The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD. Once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members. They did a deep dive into the usage of CBD products and their effectiveness. HelloMD is an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients… is how the article starts out- read more.
CBD/cannabidiol continues to get traction in the consciousness of individuals for a simple reason. When people find out how effective CBD is for them, they too want to try it out on what ails them. Then when they see and feel the results for themselves, it gives them confidence to stop using traditional pharmaceutical drugs that don’t work as well or have unpleasant side effects.
The survey summarized that roughly “66% of CBD users indicated that CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving their medical conditions than are over-the-counter (OTC) products.” Further, “[a]pproximately 52% of this consumer group indicated that their CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving medical conditions than are prescription medications.” full article
The following video is of an interview with a woman who has ditched traditional medicine for cannabidiol snacks.
The video above, from a different source than the article above and linked below, highlights the use of CBD as medication to reduce swelling, pain reduction and seizure mitigation. These curative claims are not supported by the DEA or FDA.
There continues to be confusion in reporting where CBD is derived from, as noted in the video above. Cannabidiol can be derived from one of two sources. CBD can be derived from marijuana and will contain THC which is still considered a Class 1 substance (drug) and is illegal in most states. CBD derived from industrial hemp has less than .03% THC and is legal in all 50 states if grown and harvested per the law.
Finally, if you spend any time at all searching the term, CBD Benefits, you will see articles claiming you should only take CBD with no THC, or the reverse that your blend should contain both. Still others tout the benefits of isolates while some voices promote the full spectrum effect of getting all the cannabinoids, terpenes and phyto-nutrients possible.
In her article
CBD vs. THC: Main Differences
from August of 2017, Jessica Lewis wrote about the differences in the forms of Hemp oil available and the potential benefits of using different blends for different applications.
There are various levels of combinations of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids that offer benefits to the human body such as the following: dilating blood vessels, protecting damaged brain cells, stimulating bone growth, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, controlling muscle spasticity, preventing seizure, killing viruses and bacteria. And there are just a few of their benefits for the body.
The combination of the varying levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids seems to make the most efficient medicine for particular symptoms and diseases. On the other hand, the isolated components appear to be less effective but still therapeutic.
Cannabis has been proven to ease general pain, nausea, chemo-induced neuropathy and it also increases appetite and reverses wasting. It is also very efficient in healing damaged brain cells, controlling muscle spasms and seizures, and protecting against the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and it’s also a very effective antioxidant. Read article here.
So if you are looking for the best way to treat an issue you may be having, you can see from these articles that finding the right blend, concentration, and purity are the essentials to a great CBD product.
I’m creating this post about the most asked questions online about cannabidiol to hopefully find the best answers here in a valiant effort to dispel confusion and ignorance around the subject. You may be thinking that’s a rather grandiose assumption. I would have to agree. Well I guess I should say to make an “attempt”. Actually this is an exercise in dispelling my own ignorance around the subject. It seemed to me that it might be nice to have a reference in one place to find reliable information to quickly get up to speed without having to search around so much.
In attempting (to try) to create good content for my readers about hemp & cannabidiol I realize there is already a bunch of really good stuff out there by some very smart individuals. I’ll continue to search, review and curate the most relevant of that stuff here and in other posts for others to also keep abreast of the science, research, news and legal developments in the world of cannabis/cannabidiol.
This will be a work in progress so please don’t expect the answers to all populate at once. Also I’m a great believer in the question sometimes being more important than the immediate answer. Asking the right question about something before we make a decision around something helps our brains figure things out for us that would otherwise not even enter our minds. These will be listed out as a place to not only find answers but hopefully help others frame questions they simply might not have thought of before. The questions that have been made into links will take you to existing posts on this site & elsewhere that have already dealt with this question.
One more thing, I invite others to add to this list of questions and answers! Your input will help make this a better resource. Please put them in the comments below. Thanks in advance.
These will be categorized by type of question, ie: is, how, who, what, when, where, why etc
Can cannabidiol get you high? Quick answer is No, never, but it can make you feel relaxed and focused.
Can cannabidiol cure cancer? Need more data but there are a growing number of positive case studies.
Can cannabidiol reverse autism? Reverse, probably not. Others have claimed a reduction in symptoms.
Can you vape cannabidiol? Yes
Can you smoke cannabidiol oil? You can but why?
How much cannabidiol is in hemp oil? Depends on a lot. Extraction method, strain of plant,
How much cannabidiol should I take? 10mg per day is an average maintenance dose- go higher depending on need
How is cannabidiol metabolized? CBD is subjected to a significant first-pass effect; however, unlike THC, a large proportion of the dose is excreted unchanged in the feces  More than 65% is excreted in the feces, ca. 20% being eliminated in the urine. From NCBI
How to get cannabidiol? There are many sources these days for CBD but we think the best source at this time is here.
How to extract cannabidiol from hemp?
How to prescribe cannabidiol?
How to separate cannabidiol?
How to synthesize cannabidiol?
How to get cannabidiol oil?
If I take cannabidiol will I pass a drug test? “Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiols or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest this product. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug screening\testing company or employer.”
Is cannabidiol oil legal? Yes when derived from industrial hemp with no THC present.
Is cannabidiol a controlled substance? Yes, when derived from marijuana, according to Federal Statute, because of the presence of THC. In some states where Marijuana is legal, CBD derived from marijuana strains of cannabis is legal in that state for adults. The issue is confusing because the differences in state and federal laws and the difference between hemp and marijuana, both members of cannabis sativa family.
What are the benefits of using Cannabidiol?
What does cannabinoid mean?
What does cannabidiol feel like?
What is cannabidiol used to treat?
What does cannabidiol do to the body?
What contains cannabidiol?
What states is cannabidiol legal?
