CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 120 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the cannabis/hemp plant. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid in concentration, behind THC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cannabis and hemp are two different varieties or classifications of cannabis that come from the same species of plant.
Laboratory testing is required in order to distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as a “marijuana” plant. A cannabis-family plant is considered “hemp” by the United States Federal Government if the plant contains less than 0.3% THC.
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system. THC is a psychoactive molecule, meaning it demonstrably affects the user’s state of consciousness. CBD is not considered psychoactive.
No, CBD will not get you high. It is non-intoxicating. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
Public health and safety is our primary concern when it comes to our product. We grow organically (USDA certified through Oregon Tilth), we test with Steep Hill Labs who carries an ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation. We are very transparent to the public and provide a batch-specific standardized certificate of analysis (COA) with our product to ensure that the consumer receives the highest quality hemp-derived CBD products. You will not find heavy metals, pesticides, or residual solvents in our products.
Yes, CBD is legal, but… under very specific conditions.
The legality of CBD can vary from State to State, but in general, one of the determining factors is whether the CBD is derived from hemp or cannabis.
In 2018, President Trump passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp as a Schedule I substance and reclassified it as an “agricultural commodity” making CBD legal. However, the FDA still controls how it is labeled. In 2018, the FDA approved a drug called Epidiolex for patients prone to seizures. The active ingredient in this drug is CBD. Because of this decision, even if a CBD product meets the definition of “hemp” under the 2018 Farm Bill, it still must comply with the FD&C Act which prohibits the active ingredient of a federally approved drug from being added in any food or consumable products. Until the FDA clarifies their position on hemp-derived CBD, this relegates CBD to being marketed as a topical only, even though it is widely considered as safe for oral consumption.
Yes, our CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from USDA certified organically grown hemp plants. It is extracted from the plant using certified organic Cane Ethanol and is in NO WAY synthetically produced.
Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug. The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubMed is a fantastic resource for finding scholarly articles concerning CBD and other cannabinoids.
A high-quality, reputable CBD product with minimal THC will NOT show up on a drug test. However, low quality or mislabeled CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug.
To ensure the legality of buying CBD products, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. Ask for information such as the lab reports and organic certifications.