What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis plant. Being from Indiana, many people hear the word “cannabis” and instantly associate it with getting high. This is a very common misconception, and hey, that’s okay!
Does CBD get you High?
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive. In answer to your question, no. CBD is the non-psychoactive strand of the cannabis plant, whereas thc is the psychoactive strand of the cannabis plant, creating the high feeling.
Is CBD legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill was passed making CBD products legal in abiding states. Yes - CBD is legal. Certain states however have their own regulations regarding CBD. The federal government is on their way to passing laws in regards to cannabis. Hemp-derived products are legal for sale as long as they include less than .3% thc. CBD companies are responsible for sending their product to labs to test their CBD products for this. Make sure your CBD products have recent lab results (Check ZIZI Snaps lab results here) readily available.
Cannabidiol Health Benefits according to a Harvard University Study.
CBD has been known to help a multitude of health issues, however its strongest evidence is for its effectiveness in treating childhood epilepsy syndromes such as Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) which typically don’t respond to any type of anti-seizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD has been shown to lessen the amounts of seizures or better yet-stop them altogether. Recently, the FDA has approved the first ever cannabis derived medication, Epidiolex-which does in fact contain CBD.
CBD is used to address common ailments. People that can’t sleep and people that have anxiety. Studies suggest that CBD may help with falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may also help individuals with chronic pain issues. According to the European Journal of Pain, using animal studies, topical CBD, applied to the skin could help with lowering pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Another study showed benefits with neuropathic pain and inflammation-two of the most difficult chronic issues to treat. At this point, more human studies need to be conducted to substantiate the effects of CBD and pain relief.
What does this mean for CBD?
All in all, CBD could be a proven option for assisting with common ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, and inflammation, we just need more scientific research.
Source - Harvard Study