Cannabidiol – commonly referred to as CBD – is one of the two most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis. Much like THC, CBD is also an important chemical compound in the cannabis plant.
Just how much importance does CBD hold? Would cannabis be the same without CBD?
You might have tons of questions running through your mind right now on this subject. Which is why I have taken the time to research 46 Frequently asked questions about CBD oil and provided detailed answers to them.
Should you want a more detailed explanation for any one of the questions answered below or have one that wasn’t quite covered in the scope of this post. You may leave your questions in the comment section below.
So, what are the questions surrounding CBD?
1. What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD is known to be non-psychoactive in the sense that it doesn’t contribute to the ‘high’ you get after consuming (drink, eat, vape or smoke) weed.
However, that does not mean it holds no value.
In fact, the compound is now a subject of research in the medical field to see how well it can be used to address certain medical conditions in patients
2. What is CBD oil?
The term CBD oil is commonly used to refer to oils that have a high concentration of CBD in them. They are usually extracted from the resin glands present on the buds and flowers of the cannabis plant. In some cases, CBD oil can also be extracted from hemp which is considered an industrial and fibrous form of the cannabis plant
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3. What is CBD oil used for?
Even though it is not a psychoactive ingredient, CBD still has a lot of applications for its users.
The first and most important in the CBD application spectrum is how it can be used to treat chronic pain. Several human studies and laboratory experiments have shown that the use of CBD can effectively reduce the pains from sclerosis and arthritis.
Beyond that, CBD still finds an application in the reduction of anxiety and depression, especially in the treatment of mental disorders.
According to one study, CBD oil can be used to alleviate the symptoms of cancer. It is even believed that it functions well in the reduction of acne. Two other benefits that are still being researched upon are the possible neuroprotective and heart properties.
4. How can I make CBD?
The good news is that you can make CBD by yourself. The bad news is that, it takes a lot of dedication and practice to get it done properly. Thanks to technology (YouTube), you can learn how to DIY CBD in a matter of minutes. To get started, check out the video embed below.
5. Is CBD oil legal?
Depending on which perspective you are looking at the question from. The answer can be either yes or no. The legality of CBD is usually based on the state you are in and the type of laws surround the substance. It doesn’t even help that it is considered legal in all the 50 US states and still illegal under some conditions.
For example, the CBD derived from hemp is totally non-psychoactive and as such, is not related to the ‘high’ that people get from using its cannabis-derived alternative. That is why the former is considered more legal than the latter.
Even at that, you will have to review the state laws in your region to determine under what conditions the cannabinoid will be considered illegal so as to be on the safer side of the law.
6 . What marijuana strains contain the highest CBD?
When choosing the strains with the highest CBD, it is important to consider those that have a relatively lower amount of THC too. That is the only way to appreciate the effects of the CBD while doing away with the high that comes with the use of weed on a normal day.
The next time you go shopping for strains that marry a combination of high CBD content to low THC value, you might want to consider the ACDC, Charlotte’s Web, Ringo’s Gift, Harle-Tsu and Harlequin strains.
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7. What is CBD water?
CBD water was borne of the idea that people drink water anyways and should be able to take some CBD with it too. Using a vaping pen is one of the most discreet ways of using CBD in public but CBD water takes that up one notch.
In essence, CBD water is simply a natural water that has been specially infused with CBD in certain dosages and volumes that suits the consumer. CBD water also serves as one of the tastiest mode of consumption for the cannabidiol since each bottle usually comes with their own flavors and additional ingredients.
Perhaps the best thing with taking CBD water is that you get to know the dosage of the substance you are taking based on the specifications on the bottle
8. How much CBD water should I take daily?
A CBD water bottle that contains 50mg of CBD per entire volume is enough to help you maintain a daily healthy lifestyle. Should you feel the need for more, please speak to a herbal medical practitioner on the subject and get their professional advice.
