A crash course on hemp 101
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants. It is a powerful cannabinoid that offers non-psychoactive support and relief for your pain and discomfort.
DOES IT COME FROM CANNABIS OR HEMP? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of cannabis plants and they are different in their compositions. While CBD can be found in both, it is exceedingly more prevalent in hemp plants. CBD is really only found in the seeds and stem of marijuana plants. The hemp plant, on the other hand, contains CBD throughout, in the flowers, seeds, stem, etc. Furthermore, hemp plants contain only .3% THC, otherwise they are characterized as marijuana.
WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
No, it will not; CBD has no psychoactive effects. THC is responsible for the high that is associated with cannabis plants.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
Our bodies are full of receptors, known as endocannabinoids called CB1 and CB2, that directly interact with phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are the compounds in cannabis, such as CBD and THC. The receptor CB1 is prevalent in the brain and central nervous system while the receptor CB2 resides in different organs throughout the body. The interaction between these endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids helps to maintain good health and stability within our body’s systems.
IS CBD NATURAL?
Yes, CBD comes directly from the cannabis plant and is a naturally-occurring chemical compound within it.
WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less).