You must definitely be inquisitive about all the fuss CBD oil has created in the field of herbal medicine and Naturopathy, recently. Some say it is the new cure for cancer while others are using it as a way to relieve age-old chronic back pain. What is the truth? Is this a hoax? To make things clear, I have assembled a few interesting facts about Cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
Here are the things about Cannabidiol (CBD) oil you may not have heard before
1) CBD oil won’t make you “high”
CBD oil contains a compound called cannabidiol, which is also found in cannabis. No wonder why people are skeptical about its usage. CBD oil works great for people suffering from social anxiety and depression. The compounds present in the oil relaxes and calms you down. But it won’t get you high. CBD oil is derived from a plant called Hemp; it is totally different than other herbs like marijuana.
2) Coca Cola is considering adding CBD oil to its drinks
NBC News recently published a report saying how soft drink giants like Coca Cola are thinking about creating cannabis-infused beverages. This news was no shocker as the company themselves made a statement saying that they are “closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD“.
3) Don’t panic if you find out that the Oreo cookie you eat every morning is laced with CBD oil
After CBD-infused drinks, CBD-infused snacks will be the new thing in the FMCG market. After Coca Cola, CEO of Mondelez International, Dirk Van de Put said: “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way“. This is a bit strange as a major chunk of their consumers are kids under age 14. Do they really want to expose youngsters to cannabis?
4) CBD oil is not addictive
Generally speaking, CDB oil is not as addictive as other cannabis containing substances. It contains a cannabinoid known as Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC). THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. However, in CBD oil, only a tiny amount of THC is found. Hence, a consumer is unlikely to form an addiction to it, unless they consume a ton of it each day.
5) Even Joe Rogan approves of CBD oil
If you are a fan of podcasts, you will definitely have heard of Joe Rogan(a podcast host, MMA commentator, martial artist and also a stand-up comedian). In one of his recent JRE podcast episodes with Maynard James Keenan, he revealed CBD oil to be the best thing ever for anxiety. He said, “CDB oil puts you in a great place, it helps with anxiety, stress, sore muscles“.
Even though CBD oil contains a tiny amount of cannabinoids it is not listed as a controlled substance in the US. It is one of the rare psychoactive chemical-based products available for the general public. You do not need a prescription to buy CBD oil. You can also order it online. Unless you are hoarding a ton of CBD based products in your home, the DEA will never bother you.