Since CBD is so crazy-hot right now, there’s a lot of information about it online. A simple Google search for “CBD” is enough to make your head spin.
However, not all CBD information is created equal.
Here at Rosebud, we want The Bloom to be a reputable source of information in the cannabis space- so we strive to provide our customers with interesting and fun information so they can make smart, healthy decisions!
Keep reading to discover five facts you might not know about CBD:
CBD is Non-addictive
Simply put, according to The World Health Organization: CBD is not addictive.
The cannabis plant contains literally hundreds of different cannabinoid compounds. Among these, two have become the most popular; THC and CBD.
Many of the compounds in cannabis (including THC) are proven to affect our brain (CB1) and immune system (CB2) receptors, producing that high feeling.
However, CBD is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that does not deliver a high, and is therefore non-addictive because it does not directly affect the CB1 or CB2 receptors.
Pets Can Benefit From CBD
Just like us, mammals also have an endocannabinoid system.
Pet owners are becoming more aware of how adding CBD to their pets diet can help them in a myriad of ways.
With reputable studies showing the health benefits of CBD for pets, the most encouraging result is that CBD appears to be safe, even when consumed in high doses, and over extended periods of time. Just be sure to administer legal CBD tinctures from reputable sources, as THC can be very toxic for animals.
CBD Has Been Around for a Long Time
Despite the current restrictions and stigmas associated with cannabis use today, this hasn’t always been the case. Humans have been using the cannabis plant, for one reason or another, since ancient times.
Interestingly enough, the very first case of medicinal cannabis use dates back to China, circa 2737 BC. Evidence has proven that Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis-infused tea to help with a variety of different ailments, including memory loss, malaria, and rheumatism.
Queen Victoria is also known to have used cannabis to help alleviate her painful menstrual cramps. Sir J. Russell Reynolds prescribed cannabis to help relieve the pain during her period, and is quoted saying, “when pure and administered carefully, [cannabis] is one of the most valuable medicines we possess.”
CBD Might Cause You to Fail a Drug Test [But it’s Highly Unlikely]
While it’s extremely unlikely that consuming CBD will cause a false positive on a drug test, it’s not exactly unheard of.
When a company performs a drug test, they’re specifically looking for the presence of THC in your system, not CBD. Rosebud CBD is a “full spectrum” oil, containing the legal limit of less than 0.3% THC. However, depending on your personal dosage, it is possible for a drug test to show a false positive.
So what is a CBD-lover supposed to do?
The best way to make sure that a drug test is unaffected by CBD is to make sure that the products you are using have an accurate ingredient list, and lab test results to back this up.
There’s a lot to consider when reading the label on your CBD, but you definitely want to make sure that the levels of CBD and THC are listed.
Here’s the good news: if your CBD oil only has a trace amount of THC in it (Rosebud has less than .3%) it more than likely won’t show up on a drug test. We always advise people to consider the risks of the possibilities associated with a false positive drug test as results may vary.
You Can Add CBD to Food and Drinks
When you add CBD oil into your food and drinks, remember that doing this slows down the absorption into your body.
CBD oil is extremely versatile, and can be added to many different kinds of foods and drinks. Some of these include, but aren’t limited to smoothies, salad dressings, and cupcakes! And when it comes to cupcakes, in our opinion, the only thing that can make them better is by adding CBD.!
It’s always advised that you should consult your healthcare provider before adding CBD oil to your food, especially if you are taking any kind of medication.
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