Last week, a 50-something Floridian man told me how CBD oil had changed his life, even though he’d never touched a drop. “Since my wife started using the stuff a few months ago, she’s become so mellow,” he said. “Not high and disoriented, just calm and…I don’t know…pleasant. I want her to up her dose.”
CBD oil, a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant – the part that does NOT cause a high, has a range of potential health benefits of which mellowness (reduced anxiety) is just one. People have reported significant pain relief, mood enhancement and a reduction in depression, reduced acne, improved heart health, lower blood pressure, prevention of diabetes, better sleep, and even relief from some cancer symptoms.
You probably knew this already but, just to be clear, we’re not doctors. We’re not advocating the use of CBD oil for whatever symptoms you may have. Nor are we experienced users here to tell you to throw all your current meds in the trash and start taking CBD oil.
What we can tell you is that in Colorado both hemp-and marijuana-derived CBD produced in the state is legal under the state’s recreational cannabis laws, but that any CBD made from marijuana by an unlicensed grower is federally illegal and can’t be shipped across state lines (always best to check for any updates to the law on colorado.gov).
We can also tell you a number of PGA Tour players have been using CBD oil to relieve minor aches and pains, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and regulate apprehension, unease, and fear (for that reason, many people are saying CBD should not be allowed in golf, indeed any professional sport, as the ability to naturally maintain composure in the heat of battle or when under pressure is a huge part of competition). Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Lucas Glover, Scott Piercy and Scott McCarron have all endorsed CBD products, Watson announcing last month that he had signed a contract with cbdMD.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped CBD oil from its banned substance list in January 2018. Most pro sports leagues around the world followed suit, though the PGA Tour has repeatedly warned players they use CBD at their own risk, saying “CBD products (like all supplements) pose a risk to athletes because they have limited government regulation and may contain THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis that is prohibited (and which does cause a high).”
With all the warnings, caveats, cautions, notifications, counsel, alert and calls for vigilance we can offer, here are three CBD products that claim to have 0% THC and are delivered by dropper (tincture, drops placed under the tongue) – the most popular method for taking CBD.
- 10mg USA Grade-A premium CBD (Cannabidiol) per serving
- Broad-spectrum cannabinoid extract containing CBG, CBDV, etc.
- Other beneficial molecules, essential oils, terpenes, and amino acids
- 100% organic, USA-grown/processed, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan
$30 for 300MGFlavors – Natural, mint, orange, berry
- Contains 500mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) plus all other naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes
- Abundant in fatty acid Omega 3, B complex vitamins, and all 20 essential amino acids
- Sourced from Non-GMO, US grown Industrial Hemp
- Oil extract from aerial plant parts
- Ingredients: Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT) and Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract (Aerial Parts)
$35 for 300MG
Flavors – Natural
- Pharmaceutical-grade CBD
- Manufactured in a facility that’s GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)-certified by the FDA
- THC-free phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, Sourced from Non-GMO, US grown Industrial Hemp
- Simple and safe, fast results.
$60 for 500MG
Flavors – Natural, Tranquil Mint, Lemon, Orange
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