Can I Use CBD while Driving?
In fact, there is some evidence that CBD may actually improve your ability to drive safely. A recent study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that CBD reduced stress levels among participants while they were driving. It also improved their reaction times and attention spans. However, the researchers noted that the results were not conclusive because of the small sample size.
So, if you're worried about how CBD will affect your driving, don't worry. You won't get high or impaired. This should offer reassurance to the millions of Americans who use this cannabis compound for chronic pain, sleep disorders, or anxiety.
Can CBD help with driving anxiety? - If you feel nervous behind the wheel, CBD could help promote relaxation and feelings of calm. This may be especially beneficial for new drivers or drivers that commute through highly congested bumper-to-bumper traffic.
How long does CBD stay in your system? - Since it takes approximately five half-lives to completely eliminate a drug from the human body, it's likely that CBD stays in the system for about 85 hours, or about 3.5 days” says Dr. Johnson-Arbor, medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Is CBD legal? – Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3 percent THC federally legal. However, CBD products over 0.3 percent THC are consider illegal federally.
What is CBD
There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but only two are considered active ingredients: tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. They interact with the endocannabinoid system, which is part of the human nervous system.
Both THC and CBD are present in varying amounts in all strains of cannabis. However, the ratio of these two cannabinoids varies widely among strains. Some strains contain very high levels of THC while others contain almost no THC at all. Similarly, some strains contain higher than average levels of CBD while others contain little or none.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in plants. They act on certain cells in the human body, causing changes in behavior and mood.
To recap, CBD doesn’t get you high. It can be used as part of a regimen to reduce anxiety while driving.
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Note: If you take any prescription medications, talk with your doctor before using CBD. Some medicines may be less beneficial because of CBD. They could also interact and cause unintended side effects.
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