Common CBD Questions | What is CBD?
One of the most Common CBD Questions is simply what is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil or cannabidiol oil is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant.
Most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp. And not from psychoactive marijuana strains. Although the plants are related, industrial hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So, according to the 2014 Farm Bill, industrial hemp cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis – an amount that is non-psychoactive.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD has therapeutic properties that may help people and pets that suffer from a range of conditions – including inflammation, pain, stress, headaches, trouble sleeping, skin issues, digestive problems, and many chronic diseases. To learn more about the benefits of CBD, visit ProjectCBD.org.
How does CBD work?
Another one of the most Common CBD Questions is How does CBD work? CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. When you use CBD, it triggers CB1 and CB2 receptors, impacting a variety of physiological processes that can affect our brain as well as our body’s immune, digestive and nervous systems. To learn more, visit ProjectCBD.org.
Will your CBD products make me high?
Another Common CBD Question and the answer is NO. The CBD found in our products is derived from industrial hemp, is non-psychoactive and will not make you high. The amount of THC is either 0.0% or < 0.3% depending on the product.
Is hemp-derived CBD legal?
What are Terpenes in CBD?
So, you’ve experienced Terpenes all your life. They give an orange its citrusy smell and pine trees their unique aroma. They are the chemicals that determine how things smell.
Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are around 200 terpenes in cannabis. And of course, giving cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effect.
The entourage effect essentially means that cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, along with the terpenes, are meant to work together. It’s the whole plant that does the best job, not just a single compound. It’s the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD. Utilizing all the compounds and terpenes in the plant should be a consideration when choosing a CBD oil.
Is there a difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?
Yes! CBD oil includes cannabidiol. Hemp oil does not. CBD oil, sometimes called CBD tincture, is a liquid concentrate of CBD. Hemp oil is a food product made from pressed hemp seeds. Therefore, hemp oil is a food product that contains no CBD. It costs far less than CBD Oil because it contains no CBD and hence does not have CBD’s benefits.
What is driving CBD product prices?
So, there are several factors driving the price of CBD. The most significant is the limited supply vs. the overwhelming demand.
First, on the supply side, the imbalance is due to the fact that hemp farming was generally illegal prior to the passage of the Farm Bill of 2018 (Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018), signed into law on December 20, 2018. Prior to that, hemp farming was only permitted in several states and mainly for research purposes. Hence, the Farm bill authorized the farming of “industrial hemp,” that is, hemp with less than 0.3 percent THC. Of course, THC is the psychoactive element of cannabis.
As you know, CBD is derived from hemp or cannabis plans. Most importantly, we are just now in the first full growing season since the 2018 Farm Bill. In addition, this first season is limited due to the lack of defined hemp farming guidelines issued by the USDA. Finally, each state must then either implement the federal guidelines or develop their own plan for regulating hemp farming.
The bottom line, it may take several years before supply catches up with demand.