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What is CBD?

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol, abbreviated to “CBD,” is one of approximately 115 “Phyto-cannabinoids” naturally occurring in hemp (cannabis) plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound. It is derived from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of hemp or marijuana. It is the most widely accepted non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp-based CBD extracts are different than CBD from marijuana, even though they both derive from the same plant

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are a diverse group of molecular compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants and other plants They are also produced inside the human body (endocannabinoids). Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system. Cannabinoids can restore a normal state of healthy balance as they interact with receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the body.

What makes hemp and marijuana plants different from one another?

Hemp and marijuana both come from the Cannabis sativa plant family. The main difference between them is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the often illegal, psychotropic cannabinoid. Hemp has less than 0.3% THC while Marijuana has much higher levels.

Common Questions About CBD

Is CBD oil legal?

On December 20th, 2018, the Farm Bill declared that all “hemp” extracts (CBD) are legal agricultural products if they contain <0.3% THC.  Hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell, and consume throughout all 50 states. These products are derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC. However, states can still decide if they want to allow the sale and production of hemp-based products.

Will I get high from CBD?

No. The CBD present in hemp does not contain THC. Without THC, there’s no “high” or euphoric effect as a result of using hemp-derived CBD.

Will I need a marijuana card or prescription to buy and use CBD products?

Our CBD products contain hemp-based CBD. It is federally legal to purchase hemp-based CBD in the U.S. without a doctor’s prescription. We do recommend that you check your local laws to verify that CBD is legal in your state.

Could using CBD lead to a failed drug test?

Delta-9 THC is mainly responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. This can build up in the body and result in failed drug tests over time. Even though hemp-based CBD products are manufactured from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC, there are still trace amounts. It is possible that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test for THC. If this is a significant concern, speak with your employer or doctor before use.

How should I store my CBD products?

Store CBD products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat.

How much CBD should I take?

Each person’s body structure is unique, so it isn’t easy to set a predetermined measurement right for everyone. You can consult a doctor or health professional to determine an amount right for you.

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

“Full Spectrum” means that the whole plant was used, not just stalk or stem. The cannabis Sativa plant contains 480 phytocompounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

“Broad Spectrum” means that it has the benefits of full-spectrum without any of the THC. Broad Spectrum defines a CBD extract that has concentrated levels of CBD, with no detectable THC.