Recreational marijuana became legal in the state of Oregon in 2015, and I fully supported this law. Cannabis is a plant that was created by nature, god, mother earth, or whatever your belief system may be.
“In the United States, CBD is classified as a Schedule 1 Drug, whether derived from industrial hemp or cannabis. CBD is not yet legal federally and it’s not legal in all 50 states, as is often claimed. The FDA has not approved CBD as a dietary or health supplement. All cannabinoids, whether psychoactive or not, are scheduled. All researchers attempting to study it must get a license from the Federal Government in order to do research. If it was legal, then there wouldn’t be so much difficulty getting more studies conducted on this compound. Selling CBD products in non-medical states seems to be a grey area in the law, but FDA recently busted people selling CBD in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. It isn’t out of the question to have legal action brought towards those selling CBD if they aren’t in a state recognized cannabis law.”
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If you are unsure what the marijuana laws are in your state, here is a handy guide from NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
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They also have a great page titled Sourcing CBD: Marijuana, Industrial Hemp, & the Vagaries of Federal Law that is an excellent read for more information on this.
So, what do vendors mean by claiming that a product is ‘CBD infused’ and what forms do ‘infused’ products take?
CBD vape: In this case, ‘infused’ means that CBD oil has been added to the e-liquid used to produce your vape cloud. Thanks to the large surface area of your lungs, this can bypass the body-blood barrier almost instantaneously and let you get a ‘hit’ quickly and efficiently.
What does CBD infused mean?
CBD oil: The most common type of CBD infused product, oils can be generated in a number of ways from home-made products that derive from hemp soaked in olive oil, to complex chemical processes that distil the substance down to a carrier liquid. Simple and straightforward to use, oils can be added to almost anything and enter the body through the digestive tract when used, entering the body quickly, efficiently, and safely.
CBD cream: Popular with people with aches and pains, here the CBS is infused with a carrier balm that is commonly made from coconut oil or plant derivatives. This is absorbed through the skin and can last for a long period of time despite a potentially long delay in initial absorption.
No matter what product you choose however, some things will remain the same.
CBD oil is a non-intoxicating herbal remedy made from hemp flower, another is cannabis honey. It is rich in cannabidiol, a type of compound found in cannabis that has strong anti-inflammatory properties. One of CBD’s benefits is that it conveys the beneficial properties of cannabis without the high since it contains little to no THC.
A carrier oil is an oil that you use for herbal infusions. Coconut oil and MCT oil (which is derived from coconut) are popular carrier oils both in commercial and homemade CBD products.
What is CBD oil?
Depending on their strain, cannabis may contain large or relatively low amounts of CBD. When you make CBD oil, choose a strain with a high CBD content so that you can extract the most beneficial compounds into your homemade oil.
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To activate CBD efficiently and to get the most from your plant material, you’ll need a precision cooker (also known as a decarboxylator) which can maintain exact temperatures needed for the full activation of CBD and other cannabinoids. With precision heating, decarboxylators extract a higher percentage of beneficial plant compounds than cruder methods and are a worthwhile investment for anyone who takes CBD oil regularly or wants to make a consistently good product.