CBD in Houston, Texas:  Hemp-Derived and Farm Bill Compliant

When it comes to cannabis, the two substances most people know of are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is responsible for the “high” marijuana users experience, while CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that is touted for its medicinal benefits.

CBD products are all over the market, ranging from oils and edibles to CBD-infused clothing, to treat everything from cancer to Parkinson’s to schizophrenia to diabetes. But what exactly is CBD, what are its true benefits, and why is it so popular?

At OilWell CBD, we believe in a safe, natural path to wellness, and that starts with CBD. Our business was born of compassion, and that’s why we strive to provide the products our customers need to reach their wellness goals. 

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What is CBD?

CBD is the second-most prevalent compound in cannabis and an essential component of medical marijuana. Cannabis sativa includes both marijuana and hemp, and CBD can be derived from either one, as well as manufactured in a laboratory.

One of the unique aspects of CBD is that it produces no psychoactive effects. THC is the main psychoactive component, but low-potency THC and other cannabinoids can produce mild euphoria. CBD exhibits no effects that have an abuse or dependence potential and there’s no public health concerns associated with pure CBD.  

As a result, CBD is legal and available in most of the US. All 50 states have laws regarding CBD and its restrictions. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 legalized hemp, leading to fewer restrictions on hemp-derived CBD. All hemp-derived products were removed from the controlled substances list, making CBD legal if it comes from hemp and not marijuana.

How Does CBD Work?

Like other cannabinoids, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, a complex cell-signaling system that plays vital roles in the central nervous system and other systems.

The body has two cannabinoid receptors:

  • Cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1), a receptor that’s present virtually everywhere in the body and coordinates movement, emotions, pain, mood, cognition, memories, and more.
  • Cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2), a receptor that’s found in the immune system and controls inflammation and pain.

CBD is thought to stimulate the receptors to encourage the body to produce its own endocannabinoids.

CBD Therapeutic Uses

Epilepsy and Seizures

One of CBD’s most recognized uses is for childhood epilepsy syndromes like Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome, two types of epileptic seizure disorders that don’t respond well to conventional antiseizure medication.

Numerous studies indicate that CBD can reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures. In some cases, it was shown to stop seizures entirely. The FDA since approved a cannabis-derived medication, Epidiolex, with CBD to treat these conditions.


Anxiety may be treatable with cannabis, but the euphoric effects of THC can have adverse effects that increase feelings of anxiety and paranoia. Because it’s not psychoactive, CBD can relieve the feelings of anxiety and may even offset the anxiety and paranoia of THC when combined.

Research into the effects of CBD on anxiety have demonstrated preclinical and clinical evidence that CBD can be effective at treating numerous anxiety types, including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Cannabis has a reputation for causing drowsiness and sedation, which may make it beneficial for insomnia and other sleep disorders. On its own, CBD has been shown to address a number of sleep disorders, including insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, and excessive daytime sleepiness disorder.

Additional preliminary research suggests that CBD can help patients improve sleep and reduce feelings of anxiety that contribute to poor sleep patterns.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can lead to poor quality of life and may be difficult to manage without opioids and other extreme treatments. CBD is often touted as a therapy for chronic pain, as seen with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions, but the results are mixed.

Animal studies have shown that CBD has pain-relieving effects due to interactions with the endocannabinoid, inflammatory, and nociceptive systems. While there isn’t sufficient human studies to prove this, CBD is a safe and non-psychoactive option with a low potential for abuse that’s a satisfying alternative to opioids for pain relief.


Along with providing an alternative to opioid pain medications, CBD may have benefits for addressing addiction directly. Studies on human subjects suggest that CBD may be able to reduce cravings for tobacco and heroin under certain conditions, and animal models of addiction suggest that CBD may reduce cravings for alcohol, opiates, stimulants, and even cannabis.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease in which the immune system degrades the protective covering of nerves, leading to widespread pain, vision loss, fatigue, and poor coordination. Cannabinoids have been identified as a possible treatment option for nerve pain, particularly with multiple sclerosis.

