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Frequently asked questions about CBD

WHAT IS CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 naturally occurring chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the resinous flower of the cannabis sativa plant. CBD can be extracted from hemp or from marijuana. It is the most abundant non-intoxicating cannabinoid therefore not producing that feeling of being “high”.

HOW DO CANNABINOIDS AFFECT THE BODY?

Cannabinoids produce their effects by interacting with specific receptors located within different parts of the body. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and to a lesser extent in other tissues. CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs, primarily in cells associated with the immune system.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis products. CBD and THC have the same chemical formula but the difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged and thus how and why they affect the body differently. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to the body’s own endocannabinoids which allows them to interact with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. THC mainly binds to CB1 receptors in the brain that control pain, mood, and other feelings thus causing feelings of euphoria and give the feeling of being “high”. CBD does not activate the CB1 to the same extent therefore the “high” is not experienced.

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, mood, appetite and metabolism, memory, and communication between cells. It is through this system of receptors and metabolic enzymes that cannabinoids interact with the human body and trigger beneficial effects.

WHAT IS CBD OIL?

The hemp cultivated to source our CBD oil is grown sustainably in Colorado, using growing practices without chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to produce all-natural, non-GMO crops. Once the plants are harvested, they’re ready for the extraction process using both subcritical and supercritical CO2 methods. This ensures getting the complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber without any toxins, metals or chemicals.

IS CBD LEGAL?

In 2018, President Trump passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill), which removed hemp as a Schedule I substance and reclassified it as an “agricultural commodity.” CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law:

  • The hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC
  • The hemp must adhere to the shared state-federal regulations
  • The hemp must be grown by a properly licensed grower

Because individual states have passed their own legislature regarding CBD, we recommend researching CBD laws in your particular state before purchasing.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD ISOLATE, BROAD SPECTRUM CBD AND FULL SPECTRUM CBD?

When it comes to CBD products, it’s common to find three basic types: full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate all come from the cannabis plant, but while they may sound similar, there are some significant differences between the three.

  • CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains only CBD.The extraction process removes all the active compounds from the cannabis plant, followed by a refinement process that strips away all other phytocannabinoids and any plant matter, leaving behind nothing but the CBD. It is the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes which generates an entourage effect, a synergistic interaction that boosts the individual effects of each compound involved. CBD isolate will not produce this entourage effect.
  • Broad-spectrum oil is made by stripping the THC from full spectrum oil either chemically or thermally which can degrade the oil. During this process, it can also remove other cannabinoids which can affect the entourage effect.
  • When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all the cannabinoids found in the plant. Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve, full spectrum oil can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids work together in what is known as the entourage effect. Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber.

CAN I GET “HIGH” USING CBD?

CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid with less than 0.3% THC therefore not producing that feeling of being “high”.

HOW CAN CBD BE TAKEN?

Cannonau offers products that can be utilized in two different ways. The first is orally by placing the oil directly under the tongue sublingually or adding it to food or beverages. It can also be consumed by eating our CBD gummies which is an easy way to take your CBD on the go. The second way is topically by applying our specially blended balms to the desired area on the body. While there are many ways to take CBD, there’s no one right or best way. It’s important to try different methods and see what works for you.

HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE AND HOW OFTEN?

Biological factors such as gender, weight, metabolism and general health influence how much and how often a person should take CBD. If you are new to taking CBD, it is recommended starting with a small dose and be consistent by taking it at the same time every day. After using CBD consistently for 5 days, you can gradually adjust your dosage if needed to achieve the desired effect.

WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST IF I USE CBD PRODUCTS?

Cannonau CBD oil is sourced from industrial hemp grown naturally in the state of Colorado and may contain trace levels of THC below 0.3%. Because there is a trace amount, we can not guarantee whether a person would pass or fail a drug test.