Many people tend to focus on the THC content of cannabis products sold in dispensaries. They’re looking for strains that provide the desired effects, along with the buzz that comes with the cannabinoid. THC-dominant products do tend to take center stage, but there’s another group of products that you’ll find, too – CBD products.
What Are CBD Products?
The CBD products you find in licensed dispensaries use CBD from cannabis plants, as opposed to CBD extracted from hemp. Where hemp-based products can’t legally contain more than 0.3% THC, those in the dispensary often do. You can only find these products in licensed dispensaries where cannabis is legal for either medical or recreational use.
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CBD products provide many benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Alleviating anxiety and PTSD
- Treating epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Reducing inflammation and pain
- Helping with symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Another incredible benefit of these products, particularly those that are high in CBD and low in THC, is that they don’t cause you to get high. Some strains that also have a higher amount of THC in them may cause a mild high, but it won’t be nearly the same as the high caused by a THC-dominant product.
Types of CBD Products
Dispensaries sell a wide array of CBD. Some of the most common products you’ll find include:
High CBD/low THC flowers. While many strains on the market are high in THC (or contain a fairly balanced amount of THC and CBD), some strains contain a significantly higher amount of CBD with very little THC. Some of the most popular strains include ACDC, Charlotte’s Web, Harle-Tsu, and Ringo’s Gift.
CBD isolates. These are products that contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids. They provide the benefits of CBD without any risk of a high.
CBD tinctures. Tinctures are liquid forms of cannabis that involve soaking the plant material in alcohol. The goal is to extract CBD, along with other cannabinoids and beneficial compounds.
Vape oils. Along with THC vape oils, many dispensaries also carry CBD varieties. Depending upon the THC content of the particular oil, you’ll get the benefits of the cannabinoid with little to no high.
High CBD/low THC capsules. These products are gel caps filled with CBD oil. You swallow them like any other oral medication.
CBD topicals. Topicals include creams, balms, lotions, salves, and similar products that you apply directly to the skin. The CBD absorbs into your epidermis to provide localized pain and inflammation relief.
CBD edibles. There are many CBD edibles on the market. Many edible manufacturers offer a variety of products, including some high CBD options. For instance, Kiva sells a CBD chocolate bar and CBD gummy along with its other infused products. Kushy Punch also has a CBD gummy option that contains no THC.
Every dispensary is different. Some stock more CBD than others. If you’re looking for certain types of CBD products, browse the dispensary’s menu online before you go.
Benefit Without The High
CBD provides numerous benefits, all without the high you get from THC-dominant options. If you’re interested in giving them a try, visit Haven and speak with a budtender for more information.