There are questions about cannabidiol (CBD) that we get asked frequently, so we decided to put together a list of CBD FAQs for those of you who want to learn more about this cannabinoid, its properties and effects.
Products that are manufactured from hemp, which contain less than 0.3% THC are except to the Federal Controlled Substance Act, therefore are fully legal to sell and use throughout any of the 50 states.
In contrast to marijuana, federal law allows for the cultivation, processing and distribution of hemp products, which would include cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp, under the conditions set forth in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (“Farm Bill”). Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2014, the Farm Bill permits the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in states where hemp is legal to grow.
The DEA has no authority to regulate drugs that are not scheduled/defined. Id.; Hemp Indus. Ass’n. v. DEA, 357 F.3d 1012, 1014 (9th Cir. 2004). Even industrial hemp containing THC is lawful under the CSA because natural THC that is not derived from “marijuana” is lawful under the CSA. The DEA can regulate products containing natural THC if it is contained within “marijuana,” and can regulate synthetic THC of any kind. But it cannot regulate naturally-occurring THC not contained within or derived from “marijuana,” i.e., non-psychoactive hemp products, because non-psychoactive hemp from the stalks and fibers of such a plant are not included in Schedule I. The DEA has no authority to regulate drugs that are not scheduled/defined. And the definition of THC under the CSA includes only synthetic THC. 21 C.F.R. § 1308.11(d)(27); Hemp Indus. Ass’n. v. DEA, 357 F.3d 1012, 1014 (9th Cir. 2004)(quoting Hemp Indus. Ass’n v. DEA, 333 F.3d 1082, 1089 (9th Cir. 2003).
No – You will not get high from CBD oil. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Both of them occur in this plant naturally, and can be found in higher or lower concentrations, depending on the part of the plant we refer to.
CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. Conversely, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a strong psychoactive substance which gets you stoned. As long as you consume products made of specially-bred industrial hemp plants, you shouldn’t experience any unwanted effects. Hemp contains little to no THC, while recreational cannabis can contain between 5% and 20% THC.
Cannabidiol oil is obtained from hemp through a proprietary technique. We use hemp because it doesn’t contain THC, and we opt for this technique because it enables us to produce oil that yields the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa plant. Our extracts contain a multitude of cannabinoids with positive effects, as well as terpenes, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins. All these substances make our products nourishing and recommend them as dietary supplements.
We produce CBD oil that is sold as a dietary supplement, so we’re not making any medical claims. However we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our CBD Products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from taking CBD.
As said, we extract CBD oil from industrial hemp, so our products are all natural. We do not produce or sell CBD Isolates. Industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and low in THC so we use this plant to make sure the final product contains a multitude of useful compounds and no psychoactive substances.
Hemp is considered generally safe, so there shouldn’t be any significant side effects, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how your body tolerates and adapts to these dietary supplements. We recommend to consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, including our CBD oil.
Technically, cannabinoids from marijuana and cannabinoids from hemp are the same, meaning that they have the same properties. However, as previously explained in this FAQ, hemp contains very little to no THC. Perhaps just 10ths of one percent. Marijuana on the other hand is very high in THC (usually between 10% and 25%) and makes you high. This is why you should opt for hemp CBD oil if you intend to use it as a food supplement. If you take THC with CBD, the effects of THC will be diminished as CBD attaches to the same receptors in the endocannabinoid system.
This really depends on which product you are using, how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We recommend starting with 1 drop per serving, once or twice a day and see if this dosage works for you. If it’s the first time you’re using a hemp oil supplement, we encourage you to discuss with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.
A tincture is a liquid made from a plant “extract.” A tincture typically contains a solvent agent such as alcohol to keep the plant extract in a usable liquid suspension. 100% Pure hemp oil is extremely viscous, sticky and difficult to dispense or use as a result. NW Hemp Products uses coconut oil to form the basis of the our hemp oil drops / CBD tinctures.
All of our hemp is grown in Colorado Springs, CO. None of our products are outsourced like many other companies who get their hemp in Europe.