What is CBD?
If you’re here, you aren’t here by mistake. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting new ventures in the medical and scientific industry as more and more studies are executed on the compound. With so many different varieties and options, you really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. There’s really just something for everyone!
Of course, with so many details and ins and outs that go into CBD, it can be confusing to understand it and to differentiate it from marijuana or other derivatives. That’s where we come in -- to provide you everything you need to know so you can make the best decision for yourself!
BASIC CBD FACTS -
- Not all CBD is the same - there’s Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, and Isolate… which we’ll get into in a bit.
- CBD does not give you a “high”.
- CBD is legal to buy and own in all 50 states (as long as it is derived from hemp).
- CBD is seen as generally safe as it does not affect heart rate, blood pressure, or body temperature, and nor does it affect psychological functions.
CBD and THC -
Many people get confused when it comes to CBD and THC. A lot of people also tend to avoid CBD because they think there’s large amounts of THC within it, causing them to be put off should they need to get a drug test or simply do not want to feel intoxicating or psychoactive effects.
CBD and THC come from the same plant (cannabis) but THC is what creates that “high” feeling - not CBD alone. In therapeutic doses, the trace amounts of THC (lower than .3% in Full-Spectrum products) give you a peaceful and relaxed feeling, so there is no need to worry about getting or feeling “high.” CBD is also perfectly safe and non-toxic for animals/pets and is non-psychoactive and non-toxic.
THC is still very much illegal in many U.S. states (and the world) noting that it does cause anxiety in some users and is not safe for animals. Again, in therapeutic doses, CBD with those trace amounts of THC can be highly beneficial.
Different CBD Products & Spectrums -
There are quite a few different CBD products to choose from based on what suits your needs best. There are vapes, oils, and topical treatments that you can choose from and they all have a plethora of benefits.
Some of the most popular products are the oils and vapes, which when consumed/ingested can provide the user with anxiety relief, relief of insomnia, PTSD, body soreness/pain, and more. The same can be said for the topical relief treatments which help soothe both skin irritation and inflammation and chronic muscle/general body pain.
Full-Spectrum: Full-Spectrum CBD products consist of multiple cannabis plant extracts, (essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids) They may also contain up to 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which may not be suitable for all CBD users, so it’s best to find out what works best for you and research those products!
Broad-Spectrum: This option is best for those who do not wish to have any THC traces in their CBD. Broad-Spectrum consists of a range of natural compounds from the cannabis plant, but usually do not contain any tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Isolate: CBD Isolate is a form of CBD which does not contain any THC. (Most other CBD products typically contain a very small amount of THC, so this is also a great option for those not looking to ingest any trace amounts of THC).
If you’re worried about what exactly is in your CBD, fear not -- you can easily find lab reports for any product you’re looking at on DOPE’s website, listing all ingredients and other details you’ll need to make the best decision and purchase.
Evidence Shown In Medical News Today -
There is a huge amount of research being done on CBD as it continues to become a go-to natural therapy for many people. A lot of this research is actually funded by the U.S. government, citing anecdotal reports from people who have used it. The WHO (World Health Organization) noted back in 2017 that CBD is completely safe and non-toxic (even in high doses)! Harvard Health also confirmed this in a later 2018 study.
Whether it’s true-blue scientific research or simple stories passed down the grapevine, take it from the many testimonials on DOPE’s website and see for yourself just how incredible the benefits of our CBD are.
Additionally, both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, but hemp has a much higher percentage of it (not to confuse that with THC). Hemp actually has lower levels of THC than the marijuana species.
Broad-Spectrum CBD has all the additional cannabinoids and terpenes of the hemp plant, but without the detectable amount of THC, appearing below a 0.01% threshold.
CBD Isolate is a form of CBD which does not contain any THC. (Most other CBD products typically contain a very small amount of THC, so this is also a great option for those not looking to ingest any trace amounts of THC).