CBD - FAQ
What is Cannabis oil and can it make you high?
Cannabidiol can come from either the hemp or marijuana plant however crucially it lacks psycho-active properties and can’t make you ‘high’ no matter how much you take. Unlike THC which is the psychoactive part of the marijuana plant that gets you high.
So when Cannabis/hemp extract is taken on its own, you will experience none of the sensations of being ‘stoned’. And this is the single most important property of the cannabinoid from the legal perspective.
How does Cannabis/Cannabidiol work/interact with the body?
All of the 60-plus cannabinoids unique to the Cannabis plant interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system/cannabinoid receptor in the brain.
The endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body which is loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume Cannabis in all of its forms. And it’s the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.
And even though Cannabis/Cannabidiol has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it reacts with the endocannabinoid system.
Who supplies your CBD?
Our awesome partner The Canni Family
How much Cannabis oil should I take? Can I overdose on it?
Please know the Medical Health Regulatory Association (MHRA) and the Food Standards Associations (FSA) requires us to treat Cannabis products as a food supplement and not a treatment or cure for any health condition. Furthermore, the MHRA/FSA does not allow us to say how much someone should take because if we recommend a certain amount for a particular condition, then, we are implying it can help for that condition.
So, at The Canni Family we are not able to recommend a particular amount to be taken by someone for a given condition. That being said here are some facts and guidance.
Cannabis / Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported. High doses up to 1,500 mg/day of Cannabis extract are reported to be well tolerated in humans. It’s a bit like saying can I overdose on broccoli! We also provide guidelines with each order of our products.
Is Cannabis extract / Cannabidiol Legal? Does it show up on drugs tests?
CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’, products that contain only this Cannabis/cannabinoid are considered legal in most countries world-wide.
It’s THC—the part that gets you high—which is illicit and whilst all Cannabis oil contains trace amounts of THC they are within the legal limits, our is below 0.2%.
When you take a drug test, the aim is to detect THC in your body, not “cannabis.” If you possessed marijuana without any THC in it, technically you wouldn’t be in violation of the law and this is known as Hemp. And the rules governing hemp are quite different from the restrictions placed on cannabis.
So the answer is no it won’t show up on any drug tests.
Is Cannabis extract addictive and can I drive on it?
The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) have released a report on Cannabis extract showing evidence that not only is it safe but highlighting that it isn’t addictive. The report also highlights that no public health problems, like driving under the influence, have been associated with Cannabis extract.
“In humans, Cannabidiol exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential,” wrote the World Health Organization, a U.N. agency that focuses on public health.
It is safe, non-addictive and non-toxic for humans even when consumed at high doses, and does not interact with receptors found in the brain stem, which controls breathing and heart rate. There are no known serious side effects of taking too much Cannabis extract.
It is not an addictive substance nor does it have any psychoactive properties meaning people can stop taking it at anytime without any withdrawal effects.
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