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Many people are turning to CBD oil in Maine as a dietary supplement. The benefits of CBD oil, or cannabidiol, are that it offers relief from pain, nausea, and convulsions without the side effects or addictive qualities of medication like prescription opioids or benzodiazepines. As more people turn to use cannabis for medicinal purposes, the stigma around marijuana is being lifted and we’re starting to see real change in legislation. The use and possession of marijuana are still criminalized under federal law, but Maine Senate Bill 215 legalizing medical marijuana was passed unanimously by both houses and signed by Governor Paul LePage on October 23rd, 2015.

CBD oil is a natural solution for everyday pain and symptoms of chronic illness. It is a potent pain reliever that can be used on the skin, in foods, or as a rub for muscles and joints. It is non-toxic and has no negative side effects when taken as directed.

While CBD does contain THC, it does not cause psychoactive effects or impairment to people who use it responsibly. Although CBD won’t get people high, there are some reports of people experiencing anxiety, paranoia, etc. in reaction to taking large doses of the herb. As more people begin to learn the benefits and safety of CBD oil they will become more comfortable with its use if they experience any uncomfortable side effects after first use.

As a dietary supplement, CBD oil has been used to help with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. It is also known to alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and has even been used to treat symptoms of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

CBD may also be used for mental and emotional conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It’s also known to be beneficial in promoting relaxation and sleep.

CBD oil is also used for neuroprotection and disease treatment, including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson’s Disease. It is used in some cases of drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children with Dravet syndrome.

CBD oil can be ingested in numerous ways, including capsules, sublingual drops, edibles, vapes/dabbing, and topical ointments and creams. The most common way to ingest CBD is vaping or dabbing CBD oils to help alleviate symptoms of pain.

CBD is also used as an appetite stimulant, in particular by patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as sarcoidosis or cancer. It’s also known to help with nausea and vomiting and is often used to treat alcoholism. Consumption of CBD oil can induce hunger in cancer patients although the THC may exacerbate this effect in the beginning.

Patients who use CBD oil for chronic pain relief often report that their pain subsides within a few minutes after consuming it. Someone using CBD for pain relief will usually experience immediate relief of their symptoms without the psychoactive effects that THC produces when consumed.

CBD Oil Can Be Used In Many Ways

A few popular applications include:

Pills – available in varying potencies depending on the purpose for taking CBD. When using CBD pills it is recommended to take them sublingually, meaning you should place them under your tongue and let them dissolve before swallowing. This allows the CBD to enter your bloodstream more quickly as well as produce a faster onset time than if you were to simply swallow the pill whole.

Salve/salve oil – This is usually made by mixing hemp or coconut oil with concentrated CBD. It can be rubbed directly onto the skin or applied to sore areas that need relief.

CBD Vape Cartridges – These are small disposable cartridges that contain a variety of CBD oils, including full-spectrum, high-CBD, and low-THC. It’s also not unheard of for some companies to sell CBD vape oils in cartridge form.

Edibles/food/whole plant extracts – edibles can be made using a variety of methods. There are several different edible forms of CBD oil on the market today, including our very own pot-o-cannabidiol (POTOCANN) tinctures, coconut oil pills, edibles, and capsules.

Tinctures or topicals – this is one of the most popular ways to take CBD oil due to its wide availability. There are also several CBD tincture brands available on the market today. A few different methods exist to make these types of products, including our very own POTOCANN tincture, which uses organic hemp grown in the USA and pure grain alcohol (as opposed to alcohol from potatoes like some other brands).

The Health Benefits Of CBD

Some potential benefits of using CBD for health include:

Pain relief – there are many reasons for pain and sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what’s causing it. What is often overlooked is that inflammation and neuropathic pain are often the cause of pain because it affects the nervous system. CBD can help reduce both types of pain as well as increase your local levels of cannabinoids, a compound which can have antinociceptive (anti-pain) effects in areas where it’s lacking naturally, such as:

Inflammation – CBD has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects when consumed. Research shows that CBD can help reduce the formation of tumors, enhance the healing process after injury and protect the brain from degenerating diseases.

CBD has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects when consumed. Research shows that CBD can help reduce the formation of tumors, enhance the healing process after injury and protect the brain from degenerating diseases. Anxiety – anxiety disorders are extremely common and can be caused by many factors, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, depression, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), etc.

Neuropathy – CBD is of benefit in treating neuropathic pain in multiple animal models. It has also been shown to protect mice from damage caused by a poisonous chemical known as FosB. Neuropathic pain is sometimes caused by damaged nerves and can be a symptom of diseases like diabetes, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.

