CBD oil, a product not derived from marijuana but rather from hemp, has been growing increasingly popular in recent years. Moreover, it can be purchased by all.
“Hemp” is a term denoting strains of cannabis that are effectively THC-free (less than 0.3% THC). CBD oil does not cause a high and can be purchased outside of state’s medical marijuana program’s like Florida, Ohio, Minnesota and Texas. Marijuana laws do not apply to Hemp Based CBD oil.
CBD itself falls in the same family of compounds as THC, which are known as cannabinoids. There are 80 or so cannabinoids produced in cannabis, THC and CBD being by far the most abundant. Cannabinoids have profound effects on a system in the human body known as the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for making adjustments to the body to maintain a balanced state of health.
While THC binds with receptors in the brain resulting in the high experienced by marijuana users, CBD does not and is therefore non-intoxicating.
Many CBD oil users report substantial relief from their symptoms without the THC. This includes patients of dozens of conditions including epilepsy, digestive disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain including fibromyalgia, and much more.
So, do you really need the THC? Unless you’re specifically looking for effects attributed to THC, you might want to give CBD oil a try first. There are other reasons for this aside from avoiding intoxicating effects such as not showing up in a drug test, not risking a DWI conviction, not requiring a relationship with a doctor, and being easier to purchase. (That being said, you really should let your doctor know you’re considering using CBD oil.)