Frequently Asked Questions
1What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid found in industrial hemp. It’s responsible for many of the health benefits attributed to cannabis.
2Where does hemp oil come from?
There are two main types of hemp oil: hempseed oil and CBD rich hemp oil. Hempseed oil comes from cold pressed hemp seeds, and CBD rich hemp oil comes from the flowers, leaves, roots, and stalk of the hemp plant.
3Does CBD get you “high”?
No, CBD is non-psychoactive and cannot get you high. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for causing a high. By law, hemp cannot have more than 0.3% THC compared to 15-30% for marijuana. You would die of carbon monoxide poisoning before you could get high from smoking hemp.
4Where does CBD come from?
CBD is naturally occurring in industrial hemp. We harvest the CBD by using supercritical CO2 extraction, which leaves no harmful residues. CO2 is in every breath of air we take.
5What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Industrial hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis sativa. The distinction between the two plants is a legal one. In the United States, hemp can contain up to 1% THC, while marijuana typically contains 15-30% THC. Hemp is also grown for seed and fiber, while marijuana is not.
6Where is CBD Legal?
Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states and most countries. Marijuana-derived CBD is legal in states with legal marijuana markets as well as a few states that have legalized marijuana-derived in lieu of having legal marijuana.
7What are some of the potential benefits to using CBD?
Studies are showing that CBD has therapeutic potential for treatment of anxiety, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, PTSD, schizophrenia, antibiotic-resistant infections, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, epilepsy, obesity, acne, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, addiction, Parkinson’s, neuropathic pain, and depression amongst other things. It is important to remember that these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA, although much research exists. Learn more here.
8How do you take CBD?
CBD can be absorbed by the body through the skin, stomach and other mucous membranes. The route of administration depends on the product and your reasons for taking CBD.
9Are there any side effects from CBD?
At low doses, CBD can cause feelings of alertness and focus. At high doses, CBD can cause feelings of tiredness and sedation.
10What does CO2 Super Critical Extraction mean?
CO2 reaches a supercritical state at specific temperatures and pressures. Supercritical CO2 means that CO2 is acting as both a liquid and a gas, which allows for a more complete extraction process. Learn more about the benefits of CO2 extraction here.
11Do you grow your own industrial hemp?
Yes, we are currently growing industrial hemp on our Colorado farm. We believe that domestically grown hemp will make CBD more affordable by reducing costs associated with shipping foreign hemp, and it gives us more control over the quality of our CBD. Growing hemp in America will reduce our dependence on foreign imports, while expanding economic opportunities for Americans. Hemp is a carbon neutral plant from which 50,000 different products can be made – including construction materials, clothing, and food.
12What is the maximum temperature that CBD can be heated?
CBD begins to evaporate at 200 C or 392 F. This means that you can cook most foods with CBD oil without degrading the CBD. To inquire about CBD infused olive oil and other cooking oils, please contact us here.
13When should I take CBD?
CBD can be taken at any time. Large doses can cause drowsiness and low doses cause wakefulness and focus, so timing can depend on why you are taking CBD.
14How does CBD work?
CBD affects the body by interacting with our Endocannabinoid System or ECS. To learn more about the ECS and how it regulates various bodily functions, click here.