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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bloom U chapter.
  1. What is CBD oil? CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol, a compound found in Marijuana and Hemp plants. 
  2. How does CBD oil work? CBD has neuroprotective effects that work with the body’s natural functions in order to provide relief for many things. (i.e. Anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, and insomnia)
  3. If I take CBD can I pass a drug test? Depending on the type of CBD oil you are taking, there is no chance of failing a drug test. CBD isolate does not have any THC in it, however, many companies sell full spectrum CBD oil which does contain a low dose of THC. In the cases of full spectrum oils, it is unlikely that you will fail a drug test, but it is still possible depending on the amount of use. 
  4. How do the doses work? Determining what dose of CBD oil, or what strength to buy, is something that many people have difficulty with. Suppose you purchase a 30ml bottle of 500mg CBD oil and a dose is 1ml, this does NOT mean that you will be taking 500mg of CBD in each 1ml dose. The milligram concentration is for the entire bottle, instead, you can divide 500 by 30 to determine what is in each dose. (500/30=16.6) This would mean that in each dose from a 500mg bottle, you would be receiving ~17mg of CBD. 
  5. How do I figure out milligrams of CBD from the original plants? The CBD percent in a strain of Hemp is equal to the milligrams, so if a strain has a 15% concentration, it will have 150mg of CBD; or if it has 20% it is equal to 200mg. 
  6. What are terpenes? Terpenes are an essential part of the plants; they are the essential oils found in the grown flowers that help to influence the effects of the different strains. (i.e. pine to help you breathe, or lavender for a calming effect)
  7. Will CBD oil cure my… CBD oil is not a miracle cure-all. It is a supplement and should be used alongside your prescribed medications. Due to the fact that it is a supplement, it may not benefit every individual the same or in the same ways. Always remember, what works for someone else, may not work for you!
  8. Can I only use CBD in oils? No! There are so many different ways to gain the benefits of the CBD compounds. While ingesting it in oils is the most common way there are other methods. It is possible to smoke the Hemp of Marijuana (first make sure it is legal in your state), there are topical ways such as lotions, pain balms, and bath salts, and some companies make wax for dabbing and vaping! If you prefer ingesting but aren’t a fan of the oils, CBD can also be found in a variety of edible forms such as teas, coffees, gummies, chocolates, pixie sticks, and more.
  9. Where can I find CBD products that aren’t overpriced? I personally have tried several different brands and have found Happy Honey CBD(https://www.facebook.com/happyhoneycbd/) to be the best, both in price AND quality.