9 What are CBD edibles?
CBD edibles are a healthy and convenient way to incorporate the substance into your lifestyle, especially if you are busy. The importance of CBD edibles is that they come in forms that allows you consume them on the go.
Some common CBD edibles are in form of gummies, candies, gums, etc.
10. How long does CBD stay in your body?
In a study where the participants were made to take very high doses of the CBD oil for a period of 6 consecutive weeks, it was found out that the cannabinoid was out of their body system after just a week of not using it.
Therefore, those that use the substance on a light to moderate level will find out that all traces of CBD is removed from their body system in about 3 – 5 days after the last dosage.
Note that the time which the substance will stay detectable in your bloodstream will be dependent on other factors such as the weight of the user and dosage applied. However, a week is the maximum length of time for which it will stay detectable under test conditions.
11. What drugs should not be used with CBD?
Before you use your CBD with any other drug, you should always speak with a medical health professional first. They will be in the best place to tell you if it is a good idea to adjust your medication plan to fit in the CBD oil or whether you’d need to take out some medications first.
That being said, some of the common medications that will interfere with your CBD usage are
- HIV Antivirals
- Macrolide antibiotics and
- Calcium Channel Blockers to mention but a few.
12. How can I make CBD crystals?
You can make CBD crystals if you have the time, patience and expertise. To get the best effect out of your production, you will need to keep them at a high level of purity. That will, of course, be dependent on what processes you engage. Embedded is a video that will not only show you how to make CBD crystals but to a 99% percentage of purity
13. How does CBD make you feel?
The question of how CBD makes you feel is an important one, especially since we have stated that it is not psychoactive. With CBD, the main feeling is usually the absence of anxiety.
While it doesn’t bring euphoria on its own, users have also experienced happiness levels rise after using the substance. That is not out of place since their happiness could have been suppressed by the anxious thoughts.
CBD will also make you feel relieved from any pain you suffer anywhere in your body. What it won’t do is fill the pain void with a feeling of excitement.
The bottom line is that CBD is not designed by nature to make you feel good, but it will most certainly relieve your pain, anxiety, or any uncomfortable feelings suffered anywhere in any part of your body.
14. How long does CBD take to work?
Again, this is one of those questions that is subjective in many ways than one. The time it takes for your CBD to kick into action will be dependent on the concentration of the CBD product you are using, the type of condition you are addressing and the method of delivery too (vaping, sublingual, topical application and oral consumption).
If you are looking for a very fast method of application, vaping is the way to go.
The CBD properties enters the bloodstream directly and spread throughout the body much faster when vaped. Sublingually, the effects will kick in from about 20 – 40 minutes after the use.
Topical method (lotion and salves) is usually the slowest since it can take about an hour for the effects to kick in.
However, it lasts a long time (about 5 hours in some cases) for maximal effects
15. Where can I buy CBD oil?
You can purchase CBD oil from supermarkets or herbal stores. Perhaps the most convenient mode of buying is through online stores. They offer you delivery services and will usually provide the buyer with different varieties to choose from.
Medical dispensaries usually carry the products too. They become the best option for you when you need advice on things like dosage, mode of application and so on. You can also check the brick and mortar stores in your area as some of them could carry the oil.
When in doubt, ask someone you know who also uses the substance for advice on where to obtain CBD oil.
16. Can I make CBD with coconut oil?
For many years, people have mixed their CBD oil with other oils. One of the most common and naturally applicable types of oils you can infuse CBD with, is coconut oil. The video below shows you how infused CBD oil with coconut oil.
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17. How can I make CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are a very good alternative to other CBD edibles. If you want to enjoy the health benefits of CBD to the fullest, edibles are surely the way to go. You can make yours too and see if they work for you. The embedded video below shows you just how.
18. Can I use CBD oil for my pets?
The CBD oil is a very safe substance for your dogs and cats. You will even observe that the relaxing stimulant will help a hyperactive dog relax more or solve some body/ muscle pain issues that your pet could have.
