CBD Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a lot to know about cannabidiol, and as industry experts we get a lot of inquiries from people looking to learn more about CBD. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about CBD below.
Will CBD Get Me High?
No, it will not. CBD is not psychoactive, and does not cause intoxicating effects. For some, taking CBD can aid in relaxation, and may cause some slight drowsiness – but it is not intoxicating.
How Do I Take CBD?
The best way to take CBD depends on what type of CBD product you are using. For CBD oil/tincture, it’s recommended to place the appropriate amount under your tongue, hold there for 30-60 seconds, and then swallow. For CBD capsules, simply swallow the recommended amount with a glass of water. CBD topicals can simply be applied to targeted areas and rubbed in gently.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is one of the most popular forms of CBD that’s available commercially. The term can refer to CBD itself (pure CBD oil), or it can refer to CBD tincture (CBD that’s been mixed with a carrier oil, such as hemp oil or coconut MCT oil).
How Does CBD Work?
The full mechanisms behind CBD’s effects on the human body are not yet fully understood. However, researchers believe that the effects are largely caused by CBD’s interaction with the human endocannabinoid system. There are endocannabinoid receptors spread throughout most of our bodies, from our skin to our organs. CBD interacts with these receptors, triggering an array of biological responses. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a huge range of biological functions, including pain response, sleep, stress response, and much more.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD and other cannabis products have a complicated legal history. Today, the legal status of CBD oil depends on where you live, and how the CBD was produced. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products produced from industrial hemp are considered legal, so long as the hemp they were produced from and the finished product contain less than 0.3% THC. All Green Cherry Organics products contain less than 0.3% THC, so they are legal under the Farm Bill. With that said, individual states have their own rules about CBD products, so we recommend looking up the regulations in your area.