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CBD 101 for Rookies

We, here at Emerald's, eat/sleep/breathe/BLEED CBD. We live for it. But, every single day we receive messages and comments asking about Cannabidiol; what it is, where it comes from, what's it do, etc etc etc.

I've put a few similar pieces to this out there for our followers to see. But it is time to refresh things for our newbies and those who have an intense curiosity for our product and knowledge of cannabidiol!

I will go ahead and jump in to some FAQ's. If there happens to be anything I don't cover (cuz nobody's perfect.) or if you have any questions about our specific products, feel free to shoot us a message on our FB page. Here we go.

1. What is it?

It is basically a compound of the cannabis, or hemp, plant that has inflammatory, analgesic and neuroprotectant qualities. It is extracted from the main product of the hemp plant using a powerful but non-toxic and inflammable component such as carbon dioxide. It is very different from THC, as it does not encourage any psychoactive traits. The extent of any "side effects" is pretty much a short lived sort of light headed feeling - not even a hand full of times; this is mostly associated with high potency tinctures or shatters.

2. Will it intoxicate me/get me high?

No, no, no and no. Did I mention no? Any product you consume that is considered a CBD rich product should never get you high, even kind of. If you use a supposed "CBD" product that makes you feel even slightly similar to when you smoke weed, or you feel a buzz, there is something wrong. Not unlike the many products found to contain spice or K2, these components can be very dangerous. Please be sure and alert your provider or distributer if you experience these side effects.

3. Is it safe?

The reputed companies make high-quality CBD products that reach the market after consistent testing. The core product, hemp, is grown with precaution in a natural way, avoiding all pesticides and chemicals. Both CBD and hemp are safe to be used, as they typically do not cause any side effects. However, if you have concerns regarding interactions between CBD and any prescriptions you're on, feel free to consult your providing physician, and we will answer any concerns you have as well.

4. What are uses of CBD?