CBD GUIDE

A beginners guide to cannabinoids.

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. The discovery of cannabidiol revolutionized the cannabis landscape by allowing people to experience the power of the plant without the psychoactive effects of THC. The discovery pushed the needle toward national acceptance of cannabis. Today, researchers study CBD for its wide range of uses for the body and mind. 

US Residents

Yes! Hemp is legal! The 2018 Farm Bill amended the American Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 and added a definition for hemp as an agricultural commodity. The 2018 Farm Bill defines raw hemp as an agricultural commodity, alongside corn and wheat. Hemp is expressly excluded from treatment as “marijuana” under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), meaning hemp is not, and cannot be considered, a controlled substance under federal law and that U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) does not maintain any authority over hemp.

 

International Customers

We ship internationally! However, importing CBD products to some countries is illegal.

Yes, cannabinoids are generally well tolerated by most people and you cannot overdose on CBD. Drowsiness is the most common side effect. CBD does interact with certain medications, so if you are on any prescriptions, consult your doctor before trying CBD.
No, you do not need a prescription to purchase CBD or other cannabinoid products.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF CBD*

Everyone’s body chemistries are different and this may lead to different felt effects of CBD over time. We recommend taking the same dose for 1-2 weeks and observing the effects. If you do not feel the results you are looking for, increase the dose amount or frequency of dose to determine what works best for you.

CANNABINOIDS

Cannabinoids are a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. They can interact with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a variety of therapeutic effects. There are over 120 known cannabinoids and many more yet to be discovered.

HOW DOES CBD WORK?

CBD helps regulate the endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a signaling network in the body that regulates appetite, pain, memory, mood, stress, sleep, and immune function. It’s why cannabinoids act upon a wide range of physiological processes.

First discovered in the early 1990s by researchers exploring how THC interacts with the human body, every human has an ECS built into them even if they have never used cannabis in their life. Before cannabis prohibition, hemp and marijuana had been used for thousands of years to treat a number of ailments, including epilepsy, headaches, arthritis, pain, depression, and nausea. Traditional healers may not have known why the plant was effective but their experience demonstrated its effectiveness and provided the basis for later scientific inquiry. The discovery of the ECS revealed a biological basis for the therapeutic effects of plant cannabinoids and has sparked renewed interest in cannabis as medicine.

CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system.

 

Common CB1 receptors can help to control:

Adrenal Gland

Brain

Digestive Tract

Fat Cells

Kidneys

Liver Cells

Lungs

Muscle Cells

Pituitary Gland

Spinal Cord

Thyroid Gland

CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells.


Common CB2 receptors can help to control:

Bone

Brain

Cardiovascular System

Digestive Tract

GI Tract

Immune System

Liver cells

Nervous System

Pancreas

Peripheral Tissues

Spleen

THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT

Many customers prefer full spectrum products, as they are often associated with the entourage effect. This term describes the experience-based evidence where all of the components (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc.) in the plant work synergistically together in the body to create a balanced effect. 

TERPENES

Over 100 different terpenes have been identified, and they play a key role in differentiating the aroma and effects of each strain. Some terpenes will give the hemp a relaxing, sedative effect, while other terpenes will give strains an uplifting, motivating effect. Our Private Reserve line is infused with in-house extracted terpenes that give you the effects you need.

BIOAVAILABILITY

Each method of taking CBD has a different level of bioavailability, which is how much of a substance enters the bloodstream in a given amount of time. This can help you determine how much you need to take, and in what form, to ensure a proper dose actually ends up in your system.

CBD Product Types

There are three main cannabinoid spectrum’s: Full spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate.
While the terms may sound complicated to the uninitiated, they are simple to differentiate once you’ve learned them.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD products contain a small amount of THC (<0.3%), as well terpenes and other cannabinoids.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad spectrum CBD products do not contain any THC but include other plant compounds, terpenes, and cannabinoids. 

CBD Isolate

Isolate is strictly CBD or another singular cannabinoid like CBG and CBN. It is completely THC free and does not include any other cannabinoids or additional hemp compounds.