WHAT IS CBD?
1. CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of over a hundred “phytocannabinoids” that are unique to cannabis and make up the plant's healing properties. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not make you feel “stoned” or intoxicated, because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
2. DOES CBD COME FROM CANNABIS OR HEMP? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
The cannabis that most people know of and hemp are actually two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L). CBD is found abundantly in both. The hemp plant is a different variety of cannabis that contains higher quantities of CBD throughout and is legal in the US as long as there is below 0.3% THC content. Almost all CBD-based products come from the industrial, agricultural, or phytocannabinoid rich hemp plants.
3. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system and creates a “high” feeling. CBD is a differently shaped molecule that binds more directly to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system. CBD doesn’t have a euphoric effect, which is great for people who don’t want to feel "high," but still want to benefit from cannabis.
4. WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
Unlike THC, CBD does not make you feel “stoned” or intoxicated because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. CBD can actually lessen the psychoactive effects of THC, making it great for people who want the health benefits of cannabis without the high.
5. HOW DO I TAKE CBD?
Most CBD products are taken orally via tinctures that are put under the tongue and held for 60 seconds to absorb fully before swallowing. Topical creams and ointments are also effective, as is smoking or vaporizing CBD.
6. HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors are found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body, making CBD an alternative tool for an endless array of uses.
7. IS CBD LEGAL?
The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law on December 20, 2018, making hemp and hemp-derived products federally legal in the US. All products sold at All Things Hemp are derived from hemp and always below 0.3% THC.
8. IS CBD NATURAL?
Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally occurring chemical compound that comes from the cannabis plant.
9. DO ALL MARIJUANA STRAINS HAVE CBD?
Every cannabis plant (whether it gets you high or not) will have CBD in it naturally. Some variations naturally have more than others. It is useful to have the lab results for your product to check the CBD concentration.
10. HOW IS CBD EXTRACTED FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT?
▪ CO2: This supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil.
▪ Ethanol: High grade grain alcohol can be used to create high quality cannabis oil appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products.
▪ Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology allows compounds like CBD to be safely broken down into smaller particles that provide higher bioavailability and therapeutic effects.
▪ Lipid Extraction: A lipid extraction uses fats to absorb and encapsulate compounds produced by hemp plants.
11. ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF USING CBD? IS IT SAFE?
Most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though some users have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and a dry mouth.
12. ARE THERE STUDIES ON CBD?
Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out on CBD. Project CBD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting the research on this incredible compound. Check out their website for a huge bank of CBD knowledge. https://www.projectcbd.org
13. WHAT ABOUT CBD TOPICALS, DO THEY WORK?
CBD topicals have proven effective in a number of circumstances, but do not always absorb into the bloodstream. Many individuals swear by them for arthritis, muscle strain, soreness, and other injuries or skin ailments.
14. WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
A high quality CBD product with minimal THC is very unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, some CBD products may contain more traces of THC, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less.)
15. HOW DO I KNOW IT’S SAFE TO PURCHASE CBD?
To ensure the legality of buying CBD products online, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. The good news is that All Things Hemp hand selects our brands and deems them safe for our customers and families.