CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds found in hemp plants. There are 113 identified cannabinoids, and CBD is just one of them.
No, CBD does not get you high. In order for CBD to be legal, it has to be derived from industrial Hemp, which must contain less than .3% THC. For this reason, it is not possible to get high from CBD oil. Some users report feeling calmer and more relaxed from CBD products, but this is not the same as the “high” experienced with much higher %’s of THC.
CBD is commonly used by people who are suffering from pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Research is still ongoing into the benefits of CBD for the human body and we are not allowed to make claims as to exactly what CBD will do for you. What is known is that CBD is similar in structure to endocannabinoids which are naturally produced by the human body by the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System works to keep the human body in a homeostasis condition, regulating and balancing many processes of the body.
Everyone’s metabolism works at a different pace. Generally, a dose of CBD will last for about 4-6 hours. This time frame will also be impacted by the dose is taken. The higher the dose, the longer the affects will last. Most people will begin to feel the effects of CBD oil around 30 minutes to 1 hour after taking it. The affects of topicals may start being felt within 30 minutes.
CBD is commonly sold in tinctures, topicals and edibles, such as gummies. It can also be purchased in a smokable or vapable form. The industry is becoming more and more creative in ways in which to use and purchase CBD. We have even seen CBD infused drinks, foods, sauces and even pillowcases.