The store, on Facebook, acknowledged there was “much back and forth about its legality” and cited an article from The Guardian that calls cannabis “a medical miracle.”
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh Raw, the Hargett Street smoothie and juice bar, will begin offering cannabis-derived CBD oil, as an add-in to prepared drinks and for purchase by the bottle.
The products, in accordance with state law, contain less than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychotropic cannabinoid.
In 2014, North Carolina legalized the use of cannabidiol, also known as hemp oil and CBD oil, for the medical treatment of seizure disorders. Under the law, patients and doctors would have to register with the state to possess and administer the oil.
2. So…You won’t get your ‘high’ here…
Up until very recently (literally just weeks), CBD oil remained just situationally legal on a federal level due to its Hemp origins. Now that Hemp is legal across the board, you can expect the markets to explode (even more so than they already have) with CBD products. As a consumer, it’s important to recognize the standards for what makes a CBD product both legal and, for lack of a better term…. good. It’s manufacturing process, THC content (must contain under 0.3% makeup), where it’s physically sourced from, the potency (how many milligrams of CBD per serving), and various other components can indicate the quality of the CBD product. You’ll most likely find its most common form in an oil…. but you’ll also find vaporizable liquids, edibles, dog-treats…you name it. Don’t be hesitant to ask questions about potential products or to do some research into where your CBD is sourced.
Some additional noteworthy CBD facts include (but are definitely not limited to):
+ In a fun and contrasting sibling rivalry, CBD actually counteracts some of the lesser appreciated side-effects of THC by mediating the receptors in the body’s Endocannabinoid system (thus decreasing paranoia, anxiety, sluggishness, among other afflictions).
If you aren’t enthusiastically impressed with CBD’s aid in disorders related to sleep, anxiety/depression, PTSD, and chronic pain – first of all, tough crowd – but what about this? Some of the most profound medicinal properties of CBD include the alleviation of seizures in Refractory Epileptic cases [studies have shown reduced seizures in 40% of patients treated with CBD, with 27% of patients reporting a complete absence of seizures], and exciting success in cases related to inflammatory, autoimmune, and neurological disorders. We could be closer to finding more effective ways to treat things like MS (multiple sclerosis), Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, and even Cancer…Undeniably incredible!