CBD Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Endocannabinoid System?
    • The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task!
  2. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD Oil?
    • Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring substance in industrial Hemp/Cannabis. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically studied for various reasons.
    • ‘CBD oil’ is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the Latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it.
    • Our CBD products are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.
  3. How Does CBD Oil Work
    • Because CBD is a natural compound how it works with each person varies. But long story short; CBD bonds with the Endocannabinoid receptors found in almost every human cell and helps them do their specific job more efficiently.
  4. What is the difference between Hemp and marijuana
    • The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, and often grows 12-15ft tall, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, full of flowering buds, and typically grows on 5-6ft tall. Marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD, and only micro trace amounts of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high”.
    • Hemp is used for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more. Whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MALE OR FEMALE VERSION OF THE HEMP PLANT.
    • *Note Hemp derived, CBD oil is sometimes referred to by people as cannabis oil, as the term cannabis can technically describe hemp or marijuana, and in our case cannabis oil is obviously being used to describe our hemp oils.
  5. Is CBD from Hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?
    • The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low cannabidiol profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable regarding CBD potency because it naturally has such a high amount of it.
    • However, certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content, but this is presently still very rare. And the few growers that do have high CBD marijuana strains are struggling to provide for all the people in need. So, industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice.
  6. Does CBD have a negative interaction with medication?
    • There are no known negative reactions with medications but please always talk to your advising physician if you have questions about using CBD while on medications.
  1. Will I get High?
    • Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp and our products contain no THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
  2. Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD-Rich Hemp Oil
    • Drug tests are geared toward identifying THC, not CBD or another cannabinoids. If one medicates with CBD-rich Hemp oil taking normal amounts will not test positive on a drug test. That said, individuals using UNUSUALLY large doses of a cannabinoid-rich hemp oil product (above 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil daily) could theoretically test positive during the initial urinary screen. Although very rare, the urine screen in these cases would likely represent a “false positive” due to other non-THC metabolites or compounds, which may cross-react with the immunoassay. When this is the case, the confirmatory GC/MS test would be negative, since CBD and other cannabinoids will not be detected by the more accurate (and specific) GC/MS screen.
    • Keep in mind that most of the high-quality; reliable CBD-rich hemp oil products contain much less THC than marijuana. For example, hemp contains anywhere from 1/10th to 1/300th of the THC concentration found in marijuana. An individual consuming 1000-2000 mg per day of hemp oil would thus consume approximately 3-6 mg of THC. This exceedingly high dose may result in detection of positive urine screen in up to 11% to 23% of assays.
  3. We use C02 extraction. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2
    • CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phyto-chemicals (such as CBD) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.
    • Many hemp companies emphasize their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than supercritical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.