First Time CBD Users FAQs
Largely commended for its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD (cannabidiol) has been shown to bring relief to those who experience chronic pain and soreness. Studies have also proven CBD’s effectiveness in reducing symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, nausea, and even seizures. So why have there been so many societal misgivings and stereotypical implications about CBD products and their users?
When the idea was first introduced, many consumers held negative preconceptions about a medicine being derived from the cannabis plant, and what questionable type of people might try using such a product. Over time, however, studies have been completed and reports have concluded that cannabis is not just a party drug for hippies and college kids. Inside this deeply misunderstood flora, doctors and scientists have truly discovered a world of healing potential and are working hard to dissuade society’s misjudgments.
Many people, prior to their first experience with CBD, share the same concerns, some of which include: Is it safe? Is it addictive? Will I become impaired or not feel like myself? And will I fail a drug test? Being that cannabidiol does come from the cannabis plant, there are a lot of fallacies to dispel about the properties of the extracted oils.
First of all, CBD is characteristically nonaddictive. It produces no significant psychoactive effects, and therefore does not cause a “high” or activate your brain in such a way as to have any potential for abuse or dependence. Zo CBD is no different, and they even took safety a step further, ensuring all their plants are grown organically, with no pesticides or chemicals, on their own family farm just outside of Denver. This way, they can guarantee safe practices for every single production step, all the way from seed to bottle. The soil is tested for contaminants prior to planting, and their crops are hydrated with groundwater straight from the Rocky Mountains. Every tincture comes with its own Certificate of Analysis right on the bottle label which lists each individual constituent, showing just how seriously sterility and chain-of-custody are taken with all of ZoCBD’s products.
As for passing or failing a drug test, most CBD oils have the potential to register positive for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive component of the cannabis plant) indicators. The maximum legal level of THC in the state of Kansas is 0.3%. THC, when combined with CBD, helps support the body’s endocannabinoid system and also increases the compound’s efficacy, known as the entourage effect. ZoCBD has two products available in order to provide an option for those who may, for example, have very stringent testing requirements for their employment.
ZoCBD’s original Full Spectrum formula includes beneficial cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, and CBN, along with THC to ensure the entourage effect. And while the 0.0% THC, Broad Spectrum formula, still includes all the cannabinoids and terpenes, and is one of the top formulations in the country, it contains no THC whatsoever. This THC-free formula has become a tried-and-true sleep aid and pain relief option regularly used by soldiers, doctors, police officers, teachers, pilots, and truck drivers.
Today, there is no one stereotype for a “CBD user”; customers run the gamut. Coming from both inner-city apartments and rural dwellings, making anywhere from six-figure salaries to minimum wage, ranging from just-out-of-high-school young adults to well-into-retirement grandparents – all these people have widely varying struggles and ailments, and still, nearly every single person finds exactly what they need in CBD. This safe, organic, plant-derived medicine, shown to work with the human body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system should carry with it no negative undertones, particularly when it can deliver so much well-deserved hope, healing, and comfort to so many.