Recently, I had my first experience with CBD oil and wrote a post about it on my blog. That was almost two months ago. Since that time, I’ve learned a lot more about using cannabidiol and the benefits associated with use. In this post, I’ll expound on the things I’ve learned through firsthand experience.
One of the first things I learned about taking CBD (cannabidiol) is that there’s no “one size fits all” guideline on dosing. When I was given a recommendation for CBD by a naturopath, I assumed I’d be sent to the pharmacy with prescription in hand complete with dosage and other instructions. That was not the case. When I met with the naturopath, I was given the name of an online source for obtaining CBD and encouraged to purchase products there. It was also recommended I take an additional cannabinoid, CBG (cannabigerol). Using both CBD and CBG cannabinoids, I was told, would provide greater benefits.
Before my visit to see the naturopath, I’d been reading a lot. Through social media and news outlets, I’d become aware of CBD’s popularity. Everything I’d read made CBD sound like a godsend, a remedy for whatever ailed me. I was excited to begin using it and made my first purchase of a CBD tincture on my way home from the cancer treatment center.
Without knowing how the CBD would affect me, I reluctantly took the first dose. It wasn’t clear how long the oil would take to act. As I waited to have my first CBD experience, I couldn’t help but remember life as a teen in the 1970s. Back then, marijuana, though illegal, was easily accessible. The drug, obtained from the plant Cannabis Sativa, contained a powerful psychoactive component called Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. This cannabinoid affected the brain and