CBD Oil is an extract containing Cannabidiol, a molecule found in hemp that is popular for its perceived health benefits. Despite hemp’s familial relationship with the marijuana plant, CBD oil contains negligible intoxicants (such as THC,) has no known harmful side effects, has a low potential for addiction and does not cause the euphoric “high” associated with medical cannabis.
How To Use CBD Oil
You can use CBD oil in many of the same ways you would consume cannabis oil. CBD oil can be vaporized using a dab rig, a honey stick or a portable vaporizer. A portable vaporizer seems to be the preferred method of ingestion as it’s simple, fast acting and requires very little product. CBD oil can also be consumed orally in capsules or as an edible (infused into food products) and can be infused into a tincture and taken sublingually. Finally, the oil can be added to topical products and applied directly to the skin.
CBD Oil Benefits
There are dozens of reasons people use CBD oil. Some people use it to treat specific symptoms, while many people use it daily as a supplement for its potential health benefits. Studies look promising, but more research is needed to determine CBD’s effectiveness as a medicine to treat various illnesses. However, the future looks bright for those who believe in CBD’s medical applications; The FDA recently approved a drug called Epidolex a drug whose key ingredient is CBD derived from the marijuana plant. The drug is currently approved for treating patients suffering from two specific types of epilepsy – Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This recent approval could be a big step towards the rescheduling of CBD from its current Schedule 1 status, a classification reserved for substances that are determined to have no medical applications and the possibility for dependence.
Other reasons people use CBD oil is to alleviate the symptoms associated with:
- Chronic pain
- Quitting smoking or other addictive drugs
- Other forms of Epilepsy
- Panic Disorders
- Some Cancers
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease
*None of these applications have been approved by the FDA; this list is based on anecdotal evidence and preliminary research.
Where Can I Get CBD Oil in Arizona?
That’s easy: All Greens carries many forms of CBD oil at our MMJ clinic in Sun City, Arizona. If you want to learn more about CBD oil, you can find more information on our blog. If you have any questions about CBD or applying for your medical marijuana card in AZ, contact us for answers.