CBD Oil Review

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Oil

Across America, cannabidiol is exploding with popularity. States across the country have approved the sale and use of CBD oil.

Texas approved it in May, 2015. Tennessee approved it just days earlier. A total of 17 states have now approved the use of CBD oil, including the two states listed above along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Idaho, and New York.

So what’s the big deal with CBD Oil?

Find out everything you need to know about the unique natural compound today in our complete guide to cannabidiol.

What is Cannabidiol?


You’ve probably heard of a chemical called THC. It’s the ingredient in marijuana that gives its users that “high” effect.

Cannabidiol is another chemical compound in marijuana. By isolating that chemical compound from THC, people can enjoy many surprising health benefits without the unwanted side effects of THC.

Cannabidiol and THC are two of 60 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana. They’re also the two most common cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana – which is why they’re the only two most people have heard of it.

When we grow marijuana for recreational purposes, it typically contains more THC than CBD. Specific THC and CBD levels vary between plants. By using selective breeding techniques, skilled growers can adjust the levels of THC and CBD to purify the benefits in favor of either THC or CBD.

Some of the more skilled growers have been able to create strains that have high levels of CBD with virtually no THC. You enjoy the health benefits of marijuana without the “high” effect.

Why Doesn’t CBD Get You High?

CBD doesn’t get you high because it’s non-psychoactive. This makes CBD-rich strains a poor choice for recreational marijuana users, but a good choice for those who wish to take it for its health benefits.

You see, THC acts on your CB1 receptors. These receptors are highly concentrated in your brain and lead to the mind-altering benefits associated with the high or marijuana. CBD doesn’t act on these same receptors.

It also makes CBD a more valid medicine. Today, doctors across America are studying CBD for its medical properties. Since users don’t experience the high effect, doctors are starting to view CBD as a valid treatment method.

One study from 2011 analyzed the effects of different doses of CBD – including high doses. Researchers concluded that CBD was “well-tolerated and safe” even at high doses, and that the compound “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.”

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

Now let’s get to the fun part: what are the benefits of CBD oil and what kind of health effects can you enjoy?

One of the best ways to answer that question is by looking at a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. That study analyzed multiple CBD oil studies that had been performed to date and found that the compound had been linked with all of the following benefits and medical properties:

Antiemetic: Reduces nausea and vomiting

Anticonvulsant: Reduces your risk of seizures and suppresses seizure activity.

Antipsychotic: Fights against psychosis disorders.

Anti-Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation throughout the body and defends against inflammatory diseases.

Anti-Oxidant: Reduces your risk of degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia (neurodegenerative disorders).

Anti-tumoral/Anti-Cancer: CBD has been shown to reduce the growth of cancer cells and fight back against tumors.

Anxiolytic/Anti-Depressant: Reduces anxiety and treats the symptoms of depression.

CBD also has one more benefit: it takes away the “edge” of THC and has been shown to reduce side effects like paranoia and memory loss. It’s also been shown to reduce the “sleepiness” caused by THC, which is why certain strains of marijuana can increase alertness.

Side Effects of CBD Oil

At this point, CBD oil has not been linked with any major side effects or negative health problems. Instead, cannabidiol has been well-tolerated in all studies performed to-date – even studies that involve taking high doses of CBD oil.

In medical studies, both CBD and THC have been found to have no risk of lethal overdose.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

As mentioned at the top of this page, CBD oil is currently legal in 17 states as of May, 2015 and that number is growing almost every month.

However, most countries around the world have still banned CBD oil in all its forms, or have strict regulations regarding its usage.

Many countries also operate in some sort of grew area. In Canada, for example, marijuana plants with low THC content are considered hemp, and hemp is legal. As long as the THC content is 0.2% or 0.3% or less, “hemp” can be legally grown and used – even I that hemp is basically just a marijuana strain with low THC and high CBD.

CBD oil itself, however, is illegal in Canada and most parts of the United States. It’s a class II scheduled drug in Canada and a schedule I drug in the United States.

Some CBD oil retailers have gotten around this problem using the hemp loophole: they sell nutritional supplements made from hemp. Since nutritional supplements are mostly unregulated in the United States, you can freely buy hemp oil supplements online – once again, even if those nutritional supplements don’t really contain “hemp”, they just contain a low THC, high CBD strain of marijuana extract.

The number of medical success stories linked to CBD oil is constantly growing, and governments around the world are starting to take note. As more and more CBD oil legalization bills are passed, it seems inevitable that CBD oil will become legal in countries all over the world.


  1. This article is great and I thank you for it.

    But I am still not sure if I understand the difference between hemp oil and dbc oil though.

