What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Although both are from the same plant species called cannabis, they are two very distinct plants that differ in genetics, cultivation, and chemical process. Hemp is cultivated for many things including: rope, fabric, food, CBD extracts, etc. Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of THC (higher than the federal limit of 0.3%). Hemp has very low levels of THC (defined as 0.3% and under) and has no intoxicating properties, where marijuana can contain levels that exceed 20%.
Is CBD Legal?
On December 20, 2018 President Trump signed the Farm Bill making hemp federally legal.
It is legal in some form in all 50 states. Some states allow the infusement of CBD into food and beverages. Others do not, but look the other way when it comes to enforcement. Some states are diligent in their enforcement of local state law that prohibits infusement.
What exactly is CBD and what does it stand for?
CBD stands for cannabidiol which is most commonly known as the “therapeutic compound” with no intoxicating properties. It is just one of the hundreds of cannabinoids that act on the cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid system.
How are CBD extracts made?
There are many ways to perform extraction of the hemp and cannabis plant. Extracts may be obtained using solvents or non-flammable CO2 extraction.
Will I get high if I take CBD?
CBD from hemp is non-psychoactive and will not impair the user or get them high. Hemp derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC. Some products (isolates) contain zero THC altogether.
Will CBD cause me to fail a drug test?
Generally speaking, no. Drug tests are set at different readings to search for the presence of THC. The safest thing to do is to either ask your doctor, or purchase products with zero THC.
What is the difference in isolate, broad spectrum, & full spectrum?
CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD, broad spectrum contains CBD and other cannabinoids without the THC, and full spectrum is full plant extract with all cannabinoids found in that plant.
Does CBD have side effects?
Hemp and CBD are recognized as being safe and should not produce side effects in most people, however you should always check with your doctor before adding anything to your daily routine.
How is CBD taken?
There are many ways to take CBD:
- CBD Oil Tinctures
- Water Soluble CBD
- CBD Paste
- Creams and Salves
- Bath & Body products
- CBD Pet Products