Texas Strikes Oil (The CBD Kind)

Usually associated with cowboys, barbecue, guns, and oil, one can now associate Texas with a different kind of oil, the CBD kind. You can rub it on your saddle when it’s sore, drop a dash in your sloppy Sunday BBQ, and strike it rich like those Dallas millionaires with this new kind of Texas tea: CBD. While The Lone Star State is generally anti-cannabis, the rules and regulations in Texas around CBD have changed dramatically over the last few years. Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 into law in June 2019. As well as legalizing hemp farming, the bill permits the sale and purchase of hemp-derived CBD oil. HB 1325 ensures the necessity of testing to ensure that merchants aren’t selling illegal cannabis oil.

The Texas Compassionate Use Act

The 2015 Texas Compassionate Use Act allows for doctors to recommend CBD oils only to patients with intractable epilepsy. To register, a doctor must be board certified in Neurology or Child Neurology and must also be certified in Epilepsy/Neurophysiology or spend more than 50 percent of their practice treating patients with epilepsy. It applies to “high” CBD (more than 10 percent by weight)/”low” THC ( less than 0.5 percent by weight). This is slightly higher than the amount of THC (less than 0.3 percent) allowed in a plant to be considered hemp. Hemp oils are produced from these lower THC plants and are often a poor source of CBD but have been legal and widely available.

CBD and House Bill 1325 

This bill legalizes not just hemp farming but the sale of hemp-derived CBD oil that has no more than 0.3% THC for regular use. In case you are wondering, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the compound responsible for that “high” feeling one experiences after taking marijuana. However, the police use field tests that cannot differentiate marijuana from CBD oil. As a result, some CBD users are still at risk of being detained while their products undergo further tests.

Because of this, it important for a CBD user to be thorough in doing his or her research. Look for reputable brands who submit their CBD products to third-party lab tests.

Buying CBD Online

CBD products sold online run the gamut and include tinctures, lotions & creams, edibles like gummies, capsules, coffees and teas, and even skincare, beauty products and pet care. Most experts agree that the Farm Bill makes it clear that consumers anywhere can legally buy these products if they’re made from low- or zero-THC hemp. If the CBD product is hemp-derived, there is very little risk for consumers when purchasing CBD online, even if ordering to a state where CBD is not legal or is restricted. To buy effective CBD oil from a reliable source, make sure to check out the impressive range of high-quality pure CBD isolate and full-spectrum products available at SeraLabs Health. SeraLabs offers some of the highest quality CBD products.

What is Hemp-Derived CBD?

Both marijuana plants, cannabis and hemp, produce cannabidiol (CBD). The CBD molecule is the same in both cannabis sources. However, from a legal perspective, CBD products derived from hemp and CBD products derived from cannabis are entirely different.
Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD) is a plant-derived compound from Cannabis sativa, the species of plant that includes both hemp and marijuana, but from different plant varieties or cultivars. CBD is the primary nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, whereas tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is cannabis’s primary psychoactive compound. CBD is classified based on its level of of THC and plant origin.
Cannabis contains a richer source of cannabinoids and terpenes than industrial hemp because it contains more resin. Resin is the sticky substance found on female cannabis flowers, and to a lesser extent, on its leaves. Hemp plants contain resin on the flowers and leaves too, but much less.

Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Hemp Seed Oil

You might be curious about the difference between hemp-derived CBD oil and hemp seed oil. SeraLabs CEO and founder, Nancy Duitch says, “…there are no health benefits from hemp seed oil at all. You are just as well off drinking a bottle of virgin olive oil… It’s very critical that you look at the back of the bottle and see if it says ‘cannabidiol‘ on it.” It’s imperative that you check to see that the CBD is made with high quality ingredients.

What Dose is Right For Me?

Everyone wants to experience the benefits of CBD but finding the right dose of can be a challenge. No one’s tolerance is exactly the same because everyone’s endocannabinoid system is a little bit different. We recommend starting with a low dose of CBD oil and working your way up to a higher dose if you don’t see results. SeraLabs offers a wide range of CBD oil tinctures from 100mg – 1,000mg. Often the best way to see the effects of CBD is to use for the products regularly and then stop. People often report that they notice the effects upon stopping treatment.
Disclaimer: CBD is not a substitute for medication prescriptions for health issues. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before adding CBD to your pet’s diet

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