yes. By law, all hemp flower that has less than .3% THC is federally legal! Because hemp is often confused with the marijuana plant, there is still some stigma towards it, but from a legal perspective, hemp and hemp-derived products are completely legal and enjoy the rights of any other legal product.
“Legal per Farm Bill 7606 of The Agricultural Act signed Obama in 2014; which realizes the dichotomy of what is considered Marijuana and what is considered Hemp; defined in Bill H.R.3530; which exempts industrial hemp its derivatives from the controlled substances list, defining industrial hemp as any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight“
Hemp Flower – Has higher levels of CBD, which is non-psychoactive but provides many of the medicinal benefits associated with cannabis and is federally legal.
Marijuana – Has higher levels of THC, which is known for its psychoactive effects and is illegal federally.
No. CBD is the main compound found in hemp flower, which is non-psychoactive. There are only trace amounts of THC in hemp flower, not nearly enough to provide the “high” associated with cannabis.
The short answer is no, but it’s not that simple…
Hemp flower can have up to .3% THC, which isn’t enough to feel any of the psychoactive effects, but in theory, it could build up in your body from prolonged habitual use. Research shows that hemp showing up on your drug test depends on the amount of hemp consumed and the levels of THC in the hemp plant.
No, it’s not possible to overdose on CBD.
For CBD to reach dangerous toxicity levels, you would need to drink 33 bottles of 600mg tincture bottles at the same time.
But even then, “toxicity levels” are not fatal when it comes to CBD. 20,000 mg of CBD would cause an upset stomach, a confused or disoriented feeling, diarrhea, nausea, and extreme drowsiness, but it would not be lethal.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It’s one of over 100 identified cannabinoids found in hemp, and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn’t cause the “high” associated with marijuana.
Full Spectrum CBD will contain all natural phytochemicals, including cannabinoids, CBD, terpenes, essential oils, and a small amount of THC. However, legally, the THC levels must be below 0.3%
Broad Spectrum CBD starts as a full-spectrum oil, with all the natural phytochemicals of the plant, but then it goes through a refinement process and all THC compounds are removed.
CBD Isolate has been through a refinement process that removes all other chemicals/ compounds and leaves only pure CBD.
When it comes to CBD products produced from industrial hemp, there are no federal laws with regard to age limits. However, most businesses in the industry require you to be 18 years old to purchase from them.
Your correct dose of CBD will depend on various factors like your weight, condition, needs, etc.
On average, doctors recommend 10-30 mg per dose, with one to three doses per day.
But because it is impossible to overdose on CBD, you can experiment with different doses and find what works for you. Just remember to start small and work your way up to a higher dose gradually. A good starting point is 10mg, which you can then gradually increase until you reach the desired results.
To ensure that you’re buying from a reputable source it’s important to research the brand before making a purchase. Companies that have nothing to hide will be extremely transparent and offer third-party lab test results for every product. These test results will tell you the exact level of each cannabinoid, including CBD, and ensure that there are no unwanted chemicals or pesticides.
Yes. Most mammals including cats and dogs have an endocannabinoid system just like humans do. This allows CBD to work the same biological way in dogs than it does in people.