CBD Gummy is an edible candy that contains cannabidiol (CBD) oil. They come in a rainbow of flavors, colors, shapes and concentrations of CBD. Gummies offers a discreet and convenient way to consume CBD, and effective marketing campaigns from many manufacturers mean it has skyrocketed in popularity with long-term CBD users and non-users alike.
However, strength and purity may vary from brand to brand, and even within the same brand, as most CBD products do not always have to follow certain rules. That is, there is no guarantee that you will get what you think you will get.
Does CBD Gummies Have Health Benefits?
Manufacturers of CBD gummies claim that CBD is effective in improving anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, and sleep. A CBD product (Epidolex) is approved by the FDA in the United States for the treatment of epilepsy.
However, studies on the effectiveness of CBD oil only tested pure CBD oil, not gummies. Even in the case of pure CBD oil, there are often no comprehensive studies to support the health benefits, but as the law separates hemp from marijuana, research is expected to grow.
Although there is no scientific evidence that gummies work, some people report benefits, but perhaps it has a placebo effect (taking something to alleviate your condition makes you feel better even if that product contains nothing).
CBD often has a slightly bitter taste and many gummies contain large amounts of sugar to hide this taste.
Are CBD products legal?
Hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are legal. However, it may still be illegal in some countries.
CBD products derived from marijuana can be illegal, so it is important to always check the laws in your country.
Can CBD Gummies Make You High?
CBD gummies do not give high scores as they do not have psychoactive properties.
CBD is derived from hemp, which is virtually free of THC. THC is a chemical in marijuana that provides high. According to the law, hemp cannot exceed 0,3% THC to be considered hemp, otherwise the grower risks being prosecuted by law.
The main active ingredient in hemp is CBD, and CBD has no psychoactive properties. Instead, CBD is highly valuable for relieving anxiety, inflammation, insomnia and pain, but this has not always been fully (scientifically) proven.
What is the difference between CBD, cannabis, hemp, marijuana and THC?
There is still a lot of confusion about what CBD is, with many people who think cannabis, hemp, marijuana, CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the same. They are not.
Cannabis is a plant and there are two main types. Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana can be derived from both types, but hemp comes only from the cannabis sativa family.
This has several things in common with hemp and marijuana, but most importantly, hemp contains very little THC. Indeed, according to the law, hemp cannot exceed 0,3% THC to be considered hemp, otherwise the grower risks being prosecuted under the law.
The main active ingredient in hemp is CBD, and CBD has no psychoactive properties. Instead, CBD is known to relieve anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain, but there is currently little scientific evidence that CBD is effective other than conclusively proven in epilepsy. Epidiolex is a prescription CBD oil that was approved by the US FDA in March 2018 for two rare and severe forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome. Other studies are underway to investigate the benefits of CBD for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and anxiety.
In addition to CBD’s medicinal uses, hemp is an excellent source for making 100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly products (such as biofuels, building materials, clothing, and paper).