Q. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? A. Cannabis is a plant family that has many species including both hemp and marijuana. Hemp: Hemp; Industrial Hemp, Non-intoxicating (does not make you “high”), Most common phytocannabinoid: CBD, Less than 0.3% THC, Known to have 50,000 different commercial uses, Legal under 2018 Hemp Farm Bill. Marijuana: Marijuana, Psychoactive (makes you “high”), Most common phytocannabinoid: THC, More than 0.3% THC, Applications: Medical and recreational use in legal states.
Q. I work a job that is very strict on their drug testing policy. Will this show up on a drug test? A. No. Our CBD products are derived from industrial hemp, which grows little to no THC to begin with. During the extraction process, the CBD oil is refined to eliminate any trace amounts of THC that would still be present. Because drug tests test for specific molecules, CBD would not show up.
Q. This is my first time using the CBD sublingual oil. How much should I take to start? Is it possible to take too much? A. CBD is non-psychoactive with no known contraindications (reactions with other medications) so it is safe to experiment with to find the dosage that works best for each individual. The wellness tinctures are 30ml in volume to provide patients a month supply; our providers typically recommend that their patients take 1ml per day (1/2 ml in the morning, 1/2 ml before bed) to start and use more/less as desired.
Q. How quickly does the CBD take effect? A. Every person’s body is unique and reacts differently with the CBD. The sublingual oil and pain creams are often felt immediately, with cumulative effect when used over time. The CBD capsules may take between twenty minutes to an hour to digest and thus have a more extended effect. As CBD is a non-psychoactive nutrient, however, it may take a few uses for a consumer to understand how it reacts with or feels in their body.
Q. Is the CBD going to get me “high”? A. No. CBD is the major non-psychoactive nutrient found in cannabis. While THC molecules bind to receptors in your brain (CB1 receptors), creating the psychoactive effects, CBD indirectly binds to receptors in your immune system, regulating the immune system and boosting overall function in a process known as “immune-cannabinoid modulation”. CBD has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammatory responses in patients with autoimmune diseases as well as neuropathy and neurodegeneration.
Q. Will this help me get off my pain medications? A. A study published in the Journal of Pain conducted by the University of Michigan found that cannabis decreased side effects from other medications, improved users’ quality of life, and reduced opiate use by an average of 64%. Additionally, NBC News reported that the hospitalization rate for opioid abuse in states with medical cannabis is about 23% lower than states without legal access. These findings show a strong correlation between CBD/cannabis products and a reduction in opiate usage, as well as countless testimonials from patients currently using CBD products.
Q. Is your CBD organic? A. Yes, our CBD uses only all-natural ingredients and compounds.
Q. Will CBD help me if I’m healthy? A. In this instance, think of CBD as a daily vitamin or nutrient. CBD can be used within the human body to promote overall wellness in the same way one would use curcumin, magnesium, or ginseng. With many studies showing it to be an immune booster as well as a preventative adaptogen that reduces stress and assists homeostasis, it may be valuable to use even for a “healthy” person.