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CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not give the feeling of intoxication or ‘being high’. However, CBD still offers many other therapeutic health benefits.

You may have heard of ‘edibles’ before. Edibles are a way of consuming CBD or other forms of cannabis in food. As the marketplace continues to grow, we continue to see CBD and cannabis put into just about every food possible.


For many people, the thought of cannabis edibles conjures up stereotypical images. Just imagine a friend accidentally eating too much of a ‘special brownie’ and subsequently freaking out or passing out.  Thankfully with the rapid legalization of marijuana, talk of CBD or THC edibles has become much more diverse.  The Cannabis plant has two distinct varieties, the hemp plant, and the marijuana plant. Industrial hemp plants are high in the health-promoting cannabinoid CBD, and low in the psychoactive component THC.  CBD extracted from industrial hemp became federally legal in December of 2018 with the passage of The Farm Bill. That is why you are likely seeing CBD products everywhere these days.

One of the most common products found in the unregulated market is CBD infused gummies.

Gummy bears were invented by a German factory worker in the 1920s. Over time, they have grown to become one of America’s favorite candies.

As stated by Bon Appetit, gummy bears “surely have one of the most devoted followings of any candy in history.

For the purpose of this post, we will only be talking about CBD, not THC, as recreational marijuana use is not yet legal everywhere.

A properly designed CBD regimen is an excellent addition to any holistic lifestyle, however, finding the perfect CBD regimen can be tricky. For the cannabis-naive user, CBD gummies can be a great place to start.


CBD gummies are gummies that have been infused with CBD. CBD gummies are typically consumed for recreational, medical, social, or meaningful health and wellness purposes. These candies can be made with CBD Hemp Oil, CBD concentrate, or CBD isolate.

Consuming CBD orally has a different, less potent, effect on the body than if CBD were applied topically, sublingually, or inhaled or vaped.

The average bioavailability rate of orally consumed CBD is approximately 6%. CBD undergoes the extensive first-pass metabolism and is slow to work in the body.

Given that the bioavailability of orally consumed CBD is only 6%, it may be necessary to take higher doses, or to increase the serving size, to observe any noticeable effects.


The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. This means that hemp is no longer a controlled substance under federal law.

On April 2nd, 2019 FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. issued a formal statement on the FDA’s new steps to advance the agency’s continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products.


While CBD itself has been studied for its many therapeutic properties, remember that you will be only feeling about 6% of the potential effects due to the bioavailability rate of orally ingested CBD.

That is why we recommend CBD Gummies to be added to a curated CBD regimen for optimal health.

CBD, when taken sublingually or buccally through a tincture, vaporized, or even used topically, has a much higher bioavailability rate and will produce more of the typical anecdotal effects reported by consumers.


  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Pain and inflammation
  • PTSD and anxiety
  • IBD – Crohn’s disease & Ulcerative Colitis
  • IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Opioid withdrawal
  • Preventive health


No, eating CBD Gummies will not get you high (if CBD hemp oil is the only cannabis extract being used). However, there is always the potential for cross-contamination or improper labeling if you are purchasing a premade product from a retailer.

With that being said, whole-plant CBD hemp oil does contain less than 0.3% THC. This means that you will be ingesting small amounts of THC when consumed. While it is likely not enough to induce psychoactive effects, it may be enough to create a positive result on a drug test.  PHARRA CBD contains 0.0% THC. 

For those individuals who need to ensure that no THC is consumed, it is recommended to use a broad spectrum CBD hemp oil or concentrate. Broad-spectrum means that THC and other plant metabolites have been removed.

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