In my role at the LHSFNA, I address issues related to workplace substance use and abuse. As the Director of Health Promotion, I’m often asked to speak at conferences and meetings about the opioid crisis and related workplace issues. After my formal presentation ends, there is usually a group of people waiting to talk to me. This is where the conversations get real – people often talk about their own addiction or a family member’s and the losses they have experienced due to opioids. Lately, the conversation often involves pain relief alternatives to opioids, including medical marijuana and more recently, CBD oil.

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The acronym stands for cannabidiol and it is used more medicinally than THC, as it is not psychoactive . In the U.S. today, where we are battling an opioid and prescription pill epidemic, CBD is becoming increasingly popular as a natural alternative medicine.

The FDA has provided clarity that hulled hemp seed, hemp protein powder, and hemp seed oil can be legally used in foods. Other CBD products, however, are still subject to various state law regulations as well as the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which requires FDA pre-market approval for drug products.

CBD is known for providing relief from arthritis, migraines, epilepsy, schizophrenia, muscle and joint aches. Furthermore, scientists are researching even more benefits of CBD, namely in the prevention and treatment of certain cancers and heart disease. Whereas once THC was the main and often sole compound noted in the quality of cannabis strains, now it has become more mainstream to see a variety of CBD-rich strains and products containing mostly, if not all, CBD. I was aware the beauty world had been hitting the cannabis craze hard for the past few years, but until I started searching for a gateway serum of my own, I didn’t know just how hard. This past year it seems like products made with CBD and cannabis seed oil lit up out of nowhere.

For the sake of experimentation, I vowed to use only beauty products made with either CBD or hemp for a solid week. CBD has been used for products from oils to beverages, but most recently is a component of an epilepsy medication called Epidiolex, awaiting FDA approval. If approval is obtained, the over-$1 billion marijuana industry could have huge investment potential. Several companies have begun buying out producers of CBD oil cannabis in anticipation, notably Scott’s Miracle-Gro Co. Still, the use of many medical marijuana and even CBD products are still awaiting official approval.

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  • Selective breeding of cannabis plants has expanded and diversified as commercial and therapeutic markets develop.
  • CBD itself has not been declared GRAS, and under U.S. federal law is illegal to sell as a food, dietary supplement, or animal feed.
  • In the US, hemp is classified by the federal government as cannabis containing no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight.
  • State laws vary considerably as non-medical cannabis and derived products have been legalized in some jurisdictions in the 2010s.
  • Hemp seed ingredients which do not naturally contain THC or CBD were declared by the US Food and Drug Administration as Generally recognized as safe in December 2018.

CBD is one of 104 chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that can be found in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed or coconut – to create CBD oil.

Much interest has been seen around CBD and its potential related to health benefits. As mentioned previously, there are many more cannabinoids that exist in the cannabis plant. Each cannabinoid offers its own distinct effects and benefits, which are being studied as you read this. THCA, THCV, CBC, CBDA, CBDV are a few more acronyms for compounds that exist but are not yet as well known or utilized in cannabis culture. … this is perhaps the second most popular cannabinoid and you’ve probably been hearing more about CBD and seeing products with higher doses, either together with THC or on its own.

Milk Makeup came out with a hemp-derived mascara and brow tint, aptly named Kush. Clean beauty destinations including Credo and Cap Beauty added pot-based products to their offerings, and entirely new skin care brands based around the ingredient have launched. The further down the weed rabbit hole I went, the more I realized I could easily replace not only my serum but all of my beauty products with their kush counterparts. So—and you can see where I’m going with this—that’s exactly what I did.