Frequently and common questions about CBD in general, and products like edibles, creams, dabs, and many more.
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Product specific Questions?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of over 85 naturally-occurring ingredients discovered so far in the different types of cannabis, including marijuana and hemp. CBD is present in more significant quantities in hemp than marijuana and alone is non-psychoactive. CBD has many health benefits including inflammation, pain, and anxiety reduction and management.
CBD from hemp is considered a dietary supplement and is legal to purchase all 50 states. Our CBD Hemp Oil is an all natural product, and contains less than 0.3% THC by weight and is thus exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Marijuana laws become less uniform on a global level. If you’d like to know if CBD hemp oil is legal in your country, contact us or check with your local authorities.
Although our products will help take your performance to new heights, our products are non-psychoactive as they are considered free of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of cannabis plants. Our products are all made with high-CBD, low-THC hemp oil and are triple-filtered for THC. CBD is non-psychoactive, and THC, marijuana’s psychoactive compound, is only present in trace amounts –
not nearly enough to cause the high associated with marijuana. In fact, we do independent testing to make sure our products contain no THC.
Most workplace drug screens and target Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing, we recommend (as does the United States Military) that you do not ingest our products and consult with your healthcare, drug screening/testing company, or employer.
What about drug interactions?
CBD is a very safe substance, but patients taking other medications should always check with their doctor about drug interactions, which are more likely when consuming high doses of single-molecule CBD products.
Yes. All our hemp crops are grown free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, so our quality starts with our hemp plants. We ensure that our products are made from the best. They arenon-GMO, certified organic.
From the time our hemp oil is harvested to the manufacturing and shipping of our products, we test our hemp oil multiple times to ensure accuracy in potency information and to check for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and mold, as well as content.
We also use a supercritical CO2 method when we extract our hemp oil, instead of harsh solvents.CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.
No, a medical card is not required to purchase our products. Because our products are dietary supplements, there is no need to obtain a prescription or to live in a medical marijuana state to have our products delivered to your door.
However, before beginning any new supplement routine, it is suggested you consult your doctor.
This is a difficult question to answer because our customers find differences in their optimal dosage; everyone is built differently! We recommend you start low and work your way up to larger amounts if desired. We also strongly recommend that whatever product you choose, you consume it to completion before making your decision about whether CBD hemp oil is right for you.
If you have questions about which CBD product may be best, please contact our customer service department.
Because our CBD hemp oil products are categorized as dietary supplements in the United States, we comply with the FDA’s DSHEA guidelines and cannot endorse any specific medical benefits of CBD or our hemp oil.
We encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding CBD published online, and talk with your doctor to see if a CBD supplement is right for you.
This will very much depend on your own personal preference, desired CBD potency, and preferred means of delivery. There is a wide selection of products featuring different flavors, potencies, and consistencies. Typically, CBD products fall under one of two categories: topical applications (which are applied externally) or dietary supplements (which are taken orally).
Topical solutions offer targeted localized solutions while oral solutions might offer a more comprehensive effect. Tinctures generally have a more immediate effect while softgels might have a more delayed effect.
The burgeoning industry around , the non-intoxicating part of the cannabis plant, is euphoric. After decades of being unfairly lumped with marijuana as a substance, Congress had the good sense – and common sense – to separate hemp-derived CBD (containing no more than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis) from marijuana and it as a banned substance as part of last month’s “Farm Bill.”
This long overdue action paves the way for integration of CBD – believed to have significant medicinal value for a variety of ailments – into the mainstream of American . Even before passage of the Farm Bill, consumer demand for CBD had become rampant and can only be expected to grow. The legislative “legitimization” of CBD also means that the federal government is now free to conduct and sponsor scientific research to determine the full nature and extent of its perceived health benefits. Positive findings will only enhance the growth of the U.S. international markets for CBD, for both over-the-counter and pharmaceutical applications.
Lest CBD proponents be overcome by euphoria, however, the news is not all good, at least for the moment. While the Farm Bill removes hemp-derived CBD from the list of substances, it makes clear that it is still fully subject to federal law in all other respects. This includes the laws enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. Seemingly within minutes of the Farm Bill becoming law, the FDA Commissioner announced that it will still be illegal under the Federal Food, Cosmetic Act for any food or dietary supplement product passing through interstate commerce to contain CBD, even if it is hemp-derived.
At the same time, the commissioner said the agency will consider whether there are circumstances in which CBD might be permitted in a food or dietary supplement. Tracking the FDA, California similarly bans CBD in food and dietary supplements (but ironically not cannabis, including “high”-inducing THC, which is now legal in the state) but in the wake of the Farm Bill also can be expected to review and likely relax its restrictions. Meanwhile, it’s important to note that the FDA and California prohibitions are limited to edibles; there is no regulatory prohibition on the use of CBD in and other non- products.
While the FDA and California and other states revamp their CBD policies for food and dietary supplements, pursuant to the Farm Bill, the states and the federal government will be developing their own plans for the regulation of hemp-derived CBD. CBD industry members need to pay close attention to and comply with those regulatory plans as they develop in their states, and be prepared to comply with the federal regulatory plan should their state opt not to have one.
Also, and just as crucially, CBD marketers should steer clear of drug claims. While the FDA doesn’t have the resources or inclination to prevent interstate commerce in CBD altogether, it has every incentive and capability, as it has shown in the past, to crack down hard on companies making unapproved and illegal disease treatment claims for CBD. And now that the “green rush” of CBD is clearly on, the Federal Trade Commission will no doubt also be on the prowl for unscrupulous CBD marketers looking to prey on vulnerable consumers suffering from pain and other ailments by fabricating or overstating the health benefits of their products.
This is an exciting, but also precarious, time to be in the CBD business. Proceed ardently and ambitiously, but with eyes wide open to the legal traps that lie ahead.