The most pressing question after whether it is legal, will it make you high, is how much should I take.
First, it is perfectly legal due to the Farm Bill of 2018 which defined hemp as a plant Cannabis saliva L. And any portion of the plant as legal as long as it contains no more than .3% of THC, the psychoactive compound of the plant. It will not make you high. It is safe.
So what is the right dose? The right dose is difficult to find as everyone is different with some people responding to 1mg and others taking grams of CBD for specific maladies, some as part of studies.
The best way to start with CBD is with a small dose and increase it slowly until the desired result is achieved.
I can take 10mg of CBD at 10pm and have an incredibly deep sleep with no after effects. My brother needs to take it in the morning as it keeps him awake. But for both of us, it had extremely positive effects. I feel clear headed, relaxed, and less pain from arthritiis. My brother has few, if any, leg cramps at night anymore which are caused by dialysis. He had been cramp-free for almost 4 months. He takes 10mg every morning for this amazing relief.
The mantra is “start low, increase slowly” until you find your dose.