We are not scientists or chemists. We are just USA patriots who happen to smoke marijuana daily and wanted to do our own investigation into the wacky new world of CBD from an end-user consumers perspective. Here’s what we found.
Wow. CBD seemed to pop up overnight and became instantly popular everywhere, like some kind of annoying boy band.
CBD is being touted as a cure-all for pretty much everything out there.
For instance, “Certified CBD Consultant” is a new dubious certification that you might hear. Really? Certified by whom?
And what is CBD really? Is it truly effective or just a placebo?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol.
It is one of 66 cannabinoids (aka: chemicals) found in the cannabis plant.
The cannabis plant contains 480 compounds, of which there are 66 cannabinoids.
CBD is the non-psychoactive cousin of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC, of course, is the main psychoactive component in cannabis.
CBD and THC are two of six phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
The human body has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which is a network of receptors that interact with cannabinoids.
The human body has two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are affected by CBD.
CB1 = THC acts on this in the Central Nervous System.
CB2 = CBD acts on this in the Peripheral Nervous System.
All CBD products are not equal. All brands and types are different, especially the extraction methods used to obtain the CBD.
CBD is currently federally legal in all but 4 of the states in the USA.
Only Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas have made CBD illegal.
The U.S. Government actually holds the patent on CBD. They want to license this patent to Big Pharma to make, you guessed it, Big Money.
Since the industry is currently so unregulated, the CBD industry is wide-open for inferior quality products and scammers galore.
There are many wild claims about the health benefits of CBD but what does CBD actually do for you?
Claims range from it lowers blood pressure to it makes the brain more neuroplastic to it’s found naturally in breast milk to you cannot become physically addicted to CBD.
The best method of delivery is Sublingual. Put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue and hold for 60 seconds before swallowing. One $70.00 bottle of CBD oil could last you up to six weeks.
Edibles (gummies) take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in because they have to travel through your digestive system.
Look for the orange ‘US Hemp Authority Certified‘ label on CBD packages. This label is guaranteed certified by the U.S. Government.
CBD Dosage Guide
In novices, CBD requires 10 days of taking it before it starts working. Your body has to turn the receptors on. Or so they say.
Extraction of CBD from cannabis or hemp is critically important. The goal is to isolate CBD while removing unwanted phytochemicals. The best method of extraction is C02, it’s the cleanest, most popular method.
Many people use CBD as antidote to weaning themselves off pain meds like Xanax, Norco, Oxies, etc.
However, big problem, there’s no prescription for it, so it’s all out of pocket costs, which are unsustainably expensive long-term.
Timeline of CBD
1933-Prohibition of alcohol in USA ends. The Justice System needs to keep making money, so they outlaw marijuana.
1942-CBD discovered by Roger Adams
1963-Stereochemistry of CBD identified by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in his laboratory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem back in 1963. Mechoulam also was the first to identify the structure of THC (1964), and is more or less considered the godfather of modern cannabis.
1973-the human brain’s opiate receptor is discovered
1988-cannabinoid receptors discovered in human brain
1992-the endocannabinoid system inside the human body is discovered
2007-The first hemp growing licenses (for the first time in several decades) are granted to farmers in North Dakota
2014-The Farm Bill states that CBD from hemp is legal
December 2017-CBD cleared of public health problems by WHO
2018-Farm Bill passed by President Trump makes CBD from cannabis legal. It is passed in 2018 and enacted in 2019. The U.S. Government holds the patent on CBD, which is patent #6,630,507
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Evergreen Organics CBD flower ($25.00)
CBD Infused Cold Brew Coffee ($32.00) 4-pack
Stratos CBD 750 Isolate Tablets ($64.00)
Wyld CBD Raspberry Sparkling Water – 25MG ($20.00) 4-pack
Royal CBD Full Spectrum CBD Oil 1000mg ($130.00)
CBD Bath Bombs ~ 300 mg per pack ($30.00)
Just CBD Gummies 1000mg Jar ($40.00)
CBD Chews ($60.00)
High Potency CBD Gummies 60-Count ($140.00)
Foria CBD Suppositories ($72.00)
Azuca CBD Hemp Infused Sugar ($100.00)
Jay’s CBD Potato Chips ($10.00)