CBD or Cannabidiol has been making headlines for the past few years. Anything and everything is being infused with CBD, available to buy. It is a good thing that CBD has become more mainstream, however, not all CBD is the same. There are a lot of low-quality products available, that is one of the main reasons CleanAF CBD was created.
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With over 130 cannabinoids, CBD is one of the most widely known along with THC. Attention is also being put upon some of the minor cannabinoids that include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN).
There is cannabis derived CBD, and CBD that comes from the hemp plant. The CBD from cannabis is only available at dispensaries in states that have either medical or legal recreational status, because products that come from cannabis contain more than the .3% THC threshold and must be sold in a marijuana dispensary.
The CBD products available at smoke shops, vape shops, corner stores, and some natural food stores contain CBD from hemp. These hemp derived products containing less than .3% THC can legally be sold because of the 2018 Farm Bill making hemp legal. This has caused CBD products to flood the market being sold as dietary supplements, in food products, pet products, cosmetics, and more.
THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid; however, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. CBD will not get you high or cause many of the feelings that THC does like paranoia, anxiety, and more. The World Health Organization reported, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
Most of the medical interest and clinical research to date has been aimed at the development of drugs using THC, with no real studies or focus placed on CBD. However, interest in CBD as a drug is moving into the spotlight because the FDA approved a drug called Epidiolex in 2018 for the treatment of certain types of epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis. The prescription drug Sativex is now being used outside the US.
Sativex’s active ingredient is CBD, being prescribed for people suffering from muscle spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis. It is also being used for pain control in cancer patients. This is clear evidence that there are recognized health benefits being seen from the use of Cannabidiol, CBD.
The FDA states their main concern is that CBD products are being marketed as a dietary supplement, which is not regulated in the way medicine is. Because there are companies that are more concerned with profit than providing a healthy, quality product some of the CBD available is raising concerns. Labeling is not always accurate, and many websites are vague with very little quality accountability provided. Many do not even provide lab tests, or outdated ones.
It is imperative that you do your due diligence, and purchase from a company that provides current lab tests on their products with lots of great reviews. Watch out for CBD companies making claims that sound too good to be true, because they typically are!