The oil is non-toxic for your dog and will usually make for a good supplement in their food and drinks.
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19. What are the side effects of CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of the safest substance that can be consumed by adults with little to no side effects. In fact, some studies have recorded the heavy use of the substance (up to about 300 mg daily) for a period of 6 months without the development of side effects in the users.
However, some CBD users have reported cases of dry mouth, low blood pressure, drowsiness and lightheadedness. Different strokes to different folks.
20. How do I use CBD oil?
You have different usage methods to consider here. The oils can come in form of capsules and pre-made edibles that you can either consume as is or add to your food and drinks. Some people prefer to use the oils in form of tinctures, allowing the placement under your tongue or inside food and drinks too.
Likewise, you can enjoy CBD oil by vaping it. The importance of this method is that you get all the benefits you want from the oil without all the side effects of smoking.
Finally, those who are experiencing pains can use the oil as topical ointments on their skin to treat the site of discomfort.
21. How much does CBD oil cost?
Since it is a product like most, don’t expect not to get variations in the price of your CBD oil from place to place. Generally, you will be able to get CBD oil for an average of $60 per gram.
Wax or dabs will cost anywhere between $20 – $80 per gram while the extract oil is sold for slightly higher prices at $40 – $100 per gram. Those going for e-liquids should be prepared to spend anywhere between $20 – $100 per gram
22. Why is CBD oil so expensive?
Many people mutter about being overcharged when buying CBD oil. While some stores truly charge high prices, know that a lot of things go into the production of CBD oil that contribute to the rather high price that you complain about.
To start with, CBD is made from the leaves and stalks of the cannabis plant, meaning cannabis has to be grown first. When that process is completed, it gets to the point where extraction of the CBD from the cannabis plant is required. The extraction needs to undergo a series of steps after which the extracted substances go through a series of significant processing too.
Finally, testing the extracted and processed oil for safety and standards comes at a fair cost too.
Take all those costs and add that to the possible charges that the producers will charge for service and you might take it easy on the seller next time you’re out getting some CBD oil.
23. How much CBD should I give my dog?
The measurement and dosage of CBD that you will give your dog is dependent on different factors. You will have to take into consideration the age of the dog, reason for the application and age of the dog too.
While you can always refer to dog size-to-dosage charts in making a decision, the ideal thing to do would be to seek professional opinion. See more info here.
24. How do I use CBD crystals?
CBD crystals are the highest-grade CBD substances you can find on the market. In fact, they usually maintain as much as 98% purity in terms of the CBD in them. However, you need to use them the right way to get the best results.
One of the most convenient ways to use CBD crystals is by vaping them. All you have to do is mix the CBD with an e-liquid and use it in your vaping pen. The best thing about this method of consumption is that it can be done discreetly and anywhere, given the portability of the pens.
If you are considering an economical model of consumption, you could be looking towards making your own tinctures.
For the best results, I advise using olive oil, coconut oil or hemp seeds. Another method you could consider is baking the crystals into some edibles. You don’t even need to have a lot of experience with baking to get this done.
Finally, dabbing is a choice you should consider ONLY if you are an advanced user of the oil and know what you are doing. Otherwise, get someone else to make your dabs for you.
25. How much CBD should I take?
There is no hard and fast rule to the amount of CBD that you should take at one time. It will usually be a function of why you are using the oil and what you want it to address. For chronic pain, it is advised that you take 2.5 – 20mg of the oil every day for about 25 days.
Epilepsy cases are best treated by the usage of 200 – 300mg of CBD orally every day. When it comes to the case of the Huntington disease, patients will find doses of 10mg per kilogram of CBD by mouth for six weeks applicable.
Sleep disorders will disappear with a dosage of 40 – 100mg, schizophrenia will take 40 – 1280 mg by mouth daily for treatment while glaucoma patients will start seeing effects using anywhere between 20 – 40mg of the cannabinoid under their tongue.
