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Is hemp derived CBD Oil going to get me high or make it unsafe to drive or work?
CBD known as cannabidiol is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids of some nearly 200 cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant.
The other, famous for getting you high cannabinoid is THC also known as tetrahydrocannabinol.
Both of these cannabinoids occur in the Cannabis plant naturally and can be found in higher or lower concentrations, depending on the part of the plant we refer to or the strain of cannabis used. We use a proprietary hemp strain very high in CBD and very low in THC.
CBD is not psychoactive, which means you can’t get high from cannabidiol-rich products such as our CBD Oil.
It’s the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the strong psychoactive substance which gets you stoned and is often found in the Indica strain of the Cannabis plant. As long as you consume products made of specially-bred industrial hemp plants, like ours you will not experience any unwanted effects., you will be safe to drive, work and play. In fact CBD rich products like ours counteract the very small amount of THC in the oil in any case.
Hemp contains very little THC, while recreational cannabis can contain between 5% and 25% THC. Many cannabis plants are bred to contain higher than natural THC in them, so this is why we recommend using CBD Oil derived from Hemp plants such as ours. Shop for some now.
The psychoactive cannabinoid THC, that causes the ‘high’ is not generally found in hemp. Our hemp derived CBD Oil contains little to no THC (.02%) but is high in CBD, also containing Terpenes, Phenols, amino acids and other beneficial elements.
Is CBD oil legal to buy and use?
Yes! CBD oil that is obtained from hemp is legal, as the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, and CBD Oil is a dietary supplement so their importation and consumption is not restricted and is able to be shipped across the 50 states of the United States and to 59 other countries. CBD is an essential oil made from flower, stem and leaves of the hemp plant.
What is not legal is to grow hemp in most of the US states. For this reason, many who are producing CBD oil or other cannabidiol-rich supplements, source their hemp from countries where it is legal to grow it. What is of grave concern is that some companies source their hemp from China where unsafe farming practices are utilised contaminating seeds and plants and thus the oil that is derived from these Chinese grown plants.
Be sure the oil you buy is not grown in China.
Industrial hemp can be legally grown in Kentucky, Oregon, and Colorado within the United States under the hemp farming act of 1984 and 30 other states under the 2014 Farm Bill enacted by President Barack Obama.
Our organic Hemp is grown on FDA approved farms in Kentucky & processed in the United States in our FDA approved facility. We deliver to 60 countries see our shipping to these country list.
33 states in America have passed legislation concerning the growing of Hemp as of Nov 2017.
CBD oil that is obtained from hemp is legal, as the FDA (USA) considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products and CBD Oil is, in fact, considered in most countries to be a dietary supplement.
CBD Oil Dosage – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
Whilst the legalization of ‘medical’ marijuana’ is increasing across many countries states and territories, most doctors are still wary about either prescribing or recommending CBD Oil / Tincture.
To be fair medical schools are yet to cover CBD Cannabidiol as part of their pharmacology courses. Scientists in the field of medicine are just now developing dosing schedules for medical marijuana, medicinal hemp and cannabis extracts, including CBD.
CBD oil comes in various concentrations and formats, including liquid hemp oil, hemp oil as a thick paste, oil in capsules, sublingual (under the tongue) tincture drops or sprays, salves for topical use, edibles as in candy or gum and CBD vapor from e-cigarette type vaporizers.
Everyone Is Different
The information here is just a guide for CBD dosage. Everyone is different in their perception of the symptoms they have, what constitutes pain or discomfort , and how they will respond to their CBD dosage. The best approach is to start at low doses and gradually increase until you are happy with result.
We suggest a general recommended dose for most adults is 25mg CBD once per day as a start point. Someone with chronic pain, for example, might require 25mg CBD twice per day or more.
Everyone is different so you will need to monitor. Depending on how someone is feeling you may need to decrease or increase the dose after around 28 days. If the symptoms being treated worsen, the dosage should be decreased.
If someone feels too drowsy or dizzy they should reduce the dose immediately to compensate. There is no known dangerous dose of CBD Oil and our product has less that 1% THC so no one will get ‘high’ from it.
