Is CBD a Drug?

Updated: Jun 29

What CBD Is

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is just one of more than 60 compounds derived from the Cannabis plant. CBD has been placed under the spotlight in recent years due the FDA recognizing the myriad of health benefits associated with consuming this amazing compound.

It’s very important to know that CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient found in marijuana that produces a euphoric high in its users.

For this reason, people of all ages and walks of life can benefit from using CBD oil and other CBD products.

Cannabis derived products such as THC still fall under the controlled substances act and because of that cannot be classified as CBD.

What CBD Is Not

CBD is not the same thing as THC; they are two very different compounds that are used for very different things. Yes, there is a segment of the population that uses THC for it’s known health benefits but the vast majority of users are doing so socially to get a recreational high.

The safety concerns with those using THC to get 'high' are understandable but that's not a worry with cannabidiol extracts sold online such as the Amaro line due to the virual non-existence of THC in the products.

On the flip side, CBD users are doing so strictly because they are seeking relief from some type of chronic illness or condition. Researchers have determined that Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a safe and effective medication for many different conditions that we will now discuss.

What Can CBD Be Used For?

Although there are 100’s of different conditions that someone could effectively use CBD for, by far the most common reported reason is pain relief. CBD is proven to help reduce chronic pain by causing a disruption to cannabinoid receptors in our body’s nervous system.

This system regulates bodily functions such as pain sensitivity, appetite or lack thereof and of course, sleep cycles.

If you happen to suffer from a condition that affects one of these functions, maybe you should consider CBD.

It stands to reason that if you suffer from a condition that severely affects one of these major bodily functions, CBD might be right for you.

Early clinical trials have shown that cbd oil is also an effective tool in the symptom management arsenal of those who suffer from neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders and even some mental health disorders.

What Are The Side Effects of CBD?

In general, CBD is safe and well-received by most users but there are always exceptions to every rule, right? Some of the common reported side effects of ingesting CBD are headaches, diarrhea, fatigue and appetite changes. Having said that, when weighing the pros and cons of any supplement of medication, you must adhere to the manufacturer's recommended dosage. We would be amiss to say that it’s only when CBD users exceed the recommended dosage is when side effects can occur. We strongly recommend discussing with your doctor that you’re considering adding CBD to your daily routine.

Another factor to consider when deciding whether or not CBD is right for you, is the purity of the product you’re considering using.

The purity of the products in the Amaro store are next to none and formulated by our Herbalist to be uniquely luxurious and effective.

Amaro PROVIDE’s a powerhouse of high-quality, natural ingredients is sure to leave your skin bright, beautiful, and healthy.


To answer the question of whether or not CBD is a drug, our response is a resounding no! It’s ultimately up to you, the consumer, to educate yourself as to which product manufacturers are reputable and which products are safe and effective to what you are looking for. Our products are manufactured adhering to the strict guidelines set forth by the FDA so you know that THC levels are virtually non-existent and the quality is non-negotiable. Our herbalist is classically trained in the sustainable arts to deliver Amaro products fresh from the family Farm directly to you with that true farm-to-face, sustainable culture that means so much to us.

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