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As the market for CBD products and public interest overall continues to grow, more and more consumers are seeking out reliable information regarding CBD itself. Scientific study of the compound is a relatively new endeavor, and it’s only been federally legal since last year. These factors contribute to a growing body of knowledge surrounding CBD and its composition, usage, effects, and more. Due to its infancy as a consumer product – coupled with a lack of regulatory oversight in the industry – there’s still a considerable amount of misinformation floating around. To help set the record straight, here are ten important CBD facts that you should know.
CBD Doesn’t Get You High
Because CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, it’s not entirely accurate to describe it as non-psychoactive. However, it will not induce the sense of euphoria for which it’s cousin, THC, is so well-known.
Hemp derived CBD the Exact Same Compound as Marijuana-derived CBD
CBD is the same regardless of where it comes from, be it industrial hemp or marijuana. Some strains of cannabis yield a higher THC percentage relative to CBD, and vice versa. The 2018 Farm Bill defines hemp as having 0.3 percent or less THC, limiting CBD production in states where marijuana is still illegal to industrial hemp
CBD is Increasingly Being Administered to Pets
The endocannabinoid system by which CBD enacts its effects is present in all mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. This includes cats and dogs, which are known to experience many of the same medical and emotional issues as humans. It is therefore logical – and widely anecdotally supported – to suggest that CBD can help our pets manage anxiety, stress, pain, nausea, and other ailments.
Though Now Federally Legal, CBD Products Are Not Regulated By the FDA
At this posting, only one cannabis-derived product has been approved by the FDA: Epidiolex, a drug containing CBD, is administered to patients two years of age and older as a treatment for seizures. The FDA currently prohibits the marketing of any CBD product as a treatment for any disease or condition and emphasizes that some manufacturers of CBD products are not abiding by FDA standards and are potentially putting consumers at risk.
Though much is already known about CBD and its effects, much remains to be discovered. There is an ongoing global shift in attitudes regarding how CBD is viewed both as a drug and a consumer commodity, whereupon continued scientific study is shedding more light on its therapeutic potential while discrediting the negative stigmas of the past.
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