#1: What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s a naturally occurring plant compound found in the cannabis genus. It offers unique properties to the body due to its effects on the endocannabinoid system.
#2: Where Does CBD Come From?
The CBD that is sold commercially comes from the hemp plant. The compound exists in the resinous buds of the plant. Most CBD sold in the United States is derived from domestic hemp farmers.
#3: What is a Cannabinoid?
CBD belongs to a class of compounds unique to the cannabis genus known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids like CBD are used by the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a vast network of cannabinoid receptors that utilize cannabinoids to regulate individual processes of the body to promote homeostasis. Cannabinoids are nontoxic to the human body and may help promote a sense of equilibrium that affects how we feel.
#4: What Does CBD Do?
CBD has been widely studied over the last few decades for its unique effects, which come from its relationship to the endocannabinoid system. Many people say that CBD helps them feel calmer while helping with physical discomfort. Each person’s experience with CBD is unique.
#5: Can CBD Be Taken Daily?
CBD can certainly be taken daily. In fact, most users find the best results when it is taken daily. Experts in the field have figured out that by supporting the endocannabinoid system daily with CBD, the compound can be used more efficiently to regulate the body.
#6: Is CBD Addictive?
CBD is not known for being an addictive compound. We have yet to hear a single report about a person experiencing a withdrawal effect as a result of stopping consumption of CBD. Further, most people can maintain the same desired effects with the same dosage amount for years.
#7: Does CBD Have any Side Effects?
CBD is not associated with any serious harmful effects as it is a nontoxic compound. However, sensitive individuals may find that high doses cause feelings of grogginess or fatigue. Further, some people may experience dry mouth after taking higher doses of CBD.
#8: Is CBD Safe for Pets?
Many veterinarians suggest CBD for their pets. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, and CBD serves the same function in all species. You should only give your pet CBD if your vet has recommended it, and you must be sure that you administer a CBD product made specifically for pets, which has the right potency level for their bodies and ingredients that are safe for animal ingestion.
#9: What is a CBD Delivery Method?
A delivery method refers to the manner through which the CBD absorbs into the body. Examples are edibles, which are ingested, tinctures, which are absorbed through the sublingual tissue, and CBD flower, which is inhaled into the lungs. Each delivery method has a distinctive onset time, bioavailability (absorption efficiency) and duration of effects. Feel free to experiment with different delivery methods to figure out which one best suit your needs.
#10: Which Milligram Strength Should I Take?
CBD products come in a wide variety of milligram strength options. This number tells you how many milligrams of pure CBD extract are in each dose that you take. Beginners should start with a mild milligram strength and build their daily amount as their tolerance increases.
#11: Can I Take CBD with Medications?
If you are on any kind of medication, you should speak with a doctor before taking CBD. While we have yet to hear any reports of serious interactions between CBD and drugs of any kind, CBD may suppress levels of CYP3A4 in the body, which is an enzyme that breaks down medications so that they don’t accumulate in toxic levels.
#12: Will CBD Put Me to Sleep?
CBD is commonly associated with bedtime use as some people find that it helps them sleep more easily. But, taking it during the daytime should not knock you out unless you take an abnormally high dose. Again, if you are concerned about the more calming properties of CBD, you should start with a low dose to see how you respond to this effect.
#13: Is CBD Legal?
CBD is federally legal as a result of the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, which decriminalized the hemp plant and allowed all hemp-based products to enter the market legally as long as they do not contain more than 0.3% delta 9 THC. All of the products we offer here at GreenLife Remedies comply with federal law. However, some states have banned specific types of CBD products, such as flower or edibles. It’s important that you stay up to date with current hemp laws in your state to know whether or not a particular CBD product is legal where you live.
#14: What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are secondary compounds that are also found in the buds of the hemp plant alongside cannabinoids like CBD. The hemp plant contains over 100 unique terpenes, and they determine the flavor and aroma of CBD, while also contributing to its useful properties with desirable effects of their own. Many CBD products on the market contain terpenes from the same plant material.
