So I went to my local head shop and bought a colorful bag of rainbow gummy bears and tried a few at home — imagine my irritation when I felt nothing.
Buying CBD Gummies Locally
Here’s what to look for when buying CBD gummies online.
1. Sourced from Organic Hemp
My take on Gold Bee gummies? They work as advertised.
The FDA has only approved one drug made from CBD: an epilepsy medication named Epidiolex. No one knows for sure how it works, but Cheer and other researchers suspect that Epidiolex tweaks how much calcium can get inside of our nerves.
That tension is something two professors and their students are trying to better understand at the University of Connecticut, which launched the nation’s only college course on growing weed earlier this year.
Connecticut is looking to capitalize. Legislation to start the state’s industrial hemp program was passed rapidly by state officials this spring.
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Why you shouldn’t assume CBD is a cure-all
CBD and THC are like the “fraternal twins” of plant chemistry. They are basically identical, aside from a couple bond. Image by Adam Sarraf
Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone state a version of the following:
One noteworthy contradiction in weed law: Marijuana can also produce CBD. If your purified CBD comes from hemp plants, it is federally legal, but if it comes from a marijuana plant, it is illegal. That’s because marijuna plants themselves are prohibited by the DEA.
A cheat guide to CBD
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The most obvious hurdles to making pure and legal CBD arise from being unable to tell marijuana and hemp plants apart.