How to Take CBD Oil

If you’re dealing with issues like pain, anxiety, insomnia, or seizures, you might be interested in using cannabidiol (CBD) oil to find relief. CBD oil is found in cannabis plants and is typically derived from hemp. While CBD is a component of marijuana, it won’t get you high like THC. Additionally, CBD oil is now legal to buy, sell, and use in many areas, though you’ll need to check the laws where you live.[1] You have several options for administering CBD oil, and it may take some experimentation to figure out how much works best for you. However, check with your doctor before using CBD oil and if you’re treating seizures or have side effects.

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Administering CBD Oil
Take CBD oil capsules for a simple option that’s easy to measure. If you want a convenient, easy way to use CBD oil, capsules may be your best option. Check the label on your capsules to get the recommended dose, then take them as directed. You’ll likely start to notice effects in about 30 minutes.[2]
Capsules typically don’t provide relief as quickly as other CBD oil delivery methods. However, they’re easier to use and convenient to carry with you. Additionally, capsules ensure you’re getting the same dose each time.
Look for capsules at a drugstore, a dispensary, or online.
Put a tincture under your tongue to feel the effects fast. Shake the tincture bottle well to mix the ingredients, then use an eyedropper to measure out 1-2 drops of CBD tincture. Squeeze the drops under your tongue and hold the tincture in place for 30 seconds before swallowing.[3]
If your tincture comes in a spray bottle, spritz it once on the inside of each cheek.
A tincture can start working in as little as 15 minutes, but you’ll likely start feeling the effects in about 30 minutes.
Tinctures often come in different flavors to make them tastier.
Use a topical massage oil to treat chronic pain at the site. CBD topical oils typically contain both CBD oil and a carrier, such as coconut oil or beeswax. A massage oil is great for treating achy muscles and joints, as well as chronic pain. Put the massage oil on your fingers, then use your fingers to massage the oil directly onto the area you want to treat. Make circular motions on your skin as you apply the oil.[4]
You may notice less pain immediately, but it’s more common to get relief in 30 minutes to a few hours. However, keep in mind that some people don’t get relief from CBD oil.
If you don’t like the first oil you try, consider using a different product. You might buy a massage oil that has a higher concentration of CBD oil or a different carrier. For instance, CBD oil diluted with coconut oil might work better for you than CBD oil mixed with beeswax.
Consume CBD oil edibles if you don’t mind waiting for the effects. You might enjoy munching on CBD candies, treats, and other food products. Check the serving size directions, then eat your edible as directed. While these products are usually fun and easy to use, they may not work as well as other CBD products because they go through your digestive system. You’ll likely feel more relaxed in about 2-4 hours, but it’s possible edibles won’t work for you.[5]
It typically takes about 2-4 hours for your body to digest enough of the product for the CBD oil to enter your bloodstream. However, sometimes the food can mask the CBD effects in your body, as everyone is different. If edibles sound fun to you, try them to see if they provide the effects you want.
Vape CBD oil to feel calm and relaxed quickly. Smoking CBD oil is the quickest way to feel the effects. The easiest way to smoke it is to use a vape pen, which heats the CBD oil into a vapor that you can inhale. Purchase a vape pen battery and CBD oil cartridge from a smoke shop, dispensary, or online. Then, follow the directions on your vape pen battery to smoke the contents of the cartridge.[6]
Vape pen batteries are the base of a vape pen, while the cartridge is the part that contains what you’re smoking.
