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Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 20, 2020.

Hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are legal on a federal level; however, they may still be illegal in some states.

Official Answer

There is no scientific evidence that gummies work, although anecdotally some people report a benefit and there is likely a strong placebo effect (the act of taking something to relieve your condition makes you feel better even if that product contains nothing).

However, research into the effectiveness of CBD oil only tested pure CBD oil, not gummies. Even for pure CBD oil, there are very few well-conducted trials backing up its apparent health benefits, although research is expected to ramp up now that laws distinguish between hemp and marijuana.

The main active ingredient in hemp is CBD, and CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. Instead, CBD has been credited with relieving anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain, although “credited” does not mean proven.

Cannabis seeds generally contain zero cannabinoids. Thus, cannabinoids are predominantly expressed in cannabis stalks, leaves, and flowers. Those wanting to experience cannabis’s useful effects usually opt for cannabis flower, which they may smoke or infuse the extract from it into edibles and tinctures.

The name hemp refers to a specific variety of the cannabis sativa plant. Hemp farmers stayed steadily in business for hundreds of years, growing the plant for various purposes. Hemp went to use in making food, sails, clothes, rope, etc. Industrial hemp also has an equally long history in the U.S.

What Are Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seed oil comes from the hemp seeds alone, which had a nonexistent to the negligible presence of cannabinoids, unlike the grown plant. Simply put, hemp seed oil has no CBD. Thus, hemp gummies which are an infusion of the oil, have none either. CBD gummies are, of course, gummies infused with CBD oil and, thus, are rich in CBD as well. Their somewhat similar effects it’s due to the amino acids and essential fats of hemp seed oil and hemp gummies yielding them in their own way.

Read on for more about hemp gummies benefits and their difference from CBD gummies.

As previously stated, both hemp and CBD oil come from a medicinal plant called hemp. However, the parts their manufacturers obtain each from are entirely different. They derive CBD from flowers and leaves, commonly called the areal parts. Additionally, it is also present in stalks and stems, sometimes in sufficient amounts.

When free radicals build up in your body, they can lead to all kinds of health problems. One particularly egregious problem caused by free radicals are neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s disease.

But cannabinoids like CBD show promise as an effective treatment for this debilitating disease. Patients like Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet syndrome, take high amounts of CBD and report a significant reduction in seizure activity.

So if you want to cut short a bad trip, temper the paranoia of your regular trip, or just come down faster, pop a CBD gummy or two and you’ll be on your way.

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Even though weed smoke isn’t packed full of chemicals like cigarette smoke, it can still irritate your lungs and throat and lead to inflammation. CBD gummies produce no smoke, no smell, no respiratory irritation.

Be sure to talk to your doctor before adding CBD gummies to your daily routine.

Initial theories about why CBD is effective at slowing bacterial growth — or killing it outright — have to do with:

For example, if the instructions tell you to take two CBD gummies with every meal but you need extra relief, you could double the dosage and take four CBD gummies with every meal instead. Your stash wouldn’t last as long, but you’d get the relief you need.