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CBD Information & Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

CBD (cannibidiol) is one of the over 60 chemical compounds called cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant.  CBD is the second most common compound in cannabis, representing up to 40% of its extracts.  Unlike THC, the most common compound, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects. 

How is it extracted?

To extract and separate CBD oil you have to start with CBD-rich hemp plant material.  There are several ways to extract the oil from the hemp material and they all have pros and cons.  The most common safe methods for extraction include the use of CO2 or Ethanol which are then removed from the final product. 

How does it work?

CBD makes use of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body.  This system also produces some of its own cannabinoids which are called endocannabinoids.  There are two major cannabinoid receptors in the body: CB1 receptors, which are one of the most abundant receptor types in the brain and CB2 receptors, which are more abundant outside of the nervous system, in places like the immune system.  Researchers believe that CBD indirectly affects these receptors as well as increasing the body’s endocannabinoids by inhibiting the enzymes that break them down.

Further research suggests that CBD may also influence non-cannabinoid receptor systems in the brain, interacting with receptors sensitive to a variety of drugs and neurotransmitters such as opioid and dopamine that manage pain and behavior.

Does CBD get you high?

By far one of the most asked questions about CBD.  CBD is different from THC which is the cannabinoid that produces the psychoactive effect or “high” when ingested. 

CBD can be extracted from hemp or marijuana (both strains of the cannabis sativa plant) and, while THC is found in high quantities in marijuana and low quantities in hemp, the reverse is true for CBD. The CBD in CBD oil is extracted from hemp as opposed to marijuana since it is naturally higher in CBD and low in THC.

In order for CBD to be sold outside of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries it must contain less than .3% THC, which is well outside of the concentration necessary to produce psychoactive effects.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give plants their aromatic diversity.  It’s why a blueberry smells different from a strawberry and why lavender smells different than basil.  These oils are secreted in the in the hemp plant’s resin glands which are the same ones that produce THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids.  Like cannabinoids, terpenes interact with receptors in the body and can give rise to various effects. 

Is CBD legal to possess or consume?

The two important factors that affect CBD legality are: is it derived from hemp or marijuana and is it produced by a state-licensed grower.  CBD derived from hemp, including hemp-derived CBD products like oils, edibles, and ointments are legal in most states.  CBD extracted from marijuana is still CBD however many states have specific laws governing its distribution and use.

The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, helped expand the scope, definition, research and distribution of industrial hemp by licensed producers which has supported the growth of CBD products nationwide and their greater acceptance by the public and lawmakers.

In 2018 the US Senate introduced The Hemp Farming Act as part of its version of The 2018 Farm Bill. Parts of this legislation seek to make hemp an agricultural commodity, give states the power to oversee hemp production, and take away the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) authority over hemp.

Will CBD interact with any current medications I may be taking?

Currently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not certified or evaluated the complete medicinal properties connected with CBD and its use.  It is recommended that, if you have any questions or concerns regarding CBD products or their interaction with any medication, you consult with a medical professional before use.

Is it safe for pets?

CBD has been reported to have many of the same therapeutic properties in animals as it does for humans.  As with any medication proper dosage is important so please consult with your pets medical professional before beginning any treatment involving CBD products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and have been collected from various sources for the convenience of our customers. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment.  The efficacy of these products is not confirmed by FDA-approved research. The information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative for information from health care practitioners.  Before using any CBD product, you should consult your doctor and ask about the risk of interactions or complications.

All Access CBD assumes no responsibility for the improper use of these products.  All Access CBD does not make any health claims about our products and recommends consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician prior to consuming our products or preparing a treatment plan.  It is especially important if you are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming. 

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