#15: What are Full and Broad Spectrum CBD?
Full and broad spectrum CBD products refer to two types of extracts that can be used in a CBD formula.
- Full spectrum hemp extract contains the full variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, nutrients and other desirable compounds, and these compounds work together synergistically to potentially boost their overall efficacy.
- Broad spectrum hemp is a THC-free alternative to full spectrum, and although the THC in full spectrum hemp is not going to get you high, some people choose to avoid THC altogether.
#16: What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is a type of hemp extract containing only cannabidiol (CBD). It is created using a specialized process that isolates and purifies the CBD compound so that there are no other compounds present. As a result, CBD isolate is flavorless and odorless, as the terpenes have been fully removed.
#17: How is CBD Extracted?
Extracting CBD is usually done using an advanced CO2 process. The method involves pushing pressurized CO2 through the hemp plant material, which allows the extract to collect in a chamber, free of undesirable compounds. This method is considered the best because it renders a highly pure and chemically stable extract that can be added to all kinds of formulas.
#18: Is CBD Organic?
Not all CBD on the market is organic, but it should be. CBD that comes from organically grown hemp is superior in that it retains higher levels of desirable compounds, maintains maximum chemical stability and is less likely to contain impurities from its surrounding environment. The CBD products we carry come from organically derived hemp.
#19: Is CBD the Only Cannabinoid in Hemp?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids in the hemp plant, and although it’s the dominant cannabinoid with the most research behind it, it’s not the only one worth trying. Full spectrum and broad spectrum hemp products allow you to take in every cannabinoid as it naturally occurs in hemp. Some products that we offer also combine CBD with other popular cannabinoids such as Cannabigerol (CBG) or CBN cannabinol (CBN), as these can offer additional desirable properties such as anti-inflammatory activity or more enhanced calming properties.
#20: How Do I Know My CBD Product is Legitimate?
All of the CBD that we sell at GreenLife Remedies has been tested by a third-party laboratory. This ensures that the products are pure, legitimate, safe, and high in quality. These products come with the resulting lab reports so that customers like you can verify that you’re getting exactly what you deserve when it comes to the authenticity and overall quality of a CBD formula.
#21: Do CBD’s Effects Happen Immediately?
Everyone’s experience with CBD is unique, as we said earlier. Some people may notice strong effects right away, while for others, it can take up to 2 weeks to really start seeing results. It all depends on how your endocannabinoid system utilizes and stores cannabinoids. This is why we recommend that a person use the same product for a couple of weeks before deciding whether or not they wish to continue.
#22: Can I Take CBD if I’m Sick?
CBD is not associated with any effects that could worsen an illness. However, ONLY your doctor can tell you whether or not it is safe to take CBD based on your current medical condition. We recommend setting up an appointment with your doctor if you are ill and discussing CBD with them thoroughly.
#23: Can I Use More Than One Kind of CBD Product?
Many people take multiple CBD products in a day, as different kinds of products can yield different kinds of results. For instance, some people enjoy smoking raw hemp flower due to its fast-acting effects, and also like to use a CBD topical to target particular problem areas of the body with a more concentrated, localized dose of hemp. If you are a beginner, you should wait until about a month of daily use before incorporating a second product into your daily routine.
#24: Is CBD Really Non-Psychoactive?
The CBD compound is completely non-psychoactive, which means that even in high doses, you will not get high off of it. Full spectrum and broad spectrum hemp products are equally non-intoxicating, because the trace level of THC present in the formula will not result in a high even if you take large amounts. Therefore, if you are someone who maintains sobriety, taking CBD will not interfere with your lifestyle.
#25: Can I Fail a Drug Test After Using CBD?
You will not fail a drug test if you use a CBD isolate product, as there is zero THC in the product, and cannabidiol is not tested for in standard urine tests given out by employers. The same goes for broad spectrum CBD, which is THC-free. Full spectrum CBD contains a trace amount of THC, but you would have to consume an enormous amount of it to trigger a positive drug test.
