CBD has become a household name in recent years, but we still don’t know everything about this miracle tincture.

Here, we answer your most frequently asked questions about CBD and its effects.

1.- What is CBD, and how does it work?

CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s one of many compounds found in the plant and has a range of health benefits attached to it. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you won’t get high from ingesting it. CBD is thought to work by sending messages to receptors in your brain. It can help with a multitude of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety and much more.

 

2.- Is CBD addictive?

Researchers have painstakingly studied CBD and its effects, and have found that CBD does not appear to be addictive. However, long-term studies are still underway, and we don’t have the full picture just yet.

 

3.- Can you get high from CBD?

The specific compound in cannabis that makes you high is THC – the psychoactive element. While a lot of CBD products contain very low amounts of THC, there isn’t enough present in the oil to make you high.

 

4.- Can you overdose on CBD?

According to experts, the answer is no. But consuming too much may cause some adverse side effects, such as drowsiness, nausea, and other related effects.

 

5.- How long does it take to start working?

Generally, it takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to start feeling the effects of CBD. With some products, it could take up to an hour for it to begin working.

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6.- Does CBD show up on a drug test?

Yes, even though CBD contains tiny amounts of the active ingredient that make you high (THC), it can still show up on a drug test.

 

7.- How is CBD different from marijuana?

While CBD is a naturally occurring component of marijuana, it does not cause a “high” like some may think. CBD has less THC in it than regular marijuana.

 

If you need any further information on CBD and its effects, speak with your grower or the shop where you get your CBD products to ensure you have all the information you need.

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