The rise of cannabis products after the 2018 Farm Bill led to a boom in hemp-based edibles across the Food and Beverage industry. However, there is a big difference between edibles that have CBD and edibles that have THC as their main hemp-derived ingredient. These two cannabinoids, CBD and THC, have very different effects on the body and legal ramifications depending on your state.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is the most active constituent of cannabis. It is the chemical responsible for marijuana’s psychological effects, and edibles containing THC stimulate the body to produce dopamine and create the feeling of a ‘high.’
THC edibles for recreational use are also only legal in a few states: Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts. There are also states where THC is legal for medical-use only, and plenty of states where THC is illegal, period.
CBD edibles, on the other hand, are legal across the states if they contain 0.3% THC or less. CBD edibles are made with CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant as an isolate or through a broad-spectrum extraction process as CBD is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the hemp plant.
CBD is not psychoactive like THC and does not produce a euphoric feeling upon consumption. Instead, people use CBD for its calming effects and to treat ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain and inflammation.
CBC edibles are growing in popularity as more and more consumers want to experience CBD’s health benefits. Products like CBD gummies, brownies and even espresso beans are popping up on shelves everywhere. Click this link to read more about CBD gummies, one of the most popular trends in CBD edibles to date.
As CBD edibles are booming, the FDA has yet to make CBD considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe), and without federal regulation, it is difficult to find reliable sources of CBD for product formulation. It is important to know where your CBD oil is sourced and to find a transparent manufacturer.
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