You have probably heard of CBD.
You may not know what it really is though. Is it weed, hemp or something else?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis plants that has the potential to treat everything from anxiety to epilepsy.
CBD can be extracted in high amounts from certain strains of hemp, a form of cannabis with 0.3 percent THC or less that was legalized federally at the end of 2018.
However, CBD can also be found in certain marijuana strains that carry THC amounts much higher than 0.3 percent. CBD products exist in a gray area still in states that haven't addressed hemp or legal marijuana. Fortunately for Coloradoans, our state is ahead of most.
Colorado's marijuana and hemp laws have made hemp-derived CBD clearly legal in this state, with foods, drinks, lotions and other products infused with CBD for sale in a wide range of businesses. There is still plenty of confusion though.
Limited studies have shown that CBD has the potential to help treat patients suffering from opioid addiction, chronic pain, inflammation, skin disorders, anxiety, poor blood sugar levels and other ailments ranging from mild to very serious. But that doesn’t mean it’s a cure-all. The human body has what’s called an endocannabinoid system, which receives cannabinoids like THC and CBD and acts as a sort of messenger, moving them into the brain’s receptors — and nobody’s brains and bodies are exactly the same. Some endocannabinoid systems don’t react optimally to CBD. Other users find that it does little more than make them groggy (but not high, and that’s the beauty of it). Because of this uncertain effect, it’s important to try CBD in small doses at first unless recommended otherwise by a doctor.
CBD products sold at marijuana dispensaries will contain a mix of THC and CBD for various medical and recreational purposes. Outside of dispensaries, you can find CBD products made from hemp that are non-intoxicating and, other than smoking or vaping items, generally don’t have an age limit for purchasing.
Here at All Access Insurance we take our role in the Colorado CBD market very seriously. We help businesses stay insured for the "things" that come up for this type of business.
We want to keep our Colorado hemp and CBD companies up and running.
Keeping you protected.
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