FAQ 2017-08-28T21:07:05+00:00

FAQ

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 80 known components found in cannabis. There’s an ever increasing amount of research pointing to various health benefits in CBD, all while being non-psychoactive. The component responsible for giving users a “high” is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is prevalent in marijuana.

CBD is not considered to have any street value due to its lack of psychoactive effects and risk of abuse. Rather, CBD in discernible amounts reportedly promotes a calming, sedative effect.

If interested in an aide to perform your own research, we recommend referencing Granny Storm
Crow’s List for an extensive collection of CBD research relevant to specific conditions.

Terpenes are the main building block to any plant resin and contribute to the scent, color, and flavors. Some are even known to have medicinal applications.

Simply put, CBD stimulates and regulates the endo-cannabinoid system, a group of neuromodulators in our body responsible for a variety of physiological processes.

To understand how CBD works, we need to know that our bodies produce many different cannabinoids that interact with our cannabinoid receptors. The endo-cannabinoid system regulates appetite, pain-sensation, mood, memory and more by producing cannabinoids to interact with our body’s cannabinoid receptors that are found in the brain, as well as on some of our organs. While most cannabinoids bind into these receptors, CBD, which is essentially a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in plants, interacts with the endo-cannabinoid system indirectly, regulating the production of our own internal cannabinoids and promoting the overall health of our endo-cannabinoid system.

The endo-cannabinoid system plays a crucial role in the normal functions of the immune and nervous systems. By stimulating and regulating the endo-cannabinoid system with CBD, we can observe a wide variety of positive effects, as showcased by numerous recent studies on the subject.

Research on the exact properties of CBD and its interaction with our bodies is currently underway and scientists uncover new facts about this cannabinoid literally every month. So far, the results have been almost exclusively encouraging.

Section 2

Short answer: CBD, produced through the proper means, is legal everywhere.

Our hemp derived CBD products are legal to consume, sell and possess in the U.S., as well as many other countries in the world. Industrial hemp oil and all its derivatives are considered food or supplements. Our hemp is imported according to all safety standards and handled in an FDA-registered process facility in the U.S. There is a clear legal distinction between industrial hemp and marijuana, which is a controlled substance. However, hemp produced within the U.S. isn’t compliant with federal regulations and that’s why we import our industrial hemp from outside the country.

We encourage you to check the legal status of cannabidiol and hemp oil in your country before ordering. We are not liable for knowing the status of cannabidiol (CBD)-rich hemp oil in every country. It is your responsibility to know your country’s laws before ordering with us.

HempDoctorsUSA does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US CSA).

All of our Hemp Derived CBD products are Home Grown and professionally extracted through a Lipid Extraction and CO2 Extraction process by a laboratory in the USA.  We NEVER use synthetic materials.

Our products have all been tested by a third-party lab.

CBD may have a slight sedative effect, even in small servings. Stomach discomfort has been reported after a very large amount was taken all at once.

Section 3

Chemically they are both cannabinoid compounds, which makes their molecule look similar but are
very different. There are over 85 known cannabinoids. THC and CBD are the two most common, and
therefore the most studied. THC is a psychoactive compound, whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.

Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis genus of plants, bred for different purposes. Industrial hemp is exclusively produced by Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can refer to the sub-genuses of Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis.

Industrial hemp is grown to be fibrous and durable, with very long stalks and as few flowering buds as possible. Marijuana strains of cannabis are typically smaller, flimsier and have as many flowering buds as their breeding can allow. Marijuana is bred with the sole purpose of maximizing the concentration of THC, while industrial hemp naturally has trace amounts of THC and fairly high amounts of CBD.

Hemp’s chemical profile means that you can’t get ‘high’ from it and it is used to create medicinal remedies, food and oil, as well as other products including rope, bricks, natural polymers, fiber, clothes
and many more. Marijuana is used recreationally and medicinally only.

CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp via supercritical CO2 extraction that takes place in a fully certified facility in the US.
After CBD has been extracted, it is analyzed for its potency and purity, a process known as standardization, before being turned into its final CBD oil form.
All the above steps add into our CBD products’ costs, but ensure consistent quality and compliance
with all health and safety standards.

There are many methods to take CBD. Some people prefer to ingest it orally as a tincture under the tongue. Others prefer a capsule form. Each method has a different level of absorption and everyone’s body is different. When you process anything through the liver, less of it gets into your bloodstream. When you inhale it, that is a more direct route. Always consult with your doctor or naturopath before making a decision what is best for you.

We recommend letting the oil absorb into your mouth rather than swallowing it right away. So to help with the taste, you can make sure to keep it under your tongue or mix it with coconut oil. CBD oil is not water soluble, so it won’t mix with water or juice.

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Our products contain very little THC, if any. The legal maximum is less than 0.3%.

We can not guarantee any specific results for a drug test. There’s only trace amounts of THC in our products, however the compound may still be present. Also, some drug tests may search for all cannabinoids, including CBD, which is active in our products.

Section 5

As this is a food based product, there is no restriction on who can take this unless there are other concerns, medications or other health related reasons. We always recommend you consult with a medical professional.

All of our hemp products are considered food or supplements.

There’s no necessary warning against driving, but depending on how much CBD you take, it may make you tired. We recommend learning how your body reacts to CBD first.

We frequently post new research that has been done on CBD. Or if you’d like to do your own research, we recommend websites such as ProjectCBD.org and PubMed.