Not that long ago any products containing THC or CBD were banned, though recently the regulations regarding weed have become much more liberal. The cannabis industry is growing at an impressive rate, and not without reason; recent studies have found out many positive effects of both THC and CBD.
In Canada, if you have an ACMPR license, you can grow weed on your own. Unfortunately, the names of the products available on the market can be sometimes misleading, and you might get something entirely different than you’ve expected. In a second, you’ll learn about the differences between CBD oil and hemp seed oil. Let’s go!
CBD vs THC
Many people who bought either CBD oil or hemp seed oil might discover that it’s not getting them high, not even one tiny bit. Why?
CBD and THC are two compounds that you can find in marijuana. There are also other compounds there, but those two have the most noticeable effects. THC has a variety of effects. It is commonly used to combat pain, but it also has psychoactive properties, which means that yes, it will get you high.
CBD, on the other hand, won’t get you high. Instead, it has a number of beneficial properties and can be used as a medicine against pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and it even slows down certain types of cancers.
Does CBD Oil have some THC in it? The answer is: it depends. You should check your local laws. In the United States, it is illegal to sell CBD Oil under any conditions in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The situation in the remaining states differs – in some states, you can sell CBD oil, no matter how much THC it contains, whereas in most places there is a limit.
Okay, and what about Hemp Seed Oil?
It is a great skincare product, and it’s great for your body, but it doesn’t contain any CBD or THC. Not only will it not get you high, but you also won’t even benefit from the effects of CBD as well. When it comes to the effects of specific products, the public still isn’t knowledgeable enough, which only serves the unfair sellers.
The fact that the name “hemp extract” is used synonymously with the “CBD Oil”, and usually means the same thing, only adds to the confusion.
If you don’t want to purchase something different by mistake, you should always study the ingredients of the products you intend to buy.
Okay, so why so many people have recently started using CBD products?
It helps with anxiety
One of the most noticeable benefits of CBD is that it helps people calm down. As opposed to other substances that are used to fight with anxiety and stress, CBD does not have any major side effects, which cannot be said about benzodiazepines. They are used to deal with panic attacks, but they are also addictive, which is why CBD is a better alternative.
It has anti-addictive properties
Another reason why many people choose to self-medicate with CBD products is that it doesn’t lead to addiction. What’s more, the studies have shown that CBD can help people struggling with addiction.
CBD is also great when it comes to pain management. Most drugs that are used to alleviate the pain are highly addictive, which can lead to addiction very easily. CBD, on the other hand, can be very helpful for people who are prone to addiction.
How safe is CBD?
Not that long ago, all products derived from weed were assumed to be extremely harmful, but recent studies have shown that it is not true. THC, the compound found in weed is addictive, and there is a long list of the side effects which are pretty rare. CBD, on the other hand, is relatively safe. There are documented cases of unpleasant side effects, but nothing too serious. Those effects, which are extremely rare, include:
- Low blood pressure
- Dry mouth
The times are changing
Although even quite recently, you could spend long years in prison if even the smallest amount of weed was found in your possession, the situation has changed.
Every year, in more and more American states weed, loses the status of being “the plant of the Devil”. There is a saying “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold”, which also applies to the legality of weed. The situation in America will have an effect on the rest of the world, and we will witness new countries following suit soon.