CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over 100 cannabinoids
Derives from the hemp plant
non-psychoactive, contains < 0.3% THC
The Farm Bill passed in December 2018 both legalizes hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes it from the controlled substances list
Potential benefits (emerging research)
Epilepsy and seizure disorders
Pain and inflammation
PTSD and anxiety
IBD – Crohn’s disease & Ulcerative Colitis
IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
How to use it
Oils, Creams, Vaping
Oils can be taken as a supplement (hold it under your tongue) or topically
Find recipes on Emily's website
Dosing is individualized
You can get too much, like anything else
The industry is not regulated, like all supplements
Look for a safe, reliable brand
Emily offers recommendations
increased INR (if on coumadin)
increase other meds (like grapefruit juice)
How to Pick a Safe CBD Product
Hemp Origin. Was the raw hemp used to produce the CBD produced in the United States? Ideally you want a product that was grown in the USA and organic, if possible (although nearly impossible to verify as USDA certifications are not yet available).
Extraction Process - Was the product solvent extracted or CO2 extracted? Supercriticial CO2 extraction is the gold standard and safest extraction method. Solvent extractions leave behind unsafe and unwanted byproducts.
Additional Ingredients - The only ingredients should be CBD extract and a carrier oil like MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil. Avoid any additional artificial sweeteners, dyes, or unwanted ingredients.
3rd Party Verification - All products should come with 3rd party verification from an accredited lab and provide a Certificate of Analysis to prove that what is in their product is truly in the product.