CBD FAQ

We answer some of the most common CBD related questions below

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower from the  Cannabis sativa plant, one type commonly known as hemp. Unlike it’s cousin THC, CBD will not make you feel intoxicated as it has no psychoactive properties. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp and influences other common receptors in the brain and body. This includes the opioid receptors, which play a role in regulating the sensation of pain, and serotonin receptors, which plays an active role in regulating mood.

CBD provides relief from ailments such as pain, anxiety and seizures.  CBD is not psychoactive, however it does relax the mind and body. CBD makes you feel the benefits of the hemp plant without the “high.”  In higher doses, CBD can help you fall asleep and achieve the deep sleep necessary for healing. CBD is also great at reducing inflammation and muscle tension, leaving you free from pain and without tension.

CBD topicals such as salve, cream, and other transdermal applications work well for localized pain relief.  The CBD and other cannabinoids attach to the cannabinoid receptors which are located throughout the entire body.  CBD is absorbed through the skin, and will reduce inflammation and reduce the levels of pain. When applied topically, localized pain relief can be achieved without any psychoactive effects.

Each type of cannabinoid interacts with the body in different ways in our Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The Endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lip-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) which are proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

CBD Oil is a very effective method for relieving the pain associated with arthritis.  CBD is very effective at reducing inflammation, therefore greatly reduces pain. CBD for arthritis can be applied topically, taken orally, or both to receive the best results.

Hemp and marijuana are both from the same species cannabis sativa.  The variety known as marijuana has traditionally been associated with the type of cannabis that people smoke to get the “high” associated with marijuana use.  The marijuana variety of cannabis is high in the compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is what creates the “high”. The hemp variety is low in THC, but high in cannabidiol (CBD). The only difference between the two sources of CBD is the ratio of THC.  Hemp varieties contain less than .3% THC, and often contain zero THC. Most marijuana varieties are very low in CBD, and typically not cultivated for CBD production.

CBD oil is allowed on airplanes.  Following the legalization of industrial hemp and CBD in 2018, TSA announced that CBD products are okay to travel with.  CBD products derived from hemp contain less than .3% THC or Zero THC, meaning it is legal on a federal level.

Everyone responds differently to CBD products.  For some people, CBD can induce drowsiness. Higher doses of CBD are often used for sleep.  Familiarize yourself with CBD to see how you respond to different dosages. Don’t drive or operate machinery before knowing how CBD makes you feel.

Hemp derived CBD can be taken into Mexico without any issues.  CBD derived from hemp is required by United States federal regulations to contain less than .3% THC.  Medical marijuana is legal in Mexico, and any product that contains less than 1% THC is treated as a legal supplement.  As long as you are bringing CBD derived from hemp with low or no THC content, it is perfectly legal to bring CBD into Mexico.

Currently, there are no federal guidelines on the minimum age required to buy hemp derived CBD products.  Federal guidelines require CBD products to contain less than .3% THC. Many retailers have their own policies in place regarding age to purchase CBD.  Although no federal age requirement is currently in place, always check state and local laws as these can vary.

CBD hemp oil is the plant resin from certain types of cannabis plants.  With hemp, the predominant cannabinoid is CBD. CBD is known to help with a variety of ailments including pain, anxiety, and certain types of seizures.  CBD oil can be used by itself, or can be infused in a variety of different products.

In recent years, the health benefits of CBD have become popular worldwide.  The recent increase in popularity amongst those in the United States is due in part to the 2018 Farm Bill.  When this bill passed, it became legal to grow and consume products derived from hemp. People throughout the world enjoy the benefits of CBD, and the hemp plant has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.

Canada recently made cannabis products legal.  This includes CBD products. The United States and Canada have taken different approaches as far as regulation is concerned.  Always check local laws regarding CBD consumption, sales, and other activities.

