CBD 101

Some Introductory Information About CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940's. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract in the industrial hemp varieties. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.


While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”


Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. More research is needed but CBD has indications to be effective and an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.


Word to the Wise- because CBD is mostly available as an unregulated supplement, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting. This is why Farmer and Chemist exists. We are able to trace all of our products back to the source plants it was derived from. The chemist in our name stands for our partnership with scientists that through extraordinary effort assure that the concentrates are pure, free from pesticides and metals and have exact known quantities of cannabinoids to deliver the right dose every time. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — and our pharmacists to get you the right product for the right need.

 


WHAT TO KNOW WHEN BUYING CBD

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE REALLY BUYING
CBD comes in many different strengths and formulations. Look at the package to see how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in the product. A good rule of thumb is the more CBD there is, the better it will work. Then verify the strength and purity of the product by reviewing the Certificate of Analysis (COA).

KNOW YOUR EFFECTIVE CBD DOSE
There are many factors, such as age, weight, and metabolism that determine the right dose for each person. For oral CBD products like tinctures and capsules, most professionals recommend at least 25mg per day. Some people might need more than that to get their effective dose. Use our handy dosing chart to help you find the best dose. Using CBD daily will give you the best results. For topical preparations, use one to four times daily.

KNOW YOUR CBD GOAL
Why are you using CBD? Is it to relieve pain, help you get a better night's sleep, or to relieve your anxiety? Choose the best Farmer & Chemist product to give you the relief you want to achieve.

TOPICALS - perfect for sore muscles, achy joints, inflammation, and arthritis.
ORALS - great for sleep, anxiety and chronic systemic pain.
Take daily for best results.

KNOW ABOUT DRUG INTERACTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
CBD is safe and non-additive, but is a drug and may have some interactions with other prescriptions. The most common side effect by having too much CBD is a feeling of lethargy or tiredness. CBD can interact with other drugs such as antiepileptics and antidepressants. It's best to ask your doctor or pharmacist.

KNOW THE REAL COST
Understanding how much you are paying per milligram is an excellent method to determine the value of your CBD purchase. Farmer & Chemist provides premium products at a value price.

STEADY GOING
Orange, Mint 1500mg, 0.3% THC - $0.09 per mg
Natural 1500mg, no THC - $0.08 per mg
Natural 1000mg, no THC - $0.09 per mg

      YUMMY GUMMIES
      12 count - $0.13 per mg

      PROBLEM SALVED
      All scents, 1 oz 0.3% THC - $0.06 per mg