What’s the difference between marijuana and CBD?
Marijuana as most people know it and CBD come from the same cannabis plant; but they’re different.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana that makes people feel ‘high.’ THC is illegal in Japan, while CBD is a different chemical compound taken from the hemp plant, which doesn’t contain any THC and doesn’t leave the user feeling high. We’ve covered it in more depth over on our FAQ page.
Is CBD legal, and what types are available in Japan?
CBD by itself is legal, but Japan-based users must be diligent in ensuring what they’re using is ok. There are three types of CBD: CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD.
CBD isolate (the purest form) and broad-spectrum CBD contain no THC, so they are legal. Full-spectrum CBD contains THC and is not legal in Japan.
MUKOOMI’s CBD products are entirely legal, and our oil is registered with the Cannabinoid Examination Committee of the Japan Cosmetics Association.
How much does CBD oil typically cost?
Quality CBD oil should be considered an investment in your wellness journey. Prices vary depending on the size of the product and the concentration levels of CBD in each oil.
MUKOOMI’s 30ml CBD oil, for example, is 900mg, which places it in the mid-level concentration and makes it a perfect starting point for trying CBD for the first time. Expect to pay between ¥9,000- ¥13,000 for a similar product depending on the supplier.
What non-oil forms does CBD come in?
Gummies, capsules, vapes, bath bombs, snacks, lemonade, topicals, CBD comes in countless forms! Imagine a product you consume or apply to your body, and chances are there’s a CBD-infused version of it out there.
Many users with problem skin like acne have found that CBD helps reduce inflammation and decrease excess sebum. Those dealing with the effects of getting older say they love the antioxidant boost CBD gives their skin. Remember, everyone is different, so you may have to explore a little before you find the product to best suit your needs.