Frequently Asked Questions About CBD
These days, CBD is extremely popular and can be seen used in a wide variety of products. However, there are still many questions about this cannabinoid.
Where does it come from? What is it? Is there truth to the hype about it?
We recognize how much misinformation exists around CBD. With its history, source, and legality often in question, the topic quickly becomes confusing for many people. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about CBD and some honest answers from our hemp farm.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a cannabinoid found in certain strains of hemp. It works with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to help alleviate a wide array of ailments.
Per FDA regulations, we are not allowed to make any claims that it works for sleep, pain, or anxiety. We suggest you do a little research and come back as excited as we are about it! See more info on our blog page.
Our CBD Strain: Lifter
What is CBG?
CBG is known as the "Mother of all Cannabinoids" and is the precursor to famous cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. It is found in hemp just like CBD and has similar effects as CBD but we find it a little bit more relaxing.
Our CBG Strain: The White
Is CBD Legal?
Yes, CBD that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal per the 2018 Farm Bill. There are some states that have not updated their laws, and we can't ship to Idaho, South Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
What is THC?
THC is the acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the main compound found in the marijuana plant. It is the compound in marijuana that provides the psychoactive properties, leading to the “high” effects. Per federal law, CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC.
You can smoke Hemp?
Yes, you can smoke hemp. Hemp is just another name for Cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC. While there are varieties that are for rope, textiles, etc, that is not the kind we grow.
Our hemp genetics are made for smoking and have high cannabinoid profiles. Check our Blog for more info on this.
What is Full Spectrum?
Full-Spectrum is CBD oil that contains a wide array of cannabinoids including CBD and THC as well as other phytonutrients. Full-Spectrum is known to be more bioavailable because of the entourage effect.
What is Broad Spectrum?
Broad Spectrum also contains a wide array of cannabinoids, however it has the THC removed. So there is no THC in Broad Spectrum oil.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is the isolated CBD molecule. There are no other cannabinoids, plant matter or phytonutrients. This means no THC as well.
Is CBD oil a drug?
CBD is just one compound found in the cannabis plant. While it is found in marijuana, we derive our products from hemp, which contains extremely small amounts of the psychoactive component - THC.
Can I pass a drug test?
THC is the trigger for most tests that we are aware of, but it still depends. If you are using Isolate or Broad Spectrum you are more likely to pass a drug test because it contains no THC. If you are using a full spectrum product with less than 0.3% THC such as our Gel Caps you would be more likely to fail. This also depends on multiple factors such as your body composition, metabolic rate, frequency of use, and sensitivity of the test.
Can you ship to my state?
We can ship our Broad Spectrum Gummies and Outdoor Rub to all 50 states. However, we can't ship our Gel caps or Pre-rolls to Idaho, South Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Nebraska because of local state laws.
How much CBD Oil should I take?
That varies person to person - we recommend starting slow and working your way up. If you are taking any medications, make sure consult your physician before trying.
Is it safe to use CBD every day?
As stated, we recommend starting slow. In controlled doses, it is safe to take CBD every day. CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it compounds in the body over time. This means it builds up in your system slowly and allows any potential health benefits to develop.
Do you offer a Veteran's Discount for CBD products?
We do. Shoot us an email and we will tell you more about it.
Where is your hemp grown?
We grow our own hemp on our farm in Oregon.
What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?
Marijuana and hemp are two different species of Cannabis sativa. People grow them both for different reasons. Both plants contain the CBD compound, but there is a higher concentration in hemp. Moreover, hemp has significantly lower levels of THC compared to marijuana.
The chemical profile of hemp also means that you don’t get the same “high” as marijuana. Oftentimes, people use hemp in natural medicine, foods, oils, and other products - from fibers and cloth to rope and bricks.
Who can I trust for CBD products?
We hope to earn your trust as a farm that grows its own hemp and has complete control over the process. However, we understand that some people are skeptical and believe it is important to ask questions about quality and sourcing for CBD products.
