The Healing Power of Nature

CBD Fact VS Fiction

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When did CBD become legal?

CBD became legal on January 1, 2020, when the Minnesota Department of Agriculture passed the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Act.* CBD can be sold legally if THC is less than 3 percent (which produces the “high”) and does not claim specific health benefits.**

Does CBD make you high?

Even though it comes from the same plant as THC, taking CBD will not get you high. THC is the psychoactive

ingredient in cannabis that gives you a buzz. Real CBD (tested and verified by a 3rd party) has less than .3%

THC. 3 percent THC or less is required by law and is not enough to get you high.

Are CBD and marijuana the same plant?

No. The confusion comes from the fact that hemp and CBD come from the same plant species as marijuana,

cannabis sativa. CBD is one of 113 cannabinoids in hemp.

What are cannabinoids and why are they important?

Cannabinoids are essential and part of the essential network of systems in our body, Endocannabinoid System.* The Endocannabinoid System has receptors present in skin, immune cells, bone, heart, skeleton muscles, kidney and gastrointestinal tract. These receptors affect our pain, mood, appetite,

sleep and more.***   We are just beginning to understand cannabinoids. See chart of primary locations of

cannabinoids in our bodies.

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How do I take CBD?

Different forms of CBD take shorter or Longer time to affect our systems. CBD Tincture (drops) is placed under

your tongue and you could feel its affect within one hour. Salves and creams massaged into your body are

absorbed quickly and you may feel an effect within minutes.

Will I feel better immediately from CBD?

No. Results will depend on the dosage, your body and your expectations. While CBD affects our

endocannabinoid system relatively quickly, it may take days or even weeks to realize the effects.

Why take CBD?

Today people are using CBD to treat a wide range of health conditions but should do so in partnership with their medical professional. With one in four Americans suffering from chronic pain, CBD holds great promise in pain reduction without the side effects of opioids as well as a tool to help manage anxiety and depression.

*https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/151.72

**https://www.healthcanal.com/is-cbd-legal-state/minnesota

***https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/cannabis/docs/taskforce/012519meeting/cbd012519.pdf