CBD: Questions a First Time User Will Have

Written by Asia Mayfield

CBD has riveted the country’s attention. The powerful cannabinoid is linked with a bevy of health benefits. Federal restrictions and negative views toward cannabis for years have shielded consumers from accurate information of CBD’s true benefits.

10 U.S. states have now legalized recreational cannabis. As the market opens, people are falling in love with CBD.

If you’ve never tried CBD, your mind might be buzzing with questions. This guide will help prepare you for your first encounter.

What’s the Right Dose?

You’ll have to experiment until you find a dosage that suits you. It’s advised to start small and work your way up to higher doses.

To begin with, you can try 1-6mg of CBD per 10 pounds of weight.

What are the Effects?

CBD’s effects vary greatly depending on the person. In general, consumers tend to report feeling relaxed after consuming a low dose (1-20mg). A higher dose might have pain-relieving effects.

Is CBD Intoxicating?

Short answer- no. CBD won’t get you high.

Cannabis is loaded with THC, another cannabinoid. THC is responsible for the euphoric high that cannabis users report feeling. THC and CBD are both being pursued for their potential use in the medical community.

The cannabinoids are very different, however. CBD’s psychoactive effect is so limited as to be almost non-existent.

How do You Take CBD?

CBD oil can be ingested in many forms. You can vape it, eat it, use a tincture, apply a topical, the list goes on. You don’t need to be familiar with cannabis to easily consume CBD.

Vaping or smoking, your CBD will hit your bloodstream almost immediately, as compared to an hour, which is average for an edible to take effect. When deciding on a consumption method, you should consider your pain level as well as your comfort.

What’s the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds and has a variety of commercial applications. Its nutty aroma makes it useful among cooks.

CBD oil is extracted from the plant’s leaves and flowers and is primarily used medicinally.

Experimenting with CBD can be an enlightening project. You not only learn how your body responds to the compound, but you reap the benefits.

About the author

Asia Mayfield

Asia Mayfield is a freelance writer who focuses on the cannabis industry. She can be reached at a.mayfield18@gmail.com

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