For cases that were not mentioned here and for specific doses, it would be advisable to speak with your medical care provider.
26 How does CBD help with PTSD?
PTSD – short for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – is a condition in which the victim feels stress from a horrifying event that has happened to them in the past. It is not uncommon for these people to get agitated, depressed and very anxious when their condition kicks in.
Due to the relaxing and calming effects of CBD, patients of PTSD get to suppress all those negative feelings and allow the positive ones rise to the top.
Insomnia is likewise not an uncommon experience with people suffering from PTSD. If there is one other thing that CBD is known for, it is how it helps in the elimination of lack of sleep. Not only would it allow the user sleep but sleep better too.
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27. How long does CBD last in the body?
The length of time during which you will keep feeling the effects of CBD in your body is a factor of how much of the substance you are taking and the method of consumption. If you will be vaping the oil, you can expect to feel the effects for as long as 2 -3 hours after it kicks in.
Usage of sublingual sprays guarantee an even longer effect rested at 4 – 6 hours. On the average, edibles and capsules will last for the same timeframe after absorption into the bloodstream.
Topicals will usually take longer to kick in but when they do, tend to last for up to six hours too.
28. How much CBD is contained in weed?
The amount of CBD that will be found in your weed strain is also dependent on the amount of THC in it. The higher the value of THC, the lower the CBD content will usually be. More So, it depends on the marijuana strain. For now, the average percentage of CBD contained in a weed is 4% while the lowest is about 1%.
29. How old must I be to buy CBD products?
As far as i know Hemp-based CBD has no age limit. That means even minors are allowed to walk into shops to purchase CBD products.
However, it is usually up to the business to set internal regulations for (i.e. age group) they want to sell their products or otherwise. In line with that, typically many businesses will fail to sell to people who are under the age of 21.
When the game is taken away from brick and mortar stores to online marketplaces though, it is a whole new ball game. A seven-year-old who has access to their parent’s computer could order as many CBD products as they want and have it delivered to them.
30. What is the difference between THC and CBD?
THC and CBD are two of the most active ingredients found in cannabis. As much as they are in the same plant and work hand in hand, there are important differences to be noted between these two.
The most important difference, asides from the way their chemical formulas are structured, is in the effects that they have on the user.
While THC will give your body a buzz and get you high, CBD will not. In fact, CBD is known to dampen the effects of THC on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors.
31. How old must I be to use CBD?
Just as it is with buying the product in stores (Question 29), there is no legal age set for the use of CBD. In the US and Canada, at least.
Proper care should be taken when using the substance though to ensure that the right dosage is being applied to the patient in question while taking their age into consideration too.
32. What is meant by full spectrum CBD?
Full spectrum CBD is the term used to refer to the cannabidiol that has not been separated from all other cannabinoids that are present in the cannabis plant. In other words, when used, you will get amounts of THVC, CBN, CBG and a host of all others inside the same substance.
Since the full spectrum contains all the possible cannabinoids known and unknown to man, that also means there is the presence of THC in there. However, the THC content is usually at about 0.3% – still enough to stimulate some psychoactive effects but not on a full scale
33 What is isolated CBD?
Unlike the full spectrum variant, the isolated CBD is one that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and then purified to an extent that it contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids.
34. Can I overdose on CBD?
The cannabinoids that are found in cannabis have the specific trait of being non-toxic in nature. That is the more reason why there has never been a report of a fatal overdose of any of the substances contained in the plant.
While we don’t recommend going overboard in your use of the cannabidiol, there is no level of consumption that can lead to an overdose for you.
35. What is the proper wattage for vaping CBD oil?
It is important to know the proper wattage for vaping your CBD oil. Some people have reported a feeling of nausea from vaping the substance at very high wattages. That being said, there is no general answer to the question in regarding best wattage”. However, not all hope is lost.
When you vape your CBD oil in the form of an e-juice, it is advisable that you start at low wattages and work your way up to the point where you’re comfortable with what you’re getting. Since different people have different tolerance levels, you will be able to find out what yours is if your follow this route.
