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CBD was officially discovered in 1940 but the efforts to isolate it were recorded as early as in 19th century! CBD's first official discovery in 1940 is attributed to Dr. Roger Adams and his team at the University of Illinois, however its structure was not fully elucidated until 1963. The earliest recorded medicinal uses of the cannabis plant itself date as far back as 1400-2000 BC.
No, it doesn't. CBD's psychoactivity is different to THC. While CBD does affect the body and the brain in some ways, it is considered 'nonintoxicating'.
Yes, it is. While the World Anti-Doping Agency lists natural and synthetic cannabinoids as prohibited, it has made CBD an exception. CBD has been removed as a banned substance in 2018. The United States Anti-Doping Agency and United Kingdom-Anti-Doping Agency do not have anti-CBD policies either. As a result, it is permitted to use CBD in sport.
No, it's not. CBD oil contains Cannabidiol. It is extracted from the cannabis plant and usually combined with a base oil (eg. coconut). Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant and should not contain any cannabinoids. That means there should be no CBD in Hemp oil.
Yes, it can. The most common ways include inhalation, topical application and oral intake (eg. vaporizers, tinctures, capsules and salves).
Hemp and marijuana can both be sources of CBD. However, marijuana is naturally lower in CBD and higher in THC. In hemp, CBD dominates the plant’s makeup and that's why it's more common to derive CBD from hemp.
No, it's not. As everyone metabolizes compounds such as CBD differently, the proper dosage will vary for each individual. What might seem to work for some people, might not be as effective for others. It is important to remember that everyone's body is built differently and the needs will vary.
TRUE. CBD is safe for your pets (dogs, cats, horses, and others) to consume just as it is safe for human consumption. The effects of CBD come from its ability to stimulate the mammal endocannabinoid system. CBD can alleviate a variety of physical and emotional ailments, such as arthritis, joint pain, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, sleep and more. Dosing varies between different species, sizes, and shapes. It is advised to start with the lowest indicated measurement and closely monitor your pet’s progress.
FALSE. CBD oils from different plant sources (hemp or cannabis) often contain very different molecules, even when they both contain the same milligram amount per product. CBD oil contains a broad spectrum of plant molecules, such as terpenes or THC, in addition to cannabidiol. Each brand sources CBD differently and not all brands are created equal. The market is largely unregulated, so many brands claim to sell quality CBD oil; in reality, they may be selling questionable ingredients.
FALSE. While uncommon, side effects have been reported at very high doses (1,000mg+). (This amount is typically more than what is found in an entire bottle of CBD oil.) At extremely high doses, side effects may include tiredness, reduced appetite, or digestive changes. These side effects disappeared when the dose was cut in half. However, be mindful when taking CBD, as it also negatively interacts with certain prescription drugs. And if you purchase CBD from dishonest or potentially unsafe manufacturer, be careful: you may experience side effects due to unsafe ingredients in the formula.