Is CBD Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill made CBD legal from the federal level. In fact it removed CBD from the schedule 1 substance list, and legalized any and all hemp derivatives. However, some states have been slow to accept the new law and interpreting it as they please – in some cases they are still prosecuting CBD possessions. Ohio is one such state. So even though CBD can legally be shipped to all 50 states, check your local laws if you are concerned about legality.
What is the difference in isolate and full spectrum CBD?
CBD isolate is CBD only – full spectrum CBD contains a whole array of cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC. It’s distilled in such a way that other cannabinoids are present to create the “entourage effect” which is essentially the most effective form of CBD you can get (at least that is what current research tells us). – Further reading
Will CBD get me high
No, absolutely not. THC is the only component of the cannabis plant the creates a psychoactive effect. CBD can actually decrease the psychoactive effects of THC when taken together. CBD is produced from hemp, which contains .3% or less of THC.
Will CBD cause me to fail a drug test?
Yes and no. While some brands out there will swear up and down you won’t fail a drug test, the truth is, if the product is full spectrum, there is always a chance you could trigger a positive test. Full spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC, and taken daily that can build up in your system to a point it can trigger a positive.
It’s very dependent on things like metabolism and body composition though. If you are a runner with a very lean body, chances are you won’t trigger a positive. If you are sedentary and slightly over weight, you could easily trigger a positive for THC.
So, if you are required to take a drug test to maintain employment you might consider a CBD isolate product, which contains no THC, just make sure you verify that with lab reports from the batch you are purchasing.
Why is CBD oil so expensive?
It’s easy to look at a bottle of CBD oil and think, wow they must be making a lot of money on this, but I can tell you, the margins are not super high for the retailers… They are pretty average.
The reason the price is so high though is the process to make CBD is very labor intensive. You start with planting seedlings, then harvest the crop 4 months later, after that you have to extract, distill and bottle the product.
The amount of labor involved is pretty high. As the industry progresses through the supply increase and production efficiencies will go up as well. As the product becomes more common, prices will come down.
Another way to look at it is this: how much do you value your health. Will taking CBD keep you from having to go to the doctor? Will it help you ditch other medications to offset the cost? Are there other supplements you are taking that you could eliminate for the benefits of CBD?
Sure, CBD seems expensive, but the benefits are overwhelming. – Further Reading
What strength of CBD oil should I take?
Selecting a starting dose may sound daunting, but it’s really pretty simple. You don’t have to get this correct right out of the gate. The reason being is, it’s best to start low and go slow.
Meaning: start by taking 5mg of CBD (or a little bit less) at bedtime. Stick with that dose for a week before increasing it. Do this every week until you achieve the desired results. You might find you need less than you think.
Building up gradually allows you to find out exactly how much CBD you need to alleviate symptoms. We generally recommend starting out with our Extra Strength bottle of oil so you have the most latitude for experimenting with your dose.
For more details, check out our post: How much CBD oil should I take. – Further Reading
How do I measure out the CBD oil?
One question I’m getting a lot lately is, how do I measure out my dose. I recommend starting out with a 5mg dose (or less) for one week, but how does that translate to a dropper that measures in milliliters?
The answer is pretty simple. Look at the CBD serving size on the package. A full 1 ML dropper will equal this serving size.
For Example: A 20mg serving of CBD = 1ml dropper. If you only want to take a 5mg serving of CBD, simply take ¼ of a dropper.
Serving size for Hemp Daddy’s products is listed on the front panel as well as the back Supplement Facts panel. – Further Reading
What is the difference in hemp extract oil and CBD oil?
I love this question, because in a highly unregulated market, it’s buyer beware!!! For starters, anything you see on Amazon is not CBD. It’s against Amazon policy to allow CBD for sale, but yet they still allow the use of the keyword in marketing and in product descriptions at times.
There are thousands of CBD brands, many creating inferior products or flat out selling snake oil. Hemp Extract (or CBD) contains cannabinoids found in the cannabis/hemp plant. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil is just oils from the seeds of the plant, and nothing more.
While hemp oil might have nutritional benefit, it doesn’t contain the therapeutic benefits you get from cannabinoids (CBD). To ensure you are getting a quality product, always look for the companies lab reports. If they don’t provide them on their website, or on request…run away! They are hiding something. – Further Reading
How do I know I’m getting a quality product?
As mentioned in the prior question, always look for the lab reports. They tell the story. Look beyond just cannabinoid profiles though. Make sure the brand is testing for things like: heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbiological content.
Brands with high integrity post the results right on the site, making them easy to find. If you see anything that looks suspicious, reach out to the brand for clarification, or just got somewhere else. – Further Reading
What is CO2 extraction, and why does it matter?
Simply put, CO2 extraction is pressurized carbon dioxide. The alternative extraction technique is ethanol based extraction. The end result can oftentimes be residual solvents in the finished product. Co2 extraction while more expensive, is the cleanest and most effective extraction technique available.
The supercritical Co2 extraction used at Hemp Daddy’s is ideal because it won’t cause denaturing or damage that would make it unfit for human consumption.
I struggle with “X” will CBD help me?
Short answer to this question is, maybe, but most likely. While CBD isn’t a silver bullet, it helps with a lot of things including: epilepsy, pain relief, reducing inflammation, improving sleep, helping with anxiety and depression, neurological conditions, as well as improved heart health.
Bottom line is, CBD is good for a lot of things, and there are very little known side effects. Best way to know if CBD is right for you is to give it a shot. We recommend starting with your Extra Strength formula so you have the most latitude for experimenting with dosage size.
Can CBD interact with my medications?
From the Project CBD Website: Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD. See CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.
I can tell you from personal experience though, that my family has has had no known issues with drug interactions, so consult your physician before proceeding with CBD if you take other medications.
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