36. How can I start a CBD business?
Now that CBD has been legalized fully in some countries such as Canada and medical marijuana users are now creating a high demand for the product, this is the time to launch into the CBD business.
Like many other businesses though, you should be prepared for successes and setbacks alike.
For a more comprehensive guide on what you need to start CBD business, you should read this piece
37. How can I make CBD dog treats?
We established that CBD is good for your pets (dogs too) in (Question 18).If you considering ways of giving the substance to your dog. Not all animals will like a thick substance shoved down their throat but I can bet all of them like a treat from time to time. Put those together and we come to the conclusion that CBD oil-infused dog treats will be the better way to go.
Considering making some? Check out the video below
38. How can I make CBD salve?
CBD salve refers to topical ointments that can be applied directly to the skin. In this form, the salve can be used to treat a variety of problems with the most dominant one being that of pain and inflammation on any part of the body.
That being said, you can also make your own salve at home for present or later use. To make your salve the right way, check out the video below for detailed instructions
39. What is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Oil?
It must be confusing to get results on both CBD oil and Hemp oil when you search for either one of the two terms. Does that mean that they are one and the same? Absolutely not.
While they are surely similar in some ways, there are important differences to note between them.
The first difference between these two is in where they are obtained from. Hemp oil is a component of the plant called hemp. The oil is either extracted from the seed or flower and is guaranteed to have a minimal level of psychoactive ingredients in it.
CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the seeds, leaves and stalk of the cannabis or hemp plant. It has become popular due to its numerous medicinal properties.
Furthermore, hemp oil derived from hemp seeds is only suitable for areas such as cooking, natural moisturizer and in the production of eco-friendly paints, to mention but a few. On the other hand, hemp oil derived from the hemp flower contains CBD and can be used to treat medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis
Moving over to CBD oil, we get a substance that not only holds promise in the treatment of cancer but also, reduction of pains, inflammation, anxiety and depression in patients.
40. Can hemp oil get you high?
The ingredient in the hemp plant responsible for getting you high is not the hemp plant itself. It’s the THC. In other words, if there was no THC in the hemp plant, then there would be no mind altering.
Given that CBD oil does not have any psychoactive properties, thus, it is impossible to get high on CBD.
Note that this is very true when you are taking the isolated hemp oil extract. However, should you be consuming full spectrum CBD derived from the hemp flower, you may feel a little bit of the high (likely not) since there are trace amounts of THC (usually .3%) and other cannabinoids present in there.
41. How often should I take CBD oil?
The frequency at which CBD oil should be used differ from person to person and what their condition is. Where the confusion sometimes sets in is in the dosage requirements of different brands. Some brands suggest to take way more and others advise users to take way less.
There is bound to be some incoherence. If you didn’t get your CBD with a dosage, it is advisable to start off with two drops on the first day – one in the morning and the other in the evening.
For the first 3 – 4 weeks, switch to about 4 drops per day. Don’t take all of it at once but by spreading them over the entire course of your day. You should start to feel effects from at this stage.
Should the effects not be as complete as you desire, increase the dosage slightly until you achieve your objective.
42. How can I make my CBD e-juice?
If you choose to consume CBD oil by vaping it. You could be saving a good amount of money doing so. You could even save more money if you will commit some time to make it yourself. If you are Interested, follow this link to an important resource on the subject.
43. What should I look for when buying CBD oil?
When you’re out buying CBD, you deserve to get your money’s worth. That is why you need to consider a variety of things before whipping out your wallet. The first and most important is the method of extraction the company making the product has used.
Beware of companies that try to convince you that their butane extraction practices are the best. Stay away from others who also use pharmaceutical-grade ethanol instead. since this is known to destroy some of the waxes in the plant.
You should look for manufactures that get their raw materials from organic-certified, pristine hemp farms in Europe too. You don’t want to be buying from a company that got their product from a toxic soil in some unnamed farm.
