Frequent CBD Questions
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp plants with no than 0.3% THC from the schedule 1 controlled substances list. The 2018 Farm Bill defines hemp as any part of the plant, viable or not, extracts, salts, isomers, and isomers of salts derived from hemp that contains no more than 0.3% delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis.
CBD is derived from hemp extract and is therefore legal federally. However, each state may make its own laws regarding CBD.
Therefore, legality may vary from state to state. It’s recommended that you research the laws in your state before purchasing. CBD derived from marijuana is prohibited under federal law and is illegal in states that haven’t legalized cannabis.
CBD is available in various forms, from infused foods such as beverages, edibles, topicals to tinctures. How to use the product depends on the form you purchase. The most popular delivery methods include inhalation, oral, sublingual, and topical application.
Select the best method based on what you want to achieve, how fast, and where you want to target.
Oral application – This comprises products that have to be swallowed and absorbed in the digestive tract to take effect. This is the slowest method to deliver effects but also whose effects last the longest. Tinctures and edibles can be consumed orally.
Sublingual application – This involves applying CBD under the tongue. This method delivers the effects fast (slower than inhalation) due to the vast number of blood vessels under the tongue. Only tinctures can be consumed sublingually.
Topical application – This method involves applying CBD directly to the skin. It is best for targeting localized pain and skin problems. Products in this method include salves, balms, and ointments.
Inhalation – This includes methods that deliver CBD directly to the lungs, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. It includes vaping and smokable hemp flowers.
Depending on the type of product you are using, the contents may trigger a false positive.
Some tests only look for THC and its metabolites, while some check for a spectrum of cannabinoids. That being said, using full-spectrum CBD, although it only contains 0.3% or less delta-9-THC, may increase the likelihood of getting a positive drug result.
It’s recommended that you familiarize yourself with the type of drug test and what it checks before the test to avoid false positives.
Several factors come into play when determining dosage; they include metabolism, weight, genetics, delivery method, and potency of the product.
However, the recommended dosage on product labels is often enough. It is recommended that you start with a low dosage and, if the effects aren’t satisfactory, increase the dose gradually and slowly until you achieve maximum benefits. If you experience any side effects, reduce the dosage.
However, you may need a prescription if you are using it as part of a medical marijuana treatment plan.
Most CBD uses are not medical, and the dosage is usually self-determined. However, if you intend to use CBD to treat a medical condition, it’s advisable to consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner, especially if you will use it alongside or to replace pharmaceuticals.
Trium Botanicals uses sustainably and organically grown hemp. It is then processed in an ultra-modern state-licensed and inspected laboratory. The extract is then tested by third-party labs for purity, potency, and safety.
Is CBD safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women? There is no evidence to suggest if it is safe or not during pregnancy. Experts advise that you avoid CBD if pregnant or lactating. Other than that, CBD is safe to use for everyone.
People who take high doses may experience dry mouth, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea. Drowsiness has also been noted in several studies, including the Epidiolex trials.
If you experience any side effects, try reducing the dosage or mixing your CBD oil with foods. Always check if the CBD product contains other ingredients that you may be sensitive to.