If you’re reading this, the chances are you already use CBD, and are aware what it is and what it is used for. For those who are not so sure, here’s a brief look at what CBD is, and why it is in the news so much at the moment.
Let’s start with where it comes from: CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it is one of more than 100 compounds that are found in the plant. Research is underway into the properties of these compounds – known as cannabinoids – including CBD, which has been proven to be effective in pain relief, stress and anxiety relief, and in many other areas.
Now, there is a certain amount of controversy surrounding CBD. This is primarily because it is extracted from cannabis, which of course is associated with smoking a joint and getting ‘high’. The truth is that usually, CBD does not include the compound known as THC, which is the element that provides the psychogenic effect of smoking cannabis. Thus, with pure CBD, you will experience the benefits, but not the high.
If you’re with us so far – and we’ve tried to keep things simple – let’s move on to how to take CBD.
CBD is often supplied in oil form. This is then put in to an oil burner or vape machine, and is inhaled safely to get the desired effect. It is important to check the legality of CBD oil in your state – it is legal in most with certain provisions – before you start using it, and also to talk to your medical practitioner if you are taking other medications.
There are, however, other methods of taking CBD, which are equally effective and sometimes more convenient. This is by taking it in edible form, rather than vaping the oil. In the following section, we talk about CBD Gummies and other edible versions, and why you might want to ingest your CBD in this way.
Why Use Edibles?
As we said above, the usual way to take CBD is in oil form, via a vape device. But, it’s not always convenient to do this. Some public places have banned vaping, for example, and many people do not appreciate clouds of vapor being forced upon them. So, the answer is to carry around a bag of edibles, and the most common form are gummies.
Think of it as trip back in time to when you would go to the sweet shop and buy some of your favourite chewy sweets; that’s what taking CBD using gummies is like! Rather than having to load oil into your vape and ‘smoke’ it, you simply pick a gummy and pop it in your mouth, and that’s your fix, right there. It really is a very convenient and easy way to get the effects of CBD – whether that’s for pain relief or to reduce anxiety – and it’s becoming much more popular now they are more readily available.
Where to Buy Gummies and Edibles
It may not be possible for everyone to pop into a local dispensary and buy CBD gummies – or indeed oil – but the good news is that they can be bought easily by mail order online, and from a number of different suppliers.
In fact, the website The420Times.com – a leading authority on the subject – has a great review of the best CBD gummies and edibles for you to read through, with excellent advice on value too. Have a look now, buy yourself some edibles, and make your life much easier in an instant.