The cannabis plant contains different chemical substances some of these are called “cannabinoids” or “Phyto cannabinoids”. While “cannabidiol” is one of those cannabinoids or CBD which can be seen in other varieties of the cannabis plant like hemp.
CBD is psychoactive, but also non-intoxicating
One of the major CBD selling points to come out of the compound’s recent product boom is that the cannabinoid is both therapeutic and “non-psychoactive,” as opposed to the extraordinarily psychoactive THC. While you might commonly read this “fact” about CBD, it isn’t accurate to say that CBD is devoid of any psychoactive effects.
CBD is psychoactive in the sense that it directly affects mental processes of cognition and mood. CBD’s most well-known psychoactive effect is the calming feeling frequently associated with the cannabinoid. CBD is, however, non-intoxicating, which means it doesn’t produce the “high” of THC. THC is also psychoactive, but because its effects can leave consumers temporarily impaired, it is intoxicating. The non-intoxicating qualities of CBD are what cause some to consider it a “non-psychoactive” cannabinoid.
What are the contents of CBD?
CBD contains a percentage of milligrams of cannabis. For example, 10-12% of this contains 120 milligrams. So meaning the content of CBD in dried cannabis product varies from one product to another depending on its use. Like when it is used as a CBD oil, CBD tincture, CBD Cream, and even CBD for dogs or other pets.
CBD has been used by many because of its health benefits to humans. In Canada, this product is being regulated after the government signed a law called the Cannabis Act and implemented it on October 17, 2018.
But you must be aware that it must be authorized or in compliance with the law and its regulation because it not it will be considered illegal.
Did you know that before the Cannabis Act became law, CBD is being regulated by the Controlled Drug and Substances Act? It was strictly regulated because you are not allowed to produce, sell, import, and export this product unless you have scientific or medical authorization.
HOW CBD REGULATES IN CANADA
Canada is one of those few countries that allows the purchase, use, and distribution of “cannabidiol” or CBD for medical or scientific use. But did you ever think of how does this country regulates its use, considering that there are a lot of people who are into cannabis most likely for recreational uses?
The regulation of cannabis strictly controls only for production, possession, distribution, and purchase of CBD oil in Canada. It is under the regulations of the United Nations Drug Control and Conventions, meaning it is a controlled product of Canada.
CBD and other related must undergo first an assessment or monitoring that it complies with the regulations because cannabidiol is still considered an industrial hemp plant derived from other types of cannabis.
So you also keep in mind that the Cannabis Act also states that the Phyto cannabinoids (including CBD) continue to be unauthorized and considered illegal.