Finally, look at the bioavailability level (i.e. the strength of CBD you are getting). That will show you how much of the CBD in the bottle gets into your bloodstream.
44. How can I store my CBD oil?
There are different suggestions to this. The most ideal way to store the substance is by putting it in a bottle that is set up in an upright position. This bottle should then be kept away from extreme temperatures, sunlight and even moisture.
You can also store your oil in a refrigerator. It is believed that this mode of storage improves the shelf life of your CBD oil. Should the oil get cold, you are advised to run the bottle under warm water for a while so that it thaws out.
45. What is CBD salve?
Using the word ‘salve’ with CBD can cause a lot of confusion while in fact, there is nothing to be confused about. The next time you see the word being used, know that it can be used interchangeably with ‘balm’ and ‘ointment.’
CBD salve – or any other way you prefer to call it – are thus topical CBD products that should be applied on the skin to treat certain medical conditions. They are usually used to control/ eliminate pain and inflammation on the skin.
46. What does CBD oil taste like?
No matter what mode of consumption you resort to for your CBD oil, you will still observe the underlying characteristic taste of the cannabinoid. That is a result of the combination of organic compounds that make up the plant’s profile in addition to terpenes and other nutritious materials in it.
That being said, the taste of CBD oil has been described by many as being either of nutty, grassy or earthy.
While some people will naturally like the taste, it is usually what a larger set of users grow into over time of usage.
47. What are CBD terpenes?
Like most people, chances are that you have come across the word ‘terpenes’ before as used with cannabis and been intrigued as to what it meant. Knowing about the THC and CBD content of weed is not alone as this component plays an important role too.
Let me give you an instance:
If you have tried different strains of cannabis (CBD-based), you will notice that all of them have a unique taste and flavour. You could even observe some colour differences with the plant. That is what terpenes do.
These terpenes are a series of organic compounds found in a lot of plants (cannabis inclusive), working to impact the aroma, taste and flavour. Besides that, though, they also improve the effects of the CBD and THC content of your cannabis.
For example, alpha-pinene is one of the most common terpenes present in cannabis plants. As much as it improves the aesthetics and taste, it also helps the user focus better by acting as an expectorant.
Limonene is yet another common one to cannabis strains which are also present in citrus fruits. It is known to work as an anti-depressant.
48. How can I use CBD wax?
Wax, also known to some as dabs or concentrates, is an advanced way to enjoy concentrated levels of marijuana.
You can use wax dabs in the following ways:
Use an Oil Rig
Perhaps the most popular way to smoke wax dabs is by using an oil rig. The oil rig in question is very much like a water pipe which has just been modified by adding a nail (and some other accessories for dabbing).
At the intake of the water pipe, attach the titanium or quartz-made nail. Note that the quartz nails are more susceptible to breaking so you will want to make sure it is not subjected to extreme heat at once. Or, you could just use a titanium nail instead.
Fill the water pipe with enough water to satisfy your session. Attach the nail to the intake of the water pipe and use a torch to heat it up till it becomes red hot. As an alternative, you can also use an e-nail which is set to temperatures of between 500 – 700 ºF.
Once the nail has become so hot, put your wax at the end of the carb cap and dab it into the nail. On getting to this point, you will get a combustion and smoking on impact. Take a hit through the mouthpiece.
Since dabbing is not like toking on regular weed, you won’t need to hold the hit to get the full blast of your CBD. In fact, the cannabinoids in your wax are so concentrated, you need just a little bit to get the desired effect.
Vaping is one of the easiest ways to consume your wax dabs. Before you buy a vape pen though, make sure it is one that supports dabbing too.
When you have the pen, separate the atomizer from the battery. Place a small dab of wax on the coil of the atomizer, turn on the battery chamber then assemble the pen again. Put on the mouthpiece and you’re ready to get started.
