CBD oil, otherwise known as cannabidiol is a thick paste that is extracted from the cannabis plant and is refined into oil. CBD oil does not create a “high” effect from ingestion but is commonly used as remedy for anxiety and pain relief. The exact medicinal characteristics are not clear, but there is on-going research being conducted regarding the benefits of using CBD oil.
Cannabis is group of plants that have flowers which are extracted for their psychoactive properties. The three strains of cannabis plants include: cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis. The flowers are harvested, dried, and it results in the commonly used drug called pot, weed, or marijuana.
The government of Canada legalized cannabis in October of 2018. The legal manufacturing and distribution of cannabis products are highly regulated. To ensure that you are using safe products that have been thoroughly tested, it is recommended that you buy cannabis products from licensed distributors.
Cannabis sativa is a strain of the cannabis plant that is associated with the psychoactive and energizing “highs” that come with using cannabis products. It is known as the more stimulating cannabis strain that gives you an uplifting high.
Cannabis indica is the strain of cannabis plant that is highly sought after for its relaxing and calming effects. Using indica cannabis products will likely stimulate your appetite, relief pain, help sleep soundly, and is often best for night time use.
It varies according to dose. In a urine test, you can test positive for cannabis for up to ~21 days following consumption depending on the dosage. Other factors that can affect the duration of your high or the prevalence of cannabis in your system include: level of hydration, how quickly your body processes THC, and frequency of use.
THC is the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants – primarily in the cannabis sativa strain. It’s responsible for euphoric highs that result in uplifting and psychoactive experiences.
CBD is the non-impairing and non-euphoric compound primarily found in cannabis indica strains. Although it does not cause a “high” it can potentially help alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep.