Cannabis plants are chemical powerhouses that produce more than 400 different compounds. Not all of those compounds are unique to marijuana, of course, and appear in many other species of plants. That’s why marijuana can smell like pine trees or taste like fresh lemons. But of those 400 compounds, more than 60 of them are totally specific to the plant genus Cannabis. Scientists call these special compounds “cannabinoids.” However, not all cannabinoids are created equal. One of them, cannabidiol, or CBD, holds the key to the wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic effects marijuana offers.
It was initially thought that cannabidiol’s (CBD) main function was to counter the psychoactive effects of THC, but more evidence seems to show that medically, CBD packs quite a punch on its own.

It’s important to understand that there is currently no scientific research proving that CBD oil, in any form, can cure diseases. However, there are numerous case studies and testimonials from patients who have claimed that it has helped them with the following conditions:

  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea (emesis)
  • Obesity
  • While it’s true that CBD is legal in all 50 states, there is still some controversy. This controversy arises from whether the CBD is derived from hemp or marijuana.

    If the CBD was derived from hemp or from marijuana.

    Now, marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis family, so they do share a lot of characteristics. There is, however, a crucial difference between the two. That is the amount of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) each plant produces. While marijuana can contain up to 30% THC, hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC. In other words, marijuana can get you really high, while hemp has such a low amount of THC, that it would be impossible to get high off it. Because hemp has no psychoactive effects, the law has no problem with it. Hemp products are completely legal and available in all types of different industries and stores across America. Marijuana, on the other hand, is much a different story. And this is why the source of a CBD product is crucial to its legality.

    The Legality of Hemp-Derived CBD

    So is CBD legal? If we’re talking about hemp-derived CBD, then the answer is yes. Now, the keyword here is “hemp-derived.” Because CBD from hemp has no psychoactive effects, the purchase, sales, or possession of hemp CBD products are completely legal in all 50 States. Because hemp is sometimes confused with the marijuana plant, there is still some stigma towards hemp-derived CBD, but from a legal perspective, hemp-derived CBD is completely legal and enjoys the rights of any other legal product.

    The Legality of Marijuana-Derived CBD

    Marijuana-derived CBD products, on the other hand, don’t enjoy the same luxuries. Because it has been derived from THC-rich marijuana, marijuana-derived CBD, even its isolated from, is considered as a byproduct of marijuana and is judged accordingly. In some states, marijuana-derived CBD is completely legal, while in others, it is completely illegal, but in most states, its a bit of a mixed bag, each state having CBD-specific laws. While this political indifference has caused a ton of confusion for consumers, there are a handful of states where hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD are completely legal, which just might lead to a nationwide shift for CBD legality.

    There are different ways that companies test for drugs. Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiols or other legal natural hemp-based constituents.

    All of the products listed on The CBD Palace contain 0.3% THC or less. However, ingesting high volumes of CBD over a long period of time, even with this low volume of THC may pose the risk of being detected on a drug test. For this reason, we work with a supplier, Blue Moon Hemp, whose products are tested at 0.0001% THC.

    Even with this low amount of THC, we do not guarantee you will pass a drug test, but, the chances of failing are drastically reduced with products containing 0.0001% THC.

    Anything that you add to your system could interact with prescription medications. We will always recommend that you consult with your doctor.
    Definitely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than full spectrum hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extracts are a full plant extraction with many components not typically found in the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.
    We want our customers to feel safe that they are getting the best CBD products on the market. We have noticed an abundance of low quality CBD products being touted as the greatest thing since slice bread! Here's how we judge that:

    • We make sure each manufacturer is doing independent third party lab testing for both Content (THC, CBD, CBDG etc...) and Contamination (Heavy metals, Pesticides, Insecticides etc...)
    • We audit their manufacturing process to make sure they are not using dated extraction methods
    • We make sure their manufacturing site is clean and sanitary
    • We go through various CBD communities to check the manufacturers ratings. This includes, Reddit, Youtube, various forums and online reviews
    • We make sure they are sourcing their hemp from established sources that maintain their farms to a high standard
    • We make sure the products they manufacture are actually being manufactured by this company. There are many Private Labeled CBD products. We make sure you are getting the best, directly from the source
    The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “Ananda,” which translates to “peace”). For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.
    Cannabidiol is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and appropriately in adults. Cannabidiol doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been used safely for up to 4 weeks. Cannabidiol sprays used under the tongue have been used in doses of 2.5 mg for up to 2 weeks.

    Some reported side effects of cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:
    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cannabidiol if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Parkinson’s disease: Some early research suggests that taking high doses of cannabidiol might make muscle movement and tremors worse in people with Parkinson’s disease.


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