CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant, which is one of the strains of the cannabis plant. CBD oil is extracted from plants. Most CBD oil comes from Industrial Hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains of the cannabis plant.
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All of our products under the Pound for Pound ™ label are sourced 100% from Industrial Hemp, grown in the United States.
Hemp and marijuana are two distinct types of the cannabis plant. Each is a genetically different strain and they are cultivated differently, have largely different chemical properties, and are intended to be used, and are used, differently. Since Colonial times, Hemp has been grown and cultivated for fiber and seed to produce a variety of products including foods, oils, rope, and fabrics; it was an important crop in the growth of the original Thirteen Colonies.
While the two plants are related, Industrial Hemp, unlike marijuana, is not grown to and does not contain nearly as much psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In fact, according to the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (part of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill that became law on December 20, 2018), Industrial Hemp cannot contain more than .3 percent THC on a dry weight basis – a nearly negligible amount.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many different compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors found throughout the human body that are part of the human endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD is only one of many cannabinoids found in hemp and other cannabis plants, but it is one of the most abundant. The cannabidiol found in Industrial Hemp is similar in structure to the cannabinoids naturally found in our bodies as part of The Human Endocannabinoid System. Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is responsible for all sorts of bodily functions and appears to help to keep the body in homeostasis, or balance. The ECS is a part of the nervous system, which means it can also affect how our body transmits information, like sensory information which alerts your brain of pain in the body. Because the cannabidiol is similar to the cannabinoids naturally found in your body, it is able to bind to CB-1 receptors in the body that are part of the ECS.
CBD sourced from Industrial Hemp (that by definition has less than 0.3% THC content) does not have the psychoactive effects of marijuana, which is typically cultivated to yield high levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC (levels that can exceed 20%). Thus, while it can yield high-quality CBD that is at least 99% pure, neither Industrial Hemp nor CBD products sourced 100% from Industrial Hemp are intended to get you “high” or impaired.
Hemp oil is extracted from the stalks and stems of cannabis and contains the full range of cannabinoids found in the plant. Our CBD isolate is obtained using ethanol extraction. CBD isolate is used to make products, such as gummies and bath bombs, and our high-quality CBD is isolated from the other cannabinoids found in the hemp oil that has previously been extracted as set forth above.
CBD companies are unable to give legal advice on the legality of CBD. However, with the passage of the 2018 Hemp Farming Act, which follows the 2104 Farm Bill, by Congress, Hemp and its derivatives are now considered agricultural product(s). Companies that source domestic hemp products, cultivated in full compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill and Hemp Farming Act, under appropriate licensing from respective state departments of agriculture in Colorado and Kentucky are covered under this legislation. Some language from the 2018 Hemp Farming Act and Farm Bill is reproduced below, in italics.
The 2018 Farm Bill expresses the intent of Congress that Industrial Hemp and products sourced 100% from Industrial Hemp will be regulated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
According to the bill, hemp is defined as: “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts 12 of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
SEC. 10113. HEMP PRODUCTION.
The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘‘Subtitle G—Hemp Production
‘‘SEC. 297A. DEFINITIONS.
‘‘In this subtitle:
‘‘(1) HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis
sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
Products that are “Full” or “Broad” Spectrum CBD contain CBD as well as other cannabinoids (such as CBG, CBN, etc.), while CBD Isolate is at least 99% pure, isolated CBD. Cannabinoids affect every individual differently and determining which product is most effective depends on personal needs and preferences.
This will always depend on various factors, including body mass, the amount of CBD taken, and how and when it is taken. More research needs to be done to pinpoint the half-life of CBD once it enters the human body. One study suggests that CBD exits the body fairly quickly – after approximately one week. This study looked at a group of people who took extremely high doses of CBD oil, up to 700 milligrams, every day for six weeks. This dose is considerably higher than most ordinary people (not in a study) typically consume. However, after one week of discontinued use of the CBD oil, all of the patients were clear of any CBD in their system(s). For moderate use, it is suspected that CBD oil is gone from the human body after approximately three to four days, depending on several factors, including body mass and the amount of CBD taken, as well as how and when it is administered.
It is always a good idea to follow the instructions on any packaging, and you should always follow the advice of any physician who may have prescribed any substance for you. Generally, CBD can be taken orally by placing it under the tongue, allowing it to dissolve and/or be absorbed, or ingested in capsules and/or edibles. CBD can also be added to ointments and lotions for topical use.