What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD produces effects in the Endocannabinoid System. The body naturally produces cannabinoids to help regulate functions like mood, pain, and sleep, but these can become diminished due to internal imbalances or external stressors. Supplementing the body’s natural cannabinoids with hemp-derived CBD helps bring the body back to balance, and in doing so, may optimize whole body wellness.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes it is legal. On December 20, 2018, the 2018 Federal Farm Bill was signed. The new Farm Bill legalized hemp in all 50 states. As a result, hemp and hemp derived products have been removed from the Controlled Substances Act. CBD oil extracted from legally grown hemp is legal at the Federal level now, as long as the hemp contains less than 0.3% THC.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between full spectrum and isolate?
Isolate is the purest form of CBD. It has been extracted from all of the other compunds in the the hemp plant and it has no THC. Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids.Full spectrum CBD does contain THC but in certain states, the THC levels can NOT exceed .3 mg of THC.
Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Marijuana-Derived CBD
The cannabis plant is commonly known as hemp or marijuana, depending on the plant’s level of THC. Hemp has a THC level of less than 0.3 percent, while marijuana has THC at higher concentrations. CBD products that contain THC at higher concentrations than in hemp are only legally available in countries and states that have passed recreational or medical marijuana use laws.
Does CBD make you high?
CBD is non-intoxicating–so it will not get you high. Based on the limit on the federal legal limits of THC (.3 mg or less of THC) allowed in CBD, it has zero psychoactive effects.
Whar are the various methods of intaking CBD?
There are four primary methods of intake: Sublingual oils, ingestibles, topicals, and smoking or vaping.
How do i know the CBD is potent and pure?
The only way to ensure the safety, quality and potency of CBD is to have it tested in a third-party accredited laboratory. Reputable brands will provide testing results.
Accredited Laboratories Should Test to Ensure the CBD is Free Of:
Residual solvents (from the extraction process)
Bacteria and fungus