NOTE: This website is intended as informational, and is not meant as, and should not be construed as medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own healthcare practitioners concerning specific questions. The hemp oil products described in this website are not drugs, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or abnormal condition. Rather, the products offered here are dietary supplements and cosmetics (topical balm).
What is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol, the most prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in Hemp. It comprises up to 40% of the plant. Cannabidiol is “a cannabinoid devoid of psychoactive effect.” After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers, CBD could be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of the industrial hemp plant that promotes and supports the nutritional health of aging bodies. Source: US Patent #6,630,507 (The United States of America as represented by The Department Of Health And Human Services): "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants." ( http://google.com/patents/US6630507 )
How is it legal? Natural cannabinoids from industrial hemp, like CBD, are 100% legal in all 50 states. Click here if you don’t believe us. No doctor recommendations and no medical cannabis cards needed. Non-psychoactive hemp is not included in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp is legal to import, sell, and consume in the United States. Our hemp products are considered food or dietary supplements, and our CBD is a natural constituent of the hemp plant / hemp stem & stalk oil and is not synthetic or artificial; therefore, our naturally-derived, industrial hemp-based CBD is exempt from Schedule I just as any other constituent of non-psychoactive industrial hemp is. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Hemp Industries Assn., v. Drug Enforcement Admin., 357 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2004), recognized that “non-psychoactive hemp [that] is derived from the ‘mature stalks’ or is ‘oil and cake made from the seeds’ of the Cannabis plant, …fits within the plainly stated exception to the CSA definition of marijuana.” Id. at 1017. As such, the court determined that the government (i.e. DEA) has no authority under current law to completely ban “THC that is found within the parts of Cannabis plants that are excluded from the CSA’s definition of ‘marijuana’ or that is not synthetic.” Id. at 1018.
Industrial hemp is legal to import under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Since 1937, the federal statute controlling marijuana has excluded the stalk, fiber, oil and sterilized seed of the plant Cannabis sativa L., commonly known as hemp, from the definition of marijuana. 21 U.S.C. § 802(16), and again in reference to 2-6-04 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
If you can’t grow hemp in the USA, how are hemp and hemp-based products legal? Because the FDA considers hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids (like CBD) to be food-based products, no legal restrictions on their importation, production and consumption exist in the United States and in most of the industrialized world click here. Our country’s Founding Fathers would likely be appalled to learn that the US government banned the cultivation of industrial hemp in America. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were all hemp farmers. It was even once mandated that hemp be grown, and one could even pay taxes with hemp. In July, 2013 the Congressional Research Service compiled an excellent report on industrial hemp, “Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity”. Click here ( https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf )
Will I pass a drug test? CBD rich Hemp Oil wellness products contain naturally occurring Cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp. Cannabidiol is a legal, non-psychotropic constituent of the industrial hemp plant. While we cannot say with 100% certainty you will fail a drug test, it is a possibility depending on the type of test used. Broad spectrum “panel” tests test for all cannabinoids which could cause a failed drug test. For more information about the amounts of Cannabidiol in each product, please see the Product Descriptions. If you are worried about failing a drug test you should consult your doctor before starting CBD rich products to get their approval. This may save you some headaches later on.
CBD rich Hemp Oil Wellness Products are labeled, marketed, and sold as dietary supplements (sometimes called food supplements or “nutraceuticals”). We are not medical professionals; our products are not drugs; and thus we are unable to offer “dose” or “dosing” recommendations regarding Cannabidiol. We ask that you work with your individual medical professional to determine the appropriate use of our products to meet your health and wellness goals.
What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task!
Why would hemp (instead of marijuana) be grown for cannabidiol (CBD)? Industrial hemp is already rich in CBD and naturally low in THC, whereas most marijuana is just the opposite (high THC, low CBD). Our industrial hemp is considered Cannabis sativa L., although we have developed our own unique cultivars of this particular type of industrial hemp. Through a combination of these unique cultivars, advanced plant genetics, and cutting-edge growing techniques, an exceptionally high percentage of CBD can be produced naturally and consistently in the hemp plant. When CBD-rich hemp oil is extracted from these hemp cultivars—which can be grown in dozens of countries and imported to the USA legally—it doesn’t make legal or practical sense to obtain CBD from marijuana.
Will CBD help me with my illness? Due to FDA regulations, we cannot make claims about whether or not CBD can help with specific ailments. We do, however, suggest that you conduct your own research, Goggle “cannabidiol for___” and drop your condition in and see what you find.
Will CBD help me if I’m healthy? Each individual is unique and has different wellness goals they are interested in addressing through the consumption and application of our products. The products sold from this website are considered nutritional supplements or food (according to FDA guidelines) until we have completed clinical testing and have received regulatory approvals. Nonetheless, the feedback we have received from a variety of consumers has been tremendously positive. We encourage you to discuss CBD with your physician or healthcare practitioner if you have any specific health-related questions or concerns. There are also many independent studies about CBD available on the internet. We encourage you to Google “Cannabidiol for____” and drop your condition in.
Are CBD and THC the same thing? No, they are different compounds. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but THC is the cannabinoid that gets you “high” or “stoned.” CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it won't get you "high."
Can I get high from CBD products? Our CBD comes from carefully-cultivated hemp plants—not marijuana—which is why it is legal for us to import and extract the CBD-rich oil. We have spent years developing special cultivars of the hemp that produce naturally elevated levels of CBD and only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users the “high” feeling. In comparison to hemp, most recreational cannabis plants have between 5% to over 20% THC.
Can you make any claims about what CBD can do? No. Our CBD-rich hemp oil products can fall into two different categories depending on how they are marketed and sold: they can be considered a food or a nutritional supplement. Our CBD is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
What is the difference between CBD from Hemp Oil and CBD from medical cannabis? While the two plants are botanically related, our hemp contains no THC and numerous medical studies have shown CBD to may have potential health benefits for a variety of ailments ranging from epilepsy to pain management. Medical cannabis contains THC and may provide relief from various ailments, however, with a psychotropic effect.
How is hemp different than marijuana? Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of Cannabis sativa L., a flowering herb indigenous to many parts of the world. “Marijuana” is cultivated for high levels of THC, which is concentrated mostly in the flowers and trichomes of the plant. When you grow “marijuana,” male plants are culled and female plants are cultivated, since the THC content is most abundant in the buds or female part of the plant. “Marijuana” plants are typically grown far apart to avoid possible seeding (from male to female plants), which would lower the THC content in the buds. Industrial hemp, on the other hand, is cultivated for its fiber, and has almost undetectable levels of THC and comparatively higher levels of CBD. This is partly because hemp is planted close together and therefore has an abundance of seeds (from regular male-female pollination) and grows tall, which is perfect for harvesting fiber from the stalks. Hemp has been grown and cultivated worldwide for thousands of years for industrial and medical purposes, making useful items like rope, clothing, sails, paper, and thousands of other products. Again…hemp will not make you “high.”
Is the hemp organic? Yes our hemp products sold here are non-GMO, and grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Unfortunately, there isn’t an organic certification process in place for hemp, but they are hopeful that within the next year there will be. Stay tuned!
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