WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC.
DOES CBD COME FROM MARIJUANA OR HEMP? AND WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
Marijuana and hemp are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant (Cannabis Sativa L). In general, CBD is found abundantly in both. The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of cannabis that contains high quantities of CBD and practically zero traces of THC. Most all CBD-based products come from the industrial hemp plant.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
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.
WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
No, CBD will not get you high. It’s non-intoxicating. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. In fact, CBD is antagonistic to the marijuana high; some research expresses its potential to prevent THC molecules from binding to the brain’s receptors that is why it is often used to subdue the ‘paranoia’ effects of super-potent THC strains.
HOW DO I TAKE CBD?
Most CBD products are taken orally via oil (Coconut- MCT) drops that are placed under the tongue and held for 60 seconds before swallowing. Topical creams and ointments are also effective, as is smoking or vaporizing CBD strains found at Seattle CBD.
What is 100% THC FREE CBD?
If a CBD Tincture is 100% free of THC it will have the highest potency of CBD based on 99% CBD. It is your best choice when a THC Free product is critical. It is 100% legal to ship and have CBD with less than 0.3% THC.
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD oil is a liquid cannabis extract that contains virtually pure CBD. It’s commonly made from seeds of the hemp plant (CBD hemp oil) and the stem of industrial hemp.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body leading to the endless array of CBD uses.
IS CBD NATURAL?
CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made.
HOW IS CBD ISOLATED FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT?
CO2 extraction is the best method to extract pure CBD isolate, in which state it exists as a clear/white crystal. This method is preferred over other methods because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF USING CBD? IS IT SAFE?
The only significant danger/side effect of the drug is in vaping CBD oils that were produced using a thinning agent, such as propylene glycol. When burned/vaped, propylene glycol produces formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. CBD oils produced by CO2 extraction are much safer and purer than oils that were produced with liquid alcohol/thinning agents. Other than that, most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though some have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and dry mouth.
CAN I COOK WITH CBD?
Absolutely! CBD infused oils are a fantastic ingredient to cook with and have little texture and odor especially when using the tinctures.
ARE THERE STUDIES ON CBD?
Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug. Please see the link on this website to whichever condition of interest.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SERVING OF CBD TO TAKE?
This one is tricky because it, of course, depends on what you’re using the compound for, and also on how strong the product is. Most people consume between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. (For reference, 1 mL of a potent oil might contain 50 mg of CBD. Make sure you read the label on your product to ensure a proper serving. We offer 1500mg per 1oz bottles because we want you to have the most potency for your dollar. You can use as little or as much per day as you would like. 1oz is = to 30ml.