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By now you’ve surely heard the term “CBD” but what is it, what can you use it for, and is it legal in California? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a molecule of the cannabis plant. Unlike it’s psychoactive counterpart known as marijuana, CBD is non-intoxicating, even though both substances are derived from the cannabis sativa plant. The popularity of CBD oil in California continues to grow for a number of reasons.
For starters, CBD is now legal in all fifty states, including California. The U.S. Farm Bill of December 2018 legalized the production of industrial hemp, which thereby made CBD oil legal across the U.S., as long as it contains only trace amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC. Much higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are intoxicating and produce the “high” of marijuana.
Which brings us to the next benefit: CBD oil is non-intoxicating and generally considered safe, even at higher dosages. Even though marijuana can be bought legally in California, that doesn’t mean everyone wants to use it. CBD oil provides a variety of benefits without any “high” or detriment to cognitive function. CBD oil can be used while driving, working, and pretty much any time of day or night.
CBD oil has a variety of applications, as it works synergistically with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to keep the body in a state of balance and order. Many people have found CBD oil helpful with their sleep, mood, anxiety, stress, inflammation, pain management, nausea, and more. In fact, there is so much anecdotal support for CBD oil in California that scientists are studying CBD to learn even more about it. Many individuals also use CBD oil in California on their horses, cats, dogs, and other animals.
You can take CBD oil in three ways: ingest it, take is sublingually, or apply it on your skin. NuLeaf Naturals recommends starting with the sublingual method. Simply use the built-in dropper to dispense the desired number of drops under the tongue and hold it there for fifteen to thirty seconds. Then swish and swallow, and preferably avoid eating or drinking anything for about fifteen minutes. Alternatively, you can ingest CBD oil by blending it into your favorite smoothie or latte, or simply taking the desired amount orally. CBD oil can also be used as an active topical. Just apply generously and rub it deep into your skin or sore muscles, or add a few drops to your favorite lotion first.
You can buy CBD oil throughout California, including markets and natural food stores, vitamin shops, herb markets, smoke shops, energy healers, yoga studios, nutritionists, farm co-ops, skin boutiques, wellness centers, holistic healers, and more. Click here to use the interactive map to find a location near you. Alternatively, NuLeaf Naturals can ship to your California location with an expected arrival time of just two to three business days. Click here to shop online.