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A Free Beginners guide to CBD

Answers to your most commonly asked questions about CBD

GLOSSARY/TERMS:

  • MARIJUANA: One of the two main types of cannabis plants, legally distinguishable from hemp based on a THC concentration of more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
  • HEMP: The other of the two main types of cannabis plant (and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis):
    • INDUSTRIAL HEMP: generally contain only trace amounts of CBD, used for fiber & producing textiles
    • AGRICULTURAL HEMP: high CBD content with little amounts of THC (what we use in our products)
  • FULL SPECTRUM: a product that contains all of the healthy organic compounds plus measurable amounts of THC. These levels of THC can be a problem if you are drug tested.
  • BROAD SPECTRUM: a product that contains all of the healthy organic compounds except for THC.
  • ISOLATE: the product only contains CBD
  • CBD: Short for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. 

    Why are you not more explicit about the benefits of CBD?

    Due to the FDA’s current stance on the permissibility of CBD products, we are limited in what they allow us to say about CBD’s perceived benefits. We encourage you to do your own research and consult with doctors before starting any new nutritional and dietary supplement regimen.

       

      What are Phytocannabinoids?

      A phytocannabinoid is a molecule synthesized by plants. There are 113 known phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant, including CBD. In addition to phytocannabinoids, the hemp plant contains over 300 more organic compounds called terpenes and flavonoids.

          What are some of the other compounds found in hemp?

          • Phytocannabinoids: Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabinodiol (CBND)
          • Terpenes: Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene, Limonene
          • Flavonoids: Beta-Sitosterol, Apigenin, Quercetin, Cannaflavin-B, Cannaflavin-C

            What is the difference between CBD & THC?

            CBD and THC have similar molecular structures, and both can be found in some species of cannabis hemp but, they have very different effects on the body. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound so it doesn’t produce a “high.” THC creates a high or sense of euphoria. These compounds act so different that CBD can interfere with THC and dampen the psychoactive effects it has.

                Does CBD get you high?

                No. CBD is 100% non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t negatively impact your mind or mental process. In other words, CBD does not get you 'high.' There is no mental slowness or haziness caused by CBD.

                    What's the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

                    • Even though marijuana and hemp are two strains of the same type of plant (cannabis) they have been bred over time to produce different amounts of chemical compounds, these chemical compounds are called phytocannabinoids and can generate very different reactions when the plant is consumed.
                    • The marijuana strain of the cannabis plant, also known as weed or pot, is most often bred to contain high levels of the cannabinoid THC. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol and is the psychoactive component in the plant that delivers a “high” when it is consumed. Cannabis plants with more than 0.3% THC remain federally illegal although most states have made it legal for medical purposes and many have even made it legal for recreational use.
                    • The hemp strain of cannabis contains less than 0.3% THC. There are two main breeds of hemp, Industrial and Agricultural. Industrial Hemp is grown mostly for its fibrous content and is often used to make textiles like clothing and rope. Agricultural Hemp, is bred to contain high amounts of CBD for CBD oils and CBD products like ours. CBD is short for cannabidiol and does not carry any psychoactive effects.

                    Type

                    Is it Cannabis?

                    Chemical Makeup

                    Psychoactive?

                    Cultivation

                    Applications

                    Industrial Hemp

                    Yes

                    Low THC(< 0.3%) &

                    Low CBD

                    No

                    Requires minimal care. Adaptable to grow in most climates. Plants can be male or female

                    Automobiles, body care, clothing, construction, food, plastic, etc.

                    Agricultural Hemp

                    Yes

                    Low THC(< 0.3%) &

                    High CBD

                    No

                    Female plants Incubated in carefully controlled atmosphere

                    and then typically moved to a field.

                    "Feel Good" use

                    Marijuana

                    Yes

                    High THC
                    (>0.3%-35%)  &

                    CBD amounts vary by species

                    Yes

                    Female plants Grown in carefully controlled atmosphere

                    Medical and recreational use

                    How many milligrams should someone take?

                      • This really depends on body weight as inhalation consumption is about micro-usage. The recommended starting milligrams for a human is 25mg a day. Based on how you feel you can move up in milligram amount as you see fit. Everyone is different, so keep in mind: age, activity level, water consumption, food consumption, delivery method, and overall general health are all factors in how a person's body will react to taking CBD.
                      • Here are a few key points to remember when determining what amount of CBD to take:
                        1. Work your way up, slowly. CBD works at the root level of health to help your body achieve balance.
                        2. There is not one “correct amount” to take. Each person can react differently to different quantities depending on their current endocannbinoid condition and weight.
                        3. This chart is just a starting guide until you figure out which amount works best for you.

                      Adult Weight

                      Mild Range

                      Medium Range

                      High Range

                      46-85 lbs

                      9mg

                      12mg

                      15mg

                      86-150 lbs

                      12mg

                      15mg

                      18mg

                      151-245 lbs

                      18mg

                      22.5mg

                      27mg

                      241 + lbs

                      22.5mg

                      30mg

                      45mg

                      Note: Pet amound per pound=Mild (0.05mg), Medium=(0.10mg), High=(0.25mg)

                       

                      Is there an adverse effect if I take too much CBD?

                      Adults should always take products as directed and consult a medical practitioner before exceeding the recommended dose of CBD or if you are pregnant, or taking medication for a specific health condition. However, according to the CDC, as of this writing there have been zero reported deaths related to CBD overdose in humans or animals. If more than the recommended daily dose is used, some people may become tired or experience drowsiness.

                       

                      Why do we hear so much about CBD these days?

                      The short answer is because so many people are now enjoying taking it and talking about it!

                      The 2018 Farm Bill became law on January 1, 2019 legalizing Industrial and Agricultural hemp plants (containing less than 0.3% THC). So, in just a few years fourteen percent (14%) of Americans have started personally using products containing cannabidiol (CBD), according to a recent Gallup Poll. That is 1 out of every 7. Meanwhile, 85% of people in the U.S. are not yet familiar with the all the benefits of the cannabis-derived ingredient.

                       

                      Why does Freedom Wellness not carry "High Potency" CBD products?

                      CBD has been in use for a long time but "High Potency" CBD products are relatively new and the FDA has indicated that it believes more study's need to be done before "High Potency" products can be considered, "generally safe".