What is CBD?
CBD (full name cannabidiol) is one of 113 cannabinoids found within cannabis and hemp plants, and accounts for approximately 40% of the cannabinoid volume of a plant.
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC (tetrahyrdrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids that have different effects on the human body. While both have a range of potential benefits, CBD does not produce the ‘high’ that cannabis is famous for, this feeling comes from THC.
What’s the difference between cannabis and hemp?
Both cannabis and hemp are a part of the cannabis family. Hemp plants naturally produce CBD, but only a very small amount of THC meaning that industrial hemp is legal across the EU and a number of other countries around the world.
Does CBD make you feel ‘high’?
CBD products do not produce the ‘high’ associated with cannabis, this comes from products that have THC content (a lot of CBD products will have trace elements of THC < 0.2% but this will not affect the vast majority of people).
Is CBD safe?
The World Health Organization recognizes no public health issues relating to CBD
Is CBD addictive?
CBD is not considered to be a physically addictive substance, and may in fact help people withdraw from other addictive substances.
Does CBD have any side effects?
Side effects are unusual but can include drowsiness, fatigue and diarrhea
How do our bodies absorb CBD?
CBD is absorbed via the endocannabinoid system and is easily metabolized
Does CBD help you sleep?
CBD may make you feel drowsy, so be mindful if using it during the day
Where in the world is cannabis legal?
Check out Wikipedia’s extensive global guide here…
Is CBD legal in the EU?
CBD derived from industrial hemp, with less than 0.2% is legal with the EU. However, it is illegal in Slovakia and some countries have slightly tighter regulations. We’ll be adding a full guide soon.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
Regulation in the UK is currently aligned to the EU recommendation above, so products are legal as long as they do not exceed 0.2% THC
Can athletes use CBD products?
CBD has been removed from the banned substances list, but ‘most’ CBD products have a trace of THC which would trigger a positive test result. Make sure you use a 0.0% THC product – such as these Oils and Topicals from fourfiveCBD and Blossom.
Which CBD products should I use?
Check out our CBD user guide for more information
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