Delta 8 FAQ
#1: What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 is short for delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s a minor cannabinoid found in about 0.1% of the hemp plant’s chemical composition. Like CBD, delta 8 is a cannabinoid, and is actually a direct descendent of delta 9 THC. It essentially is the delta 9 compound that has aged in the plant, taking on an entirely new set of traits and properties through molecular transformation.
#2: Is Delta 8 Legal?
Delta 8 THC is legal under federal law. It’s a hemp derivative that contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC. Eleven states have outlawed delta 8 (cannot legally purchase or sell delta-8):
- Rhode Island
#3: Is Delta 8 Intoxicating?
Delta 8 is an intoxicating cannabinoid, despite being federally legal. The high produced by delta 8 is about 70% as psychoactive as that of delta 9 THC, which happens to be the cannabinoid in marijuana responsible for its intoxicating effects. Many people find that delta 8 creates more of a buzz than a strong mind-altering type of sensation.
#4: Can I Fail a Drug Test for Using Delta 8?
You can fail a drug test after using delta 8 THC. Both delta 8 and delta 9 are processed by a metabolite called THC-COOH. Standard urine tests search for the presence of this metabolite in the urine.
#5: Can I Give My Pet a Delta 8 Product?
Pets should never be given delta 8 THC. Their nervous systems cannot handle intoxicating substances, and this can lead to dangerous effects. Only give your pet CBD, under the guidance of a veterinarian.
#6: What Forms Does Delta 8 Come in?
Delta 8 THC comes in the same product forms as CBD. This means that you can find delta 8 flower, tinctures, topicals, edibles and capsules on the market. Each delivery method promotes a unique onset time, duration of effects and level of bioavailability.
#7: Can I Take Delta 8 with CBD?
Delta 8 and CBD can be taken together. As they exist alongside one another in nature, they are not associated with a negative interaction. CBD and delta 8 may work in a complementary way through synergy, offering a more balanced experience in which CBD takes the edge off of the high of delta 8.
#8: How Much Delta 8 Should I Take as a Beginner?
If you are new to delta 8 THC, we strongly recommend that you start with the lowest milligram strength that is available so that you can get a feel for its effects. Delta 8’s high can be a bit overwhelming for those with no tolerance to the cannabinoid, and as you continue taking delta 8, your tolerance will increase. We also recommend that you follow the dosing instructions on the product’s label.
#9: What are the Effects of Delta 8?
Delta 8 THC’s effects are largely described as mellowing and uplifting, with mood-balancing properties that are felt noticeably shortly after use. Some studies say that delta 8 can help with nausea and appetite as well. Each person may experience unique effects based on how their body responds to delta-8.
#10: What Role Does Delta 8 Play in the Endocannabinoid System?
Delta 8 THC is unique in that it almost exclusively binds to CB1 receptors. These are cannabinoid receptors located in the body’s nervous system. This means that delta 8 could offer more potent effects to the nervous system functions including mood, pain sensitivity and more.
#11: Can I Take Delta 8 if I’m on a Medication?
If you are currently taking a medication of any kind, we DO NOT recommend taking delta 8 without first clearing it with your doctor. Like CBD, delta 8 could suppress CYP3A4 levels, with this enzyme being responsible for breaking down many popular medications. There is also no research on the potential that delta 8 has to interact with certain drugs.
#12: Can Delta 8 Be Taken with Terpenes?
Delta 8 THC and terpenes can certainly be taken together! A lot of delta 8 products contain terpenes taken from the hemp plant, as these compounds can have a synergistic relationship with one another to promote a more enjoyable response in the body. We offer delta 8 flower that contains numerous terpenes which can enhance your delta 8 experience.
#13: Can I Take Different Forms of Delta 8 in One Day?
Ultimately, you can take more than one type of delta 8 product in a day if you feel that this will help you reach your goals. As a beginner, however, you should stick to just one product per day until you get used to its effects. Then, you can consider incorporating a second type of product into your routine.
