The CBD craze just keeps on growing, with people moving from CBD tinctures and oils to smoking CBD Hemp Flowers. But you might wonder, why CBD?
With no risk of developing an addiction, CBD is nicotine and additive-free, plus carry only trace amounts of THC, which will not get you high. Making it a safer alternative to marijuana and tobacco cigarettes.
CBD not only relaxes your body but also carries countless health benefits that we will discuss here in this article.
CBD Carries Countless Medicinal Properties
One of the well-known benefits of CBD is its potency in aiding countless mental health issues and physiological disorders. Smoking CBD can help you cope with anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, PTSD, etc.
CBD can be useful in treating addictions such as alcoholism, chain-smoking, nicotine addiction, drug addiction, drug infection, etc.
A study conducted in 2004 showed results that CBD was helpful in reducing symptoms of sclerosis in people who participated in the program. Furthermore, CBD plays a significant role in treating cancer by eliminating cancer cells from the body.
Moreover, CBD is extremely beneficial in treating Alzheimer’s, diabetes. Apart from mental and physiological benefits, CBD can improve skin conditions as well.
These Hemp flowers a filled with antioxidants that are the key factor in treating many skin conditions such as wrinkles, acne, dark circles, etc.
These antioxidants are neuroprotective, hence incorporating CBD topicals in your daily skincare regimen will be a definite solution to all your skin problems.
Smoking CBD Eases Body Pain
CBD is suitable for therapeutic uses. The relaxing effects of cannabinoids bind with ECS receptors in the human body, hence minimizing muscle pain and soreness.
What is ECS?
The Endocannabinoid System [ECS] is an internal system of the human body made of endocannabinoids. These play a significant role in some of the major biological processes of the body. Such as sleep, mood, appetite formation.
The ECS system is like a messenger between the processes and the brain receptors. When CBD influences the bloodstream, the ECS blocks the pain signals to the brain receptors, hence relieving the body from pain caused by aches and injuries.
CBD Carries Anti-Inflammatory Properties
CBD isn’t just useful for health. CBD topicals are exactly as beneficial as smokes and oils. The craze of CBD topicals lies behind the anti-inflammatory properties that these buds carry.
It is used to treat a wide range of skin conditions such as acne, burns, scars, redness, etc. Aside from being anti-inflammatory, CBD carries a huge amount of antioxidants, which are also beneficial for the skin.
You’re also less likely to suffer from acidity, gas, and stomach burns if you smoke a CBD joint every now and then.
CBD Can Help Quit Tobacco
Tobacco and nicotine addiction is one of the hardest addictions to break. The reason why most people fail to break nicotine addiction is due to withdrawal symptoms.
When a person is addicted to tobacco and nicotine, their body goes into withdrawal leading to headaches, depression, excessive anger, an increase in appetite, etc.
For a couple of hours, it can be bearable, but in order to break free from tobacco addiction, the process goes on for weeks or even months. Most of the time, people tend to give up and go back to their normal tobacco smoking routine.
A study conducted, examined a couple of tobacco and nicotine addicts and how their bodies responded to CBD treatments. CBD was seen to reduce tobacco smoking by 40%.
Since CBD is also effective in aiding depression and tobacco withdrawal symptoms, it is a great alternative for tobacco addicts since these two are the biggest hurdles, that trying to quit, smokers face.
Has No Psychoactive Effects
CBD is largely distinct from other cannabinoids due to its THC levels. THC [Tetrahydrocannabinoil] is the psychoactive ingredient found in all cannabis plants.
Due to its higher concentrations in the marijuana buds, smoking weed gets you lucid and high. Followed by intoxicating effects such as insomnia, rage, headaches, depression, anxiety, and more.
CBD on the other hand is derived from hemp. Hemp is a variant of the cannabis plant that contains low amounts of THC. As low as, less than 0.3%.
This is the main reason why CBD smokes don’t carry any psychoactive effects and doesn’t get you high. On the contrary, CBD is beneficial for health rather than deteriorating it.
However, no matter how simple CBD might be, it still contains a very trace amount of THC, and overdosing on CBD might develop possible side effects such as dizziness, red eyes, vomiting, dry mouth, mood changes, headaches.
Hemp-Derived CBD Is Legal
For those who aren’t aware of the legality of CBD, here is a quick rundown of the federal legal details.
With the passing of the US Farm Bill in 2018, Hemp-derived CBD is with less than 0.3% concentration of Delta-9 THC is considered federally legal.
However, since marijuana buds contain more than 30% THC, those remain illegal. Furthermore, state-controlled legislations have banned the distribution and manufacture of CBD in some states of the US.
These include Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Tennessee.
The rest of the US has legalized Hemp-derived CBD. However, according to the DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration], if the CBD is not derived from hemp and rather synthetically derived from cannabis would be considered a federal offense.
Which gives them the authority to arrest its manufacturers and distributors.
CBD might carry many health benefits but nothing here is an exact science. A lot more research and studies are yet to be made to scientifically prove such claims.
However, since there are little to no side effects to CBD, there’s no harm in using it in minimal quantities. It is best to go slow to avoid any side effects. At first, allow your body to adjust to smaller doses and then gradually increase the intake.
For people suffering from chronic or mental illnesses, you must always consult with a doctor before starting CBD treatment.