Cannabis Oil and CBD Beginners FAQ

Cannabidiol (CBD) has recently received a lot of attention in the media. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular? Cannabis Oil and CBD Beginners FAQ answers all your questions related to CBD.

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent active ingredient of cannabis (marijuana).

Can CBD be derived or extracted from the hemp plant?

Yes. CBD can also be derived from the marijuana plant’s cousin – the hemp plant. The CBD extracted from marijuana plant is usually of much higher concentration and cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants may contain both CBD and THC.

Can taking CBD cause a high or a feeling of being stoned?

No. While CBD is one of the components of marijuana, by itself cannabidiol does not cause a high or a feeling of being stoned.

According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” – June 2018.

Is CBD legal in South Africa?

Yes, but limitations do apply. The recommended maximum daily dosage for CBD is 20mg.

Can I overdose on CBD if I consume more than 20mg per day?

No, you cannot overdose from CBD in any form.

Will taking CBD interfere with my other medication?

Although CBD is completely safe and non-toxic, we always recommend talking to your doctor about the possible effects CBD may have on your medication.

How do I store CBD? What is the best way to store CBD?

The best place to store CBD is away from sunlight and away from heat. CBD’s integrity is broken down in heat and light, so always store your CBD products in a dark and cool place.
A bathroom or kitchen cupboard is well suited for this task. If you stay in a very warm area, you may want to consider storing your CBD products in the fridge.

Where can I learn more? Do you have social media pages?

You can follow us on Twitter. We also regularly update our Facebook page with information and CBD related news.

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