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Everything you need to know about CBD

Posted: 6:07 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 19:16:03-04

MILWAUKEE — What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of the hundreds of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.

Is it legal?
Yes. Many stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Kwik Trip, and Family video sell CBD products.

Will it get me high?
No. There is a fraction of a percent of the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, in CBD. You would have to ingest a lot to feel anything. Some types of CBD products even have zero THC.

What forms does it come in?
CBD can be found in just about anything: food, lotions, tinctures, liquids, and powder. According to Colin Plant, the owner of Canni Hemp in Milwaukee, tinctures are by far the most popular and effective method.

What does it treat?
Some of the most common usages are for treating anxiety, sleeplessness, and pain management. That is a broad umbrella for many other ailments.

How does it work?
Scientists aren’t exactly sure how it works since no long term studies have been conducted. However, CBD is a naturally occurring chemical in our bodies. Some believe that ingesting CBD can help promote the use of our own bodies CBD or attach to CBD receptors in our brains that affect things like mood, appetite, and pain.

Can teenagers use CBD?
You must be 18-years-old to buy CBD. It is up to the parents discretion to give it to their child or not.

How do I know if I should use it?
You can consult your physician if you have any questions about taking CBD with other medications. Plant said that there shouldn’t be many complications and in some cases he said people have taken less of the doctor prescribed medicine and more CBD.

How much do I need to use?
That is dependent on your own body chemistry. It will affect people differently depending on age, weight, height, and exposure to CBD. Plant said you have to use it repeatedly to feel a difference.20 mg is a standard tincture dosage.