Research into CBD pain relief with multiple sclerosis and other conditions shows promising results, but more studies are needed.


Cannabis has been widely used as a treatment for the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. Its possible appetite-stimulating effects and anti-emetic effects may be beneficial for treating the nausea, vomiting, and inappetence that are common in cancer patients undergoing treatment.

Research into CBD for cancer shows that it may be effective at reducing the unpleasant side effects of cancer and cancer treatments when combined with other therapies.

Heart Health

Preclinical studies show that CBD has several cardiovascular benefits, including reducing the blood pressure increases in response to stress. The issues with long-term stress and cardiovascular disease are well documented, and part of the concern is the increase in blood pressure under stress, which can induce myocardial ischemia, a condition when the blood flow to the heart muscle is partially or completely blocked by the buildup of plaque in a coronary artery. If the plaques rupture, this can lead to a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

Studies show that CBD can reduce resting blood pressure and the blood pressure increase in response to stress, which may make it beneficial for treating cardiovascular disorders and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.


CBD may have benefits for diabetes that act in two ways. Testing on human cells shows that CBD may reduce the effects of high glucose levels on other cells in the body, which contributes to the complications of the disease. This demonstrates that CBD may have benefits for addressing plaque buildup in the arteries and diabetic complications.

In another study, patients with diabetes ceased insulin treatment and used either a placebo or CBD. The patients with CBD showed a decreased level of insulin resistance and an increased level of glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, a hormone that ensures the release of insulin from digested food. This research indicates that CBD may be an appropriate natural treatment for diabetes that supports the body in regulating its own insulin hormone levels.

How to Use CBD

CBD can be used in a variety of ways, including mixing it into a food or drink, taking it orally as a tincture or capsule, massaging a lotion or oil into the skin, or spraying it under the tongue.

The appropriate amount of CBD varies by individual and is influenced by a number of factors, including age, gender, body weight, product concentration, and desired effects. First-time users should begin with a smaller dose and gradually increase it until the desired effects are seen. While overdoses on pure CBD are improbable, consuming too much CBD can lead to adverse effects.

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CBD Risks

CBD is generally safe and has fewer adverse effects than many prescription and over-the-counter medications. For most people, CBD is well-tolerated, but it can cause side effects like inappetence, reduced appetite, fatigue, drowsiness, dry mouth, and diarrhea. In addition, CBD may be contraindicated with other medications, such as blood thinners.  

Keep in mind that no medication or therapy is entirely safe. Many over-the-counter drugs have possible side effects, such as acetaminophen, which can cause liver changes, and aspirin, which can lead to ulcers. Like any medication or supplement, it’s about weighing the benefits against the risks.

It’s also important to know that since CBD isn’t fully regulated as a medication, only as a supplement, the purity and dosage may be in question. Not all states or countries have labeling requirements to verify the CBD content, and some products may contain notable levels of THC. If you plan to use CBD, it’s vital to choose a product from a reputable company that’s transparent about its suppliers and product quality.

That’s why OilWell CBD relies on trust, transparency, and testing to ensure our customers have access to safe, quality products to reach their personal wellness goals. Our CBD products are manufactured in small-batches to ensure quality and exceptional finished products.

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CBD is all over the media as a miracle cure for a variety of ailments. Though it’s no “magic bullet” cure, CBD has been shown as a potential therapeutic supplement to address the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer side effects, cardiovascular disease, and more.

The FDA approved a CBD drug for treating epilepsy and childhood seizure disorders. More research into CBD’s benefits could result in more acceptance of CBD as a non-toxic treatment option for a variety of ailments with appropriate dosage and quality regulations.

If you’re looking for high-quality CBD, OilWell Cannabis has you covered. We offer a wide selection of high-quality, hemp-derived CBD products, including salves, joints, dabs, and more. Contact us to see what we have to offer!

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