Frequently Asked Questions
Does CBD show up on a drug test?
The majority of facilities only test for the THC cannabinoid strain. Our products are THC-free.
In rare circumstances depending on state legislation, facilities may test for a range of cannabinoids including CBD, which could result in a positive drug test. You have the right to be informed of what you are being tested for. To eliminate any risks, we recommend you to be informed of your state legislation regarding CBD, ask directly or call and ask anonymously.
Is CBD TSA Approved?
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibit travel of CBD products having over 0.3% THC content, including travel among cannabis-friendly states.
Rest assured. On behalf of rigorous on-site chromatography testing and routine 3rd party batch testing, our CBD products have 0.0% THC and are in compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), legal under federal law, and permitted for domestic travel. We have a Certificate of Analysis to prove it.
Know Your Source. As advocates of health and safety, we recommend for consumers to take precaution and make informed decisions when purchasing or traveling with CBD. Avoid any unwarranted risks of legal or security violations by researching state, federal, and international laws.
Does CBD interact with any medications?
Cannibidiol Can Affect The Cytochrome P-450 System.
The Cytochrome P-450 System is home to a family of enzymes that primarily reside in liver cells. These enzymes are responsible for processing, metabolizing, and eliminating toxins. According to the US National Library of Medicine, their responsibilities include metabolizing anywhere between 70 to 80% of the medications you consume. (https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genefamily/cytochromep450). The human species has over 60 Cytochrome P-450 gene mutations that medical professionals consider when configuring proper dosage. The rate at which you metabolize drugs is contingent upon the type of Cytochrome P-450 gene and polymorphism(s), gene variants that affect the function of these enzymes. If slowly, the drug is active longer and a lower dosage is necessary. If quickly, the drug is broken down faster and a higher dosage is required to achieve therapeutic affect. This process is important to understand, as it can be altered by CBD (https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genefamily/cytochromep450).
Not to worry, grapefruit, alcoholic beverages, and teas have all been noted to induce or inhibit the metabolic-flow of enzymes when paired with certain medications (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15663291).
Check For Impact On Your Prescription(s). If you are prescribed medication, check to see if your medication is listed on the “Clinically Relevant” table for P-450 Drug Interactions (https://drug-interactions.medicine.iu.edu/Clinical-Table.aspx) provided by Indiana University School of Medicine.
If your prescription is listed, consult your doctor to ensure CBD is a safe supplement to your current routine and if any modifications to your dosage are necessary for you to optimize the benefits of both.
Can you overdose on CBD?
CBD is non-toxic. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, “Chronic use and high doses of up to 1500 mg per day have been repeatedly shown to be well tolerated by humans.” There have been no fatalities associated with CBD to date (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569602/#B1).
It is recommended that you always take precaution with any CBD consumption. If you are considering options of upping your current intake, consult your doctor to ensure a healthy approach to doing so.
How does CBD interact with alcohol?
Despite a lack of research on the intermix of CBD and Alcohol, CBD is a popular ingredient to jazz up spirits in cannabis-friendly areas like Los Angeles (https://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/las-mixologists-are-getting-creative-with-cbd-oil-9369414). CBD is non-psychoactive, but it is a relaxant. Depending on your persona, alcohol can also trigger relaxation.
A previous study focused on the effects of Alcohol-Only, CBD-Only, and a Alcohol-CBD combination indicated that motor and cognitive functioning decreased in participants who received the Alcohol-CBD combination. Note: These results were not applicable to CBD-Only participants (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/120541).
Results showed a significant decrease in blood alcohol levels in participants who received the Alcohol-CBD combination, contrary to those who received Alcohol-Only. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/120541).
We recommend you understand how alcohol and CBD individually effect you prior to stirring any CBD-infused cocktails, as the combined effects may vary by individual. In tandem, expect amplified effects to result in greater intoxication when dosages increase. Thus, it is suggested that you adopt a “less is more” approach when combining the two.
How does CBD interact with caffeine?
Anxiety has long been attributed to caffeine consumption due to a side effect of increased heart rate. Contrarily, CBD has proved an effective agent in combatting anxiety. For some, CBD may counter the anxiety-triggering effects of caffeination. For others, it may result in overstimulation. Depending on your genetics, individual proneness to anxiety, dosage, and coffee strength, each experience may be different. If you choose to mix the two, consult your doctor to understand the proper dosage of CBD with respect to your medical history for a more balanced intake.
What's the difference between hemp and marijuana?
All humans fall under the homosapien umbrella. Despite being members of the same species, each individual is vastly different in construct. The same ideology is applied to Industrial Hemp and Marijuana – they are the same species of the Cannibas sativa plant, but are two different varieties in construct.
Hemp vs. Marijuana
Hemp has more non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol (CBD) and lower levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana has up to 30% THC, whereas Hemp has less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana has psychoactive affects, whereas Hemp is non-psychoactive and will not result in a “high” sensation.
Is all hemp the same?
No. It largely depends on whether it is domestic or foreign, farming practices, and how it is used. Industrial Hemp is most commonly understood as Hemp that makes products such as clothing and textiles. Generally, only the stalks and seeds are used, not the entire plant.
The 2014 Farm Bill legalized the farming of Hemp for research and commercial purposes. This commercialization resulted in the absence of CBD in many Hemp plants. Hemp seeds you purchase in stores are unlikely to have traces of CBD. Thus, not all Hemp is flourishing in CBD, despite everyone touting that it is.
Know Your Source – Just as you can be getting CBD products with no CBD, you can get Hemp with contaminants. Hemp has an abundance of uses, one of them being a ‘cleaning solution’ to rid soil of toxins and contaminants. The CBD content and quality of the Hemp depends on where it is grown and how it is extracted.
What's the difference between whole plant CBD vs CBD Isolate?
CBD can be made from the entirety of the Hemp Plant or by Isolation. CBD Isolate is pure cannabidiol that has been isolated from other compounds within the Hemp.
In addition to Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids are responsible for the notable therapeutic benefits of CBD (“The Entourage Effect”) and are only sourced from the whole plant rather than in isolation.
“The Entourage Effect” – CBD Quality And Optimal Benefits
How can this be more ‘pure’ and beneficial CBD than in isolated form?
Cannabinoids can reduce anxiety, support inflammation and pain, control nausea and so forth. (CBD Isolate)
Flavonoids are part of the reason why fruits and vegetables are so healthy for you – they’ve been known to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and stroke. We use “Whole-Plant” extracts to guarantee these benefits in the purest form and highest quality.
Terpenes are known to treat infections, have weight loss benefits, work as antihistamines, with anti-inflammatory properities and more.
This ‘entourage’ is necessary to reap all the natural benefits of CBD.