FAQs about CBD
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound from the cannabis sativa plant, aka marijuana, that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Will CBD Get Me High?
Not at all. The cannabis plant has two main components, THC and CBD. CBD possesses the non-psychoactive properties of the plant, giving all the medical benefits with none of the euphoric feeling. It is possible to feel similar effects as common over the counter pain relief pills like relaxation or drowsiness but those chances are slim to none.
What Are The Health Benefits?
Comparable to THC, CBD possesses a lot of the same health properties as it’s cousin plant. It has been reported to reduce pain and nausea symptoms, counteract the negative effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, and can help reduce anxiety and depression. There is constant scientific studies being done to learn the full potential that CBD has to offer into the medical world.
How Do I Take CBD?
How you consume CBD is determined by what your end goal/intended use is. There are several different forms of consumption but each way can affect the body differently. There are topical creams and lotion which are ideal for physical pain relief and body aches. Using vapes or dry CBD herb is great for instant relief since the effects kick in within 10-20 minutes but edibles and gummies can take up to 2-4 hours before seeing noticeable results. Tinctures and oils are usually dropped underneath the tongue or inside the cheek to give relief within 30 minutes to one hour.
How Do I Dose Properly?
A few different brands offer the milligram information directly on the packaging however not every brand follows that trend. It is important to note how much CBD you are buying and planning to consume. The higher the milligram count, the higher the CBD concentration, meaning the stronger the effects. Here at Climax, the highest CBD milligram count we offer is a 5000 milligram oil and the lowest is our 50 milligram disposable pens. Our associates are able to help find the perfect dosing for you depending on the specific needs you are looking to have met.
What Should I Look For When Purchasing CBD?
CBD is gaining so much popularity that there are now hundreds if not thousands of different CBD brands. With this, there are a lot of counterfeit products. CBD is not completely FDA approved since it is still being heavily studied, but there are ways to ensure you are buying the safest products. Professionals suggest that every CBD brand have a third party test done to check the authenticity and accuracy of the products. The labels of the packaging should include batch numbers and registration numbers to find the lab results. For Climax Smoke Shops, our lab results are posted on our website alongside the specific product and can be pulled up in store to confirm our testing.
Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Nope. As long as the third party testing is being done for the CBD, it ensures that there is no THC in any CBD products. However, for constant CBD users, there are some tests that are more sensitive to all forms of cannabis so it could pick up on the trace elements of THC that are naturally in CBD. Always speak to your testing facility about the sensitivity level of the drug test prior to.
Can I Give CBD To My Pet?
Even though there are now CBD products to help with the health needs of our dearest fur babies, there isn’t enough research to confirm all the safety around it. It has been reported to have similar positive benefits in pets that is shows in humans such as reducing anxiety and pain relief but one can never be too careful. Speak with your veterinarian before giving CBD to your pets.
Is CBD Legal?
In 2018, President Donald Trump passed a new Farm Bill that made it federally legal to grow hemp as long as it is done in accordance with local state regulations. This makes the growth, sell, and consumption of CBD and hemp products easier for users. This is a huge deal because it removed hemp from the DEA’s purview. Even though it is federally legal, each state is still able to have their own say so on the limits of what exactly is allowed. While CBD and hemp has easier access, marijuana use and consumption is only legal in a few states for medical use and even fewer states for recreational use. In the state of Florida, CBD and hemp are legal for use of any person 18 and older whereas marijuana is legal only for medical use under doctor recommendation for those 21 and up and anyone that is under the legal age must have parental/ legal guardian supervision in special circumstances. It is always important to check with your local guidelines before purchasing CBD products.
Can I Travel With CBD?
Thanks to the newly updated Farmer Bill, it is possible and legal to travel with legit CBD products. Flying with tinctures is a little harder only because TSA has their own guidelines about liquids allowed on planes but as long as those rules are followed, all should be good. It is always a good idea to keep proof of purchase for CBD products in case of emergency.
How Do I Get Started?
It's always best to speak to your primary care physician before starting any new herbal supplement. Even though not all doctors are trained or up to date on new cannabis research, it is always better to get the advice of a professional prior to.