The multitude of therapeutic and medical benefits of cannabidiol has made it popular among the general public. This, together with the mounting evidence from research about its benefits prompted manufacturers to make it one of the active ingredients in products for various ailments. As a result, a wide variety of CBD infused items are available in the market and it can be a herculean task for new buyers. So, if you were wondering what the points that a first time CBD buyer should consider, read ahead to know more.
Is It Legal?
The US farm act of 2018 has legalised the cultivation of Hemp plants for medical and therapeutic uses, but it is not legal in all the states. For example it is illegal in states like Nebraska, Idaho and South Dakota. CBD is fully legal only if it is legal at both state and federal level. So, before purchasing and using, first time users must make themself familiar with state drug laws where they are residing.
Does It Make You High?
Cannabidiol CBD as such does not make you high, but it is extracted from the hemp plant where it is one of more than 400 cannabinoids including the psychotropic THC that makes you high. The legally available CBD product, oil contains less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and it is not potent enough to make you high. If you totally want to avoid the risk of getting high, then it is better to purchase a product made from CBD isolates that is 99% pure cannabidiol.
The most important factor that you have to look for when buying a cannabidiol product is the CBD concentration in it. It is usually listed in milligrams (mg) or grams (g) and it determines the potency and effectiveness upon consumption. For first time users, it is recommended to begin at a small dose of 2 to 5 mg as they are new to it, and also to know if there is any kind of side effect. Common serving size varies from 10 to 15 mg and it can go higher than that depending on the personal requirement. For example, CBD oil for pain is effective at a higher dose.
The volume of the package will be in litres (l), millilitres (ml) or ounces (Oz), and the potency or effectiveness of the product is dependent on the ratio of CBD (mg) to the total volume of product (ml). This is because, there will be other ingredients such as carrier oil or other liquid that acts as base substrate to carry the cannabidiol. In other words, it is the CBD contained per ml of the product that determines the effectiveness of the product. The potency is also determined by the bioavailability of the CBD extract used in it.
On a final note, you should consult with a physician to know whether there will be any CBD side effects or interactions due to other medicines that you are taking.