Some of the hemp curing and drying in Lowery’s green house will be turned into what called delta-8 products. That’s a cannabis compound that has become popular because of its similarity to Delta-9 THC. That’s the main compound in cannabis that gets you high.
Now, before anyone asks why Lowery isn’t in handcuffs, Delta-8 say is legal under state and federal law. The product is derived from hemp and has a very low level of THC, which is why it’s not against the law. Also, delta-8 isn’t just used for getting high. Lowery said it can help with the symptoms of disorders like PTSD.
Lowery says he “grows for people.” And that’s why he started his hemp business.
The bottom line in choosing a CBD product: look for ones that are made from organically grown hemp. You also want a company whose products are tested by an independent laboratory. And a nice-to-have (some users may say essential), are CBD oils extracted using supercritical CP2 which ensures that the product is free from any residues or additives.
While rigorously conducted medical studies on the benefits of CBD oil are still relatively few, available scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests that it can help in a variety of conditions including:
The big takeaway for buying CBD oil in Alabama is: do your homework. The CBD oil market is relatively new in Alabama compared to many other US states so you want to purchase from a reputed, trustworthy source that uses industrial hemp to make its products. Buying online also gives you the chance to shop around for the best quality, products and prices and examine lab reports on the items sold by companies.
There has been a wide variety of health benefits claimed for CBD including reducing stress, anxiety, chronic pain and inflammation as well as easing insomnia. CBD is also used to treat epilepsy and is extremely effective in alleviating some childhood forms of epilepsy syndromes that don’t respond to usual anti-seizure drugs.
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Thanks to a state bill signed in 2019, pharmacies have been able to join other Alabama retailers in selling CBD oils and other products?
Then, there’s broad-spectrum CBD oil which contains all the compounds found in the cannabis plant aside from the psychoactive THC ingredient. There’s also CBD isolate, known as CBD oil in its purest form — without all the other cannabinoids. There are many brick-and-mortar outlets selling CBD in Alabama but buying online may give you access to the widest variety of products — from tinctures and edibles to creams and balms — as well as allow you to compare shops on prices.
Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall confirmed in a separate statement that CBD products containing less than 0.3% of THC sold by licensed companies were legal. The keyword here is “licensed companies” as it is still a felony to produce hemp-derived CBD oil without a license. The federal amendment to the Agricultural Act paved the way for the commercial production of CBD oils sourced from industrial hemp in the state.
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Usually, CBD is well-tolerated by the body, but it can produce side-effects such as nausea and fatigue as well as make people irritable. There has not been enough rigorous scientific research to say what constitutes an effective dose