#14: How is Delta 8 Made?
Delta 8 is produced through a unique purification process known as steam distillation. Distilled steam is applied to the whole plant extract, which strips away each compound until all that remains is delta 8 THC in as purified of a form as possible. This creates a rich concentrate that can then be used to formulate specific types of products.
#15: Are There Side Effects Associated with Taking Delta 8?
Because delta 8 is a psychoactive compound, those who use it are always at risk of getting higher than they anticipated if they are not considering their dosage and tolerance. Getting too high can potentially cause feelings of anxiety and paranoia in some individuals, along with dry eyes and low blood pressure. All of these side effects are temporary, but if you do experience any concerning symptoms after using delta-8, seek medical attention immediately.
#16: Is Delta 8 Lab-Tested?
Delta 8, like CBD, must undergo a thorough testing process performed by a third-party laboratory before making its way onto the market. It’s tested for purity levels, signs of contamination and chemical composition. These lab reports should be provided on the product’s website.
#17: Is Delta 8 Going to Interfere with My Sobriety?
If you maintain a sober lifestyle, using delta 8 could conflict with that due to its intoxicating effects. If you wish to experience the properties of the hemp plant but wish to remain sober, you can try non-intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD, CBG and CBN. Delta-8 is just one of many cannabinoids in hemp that can offer desirable effects.
#18: Are there Clinical Studies on the Effects of Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is still new to the hemp market, so there is not an abundance of clinical studies as there is for CBD. Still, you can find clinical studies online that demonstrate specific properties pertaining to the delta 8 compound. In the coming years, as delta 8 continues to become more popular and mainstream, more studies are expected.
#19: How Long Does the High Last After Using Delta 8?
How high you feel after taking a dose of delta 8 largely depends on the delivery method. Edibles and capsules yield the longest-lasting effects for up to 9-hours, while flower is the most short-lived, with effects usually tapering off after an hour. Another factor is how much you took, as the higher the dose, the longer the effects will be.
#20: How Long Will It Take Before I Feel the High of Delta 8?
Again, how quickly you feel the effects depends on the delivery method as well as your dosage amount. Flower will offer effects within just minutes, while edibles and capsules can take up to 2 hours before the effects are clearly felt within the body. A higher dosage will also allow those effects to kick in sooner.
#21: Does Delta 8 Create a Body High?
The unique high produced by delta 8 THC is usually described according to its cerebral effects. Certain products, however, can give you more of a “body high” felt in the muscles. If seeking out more physical effects, you can try capsules or gummies which best promote a body high experience.
#22: Why Do Some Delta 8 Products Contain CBN?
You may notice that some delta 8 products we offer contain CBN. This is short for cannabinol, and it’s another derivative of delta 9 THC. Due to their molecular similarities, CBN and delta-8 seem to share a distinctive synergistic relationship that can promote stronger relaxation sensations. This is why products containing both delta 8 and CBN are often associated with bedtime use.
#23: Can I Be Allergic to Delta 8?
An allergy specifically to the delta 8 compound is enormously rare, but we can never rule out that possibility as a human can be allergic to almost any organic substance. If you do have allergies, you should look through the full list of ingredients provided on each product page to make sure that there are no allergens that could trigger a dangerous response. We offer a comprehensive list of ingredients with each product that we sell.
#24: Can I Overdose on Delta 8?
Delta 8 THC is a nontoxic compound that the endocannabinoid system can effectively manage in high doses. Therefore, there are no incidents recorded in which a person has overdosed on delta 8 due to toxicity levels. Still, taking extremely high doses is not recommended as this could lead to feelings of anxiety and paranoia.
#25: Can I Take Delta 8 if I’m Pregnant?
We do not recommend taking delta 8 if you are pregnant, because there have been no studies on the effects of delta 8 THC on a fetus or on someone who is pregnant. Ultimately, however, you should follow your doctor’s guidance. Only your doctor can offer personalized medical advice based on your current health-related circumstances.