So, as long as you’re buying from a legitimate seller on Amazon, you will not be able to buy CBD oil. It’s yet to be seen if/when Amazon will allow the sale of CBD products, but as of this article’s publishing (June 2019), there should be zero products containing any amount of cannabidiol (CBD) for sale.
To get around Amazon’s policy, some sellers are listing their CBD oil as “hemp oil” and avoiding the use of terms like CBD and cannabinoids. While Amazon says they are doing their best to remove these listings, it may be near impossible to keep up with the influx of CBD producers out to make a quick buck off the largest marketplace in the world.
Hemp oil vs. CBD oil: What’s the difference?
The CBD oil industry is one of the fastest-growing in North America and as such, it should come as no surprise that there are a number of ecommerce sellers on Amazon looking to cash in on the trend.
This is why it’s important to read the ingredients on any hemp product you’re considering buying. The fewer the better, especially when choosing hemp oils.
Still, a search for ‘CBD oil’ brings up thousands of results, mostly for hemp oils and other hemp-derived products.
At Green Wellness Life, we deliver lab-tested, high quality CBD products, each of which is derived from industrial hemp grown right here in the United States. While the research on CBD is still in its early stages, initial research suggests that CBD is a great complementary health support for adults, children, and pets. Of course, before adding anything to your diet, it is important to consult with your doctor and get their input on how a particular product may affect you.
When shopping for CBD, you may notice that the bottle or package lists a total amount of CBD in the package. For some products, like CBD capsules or edibles, it may also list a specific amount of CBD per serving size. Otherwise, you can do some quick math to divide the total amount of CBD in the package by the unit of measure.
CBD Basics: Facts and Benefits of CBD
CBD tinctures are a great starter product for new users. They are also a good option for anyone who doesn’t enjoy the earthier or grassier flavor of raw CBD oil. Some flavors, like spearmint and orange, will mask the hemp flavor, while others, like vanilla, will complement it.
So what do you need to know about CBD? Here are the basics:
A full-spectrum CBD product will contain all the cannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp plant, including up to .03% THC. This trace amount of THC isn’t enough to make you high, and won’t cause you to fail a drug test. However, if you are concerned about consuming any THC, then you may want to choose a THC-free CBD product instead, like broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.
Additionally, it may have CBD – however, this hemp oil can only be at very low levels to be able to be purchased over the counter in Australia. Because of this, hemp oil is likely to not contain enough CBD to be effective for certain symptoms.
Sativa: Sativa plants take longer to grow and they yield less flower than Indica plants. Sativa strains of the weed plant are often said to offer users a more of a mind (cerebral), energetic, high. Sativa strains are therefore commonly used to enhance creativity and productivity.
Most prescribed cannabis oils are meant to be swallowed. Sometimes, these can also be made to be absorbed in the mouth, or under the tongue.
What is the difference between cannabis oil and CBD oil?
Experts have identified two key endocannabinoids so far:
Any relevant approvals are usually obtained by the next day provided a complete application is submitted by you including a copy of your health summary verifying the medical conditions for which you are seeking treatment. This is easily obtained from your current GP or specialist. We advise patients to obtain this in advance to expedite the process.
CBD is also common as a medicine as it has a narrow side effect profile when compared to other mainstream pharmaceuticals. However, some patients have reported side effects of Cannabidiol including dry mouth, low blood pressure, light-headedness, and drowsiness, but these are very uncommon.
Please note, medicinal cannabis cannot be prescribed solely for the treatment of cancer. However, it may be considered for treatment of symptoms related to cancer or side effects of cancer treatment. Medicinal Cannabis also cannot be prescribed to women who are currently breastfeeding or pregnant.