Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is CBD and how does it work?
A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis. It was discovered in 1940 and initially thought not to be pharmaceutically active. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in hemp plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. We all have a human endocannabinoid system (ECS) that works to maintain homeostasis by utilizing cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Phytocannabinoids (CBD) may help the ECS to maintain a healthy state which may lead to improve overall health. All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. CBD products restore your endocannabinoid (ECS) system bringing your bodies cannabinoid system (CB1 & CB2) back . Taking CBD restores your bodies endocannabinoid system by influencing the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
Q: What are the differences between isolate, broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products?
A: An Isolate is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids found in the plant. It is purely CBD and nothing else. A full spectrum product is an extract that contains all naturally occurring compounds from the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. This will include less than .3% of non-psychoactive THC. A broad spectrum product is an extract that contains all naturally occurring compounds from the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. Some products will contain less than .3% of non-psychoactive THC and some will not contain any. It can vary company to company. This definition of this term is still evolving in the CBD world. It is best to check with the individual supplier to know whether or not their broad spectrum product contains THC.
Q: Can I get high from CBD?
A: CBD oil does not get you “high” .
Q: Is CBD Legal?
A: Sec. 7606 authorizes state Departments of Agriculture to regulate hemp research and pilot programs. Each state that allows hemp farming may promulgate its own regulations regarding industrial hemp research and pilot programs. Anyone authorized by the state to conduct research must follow the state regulations AND grow industrial hemp as defined under Section 7606. Varieties of cannabis with more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis are not authorized under Section 7606. Each State has its own regulations.
Q: Is it safe to take with other medication?
A: Please consult your health care professional about interactions or other complications before using this product.
Q: Is CBD helpful to pets?
A: Humans and other mammals have endocannabinoid systems, specific cannabinoid receptor sites located primarily in the brain, central nervous system and peripheral organs, especially the immune cells. The endocannabinoid system has been found in all vertebrates. CBD interacts in a similar way in pets as it does with humans.