Explore answers to the most common questions about CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical and a type of cannabinoid, and is one of many cannabinoids that help construct the cannabis-sativa plant. Making up about 40% of cannabis extracts, CBD is not psychoactive, and will not get you high.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are naturally found in the human body, and are the main components of the cannabis plant. Phytocannabinoids, are cannabinoids that are derived from plants, and are able to interact with our body’s natural systems because they're similar to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are synthesized on demand by our own bodies. Over 100 phytocannabinoids have been identified by scientists and are found in cannabis plants like hemp. The two most abundant cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the cannabis sativa species. Marijuana exhibits more THC (about 5%-30% of the plant), while Hemp was bred to have high concentrations of CBD and very little THC (less than 0.3%).
While Hemp Oil and CBD are both derived from the same plant, they are not the same thing. Hemp oil is pulled from the seeds and consists of very little CBD, while CBD is found in the flowers, leaves and stalks.
On December 20, 2018, a Farm Bill known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made CBD legal at the federal level. However, the bill sets precedent allowing each state to decide whether it's okay to sell CBD products from hemp within its borders. So states and localities may have different guidelines. Please refer to local and state laws where you live for more information.
DirectVapor only carries CBD products that have been tested and provide a certificate of analysis for each product we carry.
Our CBD Tinctures and Concentrates are produced from industrial hemp, which is bioengineered to be extremely low in THC (a concentration of 0.3% or less). Some CBD products use a full-spectrum CBD distillate, most of which test at or below the allowable 0.3% THC. In other products the THC is undetectable.
It is wise to avoid any products that contain hemp-derived components if you are concerned about yielding a positive THC result on a drug panel or blood-work.
CBD tinctures are extracted from hemp in liquid form and then combined with certain suspensions like vegetable glycerin for taste as they are taken orally. Typically, CBD tinctures are less potent forms of CBD and contain other cannabinoids in smaller quantities.
Tinctures are best delivered sublingually, that is under the tongue, since they are designed to be absorbed my membranes in your mouth. Since tinctures usually come with a dropper, measure out the desired amount of liquid, and once applied allow to rest for 20-30 seconds before swallowing for best results.
A CBD Isolate is the isolated cannabidiol compound, meaning everything is removed or filtered out of the hemp plant leaving you with pure CBD. You should not be able to smell or taste
CBD Concentrates are a potent form of cannabidiols, not meant for vaping. Concentrates can be consumed sublingually, or placed in foods. CBD Vape Juice on the other hand, is cannabidiol infused e-liquid, meaning that the liquid containing CBD was made specifically for vaporizing. One can add a CBD Concentrate to a vape juice, but too much concentrate will result in a harsh hit.
CBD products are used for a multitude of reasons, so determining what you can use cannabidiol products for requires research. Get out there and read up on how CBD products may work in your daily life.
There isn't a straight-forward dosage of CBD, so determining how much is right for you requires a bit of patience. We recommend starting at a very low dosage and increasing or decreasing depending on desired results, and how CBD interacts with your body.
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