Q: Is industrial hemp and marijuana the same thing?
A: Yes and no. They are from the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa L, but are vastly different as to how they are grown and utilized. Marijuana is cultivated for its flowers, or buds, and its high THC content. Hemp naturally contains less than .3% THC and much higher percentages of CBD making it an ideal source for CBD.
Q: Isn’t hemp illegal?
A: No it’s not. The DEAs recent announcement concerning CBD has left a lot of people asking this question. Legally marihuana and hemp are two different things although they both are part of the Cannabis Sativa L family. The law defines marihuana as the leaves, flowers, buds and seeds. Hemp is the stalks and stems. There is also a huge difference in how it is grown. But, not just anyone can grow it. In 2014 Congress passed the Farm Bill Act which legalized the growing of hemp by universities and research centers and allows the unregulated sale of products generated as long as they do not contain more than 3% THC. So, if the product comes from a source that is Farm Bill compliant, like ours, then yes they are legal in all 50 states. If not then technically they are illegal.
Q: Why haven’t heard of these products before?
A: You have, but you probably associated them with marihuana and thought you had to live in a medical marihuana state and have a medical card to get them. Not true.
Q: Can I get a positive urine test from hemp?
A: Hemp has less than .3% THC in it. Any hemp product that does not state on the bottle “Zero THC” has some THC in it. So, statistically speaking, if your product has THC and you take enough of it then yes you could still test positive. If this is a concern then make sure you use products guaranteed to have absolutely no THC in them. Like ours!
Q: What do people use CBD products for?
A: Taken as a dietary supplement people have discovered many beneficial uses of pure CBD oil including, but not limited to, pain management, epilepsy, anxiety, depression and even cancer. In 2015 the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded almost 300 scientific studies on the benefits of CBDs. If you want to learn more go to www.nih.gov and search “CBD and pain” or “CBD and ?”.
Q: How much do I take?
A: The industry standard is 25mg to 50mg per day, but there really is no set dosage. You can’t take too much either which makes it a very safe supplement. However, it is a self dosing product and each individual may react differently. Example: I take a half dose daily (12mg) and respond well to it. Another family member takes 50mg to achieve the desired effect. We suggest starting out by taking half in the morning and half in the evening to recondition your endocannibinoid receptors and work up to a dose that works for you.