What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD will not get you high. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties.
Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
No. CBD will not make you fail a drug test. Drug tests look for delta-9 THC. CBD products contain 0.3% or less of THC, the federally legal limit. However, if you aren't buying CBD from a reputable store then it is possible for you to fail. Delta 8 THC products will produce a positive test result even though it is federally legal.
What is CBD used for?
CBD is used for many different ailments. It may be helpful in treating chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, arthritis, inflammation, movement disorders, sleep, glaucoma, fybromyaligia, lowering blood pressure, menopause, ADHD and much more.
Does CBD have drug interactions?
Yes, there is a possibility that there can be drug interaction while using CBD with other drugs. However, it is advised to consult with a professional doctor if you’re planning to take CBD with your current medication.
It’s important to remember that while CBD is safe for you to use, it can potentially interfere with other medications. This is because of how CBD is metabolised by your body and the possibility that it can alter how your body normally metabolises your other medication.If your medication isn’t metabolised properly, the medication might not work. Instead, it may stay in your system longer than desired, or in a form that your body doesn’t like, leading to negative side effects and potential complications.
For example, taking CBD with blood thinners can maybe result in them not breaking down in your system. However, there’s a chance that CBD can make your medication more effective – so much so that you might even be able to reduce your regular medication dosage.
The trick is to ask your doctor or medical professional if you can take grapefruit with your medication. Grapefruits can also mess with the metabolism of a variety of medications, so if your doctor says no to grapefruit then you’ll have to be careful about mixing CBD with your medication. Of course, we always recommend discussing CBD with your doctor anyway – especially if you’re already taking medication.
You should always consult with your health care provider before embarking on your CBD journey.