WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL (CBD)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis. It is the most widely accepted non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp-based CBD extracts should not be confused with CBD from marijuana, even though they both derive from the same plant.
IS CBD OIL LEGAL?
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell, and consume throughout all 50 states. These products must be derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. That being said, states can still decide if they want to allow the sale and production of hemp-based products.
WILL I GET "HIGH" FROM USING CBD?
Because CBD is a non-intoxicating component from industrial hemp, which legally must have less than 0.3 percent of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there’s no “high” or euphoric effect as a result of using a broad spectrum or isolate hemp-derived CBD product. It is possible that people who are hypersensitive to THC may feel a small high from taking a full spectrum CBD product but this is uncommon.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF CBD?
Properties of CBD will vary for each individual depending on height, weight, and the quantity of CBD taken. Because there are no intoxicating ingredients with CBD oil, there is no “high” effect; start with small amounts and gradually increase with each use until reaching desired results.
WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?
Cannabinoids are molecular compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produce inside our bodies. Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.
WHAT MAKES HEMP PLANTS DIFFERENT FROM MARIJUANA PLANTS?
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family, Cannabis sativa. The main difference between the two is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the illegal, psychotropic cannabinoid. According to the Agricultural Act of 2014, American legislation describes legal hemp plants as containing less than 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC.
WILL USING CBD OIL SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
While hemp-based CBD products are manufactured from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, there are still trace amounts. There is a chance that consuming a full spectrum CBD consumable may lead to a positive drug test for THC, as it does with any product made from hemp. If this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use. Please only take broad spectrum or isolate CBD products if failing a drug test is a concern.
WHAT IS A FULL SPECTRUM CBD PRODUCT?
Full Spectrum CBD products are created from hemp through a full plant extraction. They contain naturally occurring cannabinoids (includes <0.3% Delta 9-THC), plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and plant proteins of the original hemp source. These compounds work together, typically referred to as the “Entourage Effect,” multiplying the potential health benefits. We like to warn our customers that taking a full spectrum hemp product could possible cause you to fail a drug test.
WHAT IS A BRAOD SPECTRUM CBD PRODUCT?
Broad Spectrum CBD products are created by taking Full Spectrum extract and further processing it to remove trace amounts of THC. Broad Spectrum products contain an array of naturally occurring cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and plant proteins of the original hemp source. Similar to Full Spectrum products, these compounds work together in what is known as the “Entourage Effect,” multiplying the potential health benefits. Because broad spectrum hemp products have non-detectable amounts of Delta 9 THC they are much more popular for people who have to worry about failing a drug test.
WHAT IS A CBD ISOLATE PRODUCT?
CBD isolate is a form of CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis plant. Unlike full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate products do not contain any other additional cannabinoids. CBD isolate consumables provide a way to enjoy the benefits of this cannabinoid without any other hemp components. CBD isolate is a compound that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. Because of the way manufacturers extract (or isolate) the CBD from all the other components of the plant, it’s the purest form of CBD. It does not have a particular smell or taste and can come in different forms, including CBD isolate crystal, CBD isolate powder, and CBD isolate oil. CBD isolate products are also popular for people that have to worry about failing a drug test as they do not contain any THC.
WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
Delta 8 is a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) much like Delta 9. However, Delta 8 is derived from Hemp, whereas traditionally Delta 9 comes from Marijuana. Hemp and Marijuana are both Cannabis plants. Cannabis plants that contain 0.3 percent THC or less are considered Hemp. Delta 8 occurs naturally in Cannabis plants. Like Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 does produce intoxicating effects. Delta 8 THC is milder than Delta 9, and its main effect is relaxation.