CBD oil is the result of the cannabinoid CBD extracted from cannabis or hemp. This oil can then be vaped or used to make tinctures, edibles, topical, and more. CBD has shown to have many health and wellness benefits, and CBD oil appeals to a broader group of people because it can be consumed without smoking.
What is CBD oil?
The passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 opened up hemp production in the US. Hemp with less than 0.3% THC could widely be grown across the country for CBD products. However, each state still has its own laws regarding CBD.
CBD oil is commonly sold as a liquid extract in a gelcap, but it can also come as a tincture. The oil can also be used to make a variety of edibles, topicals, and other products.
“CBD oil” is an umbrella term for many different products. It’s most commonly found as a liquid extract in bottles with a dropper built into the lid—also called tinctures. CBD oil can be dropped under the tongue for fast absorption or mixed directly into food or drinks.
CBD oil can come in many forms:
- Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all compounds of its source plant—CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids and terpenes
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil contains a wide array of compounds from its source plant, but THC is removed
- CBD isolate contains only CBD, with all other compounds removed
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD on its own is a non-intoxicating compound, meaning, it will not get you high. CBD is used to help treat a variety of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and epilepsy and seizures.