    Looks like I need to read more about this before I place my order.

    Thank you!


  2. God has put everything on this earth we need. CBD oil kills cancer. Cost to kill mu cancer? $74 USD That beats the $50,000 the medical field wanted for treatment that does not work work.

  3. I essentially starved my CB1 receptor (twice over a couple of years) for extended periods of time and during those times my body & mind fell apart. I had preexisting gallbladder & bile duct disease that at the time I was not aware was being caused by a pill I was taking called omeprazoleI; which I had been on for years. My condition started to degrade very rapidly when I stopped consuming cannabis back in 2013.

    when I stopped consuming cannabis I felt aggressive impulses, depression, insomnia, anxiety, heart palpitations, sweaty palms and feet, and tingling in my arms and legs; just to mention a few….

    I gained 50 lbs within 2 months and my blood pressure went through the roof. I also began suffering from severe IBS, and loss of appetite & energy of course. Then I accidentally came across some hashish and it was like a godsend the way it cured my IBS so I started doing some online research and came across info on CBD.

    I’m so glad & proud I did too as it’s been 6 months now and I’m still pretty much free of the chronic back pain that I had for nearly two decades prior. I am managing my anxiety and IBS very well and I have not been on that stupid pill for losec (omeprazole) for over 2 months now which I never use to be able to go a day without.

    My body & mind are finally starting to heal from years of depleting my system of nutrients as well as damaging my liver, gallbladder, and bile duct system with that stupid pill omeprazole.

    I have to mention that I was spitting blood for almost a year just by sucking on my gums and this is a sign that your system is breaking down from a lack of vitamins & minerals. You see omeprazlole is a “proton pump inhibitor” which means it blocks things! And one of the things it does is blocks your bodes ability to absorb important vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Over a long period of time this is not good!

    I had been taking the Losec for over 20 years now and normally could not go even a day without it or I would get really bad heart burn no matter what I ate. And it wasn’t until I started taking the CBD oil that I noticed I wasn’t taking my pill losec (omprazole) anymore.

    Cannabis oil saved my life and is keeping my bodies internal bio-chemistry in balance. It’s CBD content is protecting my brain and slowing the aging process while it’s many other beneficial components of the plant are protecting & preventing many other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, & cancer.

    Back in Oct of 2015 when I first tried CBD oil for my IBS my chronic lower back pain also went away pretty much overnight too. I had back problems for over a decade and it was really bothering me too since this past July when I moved houses and hurt myself. However the pain instantly when away when I started consuming CBD.

    Mr irritable bowel syndrome I had been suffering from for the past year went away over night aas well and my morning anxiety was reduced about 75%.

    I had had a few boils in my groin area, and they would sometimes get irritated and can be very painful and have had them for over a decade too and now they’re all clearing up too!

    CBD and THC are AMAZING and they have truly changed my life for the better! If you go on PubMed you can find an abstract from 1972 that states: “It is concluded that cannabis extract inhibits microsomal activity of mouse liver, chiefly by virtue of its cannabidiol content. It is probable that cannabis consumption by man could lead to altered disposal of many other drugs, used in medicine or otherwise.”

    Kinda makes you think, and others, well it just confirms what they already suspected about BIG PHAMRA and the repression of naturopathic medicine.

    • How did you know it was the opramizol (that’s Prilosec, right?) That was causing the problems? How did you know it was ‘starving’ your CB1 receptors?
      Thanks, JT

  4. I have pretty severe back pain. I found that CBD helps relieve the pain and also helps with my anxiety. I was very skeptical, however I am glad that I stumbled upon CBD oils.

    • Not really, I take 25mg in the morning, again at lunch, and 50mg before bed of an oil with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC. Somestimes you will feel a bit sleepy if you take too much but I don;t get hungry…

      • I’m curious where you get your THC portion of what you mention here. Are you mixing both oils and vaping them or are they capsules? I’m curious because I can’t smoke the THC component. My lungs can’t tolerate it that way for ingestion. I would like to try the combination you mention here. Thanks!

  5. I would like to know how well the CBD oil works on older adults with Epilepsy ..
    I’ve tried numerous medications and none have totally controlled my seizure’s.is it effective on grand mall seizures ????

    • It’s supposed to be and I think everyone should try it.
      I can’t breathe without it and it got rid of my severe nasal polyps somehow after I had them for 15 years. Since there are no negative effects it’s worth a try.
      Some people are a lot better right away, and some it takes 2-5 weeks.