You might feel the effects of CBD oil within 30 seconds of inhaling it.[Edit]Getting the Right Dose
Ask your doctor for a dosage recommendation. Your doctor is your best resource for dosing instructions, especially if you’re treating a medical condition. Tell your doctor that you want to try CBD oil, then ask what products they recommend. Finally, talk to them about their dosage recommendation.[7]
Your doctor may be able to recommend a particular brand.
Be open with your doctor about your chosen delivery method. They may recommend you avoid methods that might aggravate a medical condition that you have. For instance, they might recommend that you avoid vaping if you have asthma.
Check the dosing instructions on the label of a commercial product. Most CBD products come with instructions for dosing. Read the product directions carefully to make sure you’re using it correctly. Additionally, don’t exceed the recommended dosage on the label, even if you don’t get the results you want.[8]
It’s possible that some CBD products will work for you, while others won’t. Don’t try to take more a product that isn’t working. Instead, switch to a different product.
Try an online calculator if you want a more precise dose. Do a quick online search for CBD dosing calculators, which are typically offered by sites that sell CBD products. Then, enter how many mL of oil the bottle has, how many mg of CBD oil the product contains, and how much you weigh. Using this information, the calculator will estimate how much oil you need in each dose.[9]
If you buy your CBD oil online, check the website to see if they have their own calculator. This will help you get the most accurate dosing.
Use the smallest dose that provides you relief. You may need to experiment a bit to find the right dose for your needs. Start with the smallest dose for your product, such as 1 drop of tincture, 1 puff of vapor, or 1 gummy edible. See how that dose affects you. If you don’t get the results you want, increase your dose and try again.[10]
You may need to experiment with dosing with each different product that you try. For instance, 2 different tinctures may have different concentrations of CBD oil, meaning you’ll need to figure out your best dose for each one.[Edit]When to Seek Medical Care
Call your doctor if you experience any side effects. While it’s rare, CBD oil may cause side effects, especially if you take a large dose. Usually, side effects are mild and go away on their own. However, consult your doctor to make sure you don’t need treatment if you experience the following side effects:[11]
Dry mouth
Drowsiness
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Reduced appetite
Get a prescription for CBD oil if you’re treating seizures. While CBD oil is an effective anti-seizure medication, the products available in stores may not be effective. Your doctor can prescribe Epidiolex, a CBD treatment that’s proven to treat seizures. Unfortunately, over-the-counter treatments typically aren’t safe to use for treating seizure disorders. Visit your doctor to get the CBD treatment that’s right for you condition.[12]
Use your CBD oil according to your doctor’s directions to treat your seizure disorder.
Talk to your doctor before using CBD oil. While CBD oil is generally safe, it’s not right for everyone. It might worsen certain conditions and may interact with some drugs, including blood thinners. Talk to your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you to use CBD oil before trying it.[13]
Tell your doctor what you plan to use CBD oil to treat.[Edit]Tips
CBD oil is now legal in many places, but some areas still have laws that prohibit it. Check that it’s legal in your area before you purchase it.[14]
While there’s scientific support that CBD oil helps seizure disorders and may help with pain, anxiety, and depression, there’s no proof that it helps treat other conditions.[15][Edit]Warnings
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Today in History for 9th December 2019

