CBD–short for cannabidiol–is one of over 120 active chemical compounds (cannabinoids) in the cannabis/hemp plant. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid in concentration, behind THC.
Laboratory testing is required in order to distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as a “marijuana” plant. A cannabis-family plant is considered “hemp” by the United States Federal Government if the plant contains less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system. THC is a psychoactive molecule, meaning it demonstrably affects the user’s state of consciousness. CBD is not considered psychoactive.
No, CBD will not get you high. It is non-intoxicating. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
Public health and safety is our primary concern when it comes to our product. We grow organically (USDA certified through Oregon Tilth), we test with MedCan Labs who carries an ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation. We are very transparent to the public and provide a batch-specific standardized certificate of analysis (COA) with our product to ensure that the consumer receives the highest quality hemp-derived CBD products.
Yes, our CBD is a 100% naturally occurring chemical compound that comes directly from USDA certified organically grown hemp plants. It is extracted from the plant using certified organic cane ethanol and is in no way synthetically produced.
A high-quality, reputable CBD product with minimal THC will NOT show up on a drug test. However, low quality or mislabeled CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug.
Look for island-sourced, organically grown, lab-tested CBD from a transparent and reputable company. Always ask for lab reports and organic certification!