CBD is the second most common cannabinoid (chemical compound) in cannabis. THC is number one. CBD is not psychoactive and is believed to have numerous health benefits.
CBD is legal on the Federal level in the USA. The 2018 Farm Bill redefined hemp as cannabis containing 0.3% THC or less. For more information, here is a great article explaining all the changes in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Start slow. If you are new to CBD, take a half dropper (about 1/2ml or 15mg CBD) for one week and assess how you feel. Increase up to a full dropper (1ml or 30mg of CBD) Consult with a physician if you are taking any medications or have a medical condition. (Measurements are based on 30ml tincture containing 1000mg of CBD)
CBD is considered well tolerated by our bodies and is considered safe to use. Reported side-effects include diarrhea, changes in appetite and weight, and fatigue. Head over to Healthline for more information, they source multiple great studies looking at the side-effects of CBD.
Cannabis research as a whole has been suppressed because of prohibition. More studies, especially using humans, is greatly needed to understand the true potential of CBD. Many believe that we are only scratching the surface regarding the benefits of cannabis. We want to be a bridge between complicated scientific studies and the average CBD user. Check out our blog here. We break down famous studies making them easy to digest. Here are a few free scientific articles to get you started: E.B. Russo, Ruth Gallily, A.J. Hampson, F.M. Leweke, A.W. Zuardi.