These are two very common questions that are asked over and over again. These are also two very simple to answer questions, even though, there is tons of misinformation being spread. It is important to understand the truth about something that you’re considering using as a part of your wellness routine, so we decided that rounding off this educational series here was important.
Is CBD Legal?
The 2015 Federal Farming Bill made it legal for states to begin farming hemp in the United States. Prior to that, we were importing hemp oils from other countries due to the fact that prohibition of cannabis, included the hemp plant as well. Now, the hemp grown by US farmers can only be industrial crop. CBD must be sourced from those crops. The THC level in the crops must be less than .3%. Many CBD products today, including those made by Mountain Pure, contain zero THC or very minute trace amounts that don’t come close to the amount stated by law. But CBD was now legal and could be sourced from within the United States from local and trusted farms. It is legal to sell in retail stores and can be found in many nutrition shops, pharmacies, apothecaries and vape shops across the states, including Southern Louisiana.
Does CBD make you feel high?
It is the THC that gives you the psychoactive effects that feel like you are stoned or high. Usually being overmedicated or dosing too much THC will give a person those effects, but we’re not talking about THC when it comes to CBD. As explained prior, the hemp plant contains only trace amounts of THC and in most cases, by the time the CBD is extracted in its pure form, there is no THC at all.
Why does THC and CBD react differently? Well, the THC connects with our CB1 receptors which mimic a neurotransmitter called anandamide (the bliss molecule). This is the feeling of euphoria that produces the stoned feeling and characteristics. By contrast, CBD is not a good fit with CB1 receptors and does not act directly with them.
This not only means that CBD can never cause a high, no matter how much is consumed, but that it also acts to suppress the CB1 activating qualities of compounds like THC.
With the vast potential benefits of an endocannabinoid system in homeostasis, it’s no wonder that CBD is quickly becoming the go-to for those looking for true and optimal wellness.