A Beginners Guide to CBD

CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural oil extracted from marijuana plants and hemp plants. Over the past few years, it has become very trendy. Yet many people are confused about what it is, why they need it, and what type of CBD products one may need.

In the United States, CBD started to grow in popularity in states that had legalized marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. It further expanded again in 2018, when the U.S. Farm Bill was signed, which removed hemp plants as an illegal substance. Also, in 2018, Canada legalized recreational marijuana nationwide.

Hemp plants contain less than .3% TCH, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that causes one to feel “high.” However, hemp plants do contain CBD, so the legalization of hemp plants caused another surge and growth in CBD products. 

The only thing that seems to be spreading faster than the number of CBD products being developed and sold is consumers’ confusion about what CBD is and why they need it. To help you out, we have prepared this beginner’s guide to CBD that should answer most of your questions.

No. 1: Will CBD cause me to feel “high?”

No, CBD is just one of around 108 different types of cannabinoids. The most common one is THC—the one that makes your feel “high.” CBD will not.

No. 2: What does CBD do in the body?

The body has what is called an endocannabinoid system. This system helps transmit “messages” throughout the body via neurotransmitters. CBD helps regulate the natural production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids to help the body achieve better homeostasis.

No. 3: Can I get arrested if I have or use CBD?

It depends. If the CBD was produced from hemp plants, then it is considered legal in the United States and Canada. If the CBD was produced from marijuana plants, then it is only legal in states where marijuana has been legalized for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. In Canada, it is legal everywhere.

No. 4: Are there any health benefits of using CBD?

While there is much research still be conducted in this area, many people have found that using CBD regularly has benefited them in various ways. For some people, it provides natural pain relief. For others, it helps alleviate stress and anxiety. Some people even take it to help with insomnia. 

No. 5: What types of CBD products are available?

CBD products are available in a wide range of options. One of the more popular ones is CBD oil. CBD oil can be applied to the skin, taken orally, or added to food and beverages. Other CBD products include:

  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Balms
  • Soft Gels
  • Sparkling Beverages
  • Bath Bombs
  • Lip Balms
  • Lotions 
  • Gummies
  • Body Butter
  • Spray Mists
  • Vaping Liquids

No. 6: Does CBD have any side effects?

Most people experience little to no side effects whatsoever. Some of the more common ones include lowered blood pressure, sleepiness, dry mouth, and lightheadedness. There can be potential drug interactions and associated side effects when taken with prescription medications. As such, it is recommended to consult with your primary care provider before using CBD if you are on prescription medications.

We hope our beginners guide has answered your questions about CBD. If you have further questions or to order CBD products online, please explore our website or contact Miraflora at (720) 730-4367 today!

About Miraflora 
Miraflora is driven to help people and pets be their best naturally by utilizing the unique properties of the hemp plant in a line of functional, premium, full-spectrum CBD hemp flower products derived from the highest-quality hemp organically grown on the Miraflora farm in Boulder County, Colo. Miraflora’s mission is to make hemp extract an everyday element of wellness and help people of all ages and walks of life find balance and harmony in their lives, naturally. Vertically integrated and traceable from plant to product, Miraflora is committed to sustainability and innovation. The brand uses proprietary extraction methods and technology to deliver reliable, natural replenishment and balance through sports recovery, health, and functional wellness products, including tinctures, soft gels, recovery balm, pet chews, and sparkling beverages. For more information, visit www.miraflora.co or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

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