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What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a neurotransmitter that effects CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Where does CBD come from?

CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the Cannabis plant. We commonly refer to cannabis grown for this purpose as “hemp”.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus used in the classification of plants. Cannabis can have up to 3 recognized sub species, C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis, each with different growth characteristics and each stereotypically having different effects on the body. “Cannabis” encompasses plants grown for different products such as fiber (paper or clothing), seed (food consumption), or cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBG, etc.). Depending on the product, cannabis will have a different common name such as “marijuana” or “hemp”.

 

 

 

What is the recommended dosage?

CBD and cannabis can effect everyone’s body differently. For those without previous experience with CBD or the cannabis plant, start small and increase dosage as needed. A full dropper of 1000mg CBD oil contains 33mg of CBD. A quarter dropper has 8.25mg. Some recommend starting with as little as 5mg of CBD.

What’s the difference between “hemp” and “marijuana”?

The difference is a legal definition. That’s it.

Hemp is any species of cannabis that produces less than .3% THC when measured by weight. Marijuana is any species of cannabis that produces more than .3% when measure by weight.

If you’re into rabbit holes and really want to nerd out on the history behind these terms, visit this site: CBD Origin

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are the taste and smell behind Cannabis. Terpenes are also now thought to have their own medicinal properties and effects. Some common terpenes like and their properties can be found here: Leafly.com

What is “full spectrum”?

Contains ALL cannabinoids and terpenes available to extract from a cannabis flower. Legal CBD products will contain less than .3% THC as part of these products, but do contain THC.

What is “T Free”

Contains no THC.

What is “broad spectrum”?

Contains CBD and potentially other cannabinoids and/or terpenes that are available to extract from a cannabis flower. THC has been removed.

What is “isolate”?

CBD in its purest form (CBD and only CBD). Refining is required with multiple techniques available to achieve final product. CBD is first processed into “crude” oil before being further processed into isolate.

What is “distillate”?

Refers to a process used to create a final product, meaning a product has been distilled. There are multiple ways to achieve the desired results ranging from rotary evaporators to wiped film distilleries and final products may or may not contain THC.

Can CBD used for pets?

CBD can be used for pets. The dosage level will need to be smaller than for an adult (unless your pet weighs as much as you do). Some products have been made into dog treats or flavored tinctures (like bacon!).

What is a “tincture”?

Tincture is a term that refers to a suspension of an ingredient in a carrier. In CBD tincutres, commonly called “CBD oil”,  CBD and other extracted cannabinoids and terpenes are combined with a carrier oil such as MCT, hemp seed oil, or vegetable glycerin.

 

What is “MCT” oil?

MCT stands for “medium chain triglyceride”. MCT is usually derived from coconuts but could also be made from palm and dairy. More on MCT oils here: healthline.com

Can I use cream and oil at the same time?

Yes! A tincture will effect your entire body. A topically applied cream will effect the area where applied. Used together, the area where the cream is applied will have absorbed a higher dosage of CBD than the rest of the body.

Will CBD interact with prescription medication?

CBD may interact with some prescriptions. Before adding CBD to your daily regimen, consult a medical professional such as your physician, pharmacist, or contact our associative nurses at Carolina Blossoms of Life (carolinablossomsoflife@gmail.com).

Can CBD used for kids?

Careful consideration should be taken before giving CBD to children. Dosage should be matched to a child’s weight. Consult a physician for guidance. For perspective, Epidiolex, the prescription medication with CBD as the active ingredient, has been used for children and the dosage level depends on the child’s size and severity of their condition. More can be read here: Epidiolex (medicalnewstoday.com)

What is “crude” oil?

This is the first form CBD enters upon processing the cannabis flower. Crude oil can be made in a variety of ways such as CO2 extraction, hydrocarbon extraction, or alcohol extraction. Crude oil can be refined by even more techniques to remove plant waxes, lipids, chlorophyll, dark colors, THC, or anything else that was not desired but was carried through the first step in processing.

How long does shipping take?

We ship all packages USPS First Class mail. Depending on where you are, shipping will take anywhere from 2 -3 days (Typically 2 days to NY. Typically 2 days to Raleigh). Our packages come with our return address business name abbreviated as “CCLLC”.

Will I fail a drug test?

Short answer: maybe. Most drug tests only give positive or negative results meaning that with prolonged use of full spectrum CBD products containing .3% or less THC, the THC could build up and store in fat cells and register on a drug test. The safest option for those facing drug testing is to use broad spectrum (THC free) or isolate products. If you’ve ever wondered what drugs companies really test for, check this out: how many days in the body?