CBD oil tincture is a form of liquid marijuana absorbed through the mouth. It can be used as an alternative to THC-infused marijuana, which has psychoactive effects and is often used for medicinal purposes. Recently a debate has raged about the legality of CBD oil in light of a recent US federal law banning its production and sale. While many people take it for its claimed anti-inflammatory properties, others say it provides multiple benefits, from improving mood to easing anxiety, among other things.
When products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are marketed as dietary supplements, they are subject to the regulatory framework set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CBD products marketed as dietary supplements must have made claims based on accepted scientific evidence proving their efficacy. According to the FDA, “If you use CBD products that contain THC, it is a drug product that is illegal. The FDA has not approved any drugs for treating marijuana or marijuana-derived products that contain THC.”
There is currently no FDA-approved use for CBD as a treatment for any disease or disorder. For example, although CBD is often said to help treat seizures and associated conditions such as extreme pain and muscle spasms, it has not been approved by the FDA to date as a treatment for epilepsy.
CBD oil tincture can be used orally or added to food. When placed under the tongue, CBD oil tincture is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the sublingual area under the front of the tongue. This is why people may choose to take it this way. When CBD oil is added to food, it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive tract. This can take up to a couple of hours, depending on the dosage and how much food one has consumed.
Because CBD oil tincture contains THC, it can alter the way one’s body feels or reacts for several days after using it. It is also possible for some people to feel lightheaded after using CBD oil tincture if they stand up too quickly.
CBD oil tincture has also been used as a less invasive form of treating skin conditions like mild acne and psoriasis when topically applied in small amounts. It is also used to aid in the healing of injuries. CBD Oil Tincture Drops have been shown to heal bone fractures and accelerate wound recovery. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics suggested that topical CBD oil tincture can help treat acne-related dermatitis and skin infections and improve sleep by reducing anxiety.
The legal status of CBD oil varies by state, a controversial topic on the internet because numerous people have conflicting opinions. Some have called it marijuana, while others believe it is not a different substance altogether.