Pull in the vapour slowly to ensure you get the optimum amount of heat.
Vaping dabs are probably the cleanest way to enjoy the CBD content of your weed since it brings no smokes and particulates with it.
Healthstone enthusiasts will be glad to know that their setup can also be used to enjoy the wax dabs. For those who don’t know, an healthstone is used to refer to a porous glass material which you can put inside a bowl/ glass bubbler to act as a screen.
Put a small amount of the wax on top of your healthstone and proceed to use a torch or heat gun to increase the temperature until combustion is achieved.
You should be able to start toking from this point on.
No matter what form of consumption you choose, always remember the number one rule with wax dabs – consume in moderation.
49. What is organic CBD oil?
With the decriminalization of CBD and marijuana in some states in the US. There is another problem – a rollout of low-quality products all branded under the term ‘organic.’
What does the term even mean?
For a CBD product to earn the organic badge, its raw materials must have been farmed and obtained under certain, established levels of quality. The following production practices are important in the production of truly organic CBD products
When farming organic CBD, there is no room for the use of chemical fertilizers. The farmers are asked to commit to practices which are friendlier to the environment instead. That is why they are usually more driven to developing a soil very rich in nutrients without the inclusion of any synthetic means
The seeds used in the cultivation of organic hemp/ cannabis should be sourced from certified organic, non-GMO sources. Before planting, the farmer is likewise not allowed to use neither of fungicides nor other chemical coatings.
This is one of the recommended practices for maintaining a truly nutrient-dense soil. It is important in the sense that it helps to replenish the soil with nutrients from another plant as one plant drains it.
Pest/ Disease Control
One of the main differences between farming organically and doing it on a commercial/ industrial scale is in the way pests and diseases are controlled. Since everything is to be maintained on a natural level, the use of chemicals is highly frowned upon.
Thus, farmers have to resort to the four-step process of prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression to manage pests and diseases.
50. How can I grow high-CBD cannabis?
The first and most important thing to consider when you want to grow cannabis for the CBD content is the strain of the weed you will be taking in the first place. While some strains have a balanced level of THC and CBD, others such as the Harlequin strain has an elevated level of CBD.
Besides that, you should:
- Take good care of the plants before they are ready for harvest. When plants don’t do well/ are sickly during the growing process, they will usually produce lower levels of cannabinoids than they are supposed to
- Ensure you harvest at just the right time. Harvesting the plant too early will lead to you getting buds that have not formed the optimum amount of cannabinoids yet and of course, give you lower CBD.
51. What are the ways to use CBD sprays?
CBD sprays are a new group of products that were made with the active cannabinoid and intended to be, well, sprayed. However, that makes it almost misleading. If it is a spray, should it go in my house, on my skin or where?
I am here to tell you that none of the above methods is a way to use the CBD spray – at least, not for now. What you want to do is take the spray bottle and press the content into your mouth via the attached nozzle.
You can, however, spray more than a couple of times since there is no known overdose for CBD. Always keep in mind that moderation is key though.
Since the sprays go into your mouth, different manufacturers have come up with flavours to make you like the products even more. Some of the popular flavours are peppermint, vanilla and café mocha. For those that love the natural taste, there are unflavored options available from select manufacturers.
52. How do I make a CBD bath bomb?
Taking a warm, long bath could be all you need at the end of the day to get rid of accumulated stress. At the same time, a good old drag of your favourite CBD-abundant strain could get you into a good place again.
But, why have one when you can have all? That would have been the question that birthed what we now know as bath bombs. Right now, I am going to show you how to make your own bath bombs at home.
Bath bomb moulds
CBD-infused coconut oil/ tincture
Food colouring/ mica colour powder
1 – 2 drops
- Get a clean bowl and in it, combine all of the dry ingredients with the exception of the colouring agent. Whisk the content together until you have achieved a steady mix.
