Back in June I shared this with my FB group & it started many conversations with people new to CBD.
Thought I’d share here too. 🤓
🌱🌱 THE A TO Z OF CBD 🌱🌱
A – “Addictive” No it’s not, this is a myth. Scientific studies have shown that CBD is non-addictive. At the molecular level, CBD is neither addictive, nor does it produce the so-called “stoned” or psychotropic effect that THC does.
B – “Broad Spectrum” A CBD product containing the same cannabis compounds as a Full Spectrum CBD product minus the THC.
C – “Cannabinoids” There are over 114 Cannabinoids that have been isolated from the cannabis plant, so far. Scientific research continues and more may be found. The most well known and well studied are CBD and THC.
D – “Drug Testing” In the UK, CBD must be produced from industrial hemp and contain zero to <0.2% THC. It is rare for the THC to be detected at these levels in any drug test and currently drug tests aren’t designed to detect CBD. However, if you need a clean drug test, it’s always safer to go for 0% THC CBD option.
E – “Entourage Effect” This is the combined effect of different compounds found in cannabis that work together as a whole to produce a greater effect than if working separately. The role of terpenes and cannabinoids enhance the entourage effect in Full and Broad Spectrum CBD.
F – “Full Spectrum” A CBD product which is full of all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, including THC at up to UK legal limits.
G – “Going travelling with CBD” (sorry it’s the best we could do!) Although the UK has legalised Hemp CBD, many countries still consider it illegal so, best to either check before travelling or not risk it!
H – “High” Will CBD make you high? The answer is NO. UK hemp legal CBD doesn’t contain enough THC to produce the psychotropic effects associated with cannabis.
I – “Illegal” It does still remain illegal to carry grow or supply cannabis. It is also illegal to sell Pet CBD, CBD flowers or bud or to use Isolate in any CBD product except topical or cosmetic CBD products. Any CBD products sold in the UK not produced from hemp CBD are also illegal, in addition to anything with a THC value of in excess of 0.2%.
J – “Just CBD” or CBD isolate. Isolate contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids etc. except CBD. All other molecules have been extracted during processing to leave just the CBD.
K – Is for “Kilo”. Tough one this, so a pretty useless fact for most of us mere mortals, apparently to buy a kilo of CBD, in the current markets, it will cost between $4250 – $5500!!
L – “Legal” Currently CBD is legal in the UK as long as certain conditions are met. It must contain no more than 0.2% THC and extracted from industrial hemp.
M – “Medical Claims” Beware of retailers who make medical claims about CBD. This goes against the guidelines set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) & Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA). If a seller is willing to break these essential regulations, are these the trustworthy vendors you want to spend your money with?
N – “Number of drops” One drop is about 0.05 milliliters (ml). That is, not a full dropper — just a single drop. This means that a 10ml bottle of CBD oil contains an average of 200 drops. And if the packaging for that 10ml bottle says that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain about 5 mg of CBD.
O – “Overdose” You cannot overdose on CBD, but remember to go low dose over a slow period so you don’t miss hitting your sweet spot. Should you ever take more CBD than you system needs or can deal with, you will simply excrete it as waste (polite that for me heh!).
P – “Patience” Yes, you may need patience when introducing any CBD, some methods will need more than others. Don’t expect it to work like an aspirin on a headache! Everyone’s Endocannabinoid System is different, so everyone’s body will respond differently. Finding your “sweet spot” may take time but results seen have been worth the patience.
Q – “Quickest route” Results have shown one of the quickest routes to absorb CBD is through vaping either CBD E-Liquid or Crumble, however, this also means it is the most short acting too.
R – “Receptors” Within our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) we have CB1 & CB2 receptors. Research is still ongoing to fully understand the ECS but so far we know it plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including; sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction and fertility.
S – “Sativa” All industrial hemp is classified as sativa, it is the only subspecies from which CBD can be extracted from that you can legally buy in the UK.
T – “Terpenes” Terpenes are found in resinous oils of plants and play a vital role in their survival. It’s all in the aromas, it’s why flowers smell beautiful, it’s why cannabis smells the way it does and how different strains can be identified.
U – “Unscrupulous Retailers” If it looks too good it usually is!! It’s important to know what you’re buying, what’s legal and what’s not and understand the terminology.
V – “Vaping” It is widely accepted that this is the quickest way to ingest CBD but it is also the shortest acting. E-Liquids can be isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum.
W – “Warning” CBD is not medicine, it is a food supplement, it is not a cure for any illness & no medical claims should EVER be made. However, CBD can help support your health & a healthy lifestyle.
X – “eXtra mile” Loose one this but, I will say I will go that extra mile to help you find that right product for you.
Y – “You” Finding the right dosage, method of ingestion, or application of CBD is all about personal choice, all about you. Everyone is different, everybody’s ECS is different so the right product for one person may not be the right for another. After all, it’s your “sweet spot” or goal you are aiming for.
Z – “Zero THC” To be legal in the UK, CBD must Contain below 0.2% THC. To avoid any issues such as “dirty” drug tests buy zero THC CBD products, broad spectrum or isolates.
Really got my geeky 🤓 nerd brain working. 😜
This course has really helped me reassess my own CBD usage (I changed how I take CBD, my ingestion method. I learned about the bioavailability and found what I believe is best for me. And of course will help me in discussions with others.
After years of a head filled with Fibro fog, sleep deprived confusion, to be able to complete a Diploma has boosted my confidence no end.