CBD feels mysterious to so many people. There are so many things to consider when buying the right product for you as well as understanding what goes into each product that you might want to consider. We’ve compiled some of our most commonly asked questions and answered them here for you.
Q: Will CBD get me high?
A: No, CBD itself does not have any psychoactive effects. That being said, CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC and still be federally legal. While for most people that isn’t enough to get you “high,” people with a THC sensitivity will may feel different effects of THC.
Q: Should I buy a full spectrum or broad spectrum product?
A: This really depends on your personal preference. We are always fans of a full spectrum product because of the entourage effect (see below). However, if you’re starting out with kids or pets, a broad spectrum product is often a great place to start. Our CEO, Brian Smalley, is also a fan of using a broad spectrum product in the mornings to help with focus and aiding in anxiety and then using a full spectrum product at night to help with sleep.
Q: What is the entourage effect?
A: Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD and THC both engage different receptors. THC binds to your CB1 receptors and CBD binds to your CB2 receptors. By taking a full spectrum product you’re activating more of your endocannabinoid system. By having multiple cannabinoids present in your product you’re engaging more of your ECS and helping your body work more efficiently and effectively.
Q: How much should I take? And can I take too much?
A: You can’t take too much CBD. That being said, we recommend starting with 1 dropper per day. This is typically 55 mg/cbd for our standard tinctures. Then you can increase your dosing every few days to get to the sweet spot for what your needing.
Q: Why can’t I use a regular tincture for my pet?
A: Our pet and human tinctures are made from the same ingredients and the same quality oil. The difference between them is the potency of the CBD and THC. Our pet products are formulated to make dosing easy for your pets. We also include pet friendly flavors (like bacon and peanut butter) that we know your furry friends will love.
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Q: Will I test positive on a drug test if I take CBD products?
A: If your employer does do drug testing or you are subject to regular drug testing, we always recommend talking with your supervisor before taking any CBD product. Our full spectrum products do contain federally legal amounts of THC and you will test positive for THC on a drug test. Our broad spectrum products test below detectable amounts from our third-party test labs. Sensitivity from tests at various labs is going to be different. You may test positive for THC even with a broad spectrum product.
Q: Is CBD legal?
A: CBD products containing 0.3% THC or below are new federally legal due to the 2018 Farm Bill. That being said, each state has different local regulations regarding CBD. For example, in some states you can only purchase CBD from a dispensary. Maybe it is an age restriction. They might even have restrictions on the types of CBD products that can be sold from topicals to CBD in food products, etc.
Because it’s federally legal you should feel comfortable ordering products online to be delivered to your door.
Q: How do I know I can trust the company I’m buying CBD from?
A: There are so many things to consider before buying CBD. Deciding if a company is trustworthy comes down to research. At a minimum, you want to ensure that you can access their third-party Certificates of Analysis (COAs). This will give you lots of information about the potency of the cannabinoids in the product. It will also share with you if there are things like pesticides that you don’t want in the product as well.
A: Distillate is going to have more cannabinoids and terpenes in it. Isolate is an isolated cannabinoid. It is only CBD so you don’t get the benefits of the entire hemp flower. Isolate has no flavor or smell so can be ideal for people that don’t like the taste of smell of a full spectrum or broad spectrum product.
Have more questions? Let us know and we’ll keep adding to this post.