What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD = Cannabidiol, THC = Tetrahydrocannabidiol.
While the names are similar, there is a world of difference between these two compounds. THC is the compound in marijuana plants that is psychoactive, and causes a "high." CBD is found in both marijuana and hemp plants, but is non-psychoactive.
What is the difference between marijuana and CBD?
The cannabis family has several plants, including marijuana and hemp plants. Marijuana has very high concentrations of THC, often in levels of 15-20%, and with lower levels of CBD. Hemp plants are the complete reverse. Hemp plants contain 15-20% of CBD and less than 0.3% THC.
What might CBD help me with?
CBD may help you with a wide variety of medical and mental health conditions, such as:
- Pain - including arthritis, muscle pain and spasms, nerve pain, and migraines
- Anxiety - such as panic disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD
- Stress reduction
- Skin conditions - such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
- Glucose control and promotion of weight loss
- Irritable Bowel Disease and other gastrointestinal disorders
- Nausea and vomiting related to cancer treatment
What is full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?
There are over 100 known cannabinoids on the planet. CBD and THC are just two examples of cannabinoids. There are several others - such as CBG, CBV, and CBC.
- CBD isolate: There is ONLY CBD in that product, and no THC or other cannabinoids.
- Broad spectrum: These products contain CBD and other cannabinoids, but no THC.
- Full spectrum: There is CBD, THC, and potentially other cannabinoids in the product.
What dose do I need to take?
CBD is not one size fits all. Everyone's dose is very unique. We are CBD dosing experts here at CBD Central and provide assistance to all our customers for the individual needs. Typical starting doses are 5-10 mg twice daily. Average doses are 15-30 mg twice daily, although some may need up to 100 mg or more daily.
Are there are any drug interactions with CBD?
There are very few known drug interactions with low doses of CBD. Unfortunately, there has been limited research in this area. Generally, if your medication is safe to take with grapefruit juice, it is safe to take with CBD. Our pharmacist is available every Saturday from 10am-4pm to help you with more specific questions.
What is the difference between the oil, gummies, and capsules?
The main differences are in duration of action and onset of effect. CBD oil typically lasts 6-8 hours, while gummies and capsules can last 10-12 hours. CBD oil is delivered sublingually (under the tongue) which bypasses your stomach and allows for more effective absorption. CBD oil takes effect more quickly, generally in 15-20 minutes, compared to gummies and capsules which can take 30-90 minutes for onset of effect.
CBD oil is generally recommended for beginners as this is the easiest method to find your dose. Once you have found your dose, you can easily change to another form of CBD.
Is CBD addictive or habit forming?
There is no evidence to suggest CBD is habit forming. In fact, there are some early clinical trials suggesting that CBD may help with opioid and nictoine addictions. Our bodies may need consistent CBD intake to feel less pain or anxiety, but this does not mean addiction.
Can you develop a tolerance to CBD?
While there is little information on this subject in the medical community, most CBD consumers do not need to keep increasing their dose over time. Once you have found your dose, chances are you won't need to change it much.
Are hemp flower and other CBD products legal?
Yes, it is legal to purchase and consume hemp-derived-CBD in all 50 states. The government classifies hemp as any plant of the cannabis family that contains less than 0.3% THC.