You might be curious about CBD oil because of all the ads and blogs that have popped up over the internet, promoting its various benefits. Some of its well-known benefits include skin nourishment, relief from pain and relief from anxiety. People also use it for recreational purposes like vaping or snacking. But cannabidiol may not be best for everyone. Before you buy cannabinoid oil, you need to think about why you need it, the state laws, its side effects and the company’s reputation among other important factors.

Factors To Consider When You Buy Cannabinoid Oil

1) State Law

While the federal government has given the green light to hemp-derived products with its 2018 Farm Bill as long as all the regulations are followed, a few states still disagree. Cannabidiol oil is still illegal in Nebraska, Idaho and South Dakota even if it’s derived from the industrial hemp plant mainly due to concerns that it will lead to drug abuse. Keep in mind that CBD oil does not intoxicate you.


2) Reason To Buy It

CBD has many uses and is available in many forms based on them. You need to think about why you want to buy cannabinoid oil and look for products accordingly.


If you want to treat seizures then you can only use Epidiolex with proper prescriptions because it’s the only CBD medicine that the FDA has approved to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.


While the FDA has not approved CBD for medical use, people do use it to treat pain, anxiety and skin problems. They usually show good results.


If you want to get high then cannabidiol oil is not what you want. It only has 0.3 percent THC that isn’t enough to intoxicate you. It may reverse the effects of THC in moderate amounts and make the consumer more alert. If you want to vape some cannabidiol then you need to look for oils specifically made for vaping devices to avoid clogging them. You can also find CBD candies for snacks.


If you want your pets to benefit from this compound then you need to buy treats and oil meant for them because the ones meant for you may not be suitable for their needs.


3) CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil

Marketers and customers alike tend to use the terms hemp oil and CBD oil interchangeably. While both oils are extracted from hemp plants, they are completely different products. Hemp oil is extracted from the plant’s seeds. It contains only trace amounts of CBD and THC and is called hemp seed oil. CBD oil is extracted from the plant's stem, root and leaves. It is called hemp-extract oil and contains at least twelve percent CBD and no more than 0.3 percent THC. You can check the label to see their CBD content to be sure of what you are buying.


4) Hemp vs Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana are two strains of Cannabis sativa. The industrial hemp plant contains no more than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol, the intoxicating compound. Marijuana contains more. While cannabidiol in both plants is identical at molecular levels, the compounds CBD oil extracted from them differ. 


Marijuana-derived products are illegal at the federal level though some states allow them for medical use and some for recreational. If you want to avoid lawsuits, it’s safer to purchase hemp-extract products than marijuana-extracts from a hemp oil store.


5) Side Effects

Cannabidiol products are safe for consumption and rarely cause any side effects. But many people have reported side effects like nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue and change in appetite. If you are under medication then you should talk to your doctor because CBD has the same side effects that blood thinners and medicines with grapefruit warnings have.


6) Brand Reputation

There are many hemp stores online which makes regulating them hard. You should check online reviews to be sure of the brand’s reliability. You should also check for certifications.


7) Lab Tests

Many CBD stores offer customers with lab tests to assure them of their quality. Ask for test reports from a third-party lab to be sure that you are buying high-quality products when you visit a hemp oil store.

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