Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 20, 2020.
Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level; however, may be legal in some states. Check your state laws on CBD products.
Cannabis is a plant, and there are two main types; Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. While marijuana can be derived from both types, hemp is only derived from the Cannabis Sativa family.
CBD gummies have no psychoactive properties, so they will not give you a high.
However, research into the effectiveness of CBD oil only tested pure CBD oil, not gummies. Even for pure CBD oil, there are very few well-conducted trials backing up its apparent health benefits, although research is expected to ramp up now that laws distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
Worried about getting little too elevated for comfort?
When you inhale CBD via a vape pen or through smoke, it can be very difficult to determine exactly how much CBD you are getting each time.
However, the word cannabis is often used when discussing varieties of the plant capable of producing psychoactive THC.
7. CBD balances the psychoactive effects of THC
In a CBD edible, the active compound is combined with other foodstuffs.
If you’re hoping to avoid inhaling, CBD edibles are an excellent option.
Yet, apart from puffing on a vapor pen or taking a capsule, how exactly do you consume CBD?
CBD may be a cannabis compound, but many are surprised to find that it does not cause a psychotropic “high”.