There are many snake oil salesmen out in the world selling CBD products with bold claims. Moreover, without true regulation from the Food and Drug Administration, it’s hard to know what goes into most CBD products. Our hemp-derived CBD products offer you transparent quality you can trust through a controlled process.
Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is not enough evidence to support the use of dietary supplements such as cannabidiol (CBD) for specific health purposes. Only a limited number of prescription drugs with CBD are FDA-approved, and they address rare forms of epilepsy.
Only your doctor can provide medical advice and advise treatment with CBD products. Moreover, your doctor will let you know whether these products interact with other drugs you take as prescriptions.
Is CBD safe?
Per Harvard Medical School, there are side effects of CBD, including fatigue, nausea, and irritability. CBD may also increase the level of coumadin, a blood thinner, in your blood. Additionally, it can raise levels of other medications in your system by the same mechanism that grapefruit juice raises them.
The primary concern around CBD is that it is sold as a supplement, not a medication. Because the FDA doesn’t regulate the purity or safety of dietary supplements, you don’t know for sure that the active ingredients match the doses listed on the label.
On top of this, products might contain other elements you don’t know about. Additionally, there isn’t enough research to recommend effective doses of CBD as a therapy for any medical condition in particular. That’s why we recommend starting out slow with CBD products from companies you trust.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The entourage effect is what happens when all the naturally occurring compounds in the hemp plant work together. In any form of cannabis, you find more than CBD and THC. The plants contain numerous other cannabinoids, including CBG, CBN, CBC, and dozens of others. Additionally, they contain terpenes, also found in many essential oils. With this diversity of useful compounds in hemp, the entourage effect points to their synergy as a source of enhancing their benefits.
The entourage effect has been studied in conjunction with numerous conditions. In 2011, the British Journal of Pharmacology released a review of studies that found the combination of phytocannabinoids and terpenes may be of benefit to the following conditions:
- Fungal infection
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an extraordinary cell-signaling system. It was first identified by researchers in the early 1990s as they studied THC. This system involves three core components, which are the enzymes, receptors, and endocannabinoids.
Although researchers need more time to fully understand this system, we see that it plays a role in the body’s regulation of a range of functions and processes.
The ECS is active in all human bodies, regardless of whether they partake in cannabis in any form.
Can CBD get me high?
Our Full Spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC. However, our THC levels are below the legal limit of 0.3%. Through 3rd party testing, we ensure all of our products are within the legal limit.
Still, some people are sensitive to low levels of THC, even in trace amounts. In these cases, they might experience a mild "high" when using Fletcher Farms Products. This is we why offer a full array of product options to fit different tolerance levels.
Someone told me CBD from agricultural hemp is less potent. Is that true?
No, not really. CBD is CBD, regardless of the source. Your body doesn’t recognize whether the compound comes from agricultural or industrial hemp or even the cannabis flower. The body’s reaction and biological activity remain the same from interacting with the enzymes to signaling the receptors in the ECS.
What sets Fletcher Farms and our CBD products apart is our belief in sustainability and our commitment to quality. As a farm, we believe that sustainable practices and harmonious life with the land is important for our lives, our environment, and our products. However, how we grow hemp does not impact the compounds found in our Oregon sun-grown hemp.
Why do people choose hemp over medical cannabis?
The main reason our Full Spectrum CBD products are so popular is that they come from hemp, which is legal across the majority of the United States. Medical cannabis, on the other hand, is only legally available in select states. This leaves many people without the ability to access the therapeutic benefits of the plant.
However, hemp’s low amounts of THC make it a more accessible option for those who want to experience the potential benefits of CBD while mitigating the intensity of the high that comes from higher levels of THC.
Moreover, because we grow our own hemp, we maintain full control over our plants. This allows us to ensure higher quality, efficacy, and safety while providing consistent products with CBD you can trust.
How do I choose the CBD product that's right for me?
For those new to the world of CBD, our Full Spectrum CBD Gel Caps and new Watermelon CBD Gummies are both great options! Both of these products offer a simple way to take controlled doses of CBD.
If you prefer to start slow, our CBD gummies offer a lower dose than the gel caps and a tastier way to partake. They’re also vegan-friendly!