There is a vast consumer base when it comes to the consumption of cannabis. In that light, we do not refer to cannabis for leisure consumption, but its health benefits. For example, people are using it to combat pain that flows from chronic diseases or to sleep better at night. Consuming cannabis, however, does come with negative side effects. This has to do with the components that are present in cannabis. Luckily, there is a new form of cannabis that has been developed: CBD. In this article, we will compare CBD with traditional cannabis and highlight some of its use cases and consumption methods.
What makes cannabis unhealthy
People tend to have a negative connotation when it comes to cannabis. This is typical because it is labeled as a drug, and influences your behavior. The fact that it is considered a drug flows from the fact that it contains THC. This psycho-active substance influences your behavior, making you feel ‘high’ or ‘stoned’. Next to that, it needs to be smoked or vaped, also bringing other unhealthy components such as tar into your body. Not a very ideal situation for people who want to use it for health benefits.
What makes CBD different?
First off, CBD is not considered a drug. The reason why? It does not contain the psychoactive component THC. This means that it will not influence your behavior in any way. The oil can therefore be consumed safely and without any impact on e.g., your driving skills. This makes it favorable for people who want to consume it for health benefits. Furthermore, it can be consumed by adding it into drinks or meals. Other ways of consuming are through capsules, which help you dose it properly. This also results in no unhealthy components entering your body, which does happen when you smoke cannabis.
Ways to consume the cannabis oil
The cannabis oil is smooth and does not have a very strong taste. This makes it a versatile product to add to your meals and drinks throughout the day. The dosage depends on your needs. For example, the dose for combatting sleeplessness is different from being able to focus. Therefore, it is important to check what you want to use it for and act accordingly. Your body is also unique, making it a trial-and-error to figure out which dose works for you. Manufacturers of CBD recommend starting with a low dosage and move up based on the use case and response from your body.
Hemp oil for other use cases
Next to CBD, there is also an oil product that is being created from hemp. Unlike the cannabis variant, hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. These are pressed and the oil that flows out is captured. This can also be considered a clean production process. Hemp does help in a lot of different use cases, where there is some overlap with cannabis.