6 Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Oil
- What exactly is CBD?
- CBD, short for cannabidiol, is just one of over 100 unique compounds called cannabinoids that are found within the cannabis plant. CBD is found throughout the stalk, and flowers of various types of cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana
- Cannabidiol naturally occurs in large quantities within the cannabis plant, thus the easy extraction of it. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t elicit a “high” feeling when consumed, making it safe to use by members of your entire family.
- Cannabinoids, including CBD, interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is made up of receptors in the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system (nerves throughout the body’s limbs and organs).
- Since CBD is non-psychoactive, is it legal?
- While it’s true that CBD is legal in all 50 states, there are situations when it isn’t legal. The difference between legal and illegal typically depends whether the CBD is derived from hemp, or marijuana.Now, marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis family, so they do share a lot of characteristics. There is, however, a crucial difference between the two – The amount of psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that each plant produces.
- While marijuana can contain 30% or more of THC, industrial hemp contains no more than 0.3% of THC. In other words, marijuana can cause a high, while CBD derived from hemp with less than 0.3% would NOT cause any high.
- With the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018, CBD derived from industrialized hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC and is federally legal. The bill also removed CBD from the DEA’s schedule 1 class of drugs, and paves the way for the FDA and individual states to regulate CBD. As of Q1 2019, there are a few states that still have gray areas with respect to CBD regulation and their legal status; check with your state and local government to learn more. [Read more about the Farm Bill of 2018].
- Will taking CBD cause me to fail a Drug Test?
There are a few points to consider here, please read carefully. Some CBD products are made from Marijuana and contain THC, which would cause someone using that brand of CBD to fail a drug test.
CBD not made from Marijuana is made from industrial hemp, which by law has less than 0.3% THC, and after refinement would typically have less – so the chances are very slim that this level of THC would cause someone to fail a drug test.
Our CBD products contain NO THC and would not cause someone to fail a drug test.
- Do some CBD products contain THC?
- Yes, there are some CBD products that are made from Marijuana that will contain THC. There are also CBD isolate products that will only contain CBD and no THC.
- Our CBD products are made from industrial hemp and contains NO THC!
- How do I use CBD?
- Before We Start educate yourself on the benefits of hemp oil and read about how other people are using it and determining how much to take. The manufacturer recommended serving size on hemp supplements may not be perfect for everyone, so we encourage you to experiment.
- Step 1 - Shake well! Separation in hemp oil products is completely natural and to be expected. Some bottles are impossible to see into (which is good — dark bottles help block light for optimal shelf life), but if you can, take note of how the oil tends to settle onto the bottom. Once you start shaking, it quickly blends.
- Step 2 - Squeeze the dropper top to fill the pipette with oil and dispense the oil under your tongue. You can swish it around a little, but most people like to just let it sit. You can add as many droppers full as needed; don’t feel you need to restrict yourself to the recommended serving size.The side effects are minimal. Many people have noted a slight sedative effect at larger quantities. This may be beneficial if you have trouble sleeping, so consider using it before bed.Allow the oil to absorb into your system by holding the oil in your mouth for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. You may choose to swish it around, but it’s not necessary.
- Step 3 - Repeat as necessary throughout the day. As mentioned above, hemp oil may be slightly sedative at higher amounts, or simply calming and relaxing at a lower serving size.
- What's better - Hemp or Cannabis CBD Oil?
- CBD oil is derived from hemp, so hemp and CBD oil are the same. Full Spectrum CBD oil is the base ingredient of our products. It is highly effective because it contains all of the essential oils, fatty acids, and aminos that would normally be stripped away in isolate products. In our opinion, isolate CBD can be compared to squeezing out all the Vitamin C from an orange. You can still drink the juice, but it’s not the same.