Historical Events

1425 – Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1824 – Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1900 – President Paul Kruger of South Africa’s Transvaal and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1939 – CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers claim 2nd title; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1949 – NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF ’49ers and Balt Colts from AAFC
2002 – “Star Trek: Nemesis” film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, born in Irkutsk, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
1887 – Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian, born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1958)
1920 – Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), born in Livorno (d. 2016)
1932 – Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, jazz musician
1932 – Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
1963 – Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Famous Deaths

1964 – Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
1992 – Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
2006 – Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
2010 – Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (b. 1924)
2012 – Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
2018 – Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, dies at 87

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How to Deal With a Burglar Breaking Into Your Home

Your home is your castle, so you want to feel safe and secure inside of it. Unfortunately, your home might be entered by a burglar who’s after your money or valuables. Typically, burglars want to take things without harming a home’s occupants, but that doesn’t make them any less scary! If you hear a burglar in your home, hide from them if you can. Otherwise, tell them you called the police and use your household objects to fight them off. In the meantime, secure your home to make it less vulnerable to would-be burglars.

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Hiding from the Burglar
Escape from your home if that’s possible. Generally, it’s better to leave your home if an intruder is inside. Go to the closest door or window and flee to safety. Once you’re secure, call the police for help.[1]
If neighbors live nearby, run to their house for safety. Otherwise, look for somewhere you can hide, such as inside a grove of trees or behind a fence.
Hide inside the closest room or closet with a locking door. Look around you and pick out the most secure hiding spot. If you can, move to a room or closet that has a locking door. Get inside and secure the lock.[2]
You might also look for a hiding spot inside the room. For instance, you might get under the bed or inside a cabinet to further conceal yourself.
Barricade the door to keep the burglar out. Push heavy pieces of furniture in front of the door to keep it closed if you can. Alternatively, lean a chair under the door knob so it’s hard to push open the door. If the door opens outward, loop a belt around the door handle and the leg on a heavy piece of furniture.[3]
For instance, you might push your dresser in front of your bedroom door. Then, sit in front of the dresser.
Be as quiet as possible so you aren’t found. Once you’re hidden, try not to make any noise. Don’t talk accept to tell emergency services that you have a burglar. Additionally, don’t shift around or play with something.[4]
Make sure your phone is on silent or vibrate.
Don’t try to move hiding spots. This will make noise and might draw attention to you.
Listen carefully so you won’t be surprised by the attacker. While it’s scary to think about, it’s likely that the burglar is going to go through your home looking for valuables. They might reach the room where you’re hiding before the police arrive. Listen so that you can hear what they’re doing. Pay attention to the following:[5]
Do you hear footsteps or other noises coming your way? If so, prepare to run or fight.
Does it sound like the burglar is talking to someone else? If so, there could be more than 1 burglar.
Can you hear your property being picked up and packed? This can give you an idea of where the burglar might be located.
Call the police once you’re in a secure hiding place. After you find a hiding spot, use your cell phone to call for help. Tell the dispatcher your name, your address, and that you have a burglar. Then, explain that you’re hiding and need to be quiet. Stay on the line until they say it’s safe to hang up.[6]
Keep the volume of your phone on low while you’re calling for help. This minimizes the chance that you’ll be heard.[Edit]Confronting the Intruder
Confront the intruder only if hiding isn’t an option. Generally, it’s safer to avoid contact with an intruder rather than confronting them. You don’t know their motives for entering your home, and they may panic and hurt you if they find out you’re there. Do your best to escape or stay hidden.[7]
Your personal safety is most important. Don’t risk your life to save your stuff!
Keep in mind that the intruder may be more likely to get caught if you hide and call the police. If they think you’re not home, they might still be in your home when the police arrive.
Shout “I’ve just called the police” to possibly scare them away. If you’re discovered or can’t find a hiding spot, yell that you’ve called the police already. Shout it out several times so you know that they’ve heard you. This might scare the burglar and get them to leave voluntarily.[8]
You might shout, “I’ve called the police! The police are on their way! I called 911! The police will be here any minute!”
Get your firearm for protection if you have one. You might choose to protect your home with a gun. If so, retrieve your gun from it’s secure spot as soon as you hear the burglar. Then, prepare to use your gun for protection.[9]
You may choose to shout to the burglar that you have a gun. You could yell, “I have a gun!” However, it’s possible that the burglar could also have one.
