CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis after THC. Cannabis can be found in various quantities of CBD and THC e.g.

● High THC, low CBD (10-20% THC, traces of CBD)
● Balanced THC and CBD (5-15% of each)
● High CBD, low THC (5-20% CBD, THC < 5%)

Despite both CBD and THC being cannabinoids, they have different effects on the human body. In fact, CBD is a completely nonpsychoactive compound. All the high that cannabis provides is accredited to THC, which is a psychoactive compound.

High CBD strains have a very clear-headed, functional effects on the body without the high associated with high-THC strains.

Why and How Should I Take CBD?

CBD is a rather new trend in America, and there has not been much research around the subject. However, a lot of people have advocated using it for several medicinal benefits like pain relief. People use CBD to treat a lot of conditions, some of which include:

● ANXIETY DISORDERS
● POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
● EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE DISORDERS
● PAIN RELIEVER

There have been no reports of anyone being adversely affected by CBD. But due to its relation with cannabis, the health benefits of CBD is still a very touchy subject, and most people are against its use.

CBD is found in several different forms. This allows for a very vast method of use, depending on the need. Most common forms of CBD are:

OILS AND TINCTURES

CBD is mixed with different oils and tinctures to create a liquid. This liquid is placed under the tongue using a dropper so that it is quickly absorbed.

LOTIONS AND CREAMS

This form of CBD is used to treat muscle and joint pains. It is also used to treat a lot of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and dry patches.

CAPSULES AND PILLS

This method of taking CBD is used to treat digestive problems and seizures.

EDIBLES

CBD in the form of snacks and edibles is the most delicious way of taking it. These pre-made snacks incorporate CBD with many nutritious ingredients. Gummies is the most popular snack in the CBD taking community. These snacks are very affordable, portable and of course, tasty.

VAPING

CBD oil is used inside vaporizers, specially modified to assist the smokers. Inhaling CBD oil vapors is the fastest way to experience its exhilarating effects.

IS CBD LEGAL IN THE US?

The latest bill has removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s purview. The law states that “Hemp can now be grown freely under federal law, which, of course, is huge. But while it is legal under federal law, it's up to each state to set their own policy."
So, the law is different for each state. Texas, for example, allows the use and possession of CBD. If you want to know where to find CBD oil in Texas, click the link for further information.

Along with Texas, Marijuana and CBD are currently fully legal for medicinal and recreational purposes in 9 states. In 23 states, it is legal in some form, such as medicinal purposes. And 14 states have legalized the use of CBD oil. But in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota it is totally illegal to use CBD.

Also, the same law states that you can travel with CBD between states and as long as you’re using pure CBD with no added THC, and it should not show up on a drug test.

Author's Bio: 

Luna Dean is journalist and professional writer. She loves to write about trending topics.