What We Know About CBD—And What We Don't
Many people are confused regarding the use of CBD and its infused products but that's all myth. CBD is safer to use. I myself have used these products on my skin.
Thank you for informing us about CBD oil Australia. I am glad to read your post and learned more about its benefits. CBD oil is safe to use and can also relieve pain and inflammation.
I am disappointed in the lack of research and overall understanding of cbd and hemp. You keep mentioning sativa. Cannabis plants are Indica, Sativa, or a hybrid. You typically can get a better yield of hemp from an indica plant. There was no mention of the terpines that different strains contain that can help different medical conditions.
I feel like there is an underlying negative undertone to the article. There is a lot of information that is misleading. People should be encouraged to educate themself to see if it would help their medical conditions. It is a much better solution than taking damaging prescriptions with multiple side effects.
Also, when you purchase CBD. Buy it from a reputable seller. Their are organic self grown and produced companies that you can check your label on your bottle to see the test results of the amount of CBD and if it has any THC. The testing is done by an independent lab. This is for transparency.
The fact that you more than touch on the government regulation in your article, but never mention that this is mainly regulated by each state. Is another point of lack of research or just purely omission.
Wow, very balanced. I read your article carefully. It helped me understand what CBD is all about. I appreciate your informative and objective view.
Yes CBD Oil (cannabidiol) is 100% safe, if the quality of CBD is pure and does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) more than 0.3 percent.
You can bet the government and labs know a helluva lot more regarding CBD, hemp and THC than folks are led to believe. The oil and chemical industry pushed the government to make them illegal so their profits would not suffer. The FDA itself should only be a guide and not law or rule. All one has to do is turn on the TV, pickup a magazine or turn on the radio & you will see, read or hear who the real drug pushers and problem creators are. Big pharma, politicians that back them and doctors writing scripts like hall passes have caused more harm and death than Cannabis or any other so called illegal drug. The FDA that folks want to speak so highly of, back and support all the big pharma meds that have more death resulting side effects than cannabis. Want to stop the opioid crises, start with big pharma!
I've been using CBD products for months now. I can attest to its effectiveness for such chronic issues as arthritis and anxiety. However, I have bought some CBD oil that i'm sure was significantly diluted wirth somethingm else and that ruined its effectiveness. So, buyer beware! Also, you probably won't see all the pain go away, but it will make it tolerable. AND, there is a difference between "standard" CBD oil and "Full Spectrum" CBD oil. Full Spectrum CAN show a trace amount of THC in your body. My advice is for folks working at places with zero tolerance to avoid the full spectrum CBD oil.
As an Herbalist, I make my own salves from home grown Cannabis (legal here in Or.). I have found it to be a great addition to regimens for pain from a number of problems (arthritis, hip joint deterioration, muscle soreness). However, I ALWAYS tell anyone thinking of using it to DO THEIR RESEARCH!! Talk to their doctor! Interactions can occur even with the most benign of ingredients and caution is a good first step. Thanks for addressing this in a sensible way without hysterics.
Just a caution about these unregulated products: There is a lot unknown about effects. Our elderly relative had a frightening reaction after using a topical solution for joint pain containing CBD, after several days. She bought it from a vendor who had been recommended to her. Once she alerted her physician of these negative side effects, she was advised to discontinue usage, immediately. (We had already advised that, and she had.) She was fine, thereafter. My only points are, that there is a lot unknown, it is unregulated and there are ingredients that may be specious. Be aware upfront.
Interesting article on CBD. I have been using it for well over a year to reduce my pain and allow me to be able to function better in my daily life.
I know that each state has guidelines and I can only address Washington since that is where I live. No CBD products can be sold in our state unless they are tested and labeled in a State approved lab. I've been informed this is also true in other states however I do not know for sure.
I have also been informed that if I purchase CBD products in Washington I can't transport across states lines even if is legal in the state I am entering.
The overall control of CBD is a direct result of the misrepresentation of Cannabis in the past due to a push from the Liquor industry. Now days a person will allow a doctor to prescribe them a medication that "Might cause harm" because the FDA says it's safe. All the time the industry is lining their pockets with profits.
I can only say for myself that CBD is safe and I use it every day.