- Take another container (a small glass vessel is preferable) to combine all of the wet ingredients. Again, don’t add colour to this mix and ensure you whisk for maximum consistency
- Introduce the wet mixture into the bowl containing the dry mixture while whisking with your free hand. Fizzing means you may be whisking or pouring the contents in too fast. Slow down and go on.
- If you are using food colouring, you should add it to the combined mixture. Stir into the overall mixture to ensure even distribution
- Once all the combining materials have been mixed, you should have something on the line of a solid paste. If it is not consistent enough, add some water and keep stirring to ensure thickening and consistency.
- In the case you opted for colouring powder, you should only add it after the mixture has reached a consistency as described above.
- Take the bath bomb moulds and fill up each half with the mixture you have just created. Make sure it is a little bit overfilled but not so much that the packing is too dense.
- Press the halves of the mould together, holding them in place for a few seconds. Gently remove one of the half-moulds so that you have half of the mixture exposed and the other half still in a mould
- Place the mould-side down on a flat surface and allow to dry. This will usually take about 20 minutes
- When dry, carefully remove the bottom bath bomb mould too. You will have more success with this step if you use a gentle yet firm and twisting motion.
- Allow the almost-solid bath bomb sit for a few hours more to ensure maximum firmness.
- You can then go on to enjoy your cannabis-infused bath.
I recommend doing this in the evening so you can leave the bath bomb to properly dry through the night.
53. How effective is CBD oil?
If you have been doubting that, now is the time to stop. Various medical researches conducted on the substance have come up with results that point to the wide applications the cannabinoid holds – which goes on into its oil form too.
Even before modern medicine started to study the benefits of CBD oil again, the substance has been used by a number of early civilizations to tackle the problem of pain.
Due to its being a relatively new product on the market, there is the problem of non-availability of sufficient evidence to properly promote it. With some strong evidence for the treatment of epilepsy and some other conditions though, it is just a matter of time before more people start embracing the CBD-infused oils and their effects.
54. What is considered a high-CBD strain?
We have been talking about CBD for a while now and for sure, you know that you will have to get a strain which has a high amount of the cannabinoid to really enjoy it. That thus begs the question of just how much is considered high enough.
What you should know is that even though there are more than a hundred cannabinoids in cannabis, THC and CBD are the most abundant. That being so, they also have a habit of complementing one another. This is why a strain with high CBD will have a low THC content and vice versa.
Related: Marijuana Strains List A-Z
If we are to make a split between the different categories they are, it would be something like:
- Low CBD, High THC (10 – 30% THC with CBD in trace concentrations)
- Balanced CBD and THC (5 – 15% of both THC and CBD)
- High CBD, Low THC (THC content under 5%; CBD content between 5 – 20%)
That being said, some of the highest CBD strains you can get on the market are Charlotte’s Web (20% CBD), Desert Ruby (about 17.5% CBD) and Harlequin (15% CBD).
55. What is a CBD strain?
The term CBD strain is generally used to refer to cannabis plant strains that are very rich in CBD content. Since the stepping up of CBD will mean a reduction in THC levels, the naming is justified by the presence of the more calming cannabinoid.
As stated above, some of the most potent CBD strains are Charlotte’s Web, Desert Ruby, Harlequin and Harle-Tsu
56. How long does CBD oil stay good for?
When left bottled and unopened, CBD oil will usually last a total of 14 months on the average with little to no noticeable changes. When you have opened the bottle, you can usually make the contents last for another six months.
To get the best shelf life for your product, you should adopt the following practices:
- Store in a cool, dark place
- Make sure the storage area is not damp. Thus, refrain from storing CBD oil in the freezer.
- Minimize exposure to air
- Store away from heat sources.
There you go, frequently asked questions about CBD oil. If you still have a question to ask that wasn’t covered in the body of this article? Feel free to ask in the comments section and I will reply you as soon as possible.
More so, If you’ll also need more explanation for any of the questions above, you’re free to drop your requests in the comments box.
I will be doing more research on CBD questions and will update as i go.
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