What plants have cannabidiol? all 50 states if derived from industrial hemp
What plants contain cannabidiol?
What schedule is cannabidiol?
What is cannabinoid cannabidiol?
What is the youngest age a person can take cannabidiol safely?
When was cannabidiol discovered?
Where is cannabidiol legal?
Where does cannabidiol come from?
Where is cannabidiol found? Basically, cannabinoids happen naturally in the hemp/cannabis plant. There are many compounds (cannabinoids) of which Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC are the two most well known. Together they are accountable for the advantages & disadvantages of clinical cannabis as well as industrial hemp-based items.
Where to buy cannabidiol products?
Why is cannabidiol illegal?
Why is cannabidiol so expensive?
The Amazing Variety of Uses for the Lowly Hemp Plant
Even though this site is by definition, all about CBD/Cannabidiol, I am fascinated by the variety of uses the oils, seeds, stalks, and pulp of the hemp plant can be put to. From textiles to make fabric, clothing and rope to industrial uses like fiberglass and solar panels, as well as building materials all with amazing properties and uses. The plant produces seeds and oils that are healthy for human consumption on a cellular level as well as nutritionally. The plant itself is a cannabinoid factory that also happens to be drout and bug resistant. The plant pulls toxins out of the soil and leaves nutrients in- ideal for crop rotation. Hemp is an ideal source of fuel and enery as well.
These videos are a sampling of some of the uses the cannabis hemp plant can be put to apart from our main theme of Hemp CBD oil.
Everything you always wanted to know about the ECS but were afraid to ask.
The Endocannabinoid system was only discovered in the past 25 years but the impact of that discovery has revolutionized brain science and furthered the scientific understanding of the human nervous, endocrine, metabolic, immune etc systems. The following article from MedicalMarijuanainc.com goes into the history and details about its discovery and how it works.
Have you ever wondered how cannabinoids interact with your body? The answer is through the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating balance in our body’s immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. In spite of the integral role this system takes on, until recently it remained an unknown part of the human body’s functions.
Named for the plant that inspired its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is important to your overall health and equilibrium, but its importance is only just becoming understood by the medical community. It is through this system that the naturally occurring cannabinoids from medical marijuana interact with our bodies and trigger its beneficial effects. With the potential to greatly affect the way our bodies work, a healthy endocannabinoid system is essential and it’s key that we recognize how to maintain it.
The History of the Endocannabinoid System
Across cultures and building through the 19th century, extractions of the cannabis plant were widely used for a number of medicinal purposes. However, following practical prohibition of the cannabis plant in 1937 by the U.S. government for fear of abuse of its psychoactive properties, the medical use, experimentation, and study of cannabis were eliminated, stalling the progress of our understanding of the endocannabinoid system and the possible medical effects of cannabis. For nearly 50 years, marijuana fell from popular pharmacopeia and was labelled as illicit in the minds of Americans.
Then the endocannabinoid system was defined in the early 1990’s when Lisa Matsuda announced that her team at the National Institute of Mental Health had first identified a THC-sensitive receptor in lab rat brains. Source: The Endocannabinoid System – An Overview
How Do Cannabinoids Actually Work on the Human Nervous System?
The most interesting aspect of the cannabis plant is the number of cannabinoids that it produces and that support and improve human health. Why do these receptors exist in the human system at all and how is it possible that this plant contains the molecules that connect to these receptors?
Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), Anandamide, as well as its mimetic phytocannabinoid, THC. One other main endocannabinoid is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.
Consumers starting to see traditional CBD oil items marketed for a unique member of their household, the family pet, leads them to ask, “Should I be offering CBD to my cat & dog?” The answer is a resounding, YES! CBD is good for pets, too.
You want the best for your family pet and to preserve vitality and health for as long as feasible. The clock is always ticking but there are methods to help him keep up his pep, well into his adult years. Research around the world is showing that natural phytocannabinoid oil might be just as beneficial for inflammation, seizures, anxiety, generalized discomfort, as well as nausea the same as it is for human beings.
Our CBDPURE for Pets oil is hemp based and also currently available in a 100mg concentration. Given that we use the purest components, you can rest assured that you”ll be receiving one of the most optimally potent tinctures offered, for optimum effectiveness.
It is possible to supplement your pets system with CBD, equally as you would certainly enhance your own. That is because all mammals, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system with which cannabinoids interact, meaning that your pet can likely benefit from CBD in much the same ways as humans.
How Does CBD Oil Work In Pets?
CBD hemp oil’s benefits originate from CBD’s capability to affect the body’s normal regulatory processes by engaging with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is accountable for maintaining homeostasis within the body– the pipeline of communication between cells, the body’s immune feedback, as well as functions like cravings, sleep, and also metabolic rate. Since of the similarity between the bodies of human beings and various other mammals, lots of animal caregivers have actually started utilizing industrial CBD-infused products for their family pets.
Called after the plant that brought its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors situated throughout the body. Short-term all-natural endocannabinoid substances are manufactured as needed by the body to preserve homeostasis, to create a stable internal setting. When these interior communications drag slower than the body’s needs due to aging, fatigue or stress, supplementing with extra CBD can assist. Research likewise would recommend that supplementing your pets diet with CBD can coax the body to grow better connections, so natural body produced cannabinoids will function better.
You can Easily make CBD-Infused Pet Treats with this Recipe
2 teaspoons of CBD oil
2/3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– In one bowl, Mix together peanut butter, honey, CBD oil, coconut oil, and chicken broth.
– In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
– Now mix dry ingredients into bowl with wet until a consistent texture is reached.
– Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick on flour dusted surface.
– Use any cookie cutter to shape treats and place cut out treats on a parchment lined baking sheet.
– Roll out leftover dough again to cut out as many treats as possible.
– Bake for 14-16 minutes, transferring to a cooling rack after baking.