Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions we hear about CBD. Still have more questions? Let us know!
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant.
No. Although it is a component of the same kind of plant as the marijuana that people smoke, CBD itself is not intoxicating (it won’t make you “high” or “stoned”).
There are several ways you can take CBD, including oil (taken by mouth or on the skin), capsules, creams or lotions applied to the skin, and edibles, like gummies.
There are no FDA standards for CBD dosage at this time. Usually, people start with the lowest dose and work their way up until they see the result they are looking for. But your dosage may also be dependent on your condition and your body size. This chart may be helpful in finding the right dosage of CBD oil for you. And this one is for your pet!
Pretty much anyone! We’ve heard success stories from all kinds of people, of almost all ages and experiences. If you’re already using prescription medications it might be best to consult your health care provider before using CBD.
Yes! We’ve found from our own experiences and others’ that cats and dogs can really benefit from CBD!
Yes, In the 2018 Farm Bill, there is a provision that amends the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(16)) to exclude hemp from the statutory definition of marijuana.
Hemp and marijuana are different types of the Cannabis sativa plant. Both hemp CBD and medical marijuana contain cannabinoids and terpenes. One distinct difference is that medical marijuana contains much higher levels of THC, the compound that makes you high. Hemp, in contrast, produces much higher levels of CBD. Additionally, hemp is mostly grown outdoors whereas medical marijuana is mostly cultivated indoors.
Terpenes are potent aromatic compounds that exist mostly in plants, and have a number of functions for the plant itself, such as repelling predators and attracting pollinators. Terpenes are particularly populous in cannabis: More than 200 different terpenes have been identified in cannabis plants. In full-spectrum CBD products, terpenes produce an “entourage effect,” making the CBD even more effective in people and pets.
Any living thing with a vertebrae has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a network of receptors spread throughout the entire body (e.g. the brain, central nervous system, organs, blood, etc.) involved in regulating some of our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep patterns, mood and pain sensation. While research is still ongoing, it’s believed that CBD can improve these functions of the ECS.
Drug tests do not screen for CBD. But they do screen for THC. Legal hemp-derived CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, not enough to be detected on a drug test. However, depending on how much you are taking and your body composition, there is a chance it could show up on a test.
Yes. The TSA has updated their policy regarding hemp-derived CBD. Travelers are permitted to carry hemp-derived CBD in both carry-on luggage and checked baggage. Remember to check tsa.gov before you travel for specific information.
A COA and/or TPLR is crucial to consider when purchasing a hemp CBD product. These reports gives specific, validated information regarding a variety of attributes of the product, such as: potency (cannabinoid and terpene profile), heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins and residual solvents. This information is useful in determining both the safety and quality of the product.