @ support@focl.com

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