All of the tinctures featured in this list are likely to help relieve pain, but Humboldt Apothecary Uplift CBD is hands down the best option for managing pain and boosting mood. When I recently woke up with a migraine, one 0.5ml dose of this stuff took all of my pain away in about 60 to 90 minutes. This is also my go-to pain reliever when I’m suffering from menstrual cramps. Since it’s a 1:1, I also enjoy taking this tincture for fun on some nights and weekends, or when I’m feeling blue.
Also good to know: this pick contains no additives, preservatives, or fillers, and it only has two ingredients: certified organic MCT (coconut) oil, and organically grown hemp extract. It’s also a full-spectrum hemp extract that’s been third-party lab tested for cannabinoid profile and potency, terpenes profile, bacteria and mold, pesticides and solvents, and heavy metals. Additionally, it’s vegan and gluten-free, containing less than 0.3% THC.
Cons: Might not be ideal for people who don’t like added flavoring.
Humboldt Apothecary Uplift CBD oil
Most of my recommendations are created by companies that are very transparent about having their products tested for safety and potency, and half of the picks below ship all over the United States as well. That said, my personal favorites are the Rosebud CBD oil and Uplift CBD oil by Humboldt Apothecary.
I love how quickly it reduces my anxiety, and I appreciate that it helps me decompress after a long day. As someone who misses being able to light up, I also thoroughly enjoy that this tincture smells more like weed than any other tincture I’ve used. The dosing chart that comes with every Rosebud CBD oil order ( and lives on the Rosebud website ) is super helpful as well. Plus, Rosebud is a woman-founded company.
One full dropper of this pick (1ml) contains 4.2mg of CBD and 4.2mg of THC, but since I’m currently in a microdosing phase, I typically stick with 0.5ml doses.
Also good to know: this tincture is made with whole flower, and it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free, and vegan.
Check your local cannabis shop to see which high-CBD strains they have in stock. Once you’ve purchased a high-CBD strain, you can smoke it, vaporize it, or use it to make infused oil . Always buy lab-tested products to ensure that the product you’ve selected actually contains the amount of THC and CBD you’re looking for.
CBD is produced by both hemp and cannabis. The molecule itself is the same regardless of its source plant, but there are still important differences between hemp- and cannabis-derived CBD products.
Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating. Why? Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids, but they behave very differently in our bodies.
What cannabis strains are high in CBD?
The relationship between CBD and sleep isn’t well understood yet. So far, it appears that dosage plays a role, with higher doses appearing to be more effective than lower doses. For context, one study indicated that a 160mg dose of CBD correlated with longer sleep duration, while 25mg of CBD seemed to have no effect on insomnia symptoms.
In 2018, the FDA approved a CBD-based medicine called Epidiolex for treating two forms of epilepsy—Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
CBD oil may also come in a gelcap that you swallow like a supplement, with effects that take a bit longer to kick in. CBD oils are commonly used for a wide variety of symptoms including pain, anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness.
Does that mean you have to avoid CBD forever? Thankfully, nope. Look for broad-spectrum CBD oils or CBD isolates—these two product types have THC stripped out, but maintain the presence of other cannabinoids and compounds found in the plant.
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Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids found in cannabis. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical compound in cannabis known for producing a euphoric high feeling, while CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating compound more commonly associated with clear-headed, functional effects. Read more: CBD vs. THC: What's the Difference?
From edibles to creams, CBD from hemp means good feels without the buzz.
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Although hemp-derived CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC are legal on the federal level, some state laws still prohibit hemp CBD. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal federally, but some state laws allow their use. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Read more: What to Know Before You Try CBD
Hemp—also known as industrial hemp—is a tall, fast-growing cannabis plant that resembles bamboo. Hemp’s stalks and seeds can be used to make a variety of products. Hemp has naturally low levels of THC (less than 0.3%), so using hemp-derived CBD products does not provide the high commonly associated with marijuana products. Read more: Hemp 101: What Is Hemp, What's It Used for, and Why Is It Illegal?
In short: no. Hemp—or industrial hemp—is a flowering cannabis plant. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. Read more: Industrial Hemp-Derived CBD: What's There to Know?
Hemp-derived CBD is extracted from non-intoxicating industrial hemp varieties that produce less than 0.3% THC. Cannabis-derived CBD generally refers to varieties of cannabis that were selectively bred to contain higher levels of CBD along with a diverse spectrum of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Read more: Is CBD From Cannabis the Same as CBD From Cannabis?