1.1 What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
The most pronounced difference between hemp and marijuana is that hemp must not contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
1.2 What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of phyto-
cannabinoids derived directly from the hemp plant.
1.3 Does CBD cause a “high”?
In short, no. Unlike CBD, THC has high activity at the CB1 receptor, causing psychoactive effects. CBD, however, has much different activity at this receptor.
1.4 What is the Endocannabinoid System?
A complex system that mediates multiple processes of neurodevelopment including cognition, memory formation, motivation, arousal and sleep, pain, and immune processes and plays an important role in homeostasis. Read Our Endocannabinoid System Blog
1.5 Does CBD interact with my medications?
Drug-drug interactions between CBD and many drugs do exist. CBD has been found to inhibit cytochrome P450 pathways, including CYP3A4, CYP3A5, and CYP2C19. Take caution to recognize interactions with warfarin, antihypertensives, anesthesia, and other medications when discussing cannabis or CBD with healthcare providers. If you want to know how your medication may interact with hemp or cannabis, ask your healthcare provider or please refer to https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/cannabis.html for more information.
1.6 Why use CBD?
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. It can also be an option for chronic pain, studied to lower inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
1.7 How should I expect to feel after using CBD?
Most of our users report a calming effect after using our products. We have seen success in particular use-cases such as chronic pain, migraines, anxiety, and surprisingly gastrointestinal. The effects of CBD honestly depend on many factors. These factors include many considerations, such as genetic differences in cannabinoid receptors, patient metabolism, body fat, and prior exposure to CBD.
1.8 How do I know what CBD dose to start with for myself, my child, or my pet?
Golden rule: Start low and go slow! A standard low-dose ranges from 5 to 10mg. You may have to experiment to find what provides best relief. What works for some may not work for others. Ask your healthcare provider for help, or please reach out to us via email or phone and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Lucky for you, we have pharmacist’s on our team available to help with any questions.
1.9 Can I overdose on CBD?
Most commercially available CBD products do not have high enough concentrations to harm patients if taken at the recommended dosages. With that being said it is recommended to “start low and go slow” when beginning the use of CBD products.
Meaning that you should start at the lowest possible dose, determine how well that works for you, and then remain at the lowest possible efficacious dose until you feel you need an increase in dose; Which you would only do in small amounts over an extended period of time.
CBD has been shown to be extremely safe with a wide dosing window. Doses as high as 1500 mg/day have been shown to produce no adverse side effects in treated patients. Although safe, remember to always “start low and go slow.”
1.10 Will I fail a drug test after consuming CBD?
The 10 panel drug screen which is most commonly used by employers is a urine drug test which screens for the psychoactive component of marijuana delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol otherwise known as THC.
Although CBD comes from the same plant, CBD does not get you high and is a different chemical structure altogether, so it will not show up on a drug test. Marijuana drug tests screen for THC, not CBD. Although you must be careful as all products are not created equally. Some products are full spectrum and contain low levels of THC in addition to CBD.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the recommended cutoff level of THC is 50 ng/mL to pass a drug test, and in a 2017 JAMA study nearly 70% of CBD products sold online were mislabeled and of the products they tested the average THC concentration was 450 ng/mL, meaning that according to SAMHSA the patients using these products would have failed a drug test if taken improperly.
This is a huge reason why our formulation currently only contains CBD isolate, as many of our customers are healthcare professionals, government employees, and other working professionals who are subject to drug screens. We want to ensure our customers a worry-free experience when it comes to a drug screen.