Are CBD and Hemp Oil legal? What about CBD foods and topicals?
Yes, they are legal. Most of our CBD and Hemp Oils and infused products do not contain any THC and are considered legal to be sold within the USA. So long as there is no THC in the product, it is legal to be sold, shipped and consumed.
We do carry some products that have less than 0.3% Delta9-THC and are federally legal in all 50 states, and those products are labeled accordingly.
I have seen CBD products at a cannabis dispensary. Are these the same?
No. CBD-products sold in legal dispensaries contain both CBD and High percentages of THC, and are therefore federally illegal and highly restricted. Our products contain under 0.3% or no THC and are therefore legal under US Federal Law.
Will I fail a drug test if I take CBD?
Ingestion of hemp seeds and hemp oils (things you get at your natural food store) have had reports of creating false positives in drug tests searching for THC. Therefore, we suggest you use care when considering what hemp-related products you consume if expect to be drug tested.
Will CBD make me high or stoned?
No. You’re thinking of THC, which will make you feel that way. CBD products have been known to induce clarity and a sense of well-being, but they do not cause impairment or make you “high” or “stoned.”
Out of all the cannibinoids in the Hemp Plant, Delta9-THC is the most well known and the cannibinoid that casues the "High"
Can I give CBD to my child safely?
CBD contains no THC and does not make anyone high or impaired. However, we are not able to provide specific recommendations of CBD for illness. We hope you’ll find enough research on our site, other online resources as well as your physician to see if CBDs are right for you. Please note that any statements made about benefits of CBD (here or anywhere) have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Do you recommend CBD for cancer or epillepsy?
Unfortunately we are not able to provide specific recommendations of CBD for illness. We hope you’ll find enough research on our site, other online resources as well as your physician to see if CBDs are right for you. Please note that any statements made about benefits of CBD (here or anywhere) have not been evaluated by the FDA.
Is Hemp actually Marijuana? And vice versa?
Hemp is the industrial term for the cannabis plant that produces no or very low levels of THC. Hemp has been used as a fiber, textile and food for thousands of years. What is called “marijuana” is cannabis that is bred to contain high levels of THC. It is the equivalent of grape jelly being the same as wine. They both come from grapes and share properties of the grapes, that’s where the parallels end.
The US Federal government defines HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
What does the CBD Oil/Hemp Oil contain?
CBD,Chlorophyll, Alkanes, Nitrogenous compounds, Amino acids, Sugars, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Ketones, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Vitamins and Pigments.
We have found out that cannabis/hemp contains over 400 molecules and in recent research we have discovered there are a group of molecules that cannabis produces called cannabinoids which are mostly responsible for its effects. There are over 120 cannabinoids including CBD, Delta9-THC, CBG, CBC and CBN.
A famous cannabinoid is Delta9-THC, which is psychoactive and responsible for the high. However, at Oregon Blue Label we offer products with a high concentration of the cannabinoid CBD which does not give the high.
What is Medical Cannabis/Medical Marijuana?
Medical cannabis or medical marijuana, can refer to the use of cannabis to treat disease or improve symptoms; however, there is no single agreed upon definition. Mostly this term is used to define plants that contains high amounts of THC(Delta9), but recently due to the fact that we find a lot cannabis plants with many other molecules, it is becoming more complicated to define what it is.
Medical cannabis/Medical Marijuana is a word used very frequently in the thousands of medical cannabis shops in USA where they sell cannabis plants legally under state law. Most of the Medical cannabis/Medical Marijuana is sold for recreational purpose. Very few cannabis products on the market have been through any clinical trials, unfortunately the trials that have taken place are very small with inconclusive results.
Does cannabis have medicinal properties?
Historically, it is famous for its use as medicine. There are also many clinical trials that show some effects and there are new ongoing trials. Millions of people are using it already, claiming it helps them in one way or another. There is already medicine on the market made from cannabis that has been through clinical trials that is approved for sales. However unfortunately the trials that have taken place are very small with inconclusive results.
Why has cannabis/hemp been so popular?
- The crop is easy to grow organically without using chemicals and is very pest resistant.
- It is also low risk due to the fact that the plant is easy to grow.
- It gives high profit per hectare to farmers because they can profit from the whole plant and the seeds.
- It can replace fish oil as the plant is very rich in Omega 3 and contains the optimal 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to 6.
- There is large population of people who believe it can have a relaxation effect, therefore it is popular for recreational use.
- There are also a lot of people claiming that the plant helps relieve different symptoms.
Why does cannabis help people?
According to mainstream science there is no evidence that cannabis has any positive effect on the human body. Until research has been done with many people over long period of time, it will be very difficult to answer this question.
The cannabinoids that the cannabis plant produces are very similar to endocannabinoids produced by the human body, and therefore could have huge potential in helping the body to find a balance. However to claim anything, there is a need for large randomized, double blind placebo trials over a very long period of time to be able to prove any positive effects.
How does CBD work?
There are some scientific experiments that indicate that cannabinoids work in a similar way to the endocannabinoids that the human body already produces in healthy people. The mechanisms of action are still not clarified and there are no conclusive studies that show any clear pathways.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. It has a regulatory role on pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.
It comprises a vast network of receptors in the brain, central and peripheral nervous system and cannabis-like compounds called endocannabinoids.
It has been likened to a dimmer switch, constantly working to bring balance when there is too much or too little activity in the body.
Plant cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system, which researchers believe may explain some of the reported physiological effects of the cannabis plant.
Scientists also believe that when this system isn’t working correctly, disease can occur. This is known as Endocannabinoid Deficiency and could be at the root of many conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS and multiple sclerosis.
Recent research has demonstrated that active compounds from other plants species such as Coneflowers (Echinacea), Hops (Humulus lupulus)"Yes from Beer", Carrot (Daucus carota), Kava (Piper methyscum), New Zealand liverwort (Radula marginata), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Black pepper (Piper nigrum) contain compounds which interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Is CBD (Cannabidiol) different from THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol)?
Cannabinoids are a group of molecules that in general work in a similar way, interacting with the endocannabinoids system. There are some small structural differences, but they all bind to the same receptors in the human body. While there is no evidence as such, there is a lot of speculation in the scientific community that the small structural differences are responsible for the different side effects each individual cannabinoid has.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives its users the ‘high’, and it’s this cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. CBD is very similar in structure, however the side effect of CBD is the opposite of THC. Unlike THC, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high. In fact, CBD has antipsychotic effects which means CBD works in the complete opposite way to THC. Scientific studies suggest that CBD also acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.
How does a cannabis drug test work?
THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with e.g a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces. There is no such thing as a CBD drug test because CBD is not a drug.
Does CBD have any Drug Interactions?
There are no studies showing the that there are any drug interactions using CBD and other drugs. However it is wise to consult with a professional doctor if one is making dietary changes.
What is Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil can be used to describe any cannabis extract.
What is CBD Extract?
CBD extract can be used to describe a CBD rich cannabis extract.
What is Hemp extract?
Hemp extract can be used to describe any cannabis extract. But it doesn’t mean it will be high in CBD as not all hemp plants contain CBD.
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