What Is CBD Oil?

 

The question often is asked: What is CBD Oil? Many of us have heard about the increasingly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant, however there are still plenty of misconceptions about CannaBiDiol (CBD) oil.

 

 

 

 

 

With seemingly unlimited potential, is it too good to be true? Is it more hype than science?

 

 

Cannabidiol (pronounced can-nab-id-diol) is one of the many naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. Another, more infamous cannabinoid is THC, the ingredient in marijuana that is associated with the feeling of “being high”

 

CBD oil tincture next to a hemp plant

 

CBD does not make you feel the intoxicating feeling that THC produces, although most people describe it as mind altering in that it improves symptoms of anxiety and depression.
But, it does not make you feel “high” per se.

 

Cannabidiol is typically extracted from the hemp plant (not the same as a marijuana plant) and naturally has 0.3% THC or less in it, which is the legal limit.

 

 

Why is CBD Such a Big Deal?

 

 

 

 

 

CBD has been studied for decades, found to have a huge array of medical benefits and is very safe. There are big differences in quality from brand to brand because the industry doesn’t have regulations yet. It’s very important that you have 3rd party lab tests for the CBD oil you’re consuming. Since it can be made using different processes, some of which may be harmful to you, it’s important you know exactly what you’re buying.

 

 

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The government defines hemp as the Cannabis Sativa L plant having 0.3% or less THC.

Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana in the eyes of the federal government. CBD from hemp also won’t produce the psychoactive “high” that marijuana will produce. If a hemp plant has less than 0.3% THC it’s legal to grow and distribute around the USA according to Uncle Sam.

The TSA has announced that products containing cannabidiol are allowed to be brought onto commercial flights

The USPS has allowed the mailing of hemp-derived cannbidiol

 

 

 

So, in essence, make sure your CBD oil is made from hemp (not marijuana) and you’ll be buying legal CBD oil. Whether or not your state allows it is another story. But, at the federal level it is legal.

 

 

 

It’s incredibly important that you demand lab tests from the brand you’re buying from. If they can’t tell you what’s in it, then you’re either buying CBD oil with harmful ingredients or you’re not getting the dose of CBD you’re paying for.

 

 

How CBD is Made

 

Manufacturing can be done a few ways. The basic premise is this: compounds like CBD (and other ingredients) are extracted from the hemp plant in a liquid state. This liquid state is a thick oil which is then bottled in hemp seed oil or olive oil to “carry” it into the body. These are appropriately named “carrier oils” And the CBD can be diluted or concentrated in carrier oil to the dose desired. These oils are made to be taken sublingually. See our guide on how to take it properly here.

 

A mortar and pestle next to a beaker and some herbs.

 

This can even be done at home. There are plenty of step-by-step recipes for homemade CBD that includes some dangerous procedures and involves flammable liquids.

 

 

Solvent Extraction and CO2 extraction are the two main ways it’s manufactured. Solvent extraction most commonly uses the ethanol or butane to dissolve the entire bud of the hemp plant into a liquid. Once the liquid is created, the solvent is boiled off and only a thick resin is left behind. Removing the ethanol and/or butane completely is difficult to do without ruining the CBD content of the plant, and so you’re left with trace amounts of the solvent in your finished product.

 

CO2 extraction also removes the CBD from the plant by cooling the CO2 until it is at a “supercritical” point, where it engulfs the hemp plant like a liquid, but it still maintains properties of a gas. Once the CO2 returns to a normal level, it leaves the finished product. The hemp flower is washed with a solvent (usually ethanol) to “winterize” the product, which separates fats and oils out of the flower.

related: How to take CBD correctly

 

 

What Is CBD Oil? The Bottom Line:

 

 

CBD has been studied for decades, found to have a huge array of medical benefits and is very safe. There are big differences in quality from brand to brand because the industry doesn’t have regulations yet. It’s very important that you have 3rd party lab tests for the CBD oil you’re consuming. Since it can be made using different processes, some of which may be harmful to you, it’s important you know exactly what you’re buying.

 

 

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Is it legal?

 

As of 2020 CBD is legal to purchase in all states except North Dakota, Iowa, Idaho and Nebraska. North Dakota is in a legal gray area but since their law is so unclear, we do not ship our products there to ensure we’re abiding by state guidelines. The legality is very tricky. For decades, the hemp plant was lumped in with the marijuana plant in the eyes of the law. In 2018, hemp as well as CBD were removed from the controlled substances act of 1976, making it legal. The only federal agency regulating CBD is the FDA and all their restrictions are on the businesses themselves and their marketing, none on the consumers.

 

 

The government defines hemp as the Cannabis Sativa L plant having 0.3% or less THC.

Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana in the eyes of the federal government. CBD from hemp also won’t produce the psychoactive “high” that marijuana will produce. If a hemp plant has less than 0.3% THC it’s legal to grow and distribute around the USA according to Uncle Sam.

