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COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CBD

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WHAT IS CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp. CBD is extracted from the oil produced from the leaves, flowers, and stems of the hemp plant. This oil retains a range of the natural cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?

Yes. In the USA  ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”  Hemp was legalized in December 2018 with the signing of the Farm Bill of 2018.

IS HEMP LEGAL?

Yes. In the USA  ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”  Hemp was legalized in December 2018 with the signing of the Farm Bill of 2018.

WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?

The Entourage Effect refers to the discovery that use of whole plant extracts which contain both CBD and the other constituents of hemp oil may have added benefit to the user. For many, whole plant or full spectrum extracts provide additional benefits, perhaps as nature intended.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD?

CBD is a remarkably safe substance, with few side effects.  Some people may experience dry mouth or drowsiness when starting to use CBD.

ARE THERE DRUG INTERACTIONS WITH CBD?

For people with seizure disorders or people taking Warfarin or other blood thinners, please contact your healthcare professional before starting CBD.

DO FULL SPECTRUM PRODUCTS CONTAIN THC?

Full Spectrum products contain whole plant hemp extracts.  THC is a part of these extracts, in an amount not greater than 0.3%.  This small amount of THC does not cause a 'HIGH' feeling, but it does provide additional anti-inflammatory benefits that are important in many medical conditions. For people who are concerned about using a product with THC due to employment issues or pain management program participation, using a Zero-THC product like our Iso CBD line or our Targeted Products line is a better option.

WHAT ABOUT CBD DOSING?

CBD dosing is very individualized, and depends on a number of factors.  As an anecdotal guideline, a starting dose of 10mg twice a day gives most people the opportunity to experience some level of relief from CBD.  A dose of 25mg or more 2-3 times a day seems to be most advantageous for the majority of our customers.