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4 Things To Know Before Buying CBD

4 Things To Know Before Buying CBD

When first looking at CBD products, the amount of information to take in can be very intimidating. To help clear the air, here are 4 things you need to know before buying CBD.

 

1. CBD Does Come From Cannabis

This should only be surprising to people completely new to CBD, but yes, it is derived from cannabis.

A common misconception is hemp and marijuana are one in the same. In fact, they are not. We will get into this more in the next point, so read on to find out more!

 

2. . . But It Won’t Get You High

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The short explanation of this point is cannabis has two separate varieties: Hemp and Marijuana. They differ because hemp contains large quantities of CBD and marijuana contains large quantities of THC. CBD does not give you a high, instead resulting in a feeling of relaxation. THC, on the other hand, is a primary component in weed, notorious for the high it gives.

If you would like to read a more in-depth look at this distinction between CBD and THC, click here.

 

3. CBD Is Legal

Legality of hemp and marijuana are both determined by the amount of THC found in the plant itself. THC is the compound responsible for creating the high that marijuana is known for. The legal amount of THC is 0.3%, anything over that is considered marijuana, and is illegal. This was set in the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill, which defined “industrial hemp” as a byproduct of the cannabis plant, used for industrial purposes, and has a THC content less than 0.3%. It is this bill which makes CBD derived from industrial hemp legal in the United States.

One caveat is all hemp must be sourced from a state or country which has allowed for its growth, as it is not legal for commercial growth in all 50 states.

If these guidelines are followed, CBD is legal to buy and sell in the United States.

 

4. CBD Comes In Different Shapes And Sizes

Searching for CBD will primarily give you results for just oil. However, it has many other forms, including products such as edibles and lip balm. It can also be vaped or used in beauty products. Completely understanding the many forms of CBD is important in deciding which product is for you.

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Whether you are looking to casually try CBD or have serious health goals, edibles such as the chocolates and gummies are perfect for you. These are fun to try and cover up most of the “hempy” taste while still giving you all of the benefits of CBD. Individuals who are a little more experienced with CBD supplements usually prefer the tinctures as they taste good and are quickly absorbed under the tongue. Figuring out which product is right for you is all about experimentation through trial and error at this time.

If you know someone who is currently debating which CBD products they should try, this blog would be a perfect one to send their way!

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