Happy Hemp Day!
This week I wanted to share my A-Z of CBD to help smash some of the myths surrounding hemp, cannabis and CBD.
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Flawsome Jem’s A TO Z OF CBD!
A – Is for “Addiction”.
This is a Myth. Furthermore, scientific studies have shown that CBD is non-addictive. At the molecular level, CBD is neither addictive, nor does it produce the so-called stoned effect that THC does.
B – Is for “Broad Spectrum”.
Which means the CBD contains the same cannabis compounds as Full Spectrum but with no THC.
C – Is for “Cannabinoids”.
There are at least 113 that have been isolated from the cannabis plant. The most well known are CBD, THC, CBG & CBN.
D – Is for “Drug Testing”.
Because legal CBD contains zero to <0.2% THC it is rare for the THC to be detected, and currently drug tests aren’t designed to detect CBD. However, if you are unsure or you need a clean drug test, it’s always safer to go for 0% THC CBD option.
E – Is for “Entourage Effect”.
This is when the cannabis compounds found in Full and Broad Spectrum CBD act together in a synergistic manner producing this effect. In other words, the more cannabinoids there are, the better the CBD works together with them as a whole.
F – Is for “Full Spectrum”.
Full spectrum CBD is CBD which is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp
G – Is for “Going travelling with CBD”.
Although the UK has legalised CBD, many countries still consider it illegal so either check before travelling or don’t risk it!
H – Is for “High”.
So does CBD make you high?? The answer is NO. Legal CBD doesn’t contain enough THC to give you the high feeling associated with cannabis.
I – Is for “Illegal”.
It still remains illegal to carry grow or supply cannabis. It is also illegal to sell Pet CBD, CBD flowers or bud or to use Isolate in any CBD product except topical or cosmetic CBD products.
J – Is for “Just CBD” aka CBD isolate.
Isolate contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids etc except CBD.
K – Is for “Kilo”.
Did you know that a kilo of CBD can range from an average of $4000-$5000!!!
L – Is for “Legal”.
Currently CBD Is legal in the UK as long as certain conditions are met. It must contain no more than 0.2% THC and be of the sativa subspecies.
M – Is for “Medical Claims”.
Beware of sellers who make medical claims about CBD. This goes against the guidelines set by the FSA & MRHA. If a seller is willing to break these regulations it means they are unscrupulous or not a reliable source to buy from.
N – Is for “Number of drops”.
One drop is about 0.05 milliliters (mL). That is, not a full dropper — just a single drop. This means that a 10-mL bottle of CBD oil contains an average of 200 drops. And if the packaging for that 10-mL bottle says that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain about 5 mg of CBD.
O – Is for “Overdose”.
Currently, there are no reports of any side effects or any maximum daily dose recommended. You cannot overdose On CBD, but remember to go low dose over a slow period so you don’t miss hitting your sweet spot.
P – Is for “Patience”.
It is tempting to think I take high opioids for pain so I should start high doses of CBD, but you’d be wrong! Bear in mind your ‘Sweet Spot’. It may take time to find the correct doseage for you (weeks). Taking too high of a dose has the same result as having too lower dose, the result will be ineffective dosing and you may miss your sweet spot altogether so be patient.
Q – Is for “Quickest route”.
It is generally agreed that the quickest route of absorption of CBD is through vaping either CBD E-Liquid or Crumble, however, this also means it is the most short acting too.
R – Is for “Receptors”.
We have CB1 & CB2 receptors in our bodies that make up our Endocannabinoid system. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS. But so far, we know it plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including:
– reproduction and fertility
The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.
S – Is for “Sativa”.
The first cannabis subspecies is called Sativa. All industrial hemp is classified as sativa and, since all lawful CBD is extracted from EU certified hemp strains, it is the only strain you can legally buy in the UK.
T – Is for “Terpenes”.
Terpenes (aka terpenoids) are found in resinous oils of plants and play a vital role in their survival. One of these roles is to secrete aromas, it’s why flowers smell beautiful, it’s why cannabis smells the way it does and how different strains can be identified. Specific terpenes may be good for specific issues eg: inflammation or pain.
U – Is for “Unscrupulous Sellers”.
If it looks too good it usually is!! Know what you’re buying, what’s legal and what’s not and understand the terminology for example hemp seed oil is not CBD but many mistake them due to their advertising or the place selling it.
V – Is for “Vaping”.
It is widely accepted that this is the quickest working route but it is also the shortest acting. E-Liquids can be isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum.
W – Is for “Warning”.
CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness & by no means are any medical claims made by Me or the companies I work for. However, CBD can help support your health & a healthy lifestyle.
X – Is for “eXcellence”.
All of the products I sell are premium, high quality and some are even award winning!! At the recent CBD & Hemp expo some of our products came either 1st or 2nd in various categories.
Y – Is for “Your Sweet Spot”.
This is when you have reached the right level of your doseage of CBD. CBD effects can be profound yet subtle. To find the perfect level of CBD for you, build your daily dose up over four weeks. If at any point you feel like you have taken a bit too much, back off a little bit until you feel like you have reached your CBD sweet spot – Low & Slow is the key.
Z – Is for “Zero THC”.
To be legal in the UK, CBD must Contain <0.2% THC. To avoid any issues such as dirty drug tests buy zero THC CBD.
Interesting hey? If you have any questions or would like to know more about anything I’ve talk about today, or on previous posts, I’d love to chat with you!
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I’m gonna leave it here for today guys, see you next week with more hemp and CBD information…
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