Updated: Oct 14, 2021
If you’re new to the world of CBD—welcome! When it comes to trying out CBD products, we know deciding where to start can be overwhelming, so we’ve broken down a few of the most common questions our new customers ask us about our CBD products.
What Is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or compounds, found in both hemp and the cannabis plant. THC is another cannabinoid—more on the difference between the two later.
How is CBD Made?
Cannabidiol is extracted from the buds and flowers of cannabis and hemp. There are several different methods, including CO2 extraction, oil infusion, and liquid solvent extraction.
Is CBD Illegal?
Unfortunately, CBD is not legal in every state. Laws are changing, but always check your local and state regulations before buying CBD products.
What’s the Difference Between CBD and THC?
Both CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are types of cannabinoids. Broken down molecularly, their structures are different, causing them to interact differently with your body’s cannabinoid receptors. This results in different effects—the “high” feeling associated with THC and lack thereof when using CBD.
Does CBD Contain THC?
Because hemp can contain small amounts of THC, CBD may contain trace amounts. However, to be federally legal, it can’t contain more than 0.3%, which isn’t enough to produce the THC high.
What Are the Benefits of CBD?
People use CBD to treat a variety of things, including:
· Pain relief
In addition, CBD has shown promising results in helping reduce drug cravings in those recovering from heroin use. In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, an oral solution containing CBD, for the treatment of rare forms of epilepsy.
How Do I Take CBD?
There are several different methods of consuming CBD—the method and dosage that works best depends on the individual.
Vaping or smoking CBD allows for the highest concentration of CBD and the fastest delivery into the bloodstream.
CBD topical creams are applied to the skin and easily used to help relieve sore muscles and skin inflammation.
CBD edibles are, well, edible. Valued for their discretion and affordability, there are a wide variety of edible CBD options to choose from.
Water soluble CBD can be dissolved in water or your favorite drink. This is the longest-lasting form of CBD consumption, lasting 11-12 hours.
Learn more about the different methods of CBD consumption here.
How Do I Ensure I’m Getting High-Quality CBD?
At The Hempdropz Store, our CBD products are organic, non-GMO, and contaminate-free—no heavy metals or pesticides to be found—so you can dip your toes into the world of CBD without worry. Shop our store or contact us today for more questions.