Figuring out whether you’ll need 2 or 10 to calm the hell down is (you guessed it) also a mystery, says Jeffrey Bost, a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Start with one gummy per day. Nada? Try two. Still nada? Slowly up your dose until you get some results. It’s pretty tough to OD on CBD, says Bost. The worst side effects of very high doses are drowsiness and mood changes. (And pls note that the long-term effects are still TBD.)
It does sound kinda like a scam, but solid scientific studies show that CBD can latch onto cells in your gut and immune system, relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, says Joseph Maroon, MD, a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But that’s the pure stuff—there’s no legit research on the effectiveness of CBD in gummy form. In other words: They maybe work (at least, they did for our editors—see our own reviews below!).
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Last year, “CBD gummies” was the third most-Googled food in the entire U.S. So yeah, you’ve likely heard of these little nuggets that contain cannabidiol (aka CBD), the part of weed that chills you out but not the part that inspires you to down a party-size bag of Doritos. Maybe you’ve even heard reviews—from stoner and non-stoner friends alike—about how the non-hallucinogenic bites are ideal for erasing Big Stress Energy or helping you wind down before bed. And you’ve probably still got questions. Great, ’cause we’ve got answers.
If you live in a state where all types of devil’s lettuce is legal, you can buy CBD gummies almost anywhere—even at some gas stations. For everyone else, there’s the interwebs. Amazon sells them and can ship to your door for about $40 (yeah, chillin’ ain’t cheap).
Even though I originally wrote this post about CBD oil. I have a lot of traffic coming here wondering what it’s like to smoke CBD. So, how does smoking CBD feel?
Smoking CBD does not produce the same psychoactive effect as you get when smoking cannabis high in THC. You will feel very relaxed though, but you will also still feel very in control. When you smoke CBD it enters directly into your blood stream, thus the effects are felt almost immediately.
THC, is found in marijuana and provides the user with psychoactive effects, as well as many medicinal benefits, such as pain relief, tumor reduction, relief from depression, protects brain cells, is an effective sleep aid, helps treat PTSD, and is an antioxidant…just to name a few. (source)
The kombucha and beer analogy…
Similar to taking CBD oil orally. Smoking CBD will not get you high like THC will, but you will likely feel the effects much more than taking CBD orally.
The initial effects one feels when taking CBD do gradually diminish. But only in the sense it becomes the new normal. If you are anxious all the time for example, you will likely notice the effects much more when you first start taking it. Over time though, this becomes your new normal and you will only notice that it’s working if you run out and don’t take it for a couple days.
These are just a few things CBD can help with. The list is long, and chances are, if there is something you struggle with, this miracle plant can help you too.
CBD is similar in that there are zero intoxicating effects, but there are loads of medicinal benefits; it’s essentially weed without the euphoric feelings.