CBD is Cannabidiol, a naturally-occurring compound found in the stems, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant (cannabis sativa). It is the most abundant non-intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis and is being widely studied for its healing properties. You may have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, a compound which is concentrated in certain strains of cannabis which gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and does not cause a high.
CBD is typically available in two forms: “Full spectrum CBD” extract will include all of the cannabinoids from the plant, while “CBD isolate” will be a more concentrated form of CBD with higher purity.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the main compound found in marijuana plants. THC is what gives marijuana its psychoactive properties or “high” effects.
Now that you know more about CBD you will find a few commonly asked questions.
No, CBD and marijuana come from different plants. They do, however, come from the same species of cannabis plant. There are three recognized species of cannabis plants—Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Both CBD and marijuana are derived from the Cannabis sativa species. While CBD and marijuana both come from the same species of the cannabis plant, they are derived from different species of Cannabis sativa. CBD is derived from hemp, while marijuana is derived from the marijuana species.
CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC to be legal according to Federal Law.
Hemp and marijuana are different species of Cannabis sativa and bred for different purposes. Industrial hemp is exclusively produced by Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be derived from Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica.
Both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp. Hemp also has much lower levels of THC (less than 0.3%) than the marijuana species
Industrial hemp is grown to be durable, have very long stalks and as few flowering buds as possible—this can make it easier to extract the high amounts of CBD and smaller amounts of THC. Hemp’s chemical profile means that you can’t get “high” from it, and it is used to create medicinal remedies, food and oil, as well as other products, including rope, bricks, natural polymers, fiber, clothes and many more.
Marijuana strains of cannabis are typically smaller, flimsier and have many flowering buds with the sole purpose of maximizing the concentration of THC. Marijuana is used recreationally and medicinally only.
CBD that is extracted from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC is legal at the federal level with the passage of the Farm Bill in late 2018. Each state also has its own law regarding the legality of CBD and therefore the legality of CBD products can vary from state to state.
No. CBD is one of many cannabinoids within the hemp plant, but it’s currently the most popular one being researched for potential wellness benefits.
Once extracted, CBD can be combined with a carrier oil, which is then incorporated into topical creams, lotions and more.
It seems like everyone is selling CBD these days, so it’s smart to ask questions about quality and sourcing. As the supplement industry leader, Harvest Dreams is committed to ensuring potency, purity and consistency by only carrying high-quality products—that includes CBD. When selecting our partners, we consider every aspect of the company’s ingredient sourcing and quality control protocol, so your body gets nothing short of exceptional.
No. CBD is non-intoxicating and will not get you “high” as the cannabinoid THC would. Users report clarity of mind while experiencing a calmative effect. At high doses, CBD may be sleep-inducing.
Possibly, please consult with your doctor.
When it comes to CBD Oil, there are many different ways to consume it. Among these are oral consumption through things like edibles, sublingual tincture consumption, smoking/inhalation and topical. Each has their own benefits and at the end of the day it comes down to the preference or needs of the individual.
Cannabidiol (CBD) shouldn’t show up on a drug test. However, many CBD products contain trace amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main active ingredient. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test. This means that in rare cases, using CBD might lead to a positive drug test.
Possibly. Due to federal regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not CBD can help with specific ailments. Anecdotally, we can tell you that we have many customers who use our products to help alleviate symptoms of a myriad of conditions. We encourage you to communicate with your physician about your plans to utilize CBD to target a specific condition.
Yes, Delta-8 THC will show up on a marijuana drug test. Marijuana drug tests aren’t sophisticated enough to detect their molecular differences.