"section": { "title": "CBD 101 FAQ", "titleType": "normal", "items": [ {"title":"What is CBD?","content":"\u003cp\u003eOkay, hold tight. We’re diving in here – and this rabbit hole is deep! We’ll try to give you the skinny without loading up too much on heavy science.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eCBD is one of 100+ chemical compounds found naturally occurring in \u003cem\u003eCannabis sativa\u003c\/em\u003e, a species of plants that includes both hemp and marijuana. Other compounds you may have heard of include THC (∆9–tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBG (Cannabigerol).    \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eCBD is a psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it affects our central nervous system - hence why some people report improved moods! However, it does not produce the same mind-altering (psychotropic) effects as its cousin, THC.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"So… what’s a cannabinoid?","content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eA cannabinoid is any naturally-occurring compound found in a cannabis plant, whether it’s hemp or marijuana. The two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD, though there are over 100 more, including CBN and CBG.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?","content":"\u003cp\u003eThere is often a lot of confusion around the differences between hemp and marijuana. One reason is that they’re actually two varieties of the same plant species - \u003cem\u003eCannabis sativa\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eAnother source of confusion is that they also look and smell very similar. Further, they both produce cannabinoids (e.g., CBD, CBG, and THC.)\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eBut there are major differences. \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eFirst, hemp has very low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and high levels of CBD. To be legally considered hemp, a plant must have no more than 0.3% THC. Since legal hemp is not marijuana, it is excluded from being considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eIn 2018, Congress passed a Farm Bill that allowed US farmers to legally grow and sell industrial hemp. This means farmers can grow hemp not only for CBD extraction but also for textiles, food (hemp hearts!), bioplastics, and much more. It’s also why it is now legal to manufacture, sell, and consume CBD products created with industrial hemp that are less than 0.3% THC.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eFinally, and perhaps most importantly, hemp doesn’t make you high.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"Is Hemp-derived CBD legal?","content":"\u003cp\u003eFor sure. Hemp-derived CBD products are legal for you to enjoy and can be shipped to nearly any state in the U.S. However, please check your state laws for restrictions, as guidelines and regulations are evolving regularly.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"Where does our CBD come from?","content":"\u003cp\u003eIndustrial hemp is like any other crop. It is farmed all over the world, including approximately 40 U.S. states. Our CBD is derived exclusively from U.S. hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC.  Our goal in sourcing our farms is to find the most consistent, safe, high-quality products at the best prices.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"Will CBD Make You High?","content":"\u003cp\u003eAs mentioned above, hemp-derived CBD is non-intoxicating and non-psychotropic. This means it does not make you high. \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eSome of the benefits reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, better sleep, and increased attention and focus!\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"Can You Pass a Drug Test If You Take CBD?","content":"\u003cp\u003eMost testing only searches for the THC cannabinoid, which is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant.  Under normal circumstances, our products are not expected to produce a positive result for THC consumption.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"How is CBD extracted from hemp?","content":"\u003cp\u003eAlthough various methods of extraction exist, the two most common are A) superficial CO2, and B) ethanol.  \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eCO2 extraction involves passing pressurized carbon dioxide in its liquid state (at a frosty -69˚F) through the plant material to remove the CBD.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eEthanol extraction is done by running ethanol through the plant to remove the CBD. Evaporation of ethanol follows, which leaves CBD oil. The FDA regards this process as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe), and it’s used in many medicines and foods.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"What are the types of CBD?","content":"\u003cp\u003eFull Spectrum\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eFull spectrum CBD is less processed than other types. This means that full spectrum CBD oil is full of all the cannabinoids in a hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC (at or below 0.3%.). It’s sometimes called a whole plant extract.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eIsolate\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThis refers to the extraction process from the hemp plant, which separates the CBD from other cannabinoids and compounds in hemp plant. Yes, it’s pure cannabidiol!\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eBroad Spectrum\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eThis is the middle ground between isolate and full spectrum. It takes a full spectrum oil and refines it even further so that nearly every trace of THC is removed – it’s as close to 0.0% THC as you can get. Yet, it still contains the other cannabinoids in the hemp plant that the isolate extraction process removes.\u003c\/p\u003e"} , {"title":"Are there side effects to taking CBD?","content":"\u003cp\u003eIn general, CBD is well tolerated. However, if you are on prescription medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your doctor prior to use.\u003c\/p\u003e"} ] }