CBD Hemp FAQ

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CBD HEMP F.A.Q

At Organa Hemp Company, our goal is to provide our customers with the best organic hemp products. This sets us apart from other vendors.

We’ve been in the hemp business for a while now, our shop’s always growing and we get asked a few questions by our customers. Here are some answers to the ones we get asked the most

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant whose flower & leaves are naturally high in CBD and low in THC. CBD is desirable for those interested in taking advantage of the health and medicinal benefits of cannabis, but do not want to experience the psychoactive “high” that THC produces.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the same cannabis plant species. While marijuana is cultivated for its high THC content, hemp contains low THC (0.3% or less) with a higher content of CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 phytocannabinoids found in cannabis. It is the non-psychoactive counterpart of THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol). Interests in CBD have stemmed from its inability to induce euphoric feelings of the ‘high’ effect and also for its medicinal and therapeutic usefulness.

What is the legal status of CBD use in the United States?

CBD, and hemp plants are legal in all 50 of the United States so long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Per the 2018 Farm Bill, every adult is free to consume CBD and hemp products throughout the country.

Legally, the difference between Marijuana and Hemp is the concentration of THC. Any cannabis plant with a THC concentration beyond 0.3% is considered marijuana. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug in the United States, and it is therefore subject to strict regulations.

Should I speak to my doctor before taking HEMP/CBD products?

We always recommend speaking to your physician or trusted healthcare professional before purchasing any CBD products. We encourage you to do your own due diligence no matter what opportunity is set before you on your spiritual path to enlightenment.

Is CBD addictive?

CBD is not addictive. CBD doesn’t have any withdrawl symptoms. You can consume CBD as and when is good for you without any concerns of addition.

Does CBD have any side effects?

Whilst side effects are incredibly uncommon some users have reported stomach upset, being lightheaded; or feeling tired and sedatory. We strongly recommend starting on a low dose and working your way to the level required. Experiment with consumption methods as this can affect people differently.

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?

CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC, so theoretically you should pass a drug test. Your metabolism and quality of drug test are among a number of reasons why reality may be different, so we cannot guarantee you’ll pass a drug test.

How Much THC Does Hemp CBD Flower Contain?

Here at Organa Hemp USA, we have bred industrial hemp to yield buds or hemp flowers that contain less than 0.3% THC.

Is 100% pure CBD better than buying CBD extract?

Many people debate whether buying 100% pure CBD or opting for CBD extract instead. 100% pure CBD has the advantage of being a consistent concentration between batches, so you can always use the same dose with confidence.

Extracts will contain many different cannabinoids and terpenes and may provide a better bang for your buck. Also research suggests that THC and other cannabinoids may have a synergistic effect when used together, which can enhance the potential therapeutic effect of a CBD extract.

What are cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are a class of naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. The most popular cannabinoid is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the main psychoactive ingredient of the hemp plant. Other popular cannabinoids include CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), and so on.

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a complex system in the body composed of endocannabinoids, receptors, and proteins that interact with the nervous system. Recently, it was discovered that all vertebrates have an ECS.

The receptors present in the ECS include CB1, CB2, adenosine, serotonin, and vanilloid. Their primary function is to maintain bodily homeostasis, that is, to maintain the balance of many different processes in the body. The ECS regulates bodily processes such as pain perception, appetite, mood, memory, immune response, and sleep.

Like all other bodily systems, the efficiency of the ECS wanes as we age, and this causes the bodily functions to go out of balance. Reintroducing cannabinoids such as CBD or THC into our body system helps our body regain its balance and wellness.

How Is CBD Sourced?

The short answer to this question would be “from cannabis.” However, cannabis is generally grouped into two: hemp and marijuana.

What Is The Difference Between THC And CBD?

The main difference between THC and CBD is psychoactivity. Psychoactivity is the euphoric feeling we refer to when we refer to a person as being ‘high’. In essence, THC can make a person high, but CBD cannot. That is why CBD is more favored than THC among recreational hemp users.

CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not directly interact with the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. Instead, it interacts with and inhibits the enzymes that break down naturally-occurring cannabinoids, leading to an increase in endocannabinoid presence and sensitivity. CBD can also counteract the negative effects of THC on the body.

Which Has More Medicinal Uses; THC or CBD?

Both CBD and THC have their individual medicinal benefits, which are sometimes similar. For instance, CBD and THC can both function as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation properties. On which one is more medically beneficial, there is no clear winner yet.

