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Remember, because CBD oils are largely unregulated, there is no guarantee that a product is either safe or effective.

In all but a few studies, lower doses of CBD (10 milligrams per kilogram, mg/kg, or less) improved some symptoms of anxiety. Higher doses (100 mg/kg or more) exhibited virtually no effect.

The findings suggest that CBD oil may be a suitable complementary therapy for people whose hypertension is complicated by stress and anxiety. However, there is no evidence that CBD oil can treat hypertension on its own or prevent hypertension in people at risk. While stress is known to complicate high blood pressure, it cannot cause hypertension.

What to Look For

Among the few human trials evaluating CBD’s anxiolytic effects was one published in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry in 2019. For this study, 57 men were given either CBD oil or a placebo before a public-speaking event. Anxiety was evaluated using physiological measures (such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) and a relatively reliable test for mood states known as the Visual Analog Mood Scale (VAMS).

CBD is the short name for cannabidiol, one of the two chemicals—among the dozens in cannabis—that have the most health benefits. The other, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), produces the psychoactive effects described as being “high.” CBD oil generally does not contain THC, although some trace amounts may be present in products sold in certain states.

Here is just some of what the current evidence says.

CBD’s exact mechanism of action is unclear. Unlike THC, CBD has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These are the molecules to which THC binds to elicit its psychoactive effects.

Marijuana is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use in the U.S. and remains classified as an illicit drug by the DEA. However, several states have adopted individual State Medical Marijuana Laws including: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Vermont.

The United States (U.S.) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Schedule I drugs are recognized as having a high potential for abuse with insufficient evidence for safety and efficacy with no currently accepted medical use for treatment in the U.S.

Marijuana can be used to decrease intraocular pressure, analgesia, anti-vomiting (antiemetic) effects and as an appetite stimulant.

What Are Dosages of Marijuana?

Dosages of Marijuana Should Be Given As Follows:

In October of 2009 the U.S. Justice Department announced that it will no longer enforce federal drug laws on persons who use marijuana for medicinal purposes or their sanctioned suppliers, as long as state laws are followed.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a component of marijuana, acts both centrally and peripherally on endogenous cannabinoid receptors. Activation of cannabinoid receptors affects serotonin release, increases catecholamines, inhibits parasympathetic activity and inhibits prostaglandin biosynthesis.

Marijuana is available under the following different brand names: Cannabis, Ganja, Hash, Hashish, Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, and Weed.

Technically, CBD does produce one other “side effect” of note: it can interfere with your liver’s ability to process other medications (a.k.a. hepatic metabolism). That could have unintended consequences if the CBD you’re taking isn’t meant to completely replace another medication (like heart or blood-pressure medication).

That’s not to say that CBD tincture will act as a stimulant at one dosage level and a depressant at another, but the effects may change as the dosage increases.

Hepatic Metabolism

Sure, they give you a recommended dose or suggested use, but that’s just a starting point. You may need less. You may need more.

And to be clear, tinctures aren’t just restricted to the marijuana plant . Any plant, combination of plants, or even animal material can be used to make a tincture. In fact, common medicinal tinctures include sage, hyssop, and garlic.

The label of the CBD tincture isn’t going to state that outright, but with a bit of simple math, you can figure it out. Here’s how.