Cannabidiol: What it does and where to find it in Round Rock and Pflugerville

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What is cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a hemp-derived extract that can be used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.

Studies have shown it can have beneficial effects in various pathological conditions, including:

  • inflammation
  • cancer
  • addiction
  • epilepsy

Is CBD legal?

State legislators have not legalized growing industrial hemp, although hemp with less than 0.3% THC was legalized by the U.S. government in late 2018. Medical cannabis in the form of CBD oil, which can have no more than 0.5% THC, must be obtained from a licensed dispensary with a prescription for intractable epilepsy.

House Bill 3703, which passed in the 2019 Legislature, seeks to expand the medical cannabis law to include other ailments and neurological disorders.

House Bill 1325, which passed in the 2019 Legislature, seeks to legalize the production of industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC in Texas.

Hemp vs Marijuana

Many people confuse hemp and hemp-derived products with marijuana.

Similarities:
Hemp and marijuana plants are varieties of Cannabis sativa—a controlled substance in the U.S.

Amounts of CBD and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, are found in both plants.

Differences:
Hemp
Contains less than 1% of the psychoactive element THC

Grown as a fiber, seed or dual-purpose crop

Marijuana
Contains 3%-15% of the psychoactive element THC

Grown for leaves and flower buds

Hemp fibers can be used to make a variety of products, including:
-fabrics
-body care
-food
-plastics

CBD vs THC

Both compounds interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which are neurotransmitters.

What to know before using CBD

Hemp-derived CBD products include sublingual drops, lotions and creams, patches, pills, vaping liquids and edibles.

Talk to a doctor as CBD can react with other medications.

Ask for a certificate of analysis to see if it was tested for CBD and THC levels and contaminants.

Go online to the Food and Drug Administration’s website for warning letters and test results for CBD-related products.

Check the label for the company that made the product.

Ask the staff where the hemp was grown.

Availability of CBD

Since late 2018, CBD products have become more accessible in Round Rock and Pflugerville.

CBD American Shaman Pflugerville
200 E. Pecan St., Ste. 4, Pflugerville
512-305-3150
www.cbdamericanshaman.com
Top-selling CBD products: sublingual drops, cream or balm

LazyDaze Counterculture
1202 FM 685, Ste. A5, Pflugerville
512-838-6990
www.lazydazeco.com
Top-selling CBD products: sublingual drops, cream or balm

Planet K
3227 S. I-35, Round Rock
512-252-2080
www.planetktexas.com
Top-selling CBD products: sublingual drops, cream or balm, gummies

Radix Remedies
15901 Central Commerce Drive, Ste. 605, Pflugerville
512-271-9368
www.radixremedies.com
Top-selling CBD products: sublingual drops, cream or balm

Unicorn Botanicals
1000 Heritage Center Circle, Ste. 138, Round Rock
512-768-7223
www.unicornbotanicals.com
Top-selling CBD products: sublingual drops

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