However, studies have shown that both CBD and THC function best when they work together. This does not apply to those two compounds alone but also to every cannabinoid and other compounds present in cannabis.

The term for this is the entourage effect. The entourage effect is used to describe how cannabinoids interact together to boost their individual curative benefits. 

Also, both CBD and THC help in neurogenesis, which is the creation of new brain neurons. However, some disorders (like liver, cardiovascular, and metabolic disorders) respond better to treatments with a higher concentration of CBD, rather than THC.

What Kind of Equipment Do I Need To Properly Use CBD Flower?

  1. Grinder
  2. Glass Pipe or Bong
  3. Joint Papers, Tips, And Rollers
  4. Hemp Wick
  5. Thermometer for Cooking Edibles

How does CBD help you?

Research on CBD is still on the early stage, but Cannabinoids interact with the human endocannabinoid receptor system. This wide-ranging system has regulatory roles in metabolic, vascular, immune, and neurological functions. 

How does the endocannabinoid system help?

The endocannabinoid system helps regulate circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. It has been known to help with non-rapid eye movement sleep and REM sleep by interacting with melanin-concentrating hormone neurons.

What Are The Different Methods Of Administering CBD?

Ingestion Of Edibles, Oil, Or Tincture

As long as you can determine the most suitable dosage for you, CBD is non-toxic and safe to ingest. However, many CBD users opt for edibles, especially to avoid the earthy taste of unflavoured full-spectrum extracts, which may be unpleasant, but not harmful, to some people.

Inhalation and ingestion of CBD hemp ultimately result in the same effect. However, this may vary in intensity and duration. With inhalation, CBD and other cannabis compounds and absorbed into the bloodstream quicklier. This means that within 15 minutes, you can already feel the effects of cannabis in your body. The effects are intense but go as quickly as they come.

Edibles are absorbed more slowly, and so you may not feel anything until up to 30 minutes or even as long as 2 hours. However, the effects last longer. THC can also lengthen the duration of the effects of CBD hemp on the body. Whether you browse through a physical dispensary or an online hemp store, you can find a wide array of CBD edibles in the form of oil capsules, candies, dissolvable stripes, syrups, baked goods, and beverages. Gummy bears remain the most popular CBD edibles.

Also, ingestion is considered a safer method of administering CBD. With hemp smokes, smokers are exposed to the risk of tar and other toxic vapors. When administering CBD to children, the elderly, or patients with certain medical conditions such as asthma, ingestion is the recommended administration method.

Smoking Hemp Flower

This is the oldest method of cannabis consumption. It remains, by far, the most popular and the most easily accessible. Dried cannabis buds are rolled into ‘joints’, as cigarette smokers do. The difference is that these ‘joints’ or ‘blunts’ do not contain tobacco, but hemp material. These joints are then smoked using a pipe or a water bong.

While smoking hemp buds, THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids decarboxylate (heat) as they burn. Decarboxylation is a necessary process for activating these compounds and making them bioavailable, that is, easily absorbable. Note that smoking of any kind, cannabis or otherwise, has attendant risks, such as the possibility of inhaling toxic vapors.

A safer and modern alternative is pre-rolled joints. Organa Hemp Company offers pre-rolled cannabis joints for sales in our signature strains. Our joints are crafted using the best equipment and are wrapped in organic hemp papers.

A water pipe can reduce the harshness of these toxic vapors since the water in the pipe filters the smoke and the chamber regulates its temperature before inhalation. When done right, cannabis smoke can increase the lung capacity of a person, as one study found among multiple participants. Bigger lungs allow the body to take in more oxygen.

Vaping Buds

This method involves grounding hemp buds to be stored in a vaporizer. As opposed to outright burning, a vaporizer slowly heats the cannabis in a special chamber. This makes vaporizing a safer alternative to smoking. The vapor is significantly less harsh on your lungs, and less toxic. For immediate effects, consider vaping hemp instead of smoking.

Vaping Oil

Vaping hemp buds is the same process as vaping hemp oil. Organa Hemp Company offers an array of vape pens and cartridges for safely vaping CBD distillate oils.

Vaping is considered safer than smoking. However, research on the long-term health effects of vaping, if any, is not conclusive yet. Therefore, you still have to exercise caution when choosing vapes. Buy your vapes and oils from a reputable manufacturer, such as Organa Hemp Company. Our products are manufactured with your safety and satisfaction in our mind. If you experience mild irritation while vaping, this is normal. Experienced smokers are more used to these effects and don’t feel any irritation in their throats when vaping.

