Frequently asked questions
What is ‘CBD’?
What is ‘Hemp’?
The 2014 farm bill defined hemp as the sativa plant from Cannabis, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
What is ‘Cannabis’?
It is a plant of the Cannabaceae family and contains more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds. The most commonly known compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
What is ‘Marijuana’?
It is any part of the flower buds and leaves of the female hemp plant, whether growing or not. THC is found throughout all of the aerial parts (leaves and flowers). In order for hemp to be defined as hemp, that is contained in a product used within the United States, the THC percentage must remain under 0.3%. Hemp growers use only the stalk when producing a product that is legally is defined as hemp.
What is the ‘Endocannabinoid’ System?
The Endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are lipid-based neurotransmitters that bind to receptors and receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central and peripheral nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system remains under preliminary research, but may be involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes, including fertility, pregnancy, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, immunity and memory.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with the same receptors that are bound to the neurotransmitters associated with the Endocannabinoid System. CBD causes chemical changes by blocking receptors. It tends to have low affinity for both CB1 and CB2 receptors, and instead acts as an indirect antagonist of agonists. This means that CBD sits imperfectly inside the receptors, not activating them but supporting other chemical messengers from binding to them.
What is ‘THC’?
THC is the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol which produces a psychoactive response when taken. THC is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in Cannabis. THC is the principal constituent of cannabis and is thought to be involved in the plant's self-defense against insects, ultraviolet light and environmental stress.
Does CBD have THC?
CBD and THC are two separate cannabinoids and one cannot contain the other. Each Cannabis plant type, such as Hemp and Marijuana, contain varying degrees of cannabinoids. Not all plant types contain THC, but all plant types contain CBD.
What does the term ‘Extraction’ mean?
What is the definition of ‘Organic’?
In relation to farming a product can be called organic if it's certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for three years prior to harvest. Prohibited substances include most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
What is the definition of ‘GMO’?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Is all CBD organic, additive-free or preservative-free?
What does ‘Third Party’ testing mean?
It is testing that has been completed from unbiased testing laboratory, that does not have a business, financial or other relationship to the product or company in question.
What is a ‘Certificate of Analysis’?
Often referred to as a ‘COA,’ it is an authenticated document that presents the analytical results of a specific test on a product specific batch or lot.
What does ‘Vegan’ mean?
Vegan refers to anything that does not contain a product that is directly or indirectly associated with the life of an animal.
What does ‘MCT’ oil mean?
What does ‘Full Spectrum’ mean?
A product derived from the Cannabis plant, that contain trace amounts of minor cannabinoids, cannabis oil, and very low or zero amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).
What does ‘Broad Spectrum’ mean?
A product derived from the Cannabis plant, that contains moderate amounts of cannabinoids, cannabis oil, and very low or zero amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).
What does the ‘Entourage Effect’ mean?
An ‘Entourage Effect’ is also known as a synergistic effect. Synergy occurs when the interaction of two or more substances produces a combined effect, greater than the sum of their separate effects.
What does ‘Isolate’ mean?
Isolate refers to the oil derived from the Cannabis plant that does not contain cannabinoids or terpene.
What does a ‘Schedule 1’ drug category refer to?
They are substances, or chemicals defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote. *Because the FDA has approved three Cannabis-derived prescription medications, the Federal Government is currently evaluating Cannabis as it does have accepted medical use.