To understand CBD Oil, it’s essential to learn about hemp and Cannabis first.
Cannabis Class: What is CBD Oil?
Cannabis has been around for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that Cannabis was used as far back as the Neolithic age. That was 10,000 years ago! Since then, Cannabis has evolved into a plant with three distinct species: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis.
Hemp is a variety of Cannabis Sativa. It contains less than 1% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the chemical compound in marijuana associated with getting high/intoxication. On the other hand, you have marijuana which contains approximately 5% – 10% THC, which means it delivers psychoactive effects when consumed.
So what is CBD Oil?
CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is an extract of Cannabis. While hemp and marijuana are both varieties of Cannabis, they’re different in the following ways:
Hemp is specifically cultivated to produce fiber and seeds. Marijuana has THC, which is psychoactive. Marijuana contains 5% – 10% THC, but hemp only contains trace amounts of THC. Hemp can be legally imported into some countries where hemp products are illegal. Hemp isn’t typically used for medicinal purposes, although it does have some health benefits.
This brings us to THC…
Since hemp naturally has less than 1% THC, there’s no way to get high from consuming products made from it. Even though you can’t get high from hemp, there are benefits to using it, especially when it comes to CBD Oil.
Simply put, CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is an extract of the hemp plant that contains high concentrations of cannabidiol. As already mentioned, you cannot get “high” or intoxicated by consuming products made with hemp. This is because it doesn’t deliver psychoactive effects as THC does.
It’s important to understand that not all CBD oil is created equally. While most manufacturers use similar processes to extract the oil, they may differ in concentration levels and quality control procedures, resulting in variations in quality between brands, so be sure to do your research before buying a product!
How is it used?
There are several ways that people commonly use CBD oil, but the most popular is to take drops under the tongue. When you do this, your body absorbs CBD quickly since it doesn’t have to pass through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream. This allows for quick effects and avoids any adverse side effects of oral consumption, such as an upset stomach or feeling sick. Some manufacturers will add artificial flavors like peppermint and orange, making the oil more palatable and pleasant tasting.
Other common uses include:
Topical creams Vaping Suppositories Capsules Tinctures Lotions/balms
There aren’t any restrictions on Hemp Oil products, so they’re pretty much accessible no matter where you live. The FDA does not regulate hemp Oil, so you have to research before buying a product to ensure safety.
The benefits of using this oil are wide-ranging, but some of the most popular reasons include:
It helps to ease inflammation, chronic pain, and general aches. It also helps with loss of appetite in patients undergoing chemotherapy or another form of cancer treatment. Anti-seizure properties. Relieves anxiety and depression. Reduce stress levels. Fight against neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy. Assists in killing cancer cells. Protects skin from harmful UV rays. Boosts metabolism Decreases risk of artery blockage Lowers blood sugar levels.
The popularity of CBD oil has skyrocketed over the past few years for two main reasons:
- Increasing awareness of the many benefits for various conditions and illnesses
2. The legal status of hemp in most countries
The legality of CBD oil is somewhat complicated. Hemp products made with less than 0.3% THC are legal to buy in most nations worldwide. This includes Canada, Australia, and Europe, besides Switzerland, Mexico, and many more! It’s also worth mentioning that when you buy online, you typically don’t need a card or anything like that because there aren’t any age restrictions for sales. You may need ID to purchase other items containing THC, such as marijuana flower, but hemp products are accessible no matter your age.
CBD oil is a multi-purpose extract from the hemp plant and has some health benefits. Additionally, you cannot get “high” or intoxicated by consuming products made with hemp. This makes them accessible no matter where you live and legal in most countries worldwide! Since every individual reacts differently to CBD, it’s essential to do your research before purchasing to make sure you find the product that works best for your needs.
It doesn’t mean that if I buy the oil online, then it is legal. It is considered alternative medicine, so its legality can vary from country to country.
Yes, CBD is legal in many countries.
As of 2018, more than half of all 50 states within the United States have legalized the use of low THC, high CBD products for medical reasons in limited situations. Doctor’s recommendations carry a lot of weight, and many people are getting their medical cards (MMJ cards) that allow them to buy these products legally if they qualify.
You can check this website for current legality: CBD Oil Legal?
I think you should research it first before making a final decision, but it is legal as long as there is no THC present – which there isn’t! So yes, hemp oil with CBD is legal.
The article mentions Canada, Australia, Europe, and many more as countries where CBD is legal. I want to point out that it is illegal in Germany. This is due to current narcotics laws, which are strictly enforced.
Yes, hemp oil with CBD is legally based on the Farm Bill
This bill legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp under certain circumstances. It also excludes…
“individuals…who have convicted of a felony drug offense…are not participating in a supervised release program…or otherwise are prohibited from being or doing something.” CBD would be illegal because it was made from marijuana plants based on the source article.
In conclusion, I think that legality is a complicated question, and I would recommend looking at different resources to get an idea of what you’re dealing with. For example, if you live in Colorado, this resource might help: Rocking Extracts