The TSA has announced that products containing cannabidiol are allowed to be brought onto commercial flights

The USPS has allowed the mailing of hemp-derived cannbidiol

 

 

 

So, in essence, make sure your CBD oil is made from hemp (not marijuana) and you’ll be buying legal CBD oil. Whether or not your state allows it is another story. But, at the federal level it is legal.

 

 

 

It’s incredibly important that you demand lab tests from the brand you’re buying from. If they can’t tell you what’s in it, then you’re either buying CBD oil with harmful ingredients or you’re not getting the dose of CBD you’re paying for.

 

 

How CBD is Made

 

Manufacturing can be done a few ways. The basic premise is this: compounds like CBD (and other ingredients) are extracted from the hemp plant in a liquid state. This liquid state is a thick oil which is then bottled in hemp seed oil or olive oil to “carry” it into the body. These are appropriately named “carrier oils” And the CBD can be diluted or concentrated in carrier oil to the dose desired. These oils are made to be taken sublingually. See our guide on how to take it properly here.

 

A mortar and pestle next to a beaker and some herbs.

 

This can even be done at home. There are plenty of step-by-step recipes for homemade CBD that includes some dangerous procedures and involves flammable liquids.

 

 

Solvent Extraction and CO2 extraction are the two main ways it’s manufactured. Solvent extraction most commonly uses the ethanol or butane to dissolve the entire bud of the hemp plant into a liquid. Once the liquid is created, the solvent is boiled off and only a thick resin is left behind. Removing the ethanol and/or butane completely is difficult to do without ruining the CBD content of the plant, and so you’re left with trace amounts of the solvent in your finished product.

 

CO2 extraction also removes the CBD from the plant by cooling the CO2 until it is at a “supercritical” point, where it engulfs the hemp plant like a liquid, but it still maintains properties of a gas. Once the CO2 returns to a normal level, it leaves the finished product. The hemp flower is washed with a solvent (usually ethanol) to “winterize” the product, which separates fats and oils out of the flower.

related: How to take CBD correctly

 

 

What Is CBD Oil? The Bottom Line:

 

 

CBD has been studied for decades, found to have a huge array of medical benefits and is very safe. There are big differences in quality from brand to brand because the industry doesn’t have regulations yet. It’s very important that you have 3rd party lab tests for the CBD oil you’re consuming. Since it can be made using different processes, some of which may be harmful to you, it’s important you know exactly what you’re buying.

 

 

About the Author

 

 

 

 

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Well, there is a massive amount of research compiled about the effects of CBD oil from universities and hospitals all over the world. It has been studied in lab dishes, rats, mice, dogs and humans. These studies showed a lot of promise in improving sleep cycles, reducing inflammation, anxiety, and reduced the symptoms of depression.

 

 

Is it legal?

 

As of 2020 CBD is legal to purchase in all states except North Dakota, Iowa, Idaho and Nebraska. North Dakota is in a legal gray area but since their law is so unclear, we do not ship our products there to ensure we’re abiding by state guidelines. The legality is very tricky. For decades, the hemp plant was lumped in with the marijuana plant in the eyes of the law. In 2018, hemp as well as CBD were removed from the controlled substances act of 1976, making it legal. The only federal agency regulating CBD is the FDA and all their restrictions are on the businesses themselves and their marketing, none on the consumers.

 

 

The government defines hemp as the Cannabis Sativa L plant having 0.3% or less THC.

Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana in the eyes of the federal government. CBD from hemp also won’t produce the psychoactive “high” that marijuana will produce. If a hemp plant has less than 0.3% THC it’s legal to grow and distribute around the USA according to Uncle Sam.

The TSA has announced that products containing cannabidiol are allowed to be brought onto commercial flights

The USPS has allowed the mailing of hemp-derived cannbidiol

 

 

 

So, in essence, make sure your CBD oil is made from hemp (not marijuana) and you’ll be buying legal CBD oil. Whether or not your state allows it is another story. But, at the federal level it is legal.

 

 

 

It’s incredibly important that you demand lab tests from the brand you’re buying from. If they can’t tell you what’s in it, then you’re either buying CBD oil with harmful ingredients or you’re not getting the dose of CBD you’re paying for.

 

 

How CBD is Made

 

Manufacturing can be done a few ways. The basic premise is this: compounds like CBD (and other ingredients) are extracted from the hemp plant in a liquid state. This liquid state is a thick oil which is then bottled in hemp seed oil or olive oil to “carry” it into the body. These are appropriately named “carrier oils” And the CBD can be diluted or concentrated in carrier oil to the dose desired. These oils are made to be taken sublingually. See our guide on how to take it properly here.

 

A mortar and pestle next to a beaker and some herbs.

 

This can even be done at home. There are plenty of step-by-step recipes for homemade CBD that includes some dangerous procedures and involves flammable liquids.

