Cannabidiol (abbreviated as: CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. CBD does not appear to have any intoxicating effects such as those caused by Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis. In fact, CBD actually reduces the THC high when present in cannabis cultivars. Marijuana and Hemp naturally contain CBD in the natural state. However, due to human intervention in the quest to breed for stronger marijuana, much of the CBD has been accidentally bred out in today's marijuana. Hemp typically has 2-8% CBD. However, most hemp genetics have been bred for fiber production which means the plants have not been bred for human consumption. This means that most hemp genetics are lacking in smell (terpenes) and a well rounded cannabinoid (CBD, THC, CBC, CBG, etc) profile which is responsible for the effectiveness via the synerization of compounds which is termed the Entourage Effect.
CBD has been shown to have a wide variety of uses to such a magnitude that the majority of people will benefit form CBD consumption.
CBD can be extracted from both the marijuana and the hemp plant. Both these plants are cannabis. They have just been bred for different uses. The highest Quality CBD comes from the flower of genetics that have been bred for human consumption. The lowest quality comes from the stalks of Traditional Fiber Hemp.
Yes, you should consume CBD 1 ½ hours before taking any pharmaceuticals that metabolize in the liver (roughly 60% of all pharmaceuticals). In layman's terms: when CBD is being metabolized, other compounds that are metabolized in the liver will sit in the liver until the CBD is done being metabolized. This can cause the meds to build up in the system which can cause increased side effects from the pharmaceuticals. For a more scientific explanation you can visit the link below:
Yes! All the side effects we have seen from CBD consumption have been positive. We actually have a system in our body completely dedicated to processing cannabinoids such as CBD.
Not even close. Many consumers are looking to buy the product that offers the most amount of CBD at the lowest cost. However, studies suggest that some CBD can be over 100 times more effective than other grades of CBD. If you can afford it, then it is always best to buy a product made from genetics that have lab tests of 15%+ CBD and over 1% terpenes. Ethanol (drinking alcohol) extractions are also very important as these methods of extractions keep the Complete Spectrum in tact.
Full Spectrum products mostly use CO2 extractions that rip the compounds apart before throwing them back together. At Cannabis Oil Success Stories CBD, we feel that this destroys the Entourage Effect which is responsible for the effectiveness of a product. When shopping for Full Spectrum products, always try to find the company that has the best labs for the plant material being used.
CBD isolate/crystals/pharmaceutical grade CBD, etc is the least effective grade of CBD. Many people do not even get effects from this grade of CBD. However, some people do feel some effects from CBD isolate. CBD isolates will all be about the same effectiveness so it is encouraged to do price shopping when shopping for CBD isolates over other areas of research.
It depends on the grade of CBD. In studies, high quality CBD has been shown to be 100 times more effective than low grade CBD in some instances (Complete Spectrum CBD vs CBD Isolate).
Complete Spectrum CBD = 10-25 mg per day
Full Spectrum CBD = 25 – 75 mg per day
CBD Isolate = 50 – several 100 mg per day
Higher quality CBD not only requires lower doses but also gives better effects.
No, CBD will not get you high. There is definietely a feeling to CBD but it is not like getting high at all. Many people explain the feeling of CBD as being a “warm hug”, the feeling after taking a warm shower on a cold day, etc. It seems to add comfort in most people. I explain the feeling of CBD as feeling like a kid again before life happened.
CBD will actually reduce the high from THC. If you are taking a marijuana CBD dominant product and don't want to get high, then make sure the ratio of CBD to THC is at least 10:1.
Theoretically it is possible to take insane amounts of THC and never get high if there is enough CBD in the mix.
The vast majority of the CBD industry consists of people buying low grade CBD and repackaging it as their own. Many companies have never even grown a cannabis plant. Because of this, there is a ton of false regurgitated information on the internet that is used to promote this style of company. This is also the reason that people will go from brand to brand and not notice a difference in quality. If you want quality then buy from a company that has great labs of genetics posted on their website.
Yes. CBD falls along the same legal lines of poppy seeds. Even though poppy seeds are non psychoactive, they can still show false positives for the use of opiates. Even much of 50 State Legal CBD contains some THC. This is a good thing as THC is beneficial for the effectiveness of CBD, but it can cause false positive for marijuana consumption. Although not as likely, CBD Isolates (void of THC) may still cause false positive for marijuana consumption as stomach acid is strong enough to convert some CBD into the same metabolites that are looked for when screening for marijuana consumption. If you are required to take drug tests then it is always best to consult to the person in charge before starting any CBD regimen.
CBD takes about 3 weeks to be built up in the system. Most people will start feeling the effects in 1-5 days with anything of quality. However, we have heard of people going well over a month before feeling the effects from CBD isolate. This is rare but can happen on occasions.
FECO stands for Full Extract Cannabis Oil. Whole Plant does not mean that the whole plant is used for making the CBD Oil. It is supposed to mean that the oil has a “whole” profile of the plant compounds in the finished oil. These terms are often used interchangeably. Organic Ethanol extractions are the only method that will create a true FECO or Whole Plant, but you will often see companies advertise as FECO or Whole Plant when they use other methods that create an oil that is not an isolate.
Full Spectrum Products are products that contain a full spectrum of the plant compounds. There are varying grades of products that are considered Full Spectrum. Even CBD made from fiber hemp genetics that don't have a favorable spectrum in the first place are often considered Full Spectrum if the plant material is extracted with CO2. Full Spectrum products are not the highest quality products on the market like the internet will try to make you believe. However, Full Spectrum products are usually better than CBD isolates. You can learn more in the link below:
Complete Spectrum CBD Products are the highest grade products on the market. Complete Spectrum Products are also sometimes called 100 x grade CBD products. To make a Complete Spectrum CBD Product you need to use top shelf genetics and extract with Organic Ethanol (drinking alcohol).
The below link gets into more detail:
Yes and no. Labs will show you what is in a product and what is not in a product. However, labs do not tell you how the CBD is extracted. Some companies will take low grade CBD and add terpenes to their products to make their labs look better. However, adding terpenes and other compounds do not add much to the effectiveness of products like many companies claim.
Most companies do not post labs of their flower as the CBD is coming from inferior genetics. If you are looking for high quality CBD then make sure the genetics have at least 15% CBD and at least 1% total terpenes. This is the 15-1 rule. If the company does not post labs then ask for them. It is impossible to make good products from inferior genetics.
MLM stands for Multi Level Marketing. We do not recommend MLM companies as they just repackage low grade CBD and use people to spam the internet to try to get sales. It is always best to order from a company that will answer all the questions that you have.
4 Corners Cannabis has a great article about this at: