Frequently Asked Questions

About the CBD Products We Carry

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of over 100 cannabinoids naturally occurring in the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD, is the second most abundant and promising phytocannabinoid found naturally in the hemp plant.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are both cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and is responsible for the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties present in cannabis. Alternatively, THC is considered psychoactive and creates the feeling of intoxication or “high”.

What is the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana?

Though both industrial hemp and marijuana are variants of the cannabis plant, the similarities end there. Industrial hemp is specially cultivated to have high concentrations of cannabidiol, or CBD for short, while maintaining very low levels of THC. Conversely, marijuana is cultivated to have high levels of THC to produce a psychoactive effect. Unlike marijuana, industrial hemp does not produce any psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is classified as an anti-psychoactive and has been shown to help those suffering from existing psychoactive disorders.

Is CBD Legal?

Yes. All of the CBD products we carry are compliant operating under the 2014 Farm Bill Section 7606 which defines industrial hemp as the plant, Cannabis Sativa and any part of such plant, whether growing or not with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabiniol(THC) concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) supports the body’s natural responses to pain, stress, anxiety and many other issues. It is comprised of receptors that lie within the body; the brain, organs, connective tissues, and glands. These receptors are CB1 (found mostly in the brain and the central nervous system) and CB2 (found primarily in the immune system and even found on white blood cells). It’s primary function is creating homeostasis (balance) that works with all the other systems within the body. The ECS is a bridge that connects all our body’s organs and systems that helps balance the mind and body.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids refer to the group of chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells in the Endocannabinoid system. Endo stands for endogenous, which means produced within the body. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters synthesized on demand and produced when the body signals they are needed. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that occur naturally in the hemp plant.

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Both hemp oil and CBD oil come from the Cannabis Sativa plant, but CBD mainly comes from the flower and leaves of the plant. Hemp oil is taken from the seeds. Both of the oils are non-psychoactive.

While both oils have their fair share of impressive benefits, hemp oil and CBD oil are made from opposite parts of the hemp plant and offer completely different advantages. CBD oil is effective for treating pain, anxiety, and even promoting deeper sleep, while hemp oil is best known for its nutritional value and hydrating skin benefits.

How Does CBD Work?

The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is responsible for regulating activities such as immune response, inflammation, sleep and wake cycle and mood and anxiety response. CBD interacts with the ECS helping the body to maintain appropriate cannabinoid levels and support good health through homeostasis.

Homeostasis refers to the ability of an organism or environment to maintain a state of internal balance and physical wellbeing in spite of changes or outside factors. Successful homeostasis is vital to the survival of any living thing, and being able to maintain homeostasis even in adverse conditions is one of the most important evolutionary advantages.

Regulation of body temperature, blood pressure, pH, and glucose concentration are four examples of how the body maintains homeostasis.

Will CBD get me high?

No. Cannabidiol will not produce a “high”. Even CBD oils that contain trace amounts of THC, less than 0.3% do not have a psychoactive effect.

What is the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum CBD, and broad spectrum CBD oil?

Isolate, full spectrum, and broad spectrum are the three most common types of CBD, and they’re each created with a different extraction method. Extraction is the process that turns the whole hemp plant into a CBD product, whether that’s CBD oil, topicals, tinctures, sublinguals sprays, or more.

Isolate CBD: Isolate refers to an extraction process that, you guessed it, isolates CBD from the rest of the compounds in the cannabis plant. After CBD concentrate is extracted and separated from the rest of the compounds in the plant, it then goes through a winterization process, which extracts any remaining waxes, terpenes, or cannabinoids. This creates a CBD product that tests as high as 99% pure CBD.

Full Spectrum CBD: Full spectrum CBD, on the other hand, extracts a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. Sometimes referred to as whole plant CBD, full spectrum will contain trace amounts of THC, but not enough to produce a psychoactive effect.

Broad Spectrum CBD: Broad spectrum CBD is the middle ground option between isolate and full spectrum CBD. It begins as a full spectrum oil, with the full range of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, but it then goes through a refinement process to remove all THC compounds.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect is the synergistic interaction from all the different compounds found in the entire plant; cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in cannabis. This includes about 100 phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids which occur naturally in plants.

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