What is Cannabidiol (cbd)?
CBD is one of many chemicals (cannabinoids) found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is reported to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective qualities. CBD is extracted as an oil and can be consumed in either tinctures, vapes, pills or sprays and a growing variety of other methods.
WILL I GET HIGH?
Everyone thinks this at some stage. The answer is no, CBD contains less than 0.3% THC which is the chemical in marijuana that makes you high. There is no chance of getting high with Cannicians.
is it like marijuana?
No. Marijuana contains high levels of THC which causes the high. Cannicians provides products which contain only high quality CBD (with <0.3% of THC) meaning you get all the health benefits of CBD while still feeling great. To find out more about the difference between CBD, Marijuana and Hemp, we suggest you read our article here.
what conditions can it help?
CBD has not undergone clinical trials as it is a natural product. However there are many research papers, articles and testimonials on the potential benefits. In a recent survey of 2400 users, the top conditions people used CBD for were: anxiety, insomnia, joint pain, depression, muscle tension, migraines and chronic pain (HMD Brightfield Study) .
A medicinal cannabis clinic in Auckland has also shared some data and stated that out of 200 patients treated, 60% used CBD for chronic pain. It also found that of it’s users, 72% found benefit in using CBD with more than 50% stating it was “great” or “excellent” benefit.
is CBD legal in Nz?
As of late 2017, CBD is legal to use and be sold in New Zealand as long as it is prescribed by a doctor. Obtaining CBD online or via other means is illegal.
will it be exposed in a drug test?
Most CBD products contain no or very little THC. Therefore, a person using CBD products will generally not test positive in a drug test.
IS CBD ADDICTIVE?
No. CBD is not addictive and is not a substance that can be abused if taken in large quantities. It is safe to use at the right dose and lacks many of the side effects that other medications e.g. codeine, tramadol, have when it comes to alleviating pain.