What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many chemical compounds found in hemp, also called cannabinoids. CBD can be produced from both the marijuana and hemp plant but unlike THC, CBD is completely non-psychoactive. This allows you to take advantage of the benefits of cannabis without getting high. CBD can affect people differently depending on the concentration use and helps regulate the body’s natural processes. Cannabidiol (CBD) accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. It has been widely reported that CBD offers the greatest possible benefits of any of the extracts found in the plant. CBD can also be derived from hemp. Hemp and cannabis both contain large amounts of natural CBD, but hemp is naturally low in THC; thus, making it easier for manufacturers to create high CBD-infused products with low to non-existent THC levels.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
An important consideration is to use micro-dosing when first using CBD. Meaning, it is best to take small doses regularly, until your body acclimates to the product. At this time, no studies have shown that you can overdose on CBD. We cannot medically suggest any specific doses, as dosages vary widely based on symptoms, weight and tolerance levels. However, within the CBD community, the following are the most commonly used dosages.
Can I Test Positive for a Marijuana Test?
A positive marijuana test occurs at 50 nanograms of THC metabolites per milliliter, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration guidelines. Therefore, ingesting 2,000 mg of CBD oil daily would result in a maximum consumption of 6 mg of THC, which would cause a positive marijuana urine test approximately 23 percent of the time. It’s important to keep in mind the amount of CBD consumed. Although unlikely, it is possible for those who take CBD to fail drug tests if they are taking unusually high doses.