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FAQ – General CBD Information

What is CBD?

According to the S. National Library of Medicine, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp.

How is CBD used?

CBD is sought after by many people for many reasons. Unfortunately, there are strict guidelines as to what we can say and what we can't say. As a trusted source, we are committed to compliance. Thus, we cannot tell you why to use CBD. But, very quickly you can research why CBD is for you. Then, come back to cbdemporium.com and get the highest quality selection of CBD.

How long does it take for CBD to work/be effective?

In most cases, you should begin to experience the effects of CBD within 1-6 hours, but it can take longer or shorter depending on how you take it.

  • Tinctures - 30-45 minutes
  • Topicals - 15-30 minutes
  • Ingestible Products - 45 minutes-2 hours
  • Inhalation - 5-10 minutes

What does CBD feel like?

Many of our clients explain how taking CBD feels like a pressure that has been lifted from them. It is about what CBD does not feel like. With CBD, it doesn't feel like that nagging pain in your back. It doesn't feel like that point between the joints in your foot that has been bugging you for years. It doesn't feel like the anxiety you may often have in social situations. It doesn't feel like the anxiety that is making it difficult to make decisions.

Many clients report that CBD feels like the ‘runners high’ that may come from working out and exercising as CBD and Anandamide (the chemical responsible for ‘runners high’) are both compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors within the body.

How long does CBD stay in your system?

2 to 5 days but there are many variables to consider when analyzing how long CBD will stay your system.

  • The more potent and higher the dosage of the product, the longer the CBD will stay in your system.
  • The rate of how often you use CBD also has a determining factor in how long CBD will stay in your system. CBD builds up in your system as time passes if used on a regular basis.
  • The method of administration (sublingual, topical, etc.) also affects the duration of effects to how long it stays in your body.

Does CBD make you feel sleepy?

CBD acts with the endocannabinoids naturally produced in the body. The endocannabinoid system assists to regulate essential functions such as sleep.

Note, CBD products made from hemp do not have intoxicating properties, meaning that it should not make you feel tired, sleepy or otherwise sedated.

Does CBD interact negatively with my (pharmaceutical) medications?

CBD Emporium always recommends that you consult your physician or other health care professional before taking CBD while on pharmaceutical medications or is being treated by a physician for a health issue.

What is the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil?

CBD oil is made from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant—the only parts of the plant where cannabidiol is found. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from hemp seeds, meaning there is little to no CBD content. Each type of oil offers its own potent health benefits.

Do CBD and alcohol mix?

As of January 2020, there is currently not enough research to determine the impacts of mixing CBD and alcohol. As a result of this, we can not advise that one take CBD and alcohol simultaneously, especially if you are unsure how they will impact you.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

You won’t fail a drug test for CBD, but you could possibly fail a drug test for any residual trace amounts of THC that is within the full spectrum and whole plant CBD products, depending on how vigorous the drug test is.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC share an identical molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. There is a slight difference in the way the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing effects on your body.

Is CBD legal?

Yes! In 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (known as ‘The Farm Bill’) legalized CBD that is derived from hemp and contains no more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight). CBD that comes from the marijuana plant remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act since the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

Can I cook with CBD?

Many people do. The FDA has not accepted CBD oil as a food additive, so you may want to read their thoughts on the matter. When using CBD in cooking, it’s very important to keep the temperature in mind. High temperatures can destroy many of the active compounds when using CBD oil or isolate powder.

Are there studies with CBD?

Yes! There are many studies on CBD and many have been peer-reviewed. We recommend taking some time on Google Scholar to review some of these studies.