What is hemp?

Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa L, the same genus as marijuana. However, while hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, their morphology, chemical makeup, and usages are very different. The hemp plant has many uses, and each part of the plant is valuable for specific applications: fiber (from the plant’s stems), protein (from seeds), and oils and smokable portions (from the leaves and flowers). The oils extracted from hemp flowers are rich in beneficial phytochemicals, including cannabinoids, phenolic compounds, and terpenes. 113 cannabinoids have been identified in hemp, but more are expected to be found in the future. 

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the primary cannabinoids produced by hemp. It works with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS consists of a series of receptors that play a key role in regulating our mood, inflammation, sleep, and various other processes in the body. CBD is non-intoxicating and does not produce the high associated with THC, so it can safely be consumed any time of day. We aren’t allowed to make medical claims about the promising therapeutic benefits of CBD, but be sure to checkout the research section to read primary source scientific papers on the research behind this cannabinoid. 

Questions

CBD FAQ

Is CBD legal?

Yes! The 2018 farm bill made industrial hemp and its extracts legal in all 50 states. As long as the concentration of THC is less than 0.3% by weight, it is totally legal and can be shipped anywhere. All of our products are below 0.3% THC by weight and verified by 3rd party lab testing, so rest assured that anything you order from us is 100% compliant with all federal laws!

Will CBD get me high?

No! While CBD and THC (the cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for the intoxicating “high” associated with marijuana) are similar compounds, CBD is non-intoxicating. You can safely take it any time of day without the fear of getting high.

How much CBD should I take?

The amount of CBD to take is dependent on a number of factors, including: tolerance, application, delivery method, and level of discomfort. Since everyone is different, we suggest starting small and gradually increasing your dose until you feel the desired effects. It may take a little trial and error to get your personal dose right.

A good starting point for most adults is 25 mg CBD, taken orally twice a day.

We recommend keeping the dose consistent for about a week. Our 1000 mg full spectrum tincture is a great product to start with; one 25 mg dose is equal to 0.75 mL of tincture, or filled to line 3 on the dropper. See dosing chart below for more detailed starting points.

Certain applications, such as sleep disorders, generally respond better to higher doses. 40-200 mg about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours before bed is a good range to try – see what works best for you!

CBD Dosing Chart: use these suggestions as starting points, taken twice a day. As you can see, a reasonable starting dose for most adults is 25 mg.

 

Will CBD cause me to fail a drug test?

CBD alone will not cause any issues with drug tests; however, our full spectrum products contain very trace amounts of THC. While it is unlikely, there is a possibility that using our full spectrum products may cause users to fail drug tests. If you are subject to drug testing, we recommend sticking to isolate based products (like our line of CBDiamonds, which are guaranteed 100% THC free). 

Will CBD interact with my medications?

CBD is generally very safe and has minimal side effects and interactions, though It is important to note that CBD can interact with some medications. Similar to grapefruit juice, CBD can inhibit the function of liver CYP450 enzymes, which is involved in the metabolism of various medications.

Interactions are rare, but If you are currently taking any medications, please speak with your doctor before trying our CBD products. Most likely there won’t be a problem, but when it comes to health, we always advocate safety!  

 

What does Full Spectrum mean?

Cannabis plants produce a myriad of beneficial phytochemicals. Full spectrum extracts contain all of the phytochemicals produced by hemp, rather than isolated compounds. This means that rather than containing just CBD, our full spectrum products contain all of the cannabinoids (including: CBG, CBD, THC, CBN, CBC, and many others), terpenes, and flavonoids produced by the plant.

Full spectrum extracts have superior efficacy over isolate based extracts based on a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect.” Essentially, cannabinoids and other phytochemicals work in harmony to modulate the endocannabinoid system.

Note: while our full spectrum products will not get you high, they do contain trace amounts of THC. The legal limit for THC in hemp-based products is <0.3% by weight. All of our products contain less than 0.3% THC and are legal in all 50 states. If you are required to take drug tests, full spectrum products may cause you to test positive for THC; for this reason, we do not recommend full spectrum products for these users. Instead, we recommend using CBD isolate or Broad-Spectrum products.

What does Isolate mean?

CBD isolate is highly refined CBD in crystalline form. It is >99% pure CBD, with all of the other phytochemicals removed. It is tasteless and odorless.

Isolate is useful for people that can’t consume the trace THC in our full spectrum products (for example, employer drug testing). Isolate is guaranteed to be THC free. Our CBDiamonds line, which is isolate based, is 100% THC free.

Are your products 3rd party tested?

Yes! All of our products are third party tested to ensure potency and safety.

We actually test our products at multiple stages of the manufacturing process, from import of raw materials to finished goods. For more information, check out our product testing page.

 

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