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  1. What is CBD?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. It is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD does not get you high. It is non-psychoactive. Preliminary research and consumer experience indicate that CBD has substantial potential benefits.

  2. Is CBD similar to THC?

    No, CBD is very different from THC. THC gets you high. CBD does not get you high. CBD is derived primarily from the hemp plant, a crop cultivated for health, nutrition and industrial purposes. THC comes from the marijuana plant, a plant with many medicinal properties that is often grown for recreational purposes (to produce highs). To be legal, CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC. This ensures federally compliant CBD does not get you high.

  3. Will CBD get me high?

    CBD is not psychoactive. It will not get you high. In fact, CBD is an active ingredient in some products sold with the potential to counteract THC induced highs. CBD can influence your mental state. Many users of CBD report feeling a very subtle feeling of relaxation, alertness, or mental clarity.

  4. What are the potential benefits of CBD?

    Though non psychoactive (does not cause a high), millions of consumers have bought CBD for its potential to promote alertness in low to moderate doses and sedation in high doses, to reduce pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety and depression. Early studies indicate it may have the potential to counter psychotic thoughts and indicate that it may provide antioxidant, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant, and anti-tumor properties.
    Source: Cannabis Revealed

  5. Are there side effects from taking CBD?

    CBD exhibits no effects on human’s indicative of any abuse or dependence. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD. Typically, CBD is not associated with side effects but occasionally, mild side effects , including the following, have been reported:
          Dry mouth
          Rarely: Mild feelings of intoxication

  6. What are Phytocannabinoids and how do they work?

    Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids effect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.

    Cannabinoids generally work by binding to our body’s cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Cannabinoids like CBD can work in other ways by targeting non cannabinoid receptors in the body.

    Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are found primarily in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain.

  7. What are terpenes?

    Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are approximately 200 terpenes present in cannabis plants. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma -. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effect.

  8. What are Flavonoids?

    Flavonoids are organic compounds that work synergistically with terpenes to provide aroma and flavor in cannabis and a variety of other organisms, including plants, fruits, and vegetables. Flavonoids are formed inside cannabis trichomes and may also work synergistically with terpenes and cannabinoids in producing therapeutic effects.

  9. What is the entourage effect?

    The entourage effect is the synergistic relationship of the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. The cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in cannabis have been shown to work synergistically together when they are taken with one another as opposed to in isolation.

  10. What is the endocannabinoid system?

    The endocannabinoid system is the collection of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes involved in the production and break down of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring cannabinoids produced within our body. The two most studied endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG (2-arachidonoylglycerol). The two most studied cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located primarily in the central nervous system (brain and Spinal chord). Most CB2 receptors are located in the immune system.

    The “endocannabinoid” system is an integral part of our neuro-immuno-endocrine network. The system helps regulate organs and tissue in the human body by sending and receiving chemical messages. It regulates many aspects of human health including mood, pain, inflammation, stress response and immune function.

    Studies indicate a “phytocannabinoid” or plant-derived cannabinoid like CBD or THC may have the potential to activate the same receptors in the body as endocannabinoids. Scientists are still exploring all the different receptors that CBD may interact with. One research article estimated that the CBD may interact with 65 different receptors in the human body, leading scientists refer to CBD as a “promiscuous” compound.

  11. What is CBD isolate?

    CBD isolate sometimes called “pure CBD” is the CBD molecule separated from the rest of the compounds it normally occurs with. CBD isolate often appears as a crystalline white powder. CBD isolate can either be synthesized in a lab (synthetic CBD) or processed from a CBD containing plant like hemp or marijuana. Isolate contains no other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids or essential oils and no THC. While isolate has no psychoactive effects and will not show up on any drug test, because it’s simply pure CBD, it is missing many of the potential benefits of a broader or full spectrum CBD oil.

  12. What is distillate?

    CBD Distillate is a highly refined cannabis extract often derived from CBD hemp flower and hemp biomass. CBD Distillate typically contains around 80% CBD with the balance including minor cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other plants oils and extracts.

  13. What is broad spectrum CBD?

    Broad spectrum CBD is a CBD distillate that has been extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds from the plant except for THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant. This should not result in psychoactive effects. Because there is no THC in broad spectrum CBD, it is unlikely to show up on a drug test.

  14. What is full spectrum CBD?

    Full spectrum CBD is a CBD distillate extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds in the plant, including terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. Because full spectrum CBD contains all of the plant’s compounds, it contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). If carefully made and compliant with US regulations it contains less than 0.3% THC. Full spectrum CBD will not get you high and should not test positive on urine based employment or medical tests.

  15. How to choose CBD products?

    Make sure the product you buy has been third party lab tested for the 3 P’s: Potency (the amount of CBD per volume), Purity (any residual solvents from extraction process) and Pesticides. A Certificate of Analysis (“COA”) from a third party lab should be available on the manufacturer’s website. A COA will also provide a cannabinoid profile, allowing you to determine whether the extract used is an isolate, broad spectrum, full spectrum or whole plant extract. Since most brands tested have not been found to be label compliant, seek high quality brands and learn what you can about their production processes.