CBD is of benefit in treating neuropathic pain in multiple animal models. It has also been shown to protect mice from damage caused by a poisonous chemical known as FosB. Neuropathic pain is sometimes caused by damaged nerves and can be a symptom of diseases like diabetes, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – there are no specific treatments for MS as of yet, with many suffering from the disease for years without any hope of a cure. CBD oil has been shown to reduce inflammation and degeneration in animal models and help repair damaged nerves. It can also modulate the immune system to help prevent the further onset of neurological problems.

There is limited human data available on the use of CBD oil in treating MS, but clinical trials are underway. One of the better studies was carried out by the University College London Institute of Neurology where they used intrathecal injections of CBD oil on multiple sclerosis patients.

Lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to neural pathways that receive and transmit information from one part of the body to another. The result is a loss of communication between nerve cells.

Where to Buy CBD Products in Maine?

The cannabis market in Maine is very young in comparison to the rest of the country, as recreational use has only been legalized since 2016. This means that not many companies have opened up yet to cater to this new market.

However, some of the largest companies producing hemp-derived products are:

POTOCANN – we are a full-service CBD company based out of Portland, Maine, and operate with exclusive access to no less than three USDA Certified Organic hemp farms compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. We carry both whole plant extracts as well as isolates from our CBD oil. In our whole-plant extracts, you’ll find the full range of cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and CBN and terpenes like myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. Our full spectrum products come in both tinctures and capsules to suit your needs. Check out our website or click here to learn more about POTOCANN products.

CBDFx – founded by a medical doctor, CBDFx is leading the way when it comes to high-quality CBD products. These oils and capsules are designed to help you feel your best throughout the day. Their proprietary blends are all made from organic hemp, GMO-free, and THC-free. Some of their products come in pairs for you to try, or you can just stick with one particular type of product if you prefer.

MassRoots – this company was started in 2014 and primarily deals with cannabis products that have been grown using cannabis extractions – but they also stock CBD flowers. Their goal is to bring people together in an atmosphere where anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can feel comfortable and safe about their cannabis usage. Their products are available through their CBD flower product line as well.

THCX – this is a very small operation based out of Maine (a state which has more than a dozen companies actively growing cannabis). They have only a handful of products on the market right now, but they’re working to expand their range very quickly. The products they focus on are tinctures and capsules made with a “Full Spectrum” hemp extract which uses both CBD and CBN (they do not use THC).

How CBD Is Made?

CBD is made by first extracting the cannabinoids (CBD) from the cannabis plant using a solvent that is safe for human consumption. It is then purified and then made into either a tincture oil or an isolate.

It is important to note that this oil is NOT legal in the majority of states in the United States. Unfortunately, because it has been legalized in Maine, it can still be found there, but even here it will be expensive. As such, many people will buy CBD from shops that sell it for truly large amounts of money – you can imagine how much someone needs to make to cover their expenses.

Is It Safe To Use CBD Oil?

You may have heard people say that CBD is not safe because it has no ‘homeopathic’ qualities so there are no negative effects on your health or body. But this is not true.

Using CBD oil is indeed safe, but many people do not understand how it affects your body or health. The thing is, CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system just like regular marijuana and other chemicals do.

This means that if you are a long-term user of CBD oil it can cause side effects and the negative effects are pretty serious – if you use too much, then you could develop a dependency on it. This is why some users claim that the high of CBD oils is addictive.

Those who are new to CBD oil should be particularly careful and should not exceed the recommended doses. There are also plenty of people who question whether CBD oil is safe and healthy, or if it could be dangerous for your health if you consume too much.

The truth is that using CBD oil does not pose any serious consequences to your health, but you should be careful when taking it because it is a highly potent substance and has the potential to cause side effects if you do not use it correctly. This is why there are people in Maine selling CBD oil for high amounts of money on the black market.

Be aware that when using CBD oil, you will get different reactions from different people. Some people may experience euphoria. According to a study published in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design, CBD oil can elicit euphoric responses when consumed at high doses.

But other people might experience feelings of paranoia or anxiety when they use CBD oil because they consume too high of a dose. The moral of the story is that you need to be careful when taking CBD oil and you should always start at a low dose to build up your tolerance.

When taking CBD oil, you should follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and make sure that you do not exceed the recommended dosage. If you are experiencing unwanted side effects, then it means that your body has been building up its tolerance for it over time. As such, you should cut back on your dosage and take a break. Most likely, you will feel much better once you have done so.

At this time, CBD is still illegal on a federal level. So, it’s not surprising that many people are uncertain if using CBD oil is safe or not. To add to the confusion, there are very few clinical trials and studies involving the use of CBD oil or cannabis extracts and the majority of information available in regards to their effects on our health comes from personal experiences of users. The good news is that we have plenty of anecdotal evidence evidencing that CBD has helped many people who have used it for various conditions.


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Andrew White

Professional cannabis grower and the director of botany for a large dispensary in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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