Q. Why do you source your hemp from Kentucky instead of Colorado?
A. Kentucky's ecology is perfect for growing hemp. The growing season is longer, and the soil is richer than Colorado's, so the quality of the hemp is better. Growing under the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program is also 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, which means harvesting and distributing is 100% legal at the federal level.
Q. What is CBD?
A. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psycho active. The effects of CBD include: alerting at low doses, sedating at high doses, reduces pain, relaxes muscle spasms, a potent anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, anti-oxidant, anti-convulsant, neuro-protectant, and anti-tumor effects.
Q. What is the definition of CBD?
A. CBD stands for cannabidiol - the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is the other most common cannabinoid.
Q. What is CBD Oil?
A. CBD oil is the term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. To make a CBD oil or tincture, mix a CBD extract from a cannabis plant into a base like alcohol or hemp seed oil. The CBD oil is meant to be held under the tongue and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. A sublingual absorption provides a faster affect than absorption via the stomach (i.e. taking a CBD capsule or edible product).
Q. What are terpenes?
A. Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are around 200 terpenes in cannabis. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial eaffects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effects
Q. Can I give my pet CBD (my dog, cat, etc.)?
A. Yes. Pets can benefits from CBD for many of the same conditions as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets, but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain. This means they are very sensitive to THC. But a small amount of THC, like the amount in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is beneficial for animals. We recommend you speak with a veterinarian (holistic veterinarian) before you start giving your pet CBD.
Q. How long do you keep CBD tincture under your tongue?
A. Try to keep the CBD tincture under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds. The longer you can hold, usually the better it will absorb.
Q. Can you get high on CBD?
A. CBD is considered to be a non-psychoactive cannabinoid so it will not get you high in the way that marijuana (THC) gets you high. But CBD is known to be relaxing so you may feel a sort of subtle “high” and relaxation. For some CBD will be too sedating; others will find that the sedating effects of CBD are great for insomnia.
Q. Are CBD oil and hemp oil the same thing?
A. No. CBD oil is a medicinal product. CBD oil is a liquid concentrate of CBD. Another term for CBD oil is CBD tincture. Hemp oil is a food product made from pressed hemp seeds. Hemp oil is a highly nutritious food product which contains no CBD.
Q. What are the effects of CBD?
A. CBD has shown to have the following effects: non psychoactive (does not cause a high), alerting in low to moderate doses, sedating in high doses, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, antioxidant, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant, and anti-tumor. Source: Cannabis Revealed
Q. What is CBD used for?
A. People are finding that CBD is useful for many conditions which have not responded well to conventional treatments. New ailments which CBD can help treat are being discovered every day. However the most common uses of CBD are the treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, and epilepsy.
Q. What is CBD isolate?
A. CBD isolate or otherwise called “pure CBD” is the CBD molecule separated from the rest of the compounds it normally occurs with. CBD isolate usually appears as a white crystalline powder. CBD isolate can either be synthesized in a lab (synthetic CBD) or made from a CBD containing plants like marijuana or hemp.
Q. How long does it take for CBD to take eaffect?
A. The length of time it takes for CBD to take eaffect will depend on the route of administration. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of eaffects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. The next fastest effect will be felt from a sublingual dosage (onset of felt in 15 – 60 minutes). The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in 90 minutes). Source: Cannabis Revealed
Q. Do you need a prescription for CBD?
A. No. CBD is not an FDA approved pharmaceutical or dietary supplement. You may purchase CBD without a prescription.
Q. Is CBD oil addictive?
A. While nearly anything in the world can be addictive, no CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.