National CBD Day

National CBD Day

Today marks exactly one year from the day cbdMD founded National CBD Day. It took many weeks of vigorous planning on their part, but on August 8, 2018, everything finally came together and National CBD day became an official holiday.

So, you may be wondering: what’s so special about CBD to receive that much recognition? Well, first of all, great question! You see, CBD or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring substance found in cannabis plants, such as marijuana and hemp. It’s known for its incredible ability to help the body regulate and produce neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, which are responsible for sending internal messages from one organ to another. In turn, this makes it easier and faster for the body to transmit signals and heal itself.

Plenty of medical professionals use CBD as an alternative treatment for anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, body pain, epilepsy, and the list goes on! However, many healthy individuals also use it for the sole purpose of stress-relief and relaxation—two things we all need every so often.


Good And Bad CBD

National CBD DayBefore you jump on the National CBD Day bandwagon, let’s first talk about the two main sources of CBD and what makes them different from the other.

Commercially available CBD can either be from marijuana or hemp. However, CBD extracted from marijuana contains a psychoactive substance called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which causes people to feel high and is extremely toxic to animals. That means, marijuana-derived CBD is illegal and therefore, a definite no-go for National CBD Day.

Hemp, on the other hand, has little to no THC (no more than 0.3%), which means, hemp-derived CBD has all the health benefits but not the intoxicating effects. Pretty amazing, right? And, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, it’s now a perfectly legal ingredient to include in products for both people and pets. So, even your furry family members are safe to unwind with you on National CBD Day!


Sit, Stay, And Relax With Your Pet

Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, companies wasted no time brainstorming fun ways both people and their pets can enjoy the benefits of CBD. Today, all it takes is just a trip to your local grocery store to get your hands on a CBD-infused product of your choosing.

Read on to see which CBD products are worth trying out with your pet this National CBD Day!

1. Spoil Yourselves With CBD Oil

National CBD DayCBD oils are currently the most popular form of CBD. They usually come with a medicine dropper that you can use to place a few drops of the oil under your tongue or directly on your skin—it depends on what you want to use it for, really.

If you’re in it for the relaxing effects, then you can just place a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, and wait for about 10 seconds before swallowing. You’ll feel it kicking in within 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re using it to manage body pain from stiff muscles, arthritis or anything like that, then simply massage it into the skin. It’ll take about 15 to 30 minutes to work.

Most CBD oil for people is safe for pets, but it’s better to buy one that’s specially formulated for them. Since THC isn’t necessarily toxic to humans, some brands of CBD oil may have more than 0.3% THC, making them incredibly unsafe for animal consumption.

Here are some of the most top-rated CBD oil for pets:

Giving your pet CBD oil can help with anxiety, body pain, digestion issues, and even seizures. However, every animal reacts differently depending on several factors, such as age, health, and diet. So, it’s still best to consult with your veterinarian first before giving them any product containing CBD.


2. Bite Down On Some CBD Biscuits

National CBD DayIf you’d rather not place CBD oil under your tongue, then you can eat CBD biscuits instead! I mean, come on, who doesn’t like biscuits? I’m sure even your pet will enjoy munching on them!

CBD biscuits are CBD-infused treats that you and your pet can enjoy even after National CBD Day. EVERHEMP+, Weller, and GOODSHIP make some of the most delicious CBD treats and snacks! However, that doesn’t mean you can feed your dog human edible CBD treats. For their safety, you’ll need to get them a bag of CBD pet treats. You can check out CeeBeeDoo, HempMyPet, HolistaPet, and Purity Petibles—their pet treats are pretty popular among pet owners!


3. Gobble Up A Few CBD Gummies

National CBD DayYep, you read that right. CBD gummies are a thing! Just like CBD treats, CBD gummies are infused with hemp-derived CBD and are available as human edibles and soft chews for pets. So, if you want a more entertaining way to celebrate National CBD Day with your pet, CBD gummies are definitely for you!

We recommend trying out Sunday Scaries Gummies For Chillin’, Green Roads Relax Bears, or Proleve CBD Gummy Slices—total crowd favorites!

For pets, Cannanine Bacon-Flavored Soft Chews, Primo Plant Remedies Pet Soft Chews, and Innovet Hemp Soft Chews are some of the best choices.


Things To Consider When Buying CBD Products

As we’ve mentioned earlier, not all CBD products are legal nor safe, especially for pets. You should always read everything written on the labels. Make sure they’re from a reputable company, and 100% hemp-derived (contain 0.3% THC or below). If you can, read some customer reviews online. Check what other people are saying about the products. This way, you’ll know what to expect, and possibly dodge some bullets.

Once you’ve done your research and figured out the type of CBD product you want, you’re good to go! You and your pet are now ready to CBD and chill on National CBD Day!


So, have you tried CBD products before? Have you ever tried giving some to your pet? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!