Dabbing CBD Wax or Shatter

Dabbing wax is gaining increased adoption as a method of administering cannabis. According to its name, this requires a dab rig, a small bubbler that looks like a water pipe. It does not have a detachable bowl because smoke is kept to a minimum when you dab wax, compared with burning hemp buds. For the dabbing process, you attach a dab nail (also called a quartz bowl) to the dab rig which is heated to a suitable temperature using a small blowtorch. Next, you take a pinch of wax (solidified cannabis extract) and add it to the hot bowl. This creates a small smoke that you then inhale through the bong. This results in a smooth, non-cloudy, non-irritating, and above all, very potent vapor. These advantages have made dabbing a more popular choice, and particularly, an alternative to smoking, among cannabis users. However, dabbing requires some experience, as well as rigorous attention to detail. Therefore, caution must be exercised.

Waxes may come in different forms. Live resins are the highest quality hemp waxes available.

Topical Application

This refers to the application of hemp products to the skin. It is also referred to as transdermal absorption. Lotions, balms, creams, etc. fall into this category. They may be helpful for relieving you of muscle pain and cramps.

What are CBD Capsules?

CBD capsules offer CBD in a format well suited to oral consumption. Capsules don’t have any flavor and some people prefer this to taking CBD oil which must be placed under your tongue.

How much CBD should I take?

Most people do well to start on a low dosage. We recommend between 10 and 15mg of CBD and building up over a period of weeks and exploring different ingestion methods, this allows you time to find the dosage which best supports your requirements.

How Do I Work Out A Suitable Dosage Of CBD?

Research has shown that it is near impossible for anyone to overdose on CBD. Cannabinoids are just like vegetables and fruits, natural substances that you cannot have too much of. Despite this, dosage is very important, particularly so as to prevent your body system from building tolerance to CBD. This does not mean that CBD gets less potent or less curative; cannabinoids are not addictive and they do not alter the limbic system in the same way as hard drugs. Rather, tolerance to CBD means that your body would increasingly require higher doses to feel any noticeable effects. Despite the subtleness of CBD, don’t be tempted to dose too high. If you are trying to treat a condition, don’t go beyond what is necessary for managing such conditions.

 

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What are the side effects of taking too much CBD?

According to the World Health Organization, “CBD is generally well-tolerated with a good safety profile.” Except in the case of drug-drug interactions, CBD is not associated with any negative side effects such as lethargy, dysphoria, or anxiety typically associated with THC.

Furthermore, a thorough study on the effects of CBD shows that it does not affect its users’ inhibitions, mood, behavior, sensory perception, alertness, and wakefulness (unlike alcohol or THC). CBD doesn’t even give its users the famous “munchies” associated with cannabis. CBD’s inability to affect its users’ state of mind is the biggest reason behind its more widespread acceptance and legalization compared to THC or marijuana in general.

In general, taking CBD in high doses is relatively safe. In fact, it seems better to have an abundant amount of CBD than have too little of it. Daily doses of up to 1500 mg can be taken safely for 4 weeks, or even longer for smaller daily doses.

However, CBD can affect the metabolism of other substances, especially other medications in the liver. It acts on compounds in the liver in a way that it might lengthen the time it takes the liver to metabolize toxic substances. To avoid this, consult your physician before taking CBD, especially if you are on some medications.

Finally, frequent, abnormal intake of extremely high doses of CBD may permanently affect liver functions and fertility, but it would take a very large amount for the body to be in such a state. Also, some users report dry skin after taking CBD. It may also affect the salivary glands in the mouth, and “cottonmouth” or feeling that the mouth is dry is a possible side effect. However, it is considered negligible by many CBD users and reviews.

Who Should Exercise Caution When Considering CBD?

It is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to take CBD because there are not enough studies to prove that it is safe for such a category of people. The bulk of the studies regarding the effects of cannabis in pregnant women deal with THC only, and the results are inconclusive.

What will I feel when I take CBD?

Many factors will determine the results everyone will experience when they introduce CBD (or any new compound) into their body. These factors can include genetics, diet, exercise, stress levels, environment, lifestyle choices, etc. For some, the effects will be immediate and dramatic, for others it may be more subtle.

Our products do not contain THC, so they’re not really meant to cause an “effect”. CBD is more about what you don’t feel any longer, rather than what you do feel. 

Lastly, CBD is not a magic pill or a cure-all, but more of a natural, holistic therapy to provide relief from ailments and support you as you strive to help achieve your goal of total wellness and optimal health. 

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