CBD Frequently Asked Questions

CBD use has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals, steroid creams, and OTC medications. If you’re new to the CBD, then you’ve landed in the right place. Here, we’ll answer some of the most pressing questions related to CBD.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Hemp plant. Cannabinoids are unique because they act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system found throughout the body. CBD is the second most abundant compound found in cannabis. Unlike THC, it is not intoxicating and has none of the psychoactive properties of marijuana.
Is Hemp The Same As Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are two types of cannabis that are genetically distinct and differ in cultivation, chemical properties, and its use. Hemp is grown and cultivated for fiber and seeds to produce a variety of products including foods, oils, rope, and fabrics. Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC, concentrated heavily in the flowers and buds. Marijuana is bred to have THC levels that can exceed 20% as opposed to hemp which has less than 0.3% THC and no psychoactive properties.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works on the basis of something called the endocannabinoid system. This body system exists in all humans. Scientists made the discovery of our endocannabinoid system only in recent years — we did not always know of its existence. Essentially, the the endocannabinoid system is a network of neurons and synapses throughout your body and brain. These emit and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the hemp plant produces and, yes, a chemical our own bodies produce! CBD works because the cannabinoids it contains bind with the the endocannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to create a fully functioning network of neurons in your body. That’s why our bodies respond so well to CBD when we provide it with extra cannabinoids — these chemicals occur naturally in our own bodies!
What’s The Difference Between CBD And THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differ dramatically in their effects. THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system.
THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with recreational cannabis use. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high. Because of this trait, CBD appears more frequently than THC in dietary and natural supplements.

Will CBD Get Me High?
CBD does not have any of the psychoactive properties associated with marijuana and will not impair the user or get them “high.” Industrial hemp that has less than 0.3% THC content can yield high-quality CBD that is 99% pure.
How Is CBD Oil Made?
CBD oil is extracted from the stalks and stems of cannabis using a chemical process and contains the full range of cannabinoids found in the plant. Oil may be obtained using solvents or with a non-toxic and non-flammable CO2 extraction method.
What Is The Difference Between Isolate And Full Spectrum?
Products that are Full Spectrum contain CBD as well as other cannabinoids such as THC (UK legal limit or less), whereas CBD Isolate is 99% pure isolated CBD. Cannabinoids affect every individual differently and determining which product is most effective depends on personal needs and preferences.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes! In the UK CBD is legal. It’s CBD’s cousin, the cannabinoid THC, that makes marijuana illegal. CBD products can contain a very little amount of THC as long as it is below the UK legal limit of 0.2% or less.
Will I Pass A Drug Test?
When a drug test takes place it is the cannabinoid THC which is being looked for. A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug.
Does CBD Produce Side Effects?
Hemp and CBD are both considered safe and research has shown that CBD should not produce any adverse side effects in most people. However, everyone processes CBD and other dietary supplements differently, and it is always recommended to consult with a doctor before adding any supplement to your diet.
How is CBD Taken?
CBD can be taken orally by placing it under the tongue, allowing it to dissolve and be absorbed, or ingested in capsules and edibles. CBD can also be added to ointments and lotions for topical use or inhaled using a vaporizer. The method of ingestion plays a significant role in how quickly CBD enters the system, with vaporizing being quickest and most efficient.
What Dose Of CBD Do I Take?
Your CBD dosage will depend on a number of factors. These can include your lifestyle, age, weight, gender, medical history, personal preferences, the type of CBD product and strength. Typically, the recommended daily dosage is 25mg per day, its always good to start slowly and increase your dosage little by little if needed. If you are unsure, you can reach out to us for recommendations. We are always here to help.
How Quickly Will CBD Take To work?
This is another one of those questions that can differ from person to person. If you do not feel the CBD effects immediately, give it some time. You can slowly increase your dosage as you go if you feel you need more. Sometimes you will feel the effects of CBD right away. This is especially true if you choose to vape CBD. Other times you will only feel CBD hit you later — like if you choose to digest CBD in edible form, although effects are usually felt whithin the hour or less.
Is CBD Safe For Dogs And Cats?
Yes. Like us humans, dogs and cats both have an endocannabinoid system, therfor meaning they too can both benefit from taking CBD supplements. More and more people are turning to CBD to offer a more natural relief to their pets!