THCA is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in high levels in the marijuana form of the cannabis plant. Smaller quantities are often also found in the hemp form of cannabis. In the U.S. hemp is defined as any cannabis containing over 0.3% delta-9 THC. The THCA content doesn’t count (according to most interpretations of the 2018 Farm Bill). In the E.U. hemp must have 0.2% delta 9 THC or less.
Some people medicating with CBD are subject to workplace drug testing to ensure they aren’t working under the influence of intoxicating drugs. Drugs like cocaine and heroin wash out of your system within 2-4 days, while cannabis is detectable 2-7 days after a single use and 1-2 months after chronic use, putting those who use medical cannabis at a disadvantage…
Broad-spectrum hemp oil is CBD isolate with terpenes and/or other cannabinoids added back in. There’s no THC so you are very unlikely to fail a drug test. Here’s how to make your own.
CBD oil/drops can come in several forms. CBD isolate oil is the simplest. It contains CBD alone suspended in oil – often MCT oil made from coconuts. MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides”. MCT oil is a clear flavorless and odorless liquid. CBD isolate oil gives you the benefits of CBD without any trace amounts of THC. This may be important if you have to pass workplace drug tests. CBD isolate is also a good way for marijuana enthusiasts to add some CBD to the mix. This can “mellow” the THC high and decrease the paranoia.
Fields of Hemp is a small grower of CBD hemp flower. Tweedle Farms (a big vendor) has sold some of their flower in the past. A Reddit contributor recently made a video reviewing all of their offerings.
People take CBD (cannabidiol) for a lot of reasons. Project CBD has developed a list of conditions and research on the effects of CBD on each condition.
Some of the more common reasons that people take CBD include:
In the post “Vape, Don’t Smoke” I discussed how to vape hemp flower – the herb that we get CBD from. Many people want to vape a liquid CBD product that is not as messy or smelly as flower. The video below has some great information on all the different options for vaping CBD “vape juice” and concentrate.
The January 5, 2019 issue of the Wall Street Journal included a piece by Alex Berenson entitled “Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think.” It is based on an upcoming book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Berenson argues that legalization of marijuana has resulted in increased violence and mental health problems.