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OK, first things first. What is CBD?

    

  

What is CBD?

The phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound  extracted from hemp and cannabis plants, with a documented history in  human medicine dating back thousands of years. Because CBD is  non-intoxicating with known therapeutic properties, and easy to consume  as an oil, it has become an appealing option for people who may be  hesitant about trying cannabis.

Sublingual CBD oils — often referred to as CBD hemp oil or tinctures —  are the most popular type of CBD products due to their relatively high  bioavailability and rapid absorption in the human circulatory system.  However, CBD can be found in a wide range of products like edibles,  topicals, and supplements. Ever since 2013 when CNN’s Chief Medical  Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reversed his stance on cannabis and  told the world, “We have been terribly and systematically misled for  nearly 70 years in the United States,” CBD has exploded in popularity.  Over the past 10 years, hundreds of scientific articles on CBD have been  published.

IS CBD LEGAL?

While CBD can be extracted from cannabis plants, strict laws and  regulations have made hemp-derived CBD the viable option in the United  States. Due to hemp’s low levels of THC (less than 0.3% THC by weight),  hemp-derived CBD is far less restricted by the federal government and  legal for sale and use in most states. CBD products derived from  non-hemp varieties of cannabis can contain significant amounts of THC  and are therefore subject to stricter laws and regulations under the  federal government’s Controlled Substances Act.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the  Hemp Farm Bill, removed hemp from Schedule 1 of the Controlled  Substances Act, allowing U.S. farmers to cultivate, process, and sell  hemp and hemp-derived products.

In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first  drug containing an active ingredient derived from cannabis — a  prescription medicine in the form of an oral-mucosal spray for use in  the treatment of intractable seizure disorders for patients two years of  age and older. This THC-free treatment has set a new precedent for the  medical value of CBD in the United States.

Cruz Into Wellness complies with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and all other federal regulations.

SO, IS CBD FOR ME?

You should always check with your healthcare provider before making  any changes to your wellness regimen, but more and more people are  finding CBD a welcome alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. We  recommend that you do your research and talk to your doctor before  making CBD a positive addition to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has yet to be classified as “safe for personal  use,” by organizations that govern topical skin and cosmetic products.  If there are any concerns, you are advised to consult with your  dermatologist or primary care physician. Cruz Into Wellness, makes no medical  claims to treat, prevent, cure or mitigate any diseases or ailments. These  products are not intended for therapeutic use and all  products within the line are to be used responsibly. Products have less  than 0.03% THC and are legal in all 50 states.