Below are some frequently asked questions about CBD:
1. What is CBD and how does it work?
- CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the primary cannabinoid found in our products. It is one of over 100 naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and is among the most thoroughly researched alongside THC. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body, and actively interact with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the human body. When CBD binds to these receptors, it triggers various physiological actions that help to regulate your appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory.
2. Will I get high using CBD?
- Cannabidiol (CBD) does not cause a high. CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the most well-known compounds isolated from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is THC, not CBD, that creates the 'high-feeling' people associate with cannabis use.
3. How different is CBD from marijuana?
- While CBD is a naturally-occurring component of marijuana, it does not cause a "high" like some may think. The CBD we offer is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. Industrial hemp is defined by US law as cannabis having 0.3% or less delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content by dry weight.
4. Is CBD legal?
- Hemp flower produced by industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states. By federal law, hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. When the Cannabis Sativa plant contains more than 0.3% THC it is no longer considered ‘hemp,’ and cannot be marketed as such. All of the strains of CBD hemp flower sold by Elevated High Co LLC contain THC levels below this threshold. The vendors we purchase from test our flower through a 3rd party testing company to ensure the legality and quality of our buds.
5. What is the difference between broad and full spectrum CBD?
If an extract is full-spectrum, this means it contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp also come with a negligible THC content — below 0.3%
Although non-psychoactive, full-spectrum CBD can give you a false positive during a drug test, especially if you consume high doses of CBD oil daily. That’s when the broad-spectrum CBD comes in.
Like full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant. However, it goes through an additional process to remove the trace amounts of THC, completely removing it after the initial extraction.
6. What is a hybrid?
- Hybrid strains are the result of crossbreeding cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. The idea behind High CBD strains is to provide an analgesic, or pain-relieving, effect without the “head high” commonly associated with cannabis.
7. What is the "Entourage Effect?"
- The entourage effect is used to describe what happens when multiple compounds from the industrial hemp plant work together. These components work together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant, with each compound amplifying the therapeutic properties of the others while mitigating their potential side effects. Though the impact of this effect has not yet been validated through clinical studies, this synergistic interaction is believed to increase the potential for therapeutic effect.
8. What dosage should I take?
- Everyone is unique and the fact remains that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to their CBD dosage. As dosage of CBD differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase at a comfortable level until you experience the desired result.
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