CBD Frequently-Asked Questions
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of 100+ chemicals found in the Cannabinoid family. It acts on the endocannabinoid system found in all mammals, which is responsible for achieving balance, or “homeostasis”, and helps regulate many body systems like mood, appetite, and sleep.
What is the difference between hemp extract and hemp seed oil?
Hemp extract or “CBD oil” is a nutritional supplement that comes from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant, while hemp seed oil is a food that comes from pressing the seeds of the plant – similar to olive oil. Hemp seed oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, but doesn’t contain any cannabinoids.
Is hemp extract containing CBD legal?
Yes! CBD is legal in all 50 states if the product is made from agricultural hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. The Farm Act Bill of 2014 (page 264, section 7606) and Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2016 (section 763) further support the legality of hemp extract products that contain CBD.
How is hemp-based CBD different from medical CBD?
Hemp-based CBD is a nutritional supplement made from the hemp plant, while medical CBD comes from marijuana. Hemp-based CBD is naturally low in THC (less than 0.3%), comes from the leaves and stems, and does not get you high. Because of the higher THC content in medical CBD, it can get you high (depending on the levels of THC vs CBD) and therefore requires a prescription. Medical CBD falls under the same legality as medical marijuana. While CBD is currently the most popular cannabinoid, whole-plant hemp extract has the added benefit of other cannabinoids that also support your body, while still being low enough in THC to be fully legal.
How much hemp extract does someone need to feel its effects?
This question is as complex as each human is unique. Doses vary by the weight, health, age, and personal chemistry of the individual taking the hemp extract. While there are no serious side effects, when you choose to try hemp extract you should start with a low dose and gradually work your way up to find the dose that is right for you.