Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, the most prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis that comprises up to 40% of the plant. According to the US Government, 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 may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.

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.

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. Although some of our founders are medical professionals, we cannot make medical claims about the benefits 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.

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?

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.