- What is CBD?
- Does CBD get you high?
- Is CBD Legal?
- How can I be sure that the CBD I purchase is safe?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.
While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Yes, purchasing CBD is federally legal (see The Hemp Farming Act of 2018) in all 50 states, as long as it doesn't contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some state laws have put restrictions on buyers. For example, Virginians can only buy and possess CBD if they have a prescription. Check your local state regulations for more information.
Do your research!
1. Verify that the company clearly states all ingredients in its products.
2. Ensure any vape products contain no VitaminE acetate*.
*This chemical has been identified as highly likely for the recent rash of vape illness.
VQ|CBD DOES NOT CONTAIN VITAMIN-E ACETATE!
3. Check that each product comes with an accompanying “COA” or Certificate of Analysis*.
*This document is produced by independent third-party certified laboratories and will show the potency of the product, and the purity of the product. This is very important. The COA must be linked to the batch from which the product is produced and must be current. This is the responsibility of the consumer to check. If a company does not provide this documentation, the likelihood is high that the product is a fake.