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.
Human studies evaluating the use of CBD in treating chronic pain are lacking. Those that do exist almost invariably include THC, making it difficult to isolate CBD’s distinct effects.
This cannabis extract may help treat nerve pain, anxiety, and epilepsy
To use CBD oil, place one or more drops under the tongue and hold the dose there for 30 to 60 seconds without swallowing. Capsules and gummies are easier to dose, although they tend to be more costly. CBD sublingual sprays are available as well.
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If you are thinking about using CBD oil to treat a health condition, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to ensure that it is the right option for you.
For THC-rich oils, it’s not recommended to start with anything greater than 1-5mg or
Remember: the effects of cannabis oils are drawn out and stronger — but they still provide the same medicinal effects as vaping. You’re simply getting it into your body and to your endocannabinoid receptors in a different way instead of breathing it in.
When first starting out with cannabis oil, most people take a small droplet about the size of a single grain of rice. Sit, wait at least 4 hours, and see how it affects you. Despite suggestions and guides — everybody’s biochemistry, endocannabinoid systems, and reactions are different.
Some people take their daily dose of oils all at one time (before bed), but others spread it out throughout the day depending on their other responsibilities. Depending on the concentration of CBD and THC in the oil, you’ll want to experience the oil in small doses and figure out what works for you.
Cannabis oils in Canada have to be liquid at room temperature (unlike the thick resin you might have seen elsewhere), and there are limits to the amount of THC allowed per millilitre of oil (but no potency limits for CBD since it’s not psychoactive).
The Equivalency Factor helps physicians to prescribe in one format (dried cannabis — grams) and you to receive it in whichever format suits you best (dried cannabis, capsules, or oils) — but it’s NOT a dosing guide.
0.2 ml. Be sure to increase dose amounts in small increments.
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