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- THC and CBD are not the same thing.
- THC in strong enough doses, causes a psychoactive high.
- CBD produces no high.
- If a person takes too much CBD, they often simply get tired/sleepy.
Is CBD legal?
In 2018, the president signed a Farm Bill, making it legal to grow, sell, and consume hemp CBD products – as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC.
What is a cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis plants. They are mostly hydrocarbons. Most of their structure is hydrogen and carbon. The three main elements in cannabinoids are hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. Those are the main elements of our bodies too.
Big Pharma Uses CBD for Drugs
Cannabinoids occur in the flower echinacea. One variety of Echinacea is used in traditional medicine. The FDA has approved Epidiolex to treat seizures and sclerosis. It is one of 4 drugs approved by the FDA that contain compounds from the cannabis plant (hemp or marijuana).
Your body creates it’s own cannabinoids.
Anadamide is one example and was discovered in 1992 by a team of 3 Israeli scientists. Cannabinoids that occur naturally within your body are called endocannabinoids.
When was the endocannabinoid system discovered?
The endocannabinoid system is separated into 2 main components. CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptor was discovered in 1988 at St Louis Medical University. The CB2 receptor was discovered by the team of 3 Israeli scientists in 1996 at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Who should not take CBD?
It’s always a good idea to speak with your doctor before trying CBD. From a study on Epidiolex alone (which is FDA approved), those who take the below medications may experience increased side effects if CBD is used along with.
- Medications that can cause drowsiness
- Macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, etc.)
- Heart medications (some calcium channel blockers)
What does the FDA think of CBD?
- The FDA has not certified CBD for human consumption.
- The FDA also does not allow us to call it a medicine or a supplement.
Will this status change soon? We think so. Here’s a pair of quotes by the FDA in 2018 about CBD:
Will CBD ever be approved by the FDA?
At this very moment there is a clinical trial going on in Colorado that is sponsored by the FDA. We believe it will lead to the FDA granting CBD food supplement status. Time will tell. We expect the results to become public in the spring of 2021.
What does the WHO think of CBD?
Actually, the WHO has viewed CBD favorably longer than the FDA has. Here’s an image of a quote from the WHO on CBD from 2018:
Follow this link for more information: WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD (Forbes magazine)