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What is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is only one of 144 (and counting!) cannabinoids naturally found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.
Is CBD legal? Yes in the US, Europe and Canada as long as products made are from industrial hemp and contains >.03% THC.
Does CBD contain THC? Full spectrum formulas do, but the federal legal limit is less than .03%. Broad spectrum and isolate forms contain 0% THC.
What is the difference between CBD and THC? CBD and THC are just two of the more than 140 cannabinoids found naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. CBD is not psychoactive, THC is. THC oil is also illegal in some parts of the world because of its psychoactive properties.
Does CBD get you “high’ or “stoned”? No, CBD oil does not contain any psychoactive substances, and it does not get you "stoned". Consumers say, however, that it is relaxing.
Does CBD show up on a drug test? No, but could show a false positive. Fortunately, the urine drug screen for THC and its metabolites is known to have little cross-reactivity to other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBD. Therefore, since CBD oil derived from hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, a hemp oil routine shouldn’t cause a user to fail a drug test. However, a false positive can be produced if the test is only looking for full spectrum cannabinoids.
What does CBD help? All answers are correct except the munchies. Autism, anxiety, alcoholism, back pain, chronic pain, Crohn’s, diabetes, depression, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, insomnia, liver diseases, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, PTSD, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia & psychosis.
What can Agricultural Cannabis Sativa be used for? Agricultural Cannabis Sativa is one of the must universally useful plants known to man. We are still unlocking its full potential. Hemp is a great rotation crop, it sequesters CO2, and can be made in to paper, plastic, textiles, bricks, animal feed, bio-products and of course, medicine.
Do CBD and Marijuana come from the same plant? No, CBD is derived from agriculturally grown Cannabis sativa plants with little to no THC which is found at high levels in Cannabis indica plants. It’s like the difference between cherry tomatoes and Roma tomatoes. Though they are both part of the same genus, they are genetically different plants.
How fast does CBD work? Minutes. Though this depends on the dose, the disease, delivery method and patient expectations. Most people notice the calming and relaxing effects of CBD within 15 minutes when administered orally under the tongue. If you use CBD for other reasons, the medical effect may take longer
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CBD Vocabulary... What does it all mean?
Broad Spectrum = aka isolate, purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and and isolated from other cannabinoids and does not contain THC.
Bud = The flowering top of the hemp plant, also called flower.
Cannabis = the correct name for marijuana and hemp. There are three species all hailing from Asia or the Indian subcontinent; Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica & Cannabis ruderalis.
Cannabinoid = the active molecule found in cannabis that also reacts naturally with the endocannabinoid system in our own bodies. There are currently more than 140 known cannabinoids including but not limited to: CBD, CBN, CBG, THC, CBA & CBC.
Carrier = the product used to dilute the CBD raw form. Usually MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) aka Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Hemp Oil to name a few.
CBD = Cannabidiol, an active cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant.
CBN = Cannabinol, an active cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant.
CBG = Cannabigirol, an active cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant.
Edibles = any CBD infused product you eat
Endocannabinoid System = The internal system that sythesizes endocannabinoids and is responsible for helping to maintain homeostasis in nearly all living things.
Extraction = The process by which the CBD resin/oil is removed from the plant. Methods include CO2, ethanol and hydrocarbon.
CO2 Extraction = carbon dioxide is pressured in metal tanks until it becomes supercritical fluid, then the fluid pulls out the desirable compounds from the flower. The fluid Is then separated, leaving only concentrates including hash oil, shatter and paste.
Ethanol Extraction = a process where raw cannabis is soaked in FDA deemed safe ethanol to pull trichomes in the solvent. The cannabis is then removed; the liquid is filtered and the alcohol purged from the extracted material.
Hydrocarbon Extraction = typically refers to using butane or propane as a solvent that’s passed through the raw cannabis matter to collect cannabinoids and terpenes. The solvent with the essential oils is then heated up to evaporate off the butane or propane, leaving behind the extract.
Full Spectrum = or whole plant CBD contains all cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant such as CBN, CBG and THCV, to name a few. Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC, up to .3% (Federal limit).
Hemp = the name given to cannabis used in the commercial and healthcare industry that contains >.03% of THC or less. Sometimes also called "industrial hemp."
Homeostasis = the state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions maintained by living organisms.
Sublingual = AKA Oil, Drops, Tincture are applied under the tongue.
Terpenes = aka terpenoids, are the primary consitituents of the essentials oils of many types of plants and flowers. Essential oils are used as fragrances and traditional medicine, such as aromatherapy.
THC = Tetrahydrocannabinol, an active cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant.
Topicals = AKA Balms, Salves, Creams, lotions are all applied directly to the skin
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Cannabis Laws & Legislation
Is CBD Legal?
In the US, CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains >.03% THC. Marijuana's legality varies by state. It can either still be 100% illegal as it is still in a handful of states. It can be decriminilzed where the penalty for possession is a fine. Many states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use and requires permission from a doctor in the form of a perscription. In a growing number of states, marijuana has obtained the status much like alcohol and may be used recreationally by adults aged 21 years and older.
The Hemp Act of 2018
The congressional act that decriminalized industrial hemp with THC levels of >.03%.