CBD oil is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp plants, and it can be ingested, inhaled or used topically. CBD lotions and creams are often made using menthol or other cooling compounds, so they may create a pleasant, tingly sensation when applied.
The World Health Organization reports that “cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm,” so by and large, it is safe. However it may cause adverse reactions in some people, including:
How does CBD oil work?
Other concerns include the fact that:
Will CBD oil make you feel intoxicated?
While not as common, some people believe CBD oil has antipsychotic effects, can aid in substance abuse treatment and may help reduce diabetes. However experts say there is little confirmed evidence for most of these benefits so far. The FDA has approved a CBD oral solution for the treatment of epileptic seizures.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating substance found in cannabis. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
What does CBD stand for? Cannabidiol.
Why is CBD sometimes illegal?
All Tennessee hemp is required to meet the state standard of containing .3% or less of THC.