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CBD Flower is taking the world by storm. It looks just like marijuana though, so consumers have some questions. Does CBD Flower get you high? Will it show up on my drug test? Is it legal everywhere? These are great questions for CBD consumers and beginners alike. CBD is a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, but it is not psychoactive like THC. CBD is legal nationwide, but the market is not regulated. Consumers must be cautious when purchasing CBD products. Below, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions by those who are curious about CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. It is relatively new to human knowledge. THC has long been the most popular cannabinoid in cannabis, but CBD has slowly been changing that over the last decade. Unlike THC, CBD does not give users any psychoactive effects. CBD is legal nationwide, while THC is still illegal in most of America. The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized hemp, which cannabis grown with under 0.3% THC. CBD interests with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). All mammals have an ECS. Your ECS helps to regulate and control sleep, anxiety, stress, pain , inflammation, soreness, digestive functions, and much more.

What's the Difference between CBD Flower & Marijuana?

CBD Flower is cannabis grown with less than 0.3% THC. This minuscule amount of THC is not enough to give users any psychoactive effects. Marijuana, on the other hand, has its full THC content. Marijuana these days range from 15-25% THC, which is more than enough to give even a veteran user a powerful high. CBD Flower does not give users any high because almost all of the THC has been taken out of the product. The tiny amount of THC in CBD Flower does have an effect though. Although it isn't enough to give you a high, when all of the natural compounds in cannabis work together they give users the peak level of benefits. This is called the entourage effect.

Does CBD Flower Get You High?

No, CBD Flower cannot get you high. Most CBD Flower on the market has 0.3% THC in it or less. Some users get a feeling of calm or relaxation after inhaling CBD Flower, but this is not a high. Some states, where recreational marijuana is legal, may sell CBD Flower with a higher THC content though. Always read the label of the products that you're buying. 

Will CBD Flower Show Up on a Drug Test?

CBD Flower will not show up on a drug test. There are no drug tests designed to single out CBD. However, CBD Flower does have trace amounts of THC. While it isn't much, THC can build up in your system over time and cause you to fail a drug test. If you are concerned about passing a drug test, look for CBD products that are Broad Spectrum or CBD Isolate. Both of those products lack THC.

How to Find the Best CBD Flower

The CBD market is widely unregulated. That means consumers need to be careful and educated when they purchase CBD. There are three ways to make sure you are purchasing a legitimate product:

  1. COA
    Consumers should not buy any CBD products without a Certificate of Analysis, or COA. A COA is a certificate from an authorized third party lab that confirms the cannabinoids in a product. Reputable businesses will send all of their products to a lab to be tested, and will then receive a COA. It should be labeled on or inside the product.
  2. Reviews or Word of Mouth
    Do research on the company that you are purchasing from before you buy from them. Look up reviews online or in trusted periodicals. Check out reviews from consumers on the website of the product. Word of mouth is also a great way for buyers to learn about products.
  3. Clear & Precise Labeling
    CBD products should have labeling that is easy to find and read. Stay away from products that hide their labels, or lack labels altogether. Ingredients in any product are listed in order of amount, which means the first ingredient listed has the highest content in the merchandise. CBD products should have CBD labeled as the first ingredient.

There are several guides online which can help you figure out which product is right for you. You can find reviews for the best CBD flower on LA Weekly and other sites.

Conclusion

The legalization of hemp has made CBD Flower popular nationwide. It is popping up everywhere, but consumers must be cautious. Although the stigma surrounding cannabis is starting to go away, consumers are timid. It is good to ask questions and know what you are buying, because the CBD market is unregulated. CBD Flower, in contrast to marijuana, cannot get you high. Consumers are using CBD Flower to help regulate and promote overall wellness. Just make sure you do your research on the product you buy before you take it home.


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