It’s legal in some areas for you to shoot a burglar. However, there may be restrictions on what’s legal, so research the laws in your area. For instance, you might not be able to fire on an intruder who is leaving.
Pick up a knife if you’re near your kitchen. Don’t try to go to the kitchen to retrieve a knife. However, grab a knife if you’re close to the kitchen when you hear the burglar. Keep the knife in your hand so that you can surprise the attacker with it if they get close to you.[10]
While a knife is a great weapon, it might be hard to use and could get taken from you. Don’t approach the burglar with the knife. Use it to scare them off.
Grab a heavy object that you can use as a weapon. You don’t need a conventional weapon to fight someone off. Use a household item as a makeshift weapon to give you an advantage against the burglar. Strike the burglar with your weapon if they get close to you. Here are some great options for weapons:[11]
A bat
A hockey stick
A pot or pan
A wine bottle
A lamp
A statue or bust
A belt
Perfume
Hairspray
Bug spray
Strike the burglar’s weak points to help incapacitate them. If you’re close to the intruder, hit them where it hurts. Aim your weapon or a kick at their groin first if they’re a man. Then, attack their eyes, nose, neck, knees, and stomach. Hit them as hard as you can, then run away.[12]
Your goal isn’t to fight, injure, or detain the burglar. Just try to incapacitate them long enough for you to run away.[Edit]Securing Your Home
Practice your plan for a home invasion in advance. Try not to worry too much about potential burglars because you’re probably safe. However, it’s helpful to practice how you’ll handle a burglary so you’re prepared. Make a plan with your family and practice it so you feel ready to carry it out. Here are some things to consider:[13]
Plan an escape route from your bedroom and the common areas.
Create a danger word that warns other household members of an intruder.
Designate an area for all household members to meet up.
Create a safe room by installing a heavy, locking door on one room.
Keep your doors and windows locked at all times. Don’t give a burglar easy access to your home. Close and secure all exterior doors and windows, even if you’re home. This prevents crimes of opportunity.[14]
Check your doors and windows before you go to bed every night to make sure they’re locked.
Add deadbolts to your exterior doors.
Store expensive items in your garage out-of-sight. Burglars are hoping for an easy score, so they’ll be tempted to grab things like bicycles or expensive tools. Keep these items in your garage when they’re not in use, and make sure you or your children don’t leave them laying in your yard.[15]
Burglars might see these items laying in your yard while they’re casing homes and come back later to steal them.
Trim the vegetation around your home so a burglar can’t sneak around. You might think that shrubs and bushes hide your home, but they actually hide would-be intruders. Burglars can easily creep around your home if they’re shrouded in leafy vegetation. Eliminate these hiding spots by keeping your bushes, shrubs, and grass trimmed.[16]
If you have a multi-story home, trim any tree branches that would allow a burglar easy access to a window or balcony.
Install outdoor lighting so would-be burglars feel exposed. Burglars want to stay hidden in the dark, so they might avoid your home if it’s well-lit. Put lights above your exterior doors and keep them on while it’s dark outside. Additionally, install motion-activated flood lights over your garage and the side of your home.[17]
Check around your home for areas that might need more lighting to be secure.
Use curtains to prevent potential burglars from spotting your goods. While casing your home, would-be burglars will look through your windows to see if you have valuables. Make it harder for them to see inside by installing curtains or blinds over your windows. This makes it less tempting for a burglar to enter your home.[18]
It’s especially important to cover your windows at night. If you have a light on, the contents of your rooms will be very visible from outside.
Install a security camera over your front door or garage as a deterrence. Burglars don’t want to get caught, so they might avoid your home if they see a visible camera. Plus, you’ll have evidence to give the police if they do break into your home. Put your camera above your door or above your garage to scare off potential burglars.[19]
A camera will be a better deterrent if it’s easily visible to intruders.
Get a home alarm to scare off burglars and call for help. Investing in a home alarm system may scare off any burglars who do try to enter your home. Plus, it’ll call the police on your behalf so help arrives faster. Research home alarm companies to find one that fits your needs and preferences. Then, get an alarm installed.[20]
Be sure to display you home alarm company’s sign outside your home so potential burglars know you’re protected.[Edit]Tips
Burglars usually target empty homes, so they may run away if they know you’re there. However, don’t count on that! It’s best to stay hidden if you can.
If you manage to see the burglar, try to memorize as many details about them as you can. If they get away, you can provide them to the police as they attempt to catch them.
If you want a pet, consider getting a big dog to deter potential burglars.
If you’re particularly worried about a break-in, consider learning self-defense. It will make you more prepared to fight off an attacker and more confident in a crisis.
If you use your cellphone to call emergency services, keep it on vibrate. Otherwise, there will be a loud ringtone if they need to call you back, which will alert the burglar to your location.[Edit]Warnings
Learn your jurisdiction’s laws on self-defense. While some allow the use of lethal force when an individual breaks into your home, others have varying definitions of “reasonable force”.
Call the police if you have been robbed so they can open an investigation.[Edit]Related wikiHows
Hide from a Murderer[Edit]References
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