Basic Facts About CBD To Know Before You Try It

Posted on: 17 May 2021

CBD has really taken the world by storm over these past few years. Maybe, after seeing it on store shelves again and again, you are ready to give it a try. If that's the case, then you'll benefit from knowing these basic facts about CBD beforehand.

1. It's legal in all 50 states.

The legality of cannabis is still confusing as it's illegal on the federal level but legal in certain states. However, CBD is a different story. It is legal on the federal level and in all 50 states, so you don't have to worry that you're breaking any laws by using it.

2. Some CBD products do contain traces of THC.

THC is not legal in the United States, but some CBD products do contain small traces of it. This does not mean these products are illegal. They're permitted to be sold as long as they don't contain more than 0.03% THC. This is not enough THC to make you feel high, and in most cases, it is not enough to show up on a drug test. But if you do have to undergo drug tests and are worried, you can look for pure CBD products; these have had traces of THC removed.

3. Someone else's dose may not be your dose.

Often, new CBD users talk to a friend who has used it, and they take the same dose as that friend. However, everyone's body processes CBD differently. You may need more or less than your friends. Always start with the lowest dose — one capsule, one drop, or one inhale — and work your way up from there.

4. CBD doesn't cause serious side effects.

Sometimes people are nervous when they first take CBD because they've heard it will reduce their memory or cause nausea. But these side effects are really rare, and if they do occur, they will go away as soon as the CBD wears off. If you are having side effects, reducing your dose will usually get rid of them, too. More common side effects include fatigue and loss of appetite, but most people don't find these bothersome enough to stop taking CBD.

With these facts in mind, you are ready to try CBD for the first time! Head to a shop that sells it, and pick out your product. Whether you try capsules, gummies, a vaporizer, or another type of product, you're sure to enjoy success.