The CBD oil industry may hit $22 billion by 2022, according to recent projections by industry experts and market research firm Brightfield Group. People continue to discover creative ways to incorporate CBD oil into their everyday lives and improve their general wellbeing, and the word is quickly spreading. However, there’s a lot to understand about CBD and how it works. The team at Bluebird Botanicals is dedicated to educating and guiding users, whether they are seasoned hemp lovers or just trying out hemp products for the first time. So, we’ve set out to answer Google’s most searched questions about CBD.
What does CBD stand for?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of 80+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant.
What does CBD feel like?
Unlike its fellow cannabinoid THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of being “high.” Additionally, the feeling that users do experience from CBD varies from person to person. Generally, CBD can promote homeostasis in the body and a feeling of general wellness and balance.
How long does CBD oil stay in your system?
Upon consumption, CBD may stay present in the blood for about three to five days. However, any immediate effects typically only last for a few hours. Results vary from person to person.
How to take CBD oil
CBD oil is intended to be ingested orally. Dispensing the drops into a teaspoon can help you visualize how much you’re taking when first getting started. Another popular method involves using the tincture in front of a mirror so you can see how much you’re getting into your mouth.
You can also give CBD oil to your pet by adding it to their dry food or placing it directly in their mouth.
Is CBD oil legal in all 50 states?
The 2014 Farm Bill allowed for the production and distribution of CBD oil and other hemp extracts as part of state-run hemp programs. Therefore, it is federally legal for companies in the 40 states with hemp pilot programs to grow hemp and ship products, even to states without programs. However, state legislation in South Dakota currently prevents its residents from buying hemp extract products.
Can CBD oil get you high?
CBD itself is a non-psychoactive compound, so it will not get you high. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound in cannabis that creates the intoxicating effect. Many CBD oils contain small amounts of THC. Those who consume large quantities of highly concentrated oils may consume enough THC to feel slightly altered, but it won’t be the same euphoric high that people attribute to medical or recreational cannabis due to the balancing effect of large amounts of CBD.
How much CBD oil should I take?
As with all dietary supplements, the effects will vary from person to person, so a bit of experimentation is required.
Some people take as little as one drop a day. Others take 30 drops four times a day. Consistency is what matters the most in achieving the desired results. Bluebird’s suggested serving size is 15 drops twice a day. This is a good starting place for the first few weeks; from there, experimentation with the amount and frequency is helpful to find out what works best for your body.
Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?
Hemp oil can be a confusing term because it sometimes refers to hemp seed oil, and other times it refers to activated hemp extract. Hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids such as CBD, whereas hemp extract does.
Bluebird Botanicals’ products are all activated hemp extracts containing CBD and other cannabinoids. Our Hemp Classic product contains both activated hemp extract and hemp seed oil.
Does CBD oil have THC?
Full spectrum CBD oil contains only a very small amount of THC. FDA guidelines stipulate that it must be less than 0.3 percent by dry weight. THC and CBD are just two of more than 80 cannabinoids present in full spectrum hemp extracts; CBD, however, is the main one present.
How long does it take for CBD to take effect?
Some people may feel the effects of CBD immediately, but most need to take the product for five to seven days or even longer to notice any changes. Again, consistency is key in producing any kind of notable result.
Is hemp gluten free?
Hemp is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and friendly to pretty much any other diet.
Can I fly with CBD oil?
The answer is finally and definitively yes.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated their guidelines so that it is now expressly legal to fly with hemp-derived CBD oil. This change comes following a headline-making report in May 2019 of a 71 year-old-grandmother who was hit with a felony charge at Dallas-Fort Worth airport for carrying CBD oil.
Over Memorial Day weekend, TSA amended their policy on carrying cannabis, making these products allowable “with special instructions,” where they had previously been prohibited. The agency is specifically clarifying that CBD products made from hemp may now be carried on planes.
Prior to this change, TSA did not distinguish between marijuana and hemp-derived cannabis products. But with the 2018 Farm Bill making hemp federally legal, TSA saw it appropriate to update their guidelines to align with new federal regulations.
According to the TSA’s new guidelines,
“Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.”
What does CBD oil taste like?
CBD oils with no artificial flavoring are often described as having an earthy, plant-like taste. Many hemp lovers enjoy the taste of pure extracts; however, for those who dislike the flavor, taking the oil with a spoonful of honey can help mask the taste.
Do you need a prescription for CBD oil?
You do not need to prescription to purchase CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC content. However, there are some oils with THC content that exceed this limit; depending on the state you live in, you may need to be a licensed medical marijuana patient to purchase those types of products.
Where can I buy CBD oil near me?
Bluebird Botanicals ships its products to all states except South Dakota and Utah. If you live in Colorado and would like to purchase our products in-person, visit us at our retail store in Louisville. Otherwise, you can still find our products in many stores around the nation – check out our Where to Find Us page to see the full listing.