Updated: Apr 24
So CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid / chemical in marijuana & hemp.
Non-psychoactive means it WILL NOT get you mentally 'high'.
Where can we find it?
CBD is popping up everywhere: shampoo, drinks, balms, tinctures, oils, creams, gummy worms, and in capsules.
What form is best?
The quality of the CBD product depends on how it was extracted, whether it is from hemp, cannabis or is synthetic, and what type of oil it is carried in.
I would opt for CBD naturally occurring in the plant marijuana- since that is a native state.
With this choice however, you will most likely experience a THC high (unless you get a prescribed marijuana), since most marijuana plants contain more THC naturally than CBD.
If you are not much of a toker, then perhaps look for a CBD vape. These are easy on the lungs and very effective- you can get these with no THC and therefore they will not make you 'high', you will however feel relaxed and calm.
Another option is to get a CBD dropper. This is usually an extract from hemp (which naturally contains little to no THC), and suspended in an oil, glycerin or alcohol. I would opt for a liquid MCT, coconut or hemp oil for maximum absorption and nutrition.
CBD - What is the research showing us?
The following list has been tested to show the use of CBD has improved, eliminated or impacted in some way:
Muscle & joint pain, injury, swelling / inflammation
Skin irritations and acne
Brain fog, ADHD
Addiction from both recreational substances and prescribed narcotics
Recovery and in-junction with pharmaceutical disease treatments
... you name it and people claim it has relieved a symptom!