What does CBD (aka Cannabidiol), do for chronic pain? It is a natural compound that comes from Cannabis Sativa plants. While it will NOT get you high like its cannabinoid sibling Tetrahydrocannabinol, but many people are finding it can help with their pain management. Research has shown that CBD is used for pain relief in 62% of patients with chronic conditions like arthritis, joint pain, anxiety, and arthritis.
CBD drops are low-risk and non-addictive. You’ll need to read the following before you consume an oil or pop a gummy.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, does indeed come from marijuana. However, let’s not forget to say it again for those who are behind us: CBD does NOT get you high. This is a form of the Sativa marijuana plant. Hemp contains 0.3% cannabinoids.
CBD refers to CBD products. Topical creams and ingestible oil are both made from CBD compounds extracted from the marijuana plant. However, some CBD products only contain small amounts of THC.
CBD has been shown:
It is anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the pain in joints associated with arthritis.
Anti-oxidative. This may help to reduce systemic inflammation and oxidative stress.
It is anti-emetic. This means that it can lower nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments
Anti-psychotic. This can help with anxiety and post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Neuroprotective is a term that may slow the progression of neurological disorders like Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
CBD can be helpful for certain conditions, such as:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systematic inflammation
CBD is a compound found in marijuana plants. It has many positive effects without the psychotropic effects that THC can have.
Can CBD Be Marijuana Or Hemp?
Let’s break this down:
CBD is a cannabinoid in marijuana plants. It has many positive effects without the psychotropic effects that THC can have.
There are many ways to get CBD from marijuana plants. Sativa as well as Indica.
Hemp is one of the Sativa marijuana varieties and has many unique features.
– Won’t get you high
– Contains 0.3% to less THC
– Limited chemical compounds
– Used to make textiles and clothes.
– Legally sold in many retail stores and online
The federal legality of CBD from non-hemp cannabis is not, but it’s legal in certain states.
The entourage effect, which some researchers suggest may aid in medical benefits from CBD extracted from hemp, could be a problem.
What Legality Is CBD?
The 2018 US Farm Bill allowed the sale and cultivation of hemp-derived goods. This made CBD legal at least at the federal level. Hemp is a marijuana-related species. The only thing that makes hemp different from other varieties of cannabis is the 0.3% THC. If you live in a place where CBD is legal and the CBD that you buy is less than 0.3% CBD, then you must comply with the 2018 Farm Bill regulations.
The CBD compound is still classified as a Schedule I drug along with LSD, heroin. CBD-derived non-hemp cannabis is prohibited by federal law. Non-hemp-derived CBD products can be found in legalized states that have legalized marijuana.
How about all those CBD products that you see in line at the grocery store, your local health food shop, and online? The CBD market has seen huge growth in recent years but there is no regulation. CBD that you purchase may be from hemp. It may have the CBD claimed or not. It could also have more THC than it claims. You are now in the “budding world” of medicinal CBD.
This Is The Bottom Line:
CBD products made from hemp (meaning that the THC content does not exceed 0.3%) are legal throughout the country. Non-hemp marijuana CBD products, meaning that the THC levels can go over 0.3 percent depending on where you live, maybe legal.