In 2018, the United States federal government passed the 2018 farm bill.  This bill legalized the cultivation, sale, and use of products derived from industrial hemp.  One of hemps many uses is for its CBD oil production. CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

In 2018, the United States federal government passed the 2018 farm bill.  This bill legalized the cultivation, sale, and use of products derived from industrial hemp.  One of hemps many uses is for its CBD oil production. CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

CBD has been used as traditional medicine for thousands of years.  Just to name a few of the benefits of CBD, it can help with pain, anxiety, sleep, and certain seizure disorders.  CBD is natural, and not many side effects have been reported. If too much CBD is taken, you may feel slightly drowsy.  CBD is an extremely safe alternative to pharmaceuticals due to the low risk of abuse potential and the fact that overdose would not be possible.

Certain types of CBD oil known as full spectrum CBD contain less than .3% THC.  For many, this small amount of THC is just enough to enhance the effects CBD has on the mind and body.  CBD products are also available without any THC, and are just as effective. CBD works on the cannabinoid receptors in a different way than THC, and does not cause the “high” associated with THC.

CBD has demonstrated the ability to decrease anxiety and promote relaxation.  It does this by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and throughout the body.  It also acts on different neurotransmitters that are responsible for regulating mood and feelings of relaxation.  Anxiety can also have physical manifestations as well such as muscle tension. CBD has proved to work well as a muscle relaxer.

The hemp plant is full of many different compounds known as cannabinoids.  CBD has become very popular in recent years, more studies are always being conducted.  Some studies have demonstrated the benefit of another cannabinoid that is present in the hemp plant called cannabigerol (CBG).  Many speculate CBG will be used as frequently as CBD, and so far is very promising in treating anxiety, pain, and other ailments.

CBD oil for pain is one of the compounds most common uses.  CBD is very effective at treating inflammation, which is responsible for most aches and pains.  CBD for pain can be applied topically, or can be taken orally as well. Arthritis pain can also be managed with CBD.  The body has cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body that CBD attaches to.

For many dealing with anxiety, symptoms can appear quickly and be severe.  When vaporized, CBD is highly bioavailable and is absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately.  Vaping CBD is a great way to ease anxiety, and provides rapid relief.

The Common Types of CBD

Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Secondary cannabinoids may include  CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV.

 

Full spectrum CBD is also known as whole plant CBD because it refers to products that don’t only contain CBD but also have traces of the other cannabinoids listed above as well as  THC. All of our Full Spectrum products contain under the legal limit of 0.3% THC, which means they will not get you ‘high’. 

 

CBD Isolate is a fine white powder containing 99% pure CBD. This pure crystalline contains only the CBD chemical compound, offering CBD in its most concentrated form. CBD isolate is an all-natural cannabinoid supplement made from hemp oil that’s been refined down to a pure state.

 

  

HEMP

  Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals. 

 

 

TERPENES

 Terpenes are the aromatic components of the cannabis plant’s essential oils and they play an important thera­peutic role. Terpenes are very small, volatile molecules created by the cannabis plant as an evolutionary adaptation to simultaneously attract and repel certain insects and animals.  

 

 

CBD 

CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits.The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

Endocannabinoid System

 

 

  

The total number of endocannabinoid receptors in the body is believed to be greater than all other neuromodulatory receptors found in the body combined, including receptors for the  The ECS helps bring balance to the body. As a result, it is no surprise that scientists have observed changes in ECS activity in a number of diseases. Everything from neurodegenerative disorders to rheumatoid arthritis and cancer have shown changes in endocannabinoid levels and greater receptor expression. This suggests that the ECS may be an effective target for restoring balance in the body and promoting good health. neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Anandamide alone has the most receptors in the brain and is critical for maintaining a healthy central nervous system. 

Cannabinoids

                           

 

It was initially thought that cannabidiol’s main function was to counter the psychoactive effects of THC, but more evidence seems to show that medically, CBD packs quite a punch on its own. It looks to be especially promising for conditions that are difficult to treat such as Crohn’s diseasePTSD, and multiple sclerosis. Lately, it is one of the rarest of these conditions, Dravet’s Syndrome, that is getting a lot of attention from both the medical community and the public.

Dravet’s Syndrome is an especially debilitating form of epilepsy that affects children and is notoriously resistant to current approved treatment methods. Sufferers are plagued by seizures, often up to hundreds a day, that worsen as they age and can be life-threatening. Currently, treatment methods include having the child wear an eyepatch, specialized diets, and brain surgery, but all have mixed success rates.