Check the label
Have a look at the label and understand what is in the container (tincture, oil or capsules etc). You are looking for the milligrams (mg) and the size container to then calculate strength and dosage. With liquids you would divide the mg stated on the label by the the volume of the container (as below). With capsules the stated mg will be the amount per capsule e.g. 30 x 25mg capsules means 30 capsules each with 25mg CBD. This will help understand recommendations that are for millilitres (ml) rather than milligrams (mg)
USE THIS EQUATION TO CALCULATE PRODUCT STRENGTH:
MG PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (ml container volume) >> e.g 750mg ÷ 30ml = 25mg per ml
USE THIS EQUATION TO CALCULATE COST PER ML
PRICE PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (unit price) >> e.g. 750mg ÷ $108 = $6.94 per mg
As a guide for dosage: 1 drop = .05ml / 20 drops = 1ml
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
As a general guide only:
CBD Oil for chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days
CBD Oil for epilepsy seizures: 200-300 mg of CBD by mouth daily for up to 4.5 months
CBD Oil for movement problems associated with Huntington’s disease: 10 mg per kilogram of CBD by mouth daily for six weeks
CBD Oil for sleep disorders/insomnia: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth.
CBD Oil for multiple sclerosis symptoms: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 milligrams of a THC-CBD combination by mouth daily for 2-15 weeks. A mouth spray might contain 2.7 milligrams of THC and 2.5 milligrams of CBD at doses of 2.5-120 milligram for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.
CBD Oil for schizophrenia: 40-1,280 mg CBD by mouth daily for up to four weeks
CBD Oil for glaucoma: a single CBD dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.
CBD Oil to increase appetite in cancer patients: 2.5 milligrams of THC by mouth with or without 1 mg of CBD for six weeks
According to CannLabs, the top full-service testing lab for cannabis products in the USA, there is no known lethal dose for CBD. You should always read product information carefully to ensure you are they are taking the right amount of CBD, and talk to your medical professional about any questions or concerns.
In general, taking a daily dose of CBD Oil will not make you drowsy but may create a gentle relaxed feeling. This is the reason why many people who need to relax use CBD Oil.
Large doses of CBD Oil may create some drowsiness and may encourage relaxation but generally will not impair your ability to work or drive or anything else. Some people may experience slight dizziness in which case we suggest reducing the dosage until you notice less drowsiness.
As little as 2mg of CBD Oil daily can be beneficial for many conditions. Whether CBD causes drowsiness depends on individuals tolerance to CBD & the illness in question. Always start small in your dose until you feel that it is making a difference and, at the same time, not affecting you adversely. Some people may feel mildly drowsy and in very rare cases some light dizziness. If this happens just reduce your dose.
Cannabidiol is also known as CBD and is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in the cannabis or hemp plant. It is a major phytocannabinoid, (phyto meaning plant based) accounting for up to 40% of the cannabis plant’s extract. Many believe there exist up to 200 cannabinoids. These phyto cannabinoids interact with the human body’s own cannabinoids called Endocannabinoids.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most common non-psychoactive cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, occurring in the largest concentrations after THC and THCa. The reason THC is psychoactive is that it interacts with the CB1 receptor. CBD, on the other hand, has no interaction with the CB1 receptor and instead uses a bunch of other receptor sites. In an interesting reversal of CBD’s ability to calm THC psychoactivity, there is a way to transform CBD into THC. It appears that CBD is like THC in that it will break down into the heavily sedating CBN. Aside from being non-psychoactive, CBD is a powerful treatment for seizures, pain, inflammation, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and numerous other conditions.
While THC is also an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, CBD has been shown to even more potent than THC and pharmaceutical drugs. While THC and CBD both cause the user to feel less pain they use entirely different mechanisms of action. THC helps with pain by helping one forget they are in pain, or by distracting them from your pain. CBD works to reduce the amount of pain felt whenever you are hurt, more similar to traditional opiate painkillers.
CBD Oil is non-psychoactive and has a wide range of medical uses, it is highly recommended for the treatment of children, the elderly, and anyone who wants to remain clear-headed while still getting the medical benefits of cannabis. CBD appears to change how THC affects the body making it less psychoactive yet preserving its therapeutic benefits. The vast medical benefits coupled with the lack of psychoactivity have prompted over a dozen states in the United States to pass CBD-only medical cannabis laws, legalizing a part of the plant while keeping the whole plant illegal. This does a disservice to patients because even patients who need a CBD-rich regimen of medicine often need THC, THCa, or CBG; paediatric epilepsy patients use very high ratios of CBD to THC, in the range of 28:1, yet they still need THC at times and can see benefits from using THCa and CBG. Combining different cannabinoids together has been shown to have a stronger effect than any of those cannabinoids would have had on their own, this effect has been called the Entourage Effect. The chart below indicates how CBD rich extracts help with individual conditions.