    • Yes , my father had epilepsy ,started smoking weed and all the seizures stopped ! He smoked for 40 years , he tried quitting many times , every time the seizures would return .

  6. I’m 65 yrs.old woman suffering from osteoartritis on my right thumb and rt.pinky finger.
    Also I’m having muscle spasms on both legs during the night inspite of the fact that I’m religiously taking Magnesium Calcium supplements.
    I need some more info regarding this cannabis hemp oil.

    • Feel free to email me so I can share my grandma’s story with you as she also suffers from osteoarthritis. I recently sent her a bottle of CBD oil that I take and she’s improving a lot. She even stopped taking her pain meds now.

    • Hello..I want to get the oil myself. I have arthritis pains from an old auto injury. And I had a broken neck! When I smoke the Cannabis, and the CBD is way lower in effectiveness when you imbibe this way, I feel no pain–none. I feel amazing.???????? When I’ve seen special programs on the tele, it has helped epileptic seizures and so many other people with severe problems. Myself, from menses to flu aches, fibroids, name it.

  7. CBD is one component of hemp responsible for curing and managing medical conditions like joint pain, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis.

    • My name is Paul digg My journey of partial unknown seizures and cancer begun when I was six. I am now 25 . I got my fist CBD OIL DOSE on July 28th 2008, . My journey has been a long one. But I never gave up. There has been times I felt like giving in but I never did. I live by a philosophy that you can climb any mountain you put your mind to and once you climb that mountain you go finds another one that is even higher to climb to test yourself! You are only as strong as you make yourself to be. I truly am the face of strength I live with this life changing brain disorder but I live my life to the fullest. I attend school got accepted to a college for culinary arts, I ride dirtbikes (even with the VNS) I participate in throwing for track, I hunt fish and much more. Most importantly I am in school right now telling the tale of my experience I truly have many people to thank. I have to thank my mom, my dad, my doctors, my friends, anyone who supported me. And last note to anyone who said I was a freak or doubted me because of this disability… I’d like to give a big wave of my hand goodbye because I’m better than that and look at me now I’m sure I’m better than you!.Alot of care givers have now mutiply.But i keep trend with those who are actaully able to guarantee the total efficient % of this extract.

  8. I have pretty severe back pain. I found that CBD helps relieve the pain and also helps with my anxiety. I was very skeptical, however I am glad that I stumbled upon CBD oils.

  9. I am Mr JOHN HOOD i has been suffering from Skin Cancer Types Basal Cell Carcinoma which was confirmed to be stage four, the doctor told me there was little i could do since i wasn’t responding to treatment but my brother-in-law came to my rescue by ordering this hemp oil from Dr WILLIAMS LUNA which he said has been helping some patient fight against cancer of various types so we decided to give it a chance, so far i am improving perfectly very well and presently i can walk around the house all by myself. I felt its necessary i let others who are suffering from this acute disease that once you have a good Cannabis oil it can really give one a sound second chance of living.

  10. I want to quickly tell the world that there is a real on line that cure cancer with cannabis oil,
    I suffer from diagnosed of breast cancer 3 years ago and i have done chemo surgery and i was not cured from this deadly disease is basically a Death Sentence on my life, the thoughts of having Breast Cancer burns and itches simultaneously in my heart that i was dead alive (and looks hideous). I heard that cannabis Oil could help, and for the price i was willing to try anything that would save my My Life. What I found out was astonishing! It was instantly getting better and better and most of the virus are gone and just little medication left for me.

  11. I never knew cannabis oil was indeed wonderful and very effective in the treatment of cancer “if not by the government and so called rules to regulate cannabis dad would still have been alive. Thanks to the new policy of legalizing cannabis in my state and have even lost my wife’s kidney cancer, and it was really shocked and surprised when I see a lot of documentary on how the cannabis oil had helped many people to whom His family thought they never could do next undergoing several “Chemo” from the department of my heart, and I have to say a word of appreciation to Dr. Brown Nelson for timely intervention in the lives of my wife suffering from kidney cancer. As I write this testimony in this blog my wife is so strong and healthy even though you have not completed the total dosage “for cannabis and medical consultation opportunity and get in touch with him if you are a cancer patient through their email so you can lit more details

    Treatment Regine: I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so I started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until I reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Rick Simpson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 2-3 months, but I had 70 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on my face and neck.

    3 months later, my cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, I am cancer-free and officially received a clean bill of health from my doctors. What they don’t know is that the majority of my treatment was using the Rick Simpson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil.

    I am elated I want to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what I went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, not wait until it is too late.

    In addition to being an effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Rick Simpson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural . . . Thanks to all the staff at Amsterdam’s Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!