Pure CBD products, with no trace of THC, are not under the restrictions of the U.S DEA Controlled Substance Act.
These products generate no psychoactive effect and are most often sold as a supplement rather than a medication. While different states vary in their restrictions, CBD is able to be purchased without a medical cannabis license. From anywhere in the country, CBD oils can be ordered online and shipped through the mail. The government’s opinion on CBD is totally confusing and seems to be focused on whether the CBD is derived from hemp or marijuana. In December 2015, the FDA finally eased off regulatory requirements and allowed CBD trials. CBD is being studied in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, diabetes and more. There is finally hope for people suffering from serious illness and debilitating pain. CBD is normally diluted by a carrier oil, such as coconut or hemp seed oil, and administered through a dropped under the tongue. Tinctures are very similar to oil but sometimes contain additional ingredients, including vegetable glycerin alcohol, vinegar, ethanol or artificial flavoring. The effects of CBD oil or tinctures are typically felt within about twenty to forty minutes. CBD infused foods and drinks are referred to as edibles. The oils and tinctures are added to smoothies, coffee and baked goods. Because the CBD must be first digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, the effects can take up to two hours to set in. CBD lotions and creams are commonly used in the treatment of arthritis pain, sore muscles, inflammation and to target areas. The lotions interact with endocannabinoid receptors under the skin and are also valuable in treating eczema and psoriasis.