What is CBD oil?
CBD oil or cannabidiol oil is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant containing high amounts of the cannabinoid cannabidiol. Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains; while the two plants are related, industrial hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabiol, another cannabinoid better known as THC.
What is the difference between CBD oil and 100% hemp oil?
Hemp oil is the name given any oil derived from the hemp plant; CBD oil is an oil containing high amounts of CBD, made from either the hemp or the cannabis plant. While much CBD oil is also hemp oil, not all hemp oil is CBD oil; hemp oil made from the seeds of the hemp plant will not contain active CBD.
Will I flunk a drug test if I medicate with CBD-rich cannabis?
Yes, you may fail a drug test even if you experience no mood-altering affects from your CBD-rich medicine. Drug tests are geared toward identifying THC, not CBD or another cannabinoid. If one medicates with CBD-rich cannabis that has a small amount of THC, the THC may register on the drug test.
Is CBD oil legal?
Yes! Most CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp, the same plant used to make hemp textiles and hemp seeds. This plant contains trace amounts of psychoactive THC – not enough to make you high and usually not even enough to make you fail a drug test.
How long does it take to work? Does it take days?
When taking enough, it generally only takes about 20-30 minutes for it become effective. Most people when first starting out, do not know what to expect and often overlook that it is beginning to help. Since there is no “high” to report, most people don’t know that it is doing anything. Any changes in feelings may take affect at different times depending on each person’s needs. The “feeling” is so subtle that usually, all that is able to be identified is a subtle calming. After several uses, many people have reported that they now notice it “taking the edge” off minutes after administering. But, for most newcomers, they expect a huge change and it’s just not like that. A gentle change in feeling is usually fairly noticeable when taking these products in proper amounts.
What's the best way to take it: Drops? Vape? Extract?
Everyone is different in how their body responds to these products. So, there is no single answer to this question. What we CAN say is that most of our customers prefer to start with Drops, then, branching out from there. The drops are typically the easiest to determine serving sizes. And, the drops, when flavored tend to taste good. One has to want to vape in order to try the vape products. And, the extract doesn’t typically taste very good and is difficult to measure a particular dose. What works best for YOU, is truly a personal thing. Some people respond well to drops, but not at all to vaping these products. Some people respond very well to vaping, but see little results when ingesting it through drops. Its all a trial and error thing that you simply have to test for yourself to find that “single best way”.
For most, it doesn’t really matter. In all the products, you’re getting the same hemp oil extract, just in a different form. And, the form, again, for most, is merely a preference. Would you prefer to have exact measurement via drops? Would you prefer the convenience of a capsule? Do you want a topical like a lotion? Or, do you prefer to vape it? All the products are made with the same hemp oil extract. This is the answer for most people. With that being said, a small percentage of the population does find that one way works better or less for them. The only way you’ll know if this is the case for you, though, is through trial and error. We have no way of telling you which will work better or less for you, or if you will even be one of these few people.
When using the vape oil, how do I know how much CBD i'm getting?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to answer this question because it truly depends on how long of drag you take and how long you hold each drag in before exhaling. How most people go about it is by having a single cartridge dedicated to their Hemp Vape Oil. They install the cartridge onto their vape pen and use it periodically throughout the day. By knowing the concentration of the CBD in the vape oil they’re using, they can calculate how much CBD is in the cartridge when they fill it. For instance, our vape oil has 25mg of CBD per 1.5ml of vape oil. 1.5ml is a common amount to fill a cartridge (but not the only amount…..so adjust according to the cartridge you use). So, when using our vape oil, if someone wanted 25mg of CBD, they would vape a full 1.5ml cartridge each time they used it. But, again, depending on how long the drag is held in will also affect how much CBD actually gets into a person’s body.
How does CBD work, exactly?
CBD works on the basis of something called the endo cannabinoid system. This body system exists in all humans. Scientists made the discovery of our endo cannabinoid system only in recent years — we did not always know of its existence. Essentially, the the endo cannabinoid system is a network of neurons and synapses throughout your body and brain. These emit and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the hemp plant produces and, yes, a chemical our own bodies produce! CBD works because the cannabinoids it contains bind with the the endo cannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to create a fully functioning network of neurons in your body. That’s why our bodies respond so well to CBD when we provide it with extra cannabinoids — these chemicals occur naturally in our own bodies!
What are Terpenes?
Everyone hears this word at some point once they begin their journey in the world of cannabis. Terpenes are just the chemicals in the marijuana family of plants that give the material its aroma or smell. Terpenes are responsible for the fragrance of the different types of marijuana. That’s why different strains have different, often very distinct, scents! Terpenes are responsible for some of the characteristics that make up each strain. The scent it gives off depends on the terpenes it contains. Without terpenes, medical cannabis would not have nearly the dramatic aromatic effect it has on a person! Read here about CBD effects of cannabinoids and terpens.
Can I give my pet CBD (my dog, cat, etc.)?
Yes. 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.
How long do you keep CBD tincture under your tongue?
Try to keep the CBD tincture under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds. The longer you can hold, usually the better it will absorb.
What is CBD vape oil?
A CBD vape oil or CBD e juice is a liquid made for vaping which is infused with CBD.
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