  16. Are CBD products legal?

    Federal law permits the cultivation, processing and sale of CBD within the United States so long as the cultivators and processors are part of Federally sanctioned research programs with oversight from either a State Department of Agriculture or a qualifying University. These programs ensure that CBD products under their jurisdiction contain less than 0.3% THC and are free of contaminants, including pesticides. The FDA does not permit sales of CBD with unsubstantiated claims about its potential benefits. Below the Federal level, regulation varies from state to state and from town to town.

  17. Will CBD influence results of a drug test?

    No. Drug tests do not test for CBD. They look for THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana.

    Full spectrum and whole plant extract CBD hemp oils contain THC. When properly and legally formulated, these CBD oils contain 0.3% or less THC. This amount of THC can cause a failure of a hair-based test, but is unlikely to cause failure of the most common employment or medical related tests, urine-based tests. This is generally true even if the person is using federally sanctioned oils in large quantities.

  18. Will CBD interact with other medications?

    Yes. CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called the CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications).

  19. Will CBD effect appetite?

    CBD has negligible effects on appetite.

  20. What is the right dosage?

    An effective dosage can range from as little as 5mg of CBD per day up to 300mg per day. Make sure to start low and go slow. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary, adjust the amount up or down. Don’t overdo it.

  21. Can I give my pet CBD (my dog, cat, etc.)?

    Yes. Pets may benefit from CBD in many of the same ways as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets, but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain. This means they are very sensitive to THC. But a small amount of THC, like the amount in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is beneficial for animals. We recommend you speak with a holistic veterinarian before you start giving your pet CBD.

  22. What is CBD Oil?

    CBD oil is the term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. A CBD oil or tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis plant with a base like MCT or hemp seed oil. CBD oil is meant to be held under the tongue and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. A sublingual absorption provides a faster effect than absorption via the stomach (i.e. taking a CBD capsule or edible product).

  23. What is a CBD tincture?

    A CBD tincture is another term for a CBD oil. In the cannabis industry the word “tincture” and “oil” are used interchangeably. A CBD tincture or CBD oil is a liquid concentrate which contains CBD.
    Source: Cannabis Revealed

  24. How do you take a CBD tincture?

    CBD tinctures are taken by placing the dose under the tongue where it can be absorbed sublingually – through the mucous membrane in the mouth. Tinctures can also be added to food.

  25. How long do you keep CBD tincture under your tongue?

    Try to keep the CBD tincture under your tongue for 15-30 seconds.

  26. What is the difference between CBD Hemp Oil and CBD Cannabis Oil?

    CBD hemp oil is made from hemp while CBD Cannabis Oil is made from marijuana plants. CBD Hemp Oil contains little to no THC. CBD Cannabis Oil from marijuana generally contains significantly more THC, often an equal amount of THC and CBD or even a majority of THC.

  27. Can CBD cause anxiety?

    CBD has been well studied as an anxiolytic and anti-psychotic drug. Anti-anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek out and use CBD. Anxiety is a complex condition. Occasionally CBD may cause an increase in anxiety.

  28. Can you overdose on CBD?

    CBD has been shown to be safe to use even in high doses. CBD will not cause fatal overdoses. It is possible to take too much CBD. The usual consequence of taking too much CBD is mild lethargy or drowsiness. As is true of most ingestible foods, vitamins, minerals, supplements and liquids, ingesting very large quantities of CBD should be avoided.

  29. How long does it take for CBD to take effect?

    The length of time it takes for CBD to take effect will depend on the route of administration. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of effects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. A tincture taken sublingually (under the tongue) will take effect in 15 minutes to one hour. The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in approximately 90 minutes). Wait longer between doses with routes of administration that take longer too avoid taking take too much.
    Source: Cannabis Revealed

  30. Do you need a prescription for CBD?

    No. CBD is not an FDA approved pharmaceutical or dietary supplement. You may purchase CBD without a prescription.

  31. Can anyone buy CBD oil?

    Yes. Any adult living in a town, state or country where it is legal to use CBD can buy CBD oil from a store. CBD may also be purchased on-line throughout the United States. Pharmaceutical CBD oil may be purchased over the counter without a prescription.

  32. Is CBD oil addictive?

    CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has potential as a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.

  33. Where does CBD come from?

    CBD is produced by cannabis plants; both hemp and marijuana. Hemp is the preferred source of CBD whereas marijuana is used as the primary source of THC. CBD is mostly produced and contained in the resinous trichomes of cannabis flowers. Smaller concentrations of CBD can be found in the stalk and leaves of cannabis plants.

  34. Is CBD water soluble?

    Not naturally, but CBD and other cannabinoids can be formulated with other ingredients to be water soluble.

  35. What is the best way to take CBD?

    There are many different ways to use CBD. The four main ways are sublingual (tinctures/sprays), topical lotions (balms, Creams and gels), oral (edibles or capsules), and inhalation (vaporization or smoking). Sublingual tinctures and sprays are some of the best ways to take CBD because you can control the dosing and benefit from a reasonably quick onset of effects.


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