What is CBD?
"CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance thats used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's not psychoactive." (health.com)
Meaning, CBD will not get you high. Because people can have reactions to any sort of medicine, vitamin, etc. it is recommended to introduce yourself to CBD under supervision, though only approximately 5% of people have reported an altered feeling after consumption.
CBD is not FDA regulated, meaning quality control of your products is not measured by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is highly recommended to purchase your products through a company that sells third-party-tested products. "Third-party certification means that an independent organization has reviewed the manufacturing process of a product and has independently determined that the final product complies with specific standards for safety, quality or performance." (nsf.org)
What is CBD used for?
CBD can be used for various ailments or health concerns such as the following:
Although CBD is not FDA regulated, according to Medical News Today, in "June 2018, the FDA approved one form of CBD as a treatment for people with two rare and specific kinds of epilepsy, namely Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome (DS)."
Can I travel with CBD?
While on May 29th, 2018, the TSA released a new statement on their website ("Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by the FDA.") it is recommended to check with your flights guidelines as well as where you are traveling from and where you are traveling to prior to bringing your CBD with you on a flight.
Are you a CBD user? What is your go to company for all of your favorite CBD products? Let me know in the comments or in our Facebook group!
Please note: I am not a medical professional. Any and all health concerns should be discussed with your doctor prior to use.
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