1) What is CBD?
CBD also known as Canabonial is an active ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant. CBD from hemp does not contain the psychoactive THC, derived from the marijuana plant.
2) Do you need a medical marijuana card to purchase CBD?
No, you do not need an MM card to purchase CBD. The difference between the two is that MM has THC, a psychoactive that can give a sense of euphoria or a “high”. CBD on the other hand is not felt to have any intoxicating or psychoactive side effects. So, with CBD, you are able to receive most of the same benefits without the psychoactive or “high” effect.
3) What are some of the benefits of CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol has the natural ability to reduce inflammation in the body, which for most, this is the primary cause for many of the ailments we face. We have a whole system designed to receive cannabidiol for the purpose of regulating the entire body’s internal system. CBD opens our receptors, allowing our body to function and flow better. It also directly connects and improves our CB1 & CB2 receptors.
4) What are CB1 & CB2 receptors?
CB1 receptors are found throughout the body, but many of them are in the brain. They deal with our coordination and movement, pain, emotions, mood etc…CB2 receptors are found in the immune system, affecting inflammation and pain.
5) What is the difference between Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD?
The difference between isolate & full spectrum. Isolate is the purest form of CBD, containing 99% cbd, while full spectrum is parts of the whole plant containing small levels of thc.
6) What are the side effects of CBD?
CBD in some can cause diarrhea, loss of appetite and nausea, weight gain and or weight loss
7) Can I take CBD with other medications? How will CBD affect my other medications?
CBD can be used in conjunction with other medications. However, keep in mind using CBD oil with other medications may make those medications more or less effective. People who are considering using CBD oil should discuss this with their doctors. Doctors will want to monitor the person for any changes and make adjustments accordingly.
8) How do I know what dosage to use when taking CBD?
One of the most unique things about CBD is that it can affect everyone differently and for some it could take emperimenting for a couple of weeks to find the right dosage for you. We always recommend starting with a lower dose and increasing as needed. If you need to increase the dose, you know that you need to start with that dose first the next time.
9) Do you need to increase the dose as time goes on?
For the most part once you find your dose, that will consistently work for you each time. However keep in mind that we all have days that are worse than others so there may come a day that you need a little more than normal. Unlike opiates CBD does not need to be increased because your body has become use to it.