Marcus, my husband is a 100% disabled vet with PTSD. He has tried a myriad of drugs through the VA all with questionable side affects. He would love to drop the drugs all together but that would cause many other problems. Can the CBD oil be used with meds he is on? Does he need to get permission from the psychiatrist at the VA and is there anything else I might need to consider before suggesting this to him? Thanks in advance!
CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found in cannabis. It’s this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Most CBD oils are just that … the beneficial CBD without the THC. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. In short, your dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil … he’ll get the relaxation without the intoxication.
Taking a full extract means that any THC in the hemp originally will also be in the edibles. Don’t worry, as the THC level must be below 0.3 percent, you won’t be subjected to any psychoactive effects. However, with consistent use, THC levels will slowly build up in your blood. It remains very unlikely that this will cause an issue with drug tests, but it’s something to keep in mind.
So are CBD edibles legal? Unfortunately, this question isn’t so easy to answer. While the United States is moving in the right direction, the legality of CBD as a whole is still very much unclear because of different laws in different states, and also even different laws at federal and state level. However, CBD from hemp is now legal in all 50 states. In other words, if the CBD is hemp-derived, meaning that it doesn’t contain THC and has no psychoactive effects, then the related CBD product is considered legal across America. However, bare in mind that in some states, CBD may only be legal for medicinal use. This means that you might need a medical marijuana card to purchase your CBD edibles from a dispensary.
CBD also has really positive effects on the gut, which can be best realized with edibles. An emerging new theory suggests that keeping the gut walls healthy and tight reduces full-body inflammation and autoimmune conditions. A ‘leaky gut’ exposes the body to all the bacteria that should be kept in the gut. CBD could play a key role in tightening and restoring the gut lining.
The tricky part is finding the safest source to buy CBD vape oil. There are multiple additives and flavoring agents combined with the CBD oil, so when you smoke CBD vape oil you’re inhaling much more than just CBD. There are raising concerns regarding the creation of carcinogens and other dangerous toxins after going through the high temps of a battery-operated heating mechanism. The real question is if inhaling CBD vape oil really is a harmless method of consuming CBD as it was once thought to be. cbd edibles