CBD is conquering France and the world. Legal weed brings record profits for salespeople and frustration for police. What is CBD and how does it work? The most important questions and answers about CBD herb.
What is CBD?
CBD and THC have almost the same chemical makeup… but they are not the same!
Students in travel pants, businessmen in suits and 70-year-old grannies… all want to try “legal weed”. The specialized trade is posting record numbers, consumers are satisfied, the authorities are overwhelmed between this legal herb and its illegal cousin.
But what exactly is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical agent of the cannabinoid class. Marijuana without THC (CBD) and marijuana, with THC, have a similar appearance and yet they are products made up of completely different molecules, one is legal in France under certain conditions, the other is considered a therefore illegal drug.
CBD on one side and THC on the other
CBD and THC cannot be distinguished with the naked eye. However, CBD exhibits slight deviations in molecular structure and does not have psychotropic effects and does not affect the central nervous system if and only if there is no THC present.
Does CBD Get You High?
Those who smoke CBD to get high will be disappointed. CBD doesn’t get you high, it is considered a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. This means that it has no effect on the central nervous system and does not affect understanding or perception. In other words: it does not induce intoxication of the brain.
Consuming cannabis CBD has a calming effect and may help with cramps, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea, much like a relaxant.
If CBD doesn’t get you high, why smoke it?
Many consider CBD to be a miracle cure, but the effect has yet to be confirmed, and not all of the aspects advocated by sellers are true.
The medicinal effects of CBD are currently unconfirmed and both good and bad. But scientists and doctors are exploring these properties that could be used as medicine for many diseases.
Discussions focus on the possible therapeutic effects against epilepsy, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, nausea, psychosis, depression and even cancer.
In France, however, it is not allowed to make specific healing promises for legal reasons when they are not verified by science. CBD is only sold as a tobacco substitute or as a raw material. Sellers and producers therefore distance themselves from medicinal effects and ask consumers to do their own experiments to protect themselves.
Is CBD Dangerous?
So far, there is no evidence that CBD can be harmful or beneficial. Nevertheless, a warning is attached to tobacco substitutes, but it is obvious that smoking is not good for health.
There is still too little information about the potential dangers. We are witnessing a boom in CBD cannabis, as some studies show the benefits of CBD on certain points for different possible uses such as CBD flowers, CBD oil and other cosmetics.
Who uses CBD – the savvy hash smoker or the inexperienced drug novice?
Even if CBD doesn’t induce a high, it could be of help for cannabis addicts. However, it might as well be an entry point for marijuana use.
Is CBD Really Legal?
CBD is legal under certain conditions. To make it simpler, to be legal, you must respect certain rules:
- There are 9 varieties of hemp that are legal and listed in the Public Health Code. They are authorized in industry and commerce.
- It is 9 varieties, are only allowed with a THC presence below 0.2%
- Flowers and leaves are prohibited. It is possible to use only the seeds and fibers.
- All over-the-counter (non-medicinal) products containing CBD must not contain any trace of THC
- It is forbidden to advocate the therapeutic virtues of over-the-counter products. Drug manufacturers with Marketing Authorization (Marketing Authorization) are authorized to speak of therapeutic virtues.
CBD raw materials are theoretically not suitable for consumption, but are still smoked by many. Unlike tobacco substitutes, however, CBD raw materials are exempt from tobacco tax.
What happens during a police check?
CBD can be confiscated by the police for analysis.
In theory, CBD is legal. The problem is that you can’t tell with the naked eye if it’s legal or illegal weed.
So if you show up for a police check it’s the same as with illegal weed. The cannabis is confiscated and analyzed. If the THC content is less than 0.2%, the weed is returned to you.
However, the lab test is slow and expensive, which is why many police officers request a quick on-site test.
But where to buy CBD?
It is crucial to only consume CBD from reputable companies to experience the effects of non-THC marijuana in order to ensure that you have the best CBD products and that you are legal.
Be careful, all physical and online stores do not wish you well and do not check the quality of their product as well.