What's new with CBD?

 

Many have heard the term “CBD”, for those who have not, CBD stands for Cannabinoil. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound commonly associated with marijuana and hemp. Both Marijuana and hemp are part of the cannabis genus. CBD is found in high concentrations in hemp and has been a main focus when alternative holistic care becomes a topic of conversation.

A recent study of 2,000 from SingleCare showed that in April 2020, 33% of these Americans have used CBD. Out of the 33% who have tried the CBD, over 65% of them found CBD effective. Most CBD users have been utilizing it as a way to relieve an array of ailments that include, but don’t limit to pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression, migraines, digestive issues, etc. The list goes on. The SingleCare study showed since the COVID-19 pandemic, 45% of users have increased their use of CBD as a way to cope with higher levels of pain, stress, anxiety, and depression. Most CBD products that were of interest include lotions, balms, capsules, tablets, gummies, hard candies, and oils which include oral tincture drops, topical sprays and CBD vape oils.

67% of those who took the SingleCare study have not tried CBD. The main reasons point to the misconception that CBD products will cause a psychoactive effect in the user, also known as the “high”. This idea, thought and/or fear that the CBD product will show up on a drug test has stopped many from taking advantage of the relieving properties that CBD could possibly offer for them. CBD products that are hemp derived will notate if the product contains THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC is a psychoactive chemical compound that has been notorious for the “high” effect when intaking cannabis. THC is found in both marijuana and hemp; it is found in higher concentrations in marijuana and minimally in hemp. The maximum amount of THC legally allotted for hemp products is 0.3% THC. Many CBD will contain 0% THC and will have the THC completely removed from the product. This means, there would be no potential for a psychoactive effect or for a positive drug test.

Check out the article for more details! https://www.singlecare.com/blog/cbd-survey/

Our suggestion is to do research! If someone wants to try a CBD product and is nervous about intaking any amount of THC, it would be a good idea to take a close look at the packaging and find out if the product contains any. Some key words that could help are Isolated, Broad-Spectrum and Full-Spectrum CBD oil.  Isolated CBD means that there is no THC present. Broad-Spectrum means there are all cannabinoids present EXCEPT the THC. Full-Spectrum means all cannabinoids are present, including no more than 0.3% THC.

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