Other risks of regularly using cannabis can include:
Regularly smoking cannabis with tobacco also increases the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from nicotine as well as cannabis if you cut down or give up.
If you drive while under the influence of cannabis, you're more likely to be involved in an accident. This is one reason why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Cannabis and mental health
Cannabis has not been linked to birth defects, but research suggests that using cannabis regularly during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain development as they get older.
Using cannabis while pregnant may harm the unborn baby. Cannabis smoke contains many of the same harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
It's possible to get addicted to cannabis, especially people who are considered regular or heavy users.
Another cannabinoid drug, called Nabilone, is sometimes used to relieve sickness in people having chemotherapy for cancer.
And the third issue, which might create the greatest argument against hemp-derived Delta-8, is that the compound doesn’t appear in hemp with enough volume to extract and use. Delta-8 products are made synthetically from CBD that had been extracted from hemp and put through an isolation and distillation process. That synthesis, Garrett Graff, a lawyer and managing partner at cannabis-focused Hoban Law Group, creates a “complicated, legal mine field.” Graff also says that the intent around a product—is it meant to get a user high or ease pain, also presents an “unresolved, ambiguous portion of the law.”
Warrender says Lifted Made only synthesizes Delta-8 from CBD derived from hemp, so he’s operating within the guidelines of the Farm Bill.
Legal High: The latest trend in the hemp industry is Delta-8 THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid that can be infused in edibles, turned into vaping oil and sprayed on hemp flowers.
Before opening his storefront in downtown Chattanooga, Manning invited the local police to come by and test his hemp so they could see how he’s abiding by the state’s laws. “I told them: ‘It’s going to smell like the real thing, it’s going to look like the real thing, but we won’t push the THC limits,” he says.
“They can make Delta-8 illegal all they want. It’s not going to stop our industry,” Barrios says. “We’re going to keep innovating and coming out with legal forms of hemp. This helps people, bro. This isn’t for getting high.”
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“This is nerve-racking,” says Barrios, who is 33 years old. “We have lawyers working around the clock. Even then, I still lose sleep at night.”
There is no direct evidence in humans that CBD oil can improve or reverse any skin condition…yet. Lack of evidence of benefit is not evidence of lack of benefit.
CBD or cannabidiol is found in both marijuana and hemp (two varieties of the same plant species: Cannabis). Unlike the better known compound in Cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it cannot get you “high.” Cannabis that is bred to have high THC levels is known as marijuana, while cannabis bred to have low to no THC is called hemp. Put another way: CBD is found both in hemp (CBD concentration varies from low to high, THC concentration is less than 0.3%) and marijuana (CBD concentration varies from low to high, THC concentration is greater than 0.3%).
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There has been explosive growth in availability of CBD products, largely because the 2018 Farm Bill once again made hemp farming legal in the US, following a decades-long ban. Prior to the 2018 bill, hemp was treated in the same manner as marijuana by the federal government. Despite the infux of over-the-counter CBD products, the FDA has not approved any CBD products except for one prescription drug to treat rare, severe forms of seizure disorders in children.
Based on a presentation from Cosmetic Surgery Forum (CSF) 2019. To register for 2020: CosmeticSurgeryForum.com.