 

 

Solvent Extraction and CO2 extraction are the two main ways it’s manufactured. Solvent extraction most commonly uses the ethanol or butane to dissolve the entire bud of the hemp plant into a liquid. Once the liquid is created, the solvent is boiled off and only a thick resin is left behind. Removing the ethanol and/or butane completely is difficult to do without ruining the CBD content of the plant, and so you’re left with trace amounts of the solvent in your finished product.

 

CO2 extraction also removes the CBD from the plant by cooling the CO2 until it is at a “supercritical” point, where it engulfs the hemp plant like a liquid, but it still maintains properties of a gas. Once the CO2 returns to a normal level, it leaves the finished product. The hemp flower is washed with a solvent (usually ethanol) to “winterize” the product, which separates fats and oils out of the flower.

related: How to take CBD correctly

 

 

What Is CBD Oil? The Bottom Line:

 

 

CBD has been studied for decades, found to have a huge array of medical benefits and is very safe. There are big differences in quality from brand to brand because the industry doesn’t have regulations yet. It’s very important that you have 3rd party lab tests for the CBD oil you’re consuming. Since it can be made using different processes, some of which may be harmful to you, it’s important you know exactly what you’re buying.

 

 

About the Author

 

 

 

 

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Well, there is a massive amount of research compiled about the effects of CBD oil from universities and hospitals all over the world. It has been studied in lab dishes, rats, mice, dogs and humans. These studies showed a lot of promise in improving sleep cycles, reducing inflammation, anxiety, and reduced the symptoms of depression.

 

 

Is it legal?

 

As of 2020 CBD is legal to purchase in all states except North Dakota, Iowa, Idaho and Nebraska. North Dakota is in a legal gray area but since their law is so unclear, we do not ship our products there to ensure we’re abiding by state guidelines. The legality is very tricky. For decades, the hemp plant was lumped in with the marijuana plant in the eyes of the law. In 2018, hemp as well as CBD were removed from the controlled substances act of 1976, making it legal. The only federal agency regulating CBD is the FDA and all their restrictions are on the businesses themselves and their marketing, none on the consumers.

 

 

The government defines hemp as the Cannabis Sativa L plant having 0.3% or less THC.

Any cannabis plant with more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana in the eyes of the federal government. CBD from hemp also won’t produce the psychoactive “high” that marijuana will produce. If a hemp plant has less than 0.3% THC it’s legal to grow and distribute around the USA according to Uncle Sam.

The TSA has announced that products containing cannabidiol are allowed to be brought onto commercial flights

The USPS has allowed the mailing of hemp-derived cannbidiol

 

 

 

So, in essence, make sure your CBD oil is made from hemp (not marijuana) and you’ll be buying legal CBD oil. Whether or not your state allows it is another story. But, at the federal level it is legal.

 

 

 

It’s incredibly important that you demand lab tests from the brand you’re buying from. If they can’t tell you what’s in it, then you’re either buying CBD oil with harmful ingredients or you’re not getting the dose of CBD you’re paying for.

 

 

How CBD is Made

 

Manufacturing can be done a few ways. The basic premise is this: compounds like CBD (and other ingredients) are extracted from the hemp plant in a liquid state. This liquid state is a thick oil which is then bottled in hemp seed oil or olive oil to “carry” it into the body. These are appropriately named “carrier oils” And the CBD can be diluted or concentrated in carrier oil to the dose desired. These oils are made to be taken sublingually. See our guide on how to take it properly here.

 

A mortar and pestle next to a beaker and some herbs.

 

This can even be done at home. There are plenty of step-by-step recipes for homemade CBD that includes some dangerous procedures and involves flammable liquids.

 

 

Solvent Extraction and CO2 extraction are the two main ways it’s manufactured. Solvent extraction most commonly uses the ethanol or butane to dissolve the entire bud of the hemp plant into a liquid. Once the liquid is created, the solvent is boiled off and only a thick resin is left behind. Removing the ethanol and/or butane completely is difficult to do without ruining the CBD content of the plant, and so you’re left with trace amounts of the solvent in your finished product.

 

CO2 extraction also removes the CBD from the plant by cooling the CO2 until it is at a “supercritical” point, where it engulfs the hemp plant like a liquid, but it still maintains properties of a gas. Once the CO2 returns to a normal level, it leaves the finished product. The hemp flower is washed with a solvent (usually ethanol) to “winterize” the product, which separates fats and oils out of the flower.

related: How to take CBD correctly

 

 

What Is CBD Oil? The Bottom Line:

 

 

CBD has been studied for decades, found to have a huge array of medical benefits and is very safe. There are big differences in quality from brand to brand because the industry doesn’t have regulations yet. It’s very important that you have 3rd party lab tests for the CBD oil you’re consuming. Since it can be made using different processes, some of which may be harmful to you, it’s important you know exactly what you’re buying.

 

 

About the Author

 

 

 

 

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