In the last two years, and especially in the beginning of 2018, the hemp/CBD industry has seen a rapid growth than we’d ever imagined. It shouldn’t really be any surprise considering the chemical offers a lot of advantages for our health both for human beings and our pets too.

However, despite its growing popularity, a lot of people are still able to comprehend much about this chemical, and the numerous advantages. One reason this is because of the controversy over the legality of CBD and its security. This article will attempt to clear up the controversies surrounding CBD and look at a popular method of how CBD is consumed: tinctures.

What exactly is CBD?

CBD refers to cannabidiol. It is one of the chemicals that are obtainable through the plant of cannabis. The cannabis plant is home to over 400 chemicals, including 100 cannabinoids. CBD belongs to this group. 

The drug has been discovered and is proven to be effective in treating various medical conditions that affect men. A few of these ailments include anxiety, pain, seizures, epilepsy and acne, and more. For a long period, the chemical was consumed only by humans, but it has now made its way into the diet of animals as well.

A few pet owners, specifically pet owners, are now administering CBD on their animals. Pet owners say that CBD has proved beneficial in treating a variety of ailments that their pet suffers or suffers from such as arthritis anxiety, seizures as well as a lack of appetite and many more.

Legal Status and Usage

Many people who avoid CBD are doing so due to the connection it has with marijuana and marijuana’s ambiguous legal status in numerous states across the United States. While marijuana and cannabidiol can both be connected in the same way to the plant they are vastly different. For a better understanding we need to know the place CBD comes from.

Cannabidiol is mostly derived from hemp, which is one of two most popular varieties of the cannabis plant. Marijuana also known as weed, is the other strain. Most people steer clear of cannabidiol because they believe that, like marijuana, it can cause an intoxicating effect and makes people “high” after the consume it. What they aren’t aware of is that marijuana derives its intoxication effect from a different cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC is an cannabinoid as CBD however the primary difference between them is that THC doesn’t cause any high. The majority of the commercially available cannabinoid comes from hemp, not marijuana since hemp is mostly made up of CBD, and has a tiny amount of THC. It’s not the same for marijuana , which contains the majority of THC and just 0.3 percentage CBD. Even though there’s been not enough studies on the chemical compound, it has been proven that it’s not able to cause an “high” state.

Regarding its legality since hemp’s use is permitted across all states of the US CBD derived from hemp is legal as long as the THC concentration is less than 0.3 0.3%. But, each state has certain laws that regulate the way that consumers are able to use it in their state. Before you head to the shop to purchase any of the cannabidiol-related products, it’s best to ensure you are aware of your state’s laws regarding the use of the chemical.

CBD Consumption through Tinctures

There are many ways through the consumption of cannabidiol which has led to the creation of various products. Cannabidiol is consumed in the following ways: follows:

  • Sublingually CBD can be dissolved under tongue by means of tinctures.
  • Ingestion: It involves eating edibles such as oils and gummies.
  • Inhalation: It involves vaping or inhaling the substance. This is the quickest way to feel the effects as it travels directly to the lungs before being absorbed by the bloodstream.
  • Topically: This involves applying CBD-containing products for skin care.


CBD Tinctures are often confused with CBD oil due to the fact that they’re identically packaged and come in the same liquid form. There is a small distinction between them. The main difference is the method employ to extract cannabidiol.

To make oil, cannabidiol is extracted with carbon dioxide while tinctures utilize alcohol. When making tinctures the plant is incubated with alcohol, and the resulting mixture is gradually heated. The process infuses the alcohol with the cannabinoid , which the manufacturer then reduces or boils.

It is important to note that alcohol isn’t the sole solvent that is used in the production of tinctures. It is possible to find tinctures made with different solvents, such as vinegar, oil, and Glycerin. According to some experts, they offer the advantage of being alcohol-free but they’re not as powerful as alcohol extract.


As we’ve mentioned earlier the cannabidiol compound has numerous health benefits but only a few of them have been verified by science. However, a number of observational research studies have been conducted and the results have been generally positive. In certain studies, participants have reported that the drug helped in the treatment of various conditions, including seizures, anxiety, pain and many more. 

Many people are now choosing to make tinctures due to the fact that they’re easily absorbed when dropped on the tongue. They are simple for use and come with a longevity. It is also simpler to get the right dosage and can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the dosage.

Final Thoughts

Like most medicines there are a few adverse effects that people might encounter when taking cannabidiol. These adverse effects are not necessarily life-threatening, but some include dry mouth, drowsiness and diarrhea. However, experts believe the drug safe because they’ve discovered that these effects typically happen when higher doses of the drug are consumed.