What is CBD? CBD is the abbreviated name for Cannabidiol (CBD). It makes up approximately 40% of the cannabis plant’s (cannabis sativa) extract and is a completely natural occurring substance
What is the difference between CBD & THC? CBD & THC are not the same. In fact they are very different!
The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.
The main important difference between Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana & CBD is that CBD is not psychoactive. Therefore, CBD will not get you ‘high’ or make you feel ‘stoned’. CBD is a legal substance.
Is CBD safe? CBD is incredibly safe to use. It has been around for a very long time and has been used in the area of medicine for centuries. As the World Health Organisation stated, it’s “well tolerated with a good safety profile”.
Will CBD get me high? CBD-rich hemp doesn’t produce the psychoactive effects commonly associated with other varieties of cannabis. This means it’s safe, legal and won’t 'get you high' – even at high doses.
As anyone ever overdosed on CBD? CBD is a non-toxic substance, meaning it is not known to have any poisonous effects when it’s consumed by humans. No human deaths have ever been reported due to CBD use as CBD simply doesn’t interact with the human body in a way that could cause a deadly overdose.
Although it is unlikely to cause any effects that are really dangerous, it is possible to have too much CBD. In instances such as these an individual may find they feel nauseous, drowsy, or have diarrhoea.
Is CBD suitable for everybody? If an individual has health concerns they should always consult their doctor. CBD is not a replacement for any other type of medications and should not be used in the place of anything that has been prescribed. As a precaution, we would not recommend CBD for people in vulnerable groups, unless under medical direction. These include pregnant & breastfeeding women & also people who are taking any medication.
Is CBD legal ? Yes. CBD is legal in the United States and also in the UK.
Are there any negative side effects? Negative side effects from taking CBD are not very common but it can cause side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhoea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue. As with any supplement it is a good idea to consult with your Dr, especially if you are already taking other medications.
What are CBD edibles best used for? Edibles have a slow release but also stay in your system for longer. They also tend to have a lower dose of CBD compared to other CBD products. The effects are usually less intense so edibles would be recommended if you’re looking for a gradual release.
Is CBD Suitable for Pets? CBD appears to be safe and well-tolerated by animals, according to a 2017 World Health Organization report. As with humans, the correct dosage will depend on the size & weight of the animal. It would be advised to start with a very small dose, and observe the effect on the animal over a week period, before considering any upward moving dosages.
Would the use of CBD show up on a drug test? A drugs test will identify the presence of THC (delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is a psychoactive agent and one of at least 113 cannabinoids featured in the cannabis plant. THC is illegal.
High-quality CBD oils or isolates should contain no more than 0.3% THC as part of its composition, while some products are even sold entirely free from this compound. Therefore, quality CBD products will not show up in a drug’s test as CBD is not being tested for. CBD is legal in the UK.
Is CBD Oil addictive? There is no scientific evidence to indicate that CBD is in any way physically addictive, meaning it doesn’t have the same addictive characteristics as widely used addictive substances such as nicotine, for example. In fact, in 2019 a study was conducted that looked at CBD as a potential natural treatment for people in the process of recovering from drug addiction. The researchers found that CBD may help recovering addicts reduce their cravings for heroin while undergoing therapy.
People may choose to use CBD for many years due to its benefits, but in no way is it because it has any addictive elements.