Question: Is there a difference between hemp and cannabis? Answer: Yes! Hemp has been selectively bred to produce no more than 0.3% THC. The Federal government does not consider hemp to be a Schedule I drug as a result of the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Question: What does CBD do? Answer: Studies have shown CBD to have anti-inflammatory properties and many potential benefits. New research is constantly being done on using CBD to treat stress, anxiety, sleep regulation, and many other conditions.
Question: Will CBD get me high? Answer: No. Of the ~hundred cannabinoids, the two most commonly known are CBD and THC. THC is the cannabinoid that produces a psychoactive effect - "getting high." CBD does not produce this psychoactive effect.
Question: This product says it contains 0.3% THC. Will this cause me to fail a drug test? Answer: Generally, no; however, due to the trace amounts of THC that can be present, certain factors such as dosage, frequency, and the timing between last use and test can result in a positive result.
Question: How soon will this start working? Will I be able to notice? Answer: It all depends on the product, dosage, and a person's individual tolerances and sensitivities. Some products can have effects that are quick to notice, like smoking, and others like edibles and topicals can take time. Some products may need hours or even days for full effects to be noticed, such as products intended to help regulate sleep for example. A person's individual uniqueness can affect the experience as well - for example a person experiencing chronic pain will gauge the effects of a product differently from a person who doesn't experience chronic pain.
Question: Is there a difference between the CBD in a hemp product and the CBD in a cannabis product? Answer: At the scientific level, no. The two CBD molecules will look exactly the same under a microscope. The primary difference is the plant, as hemp has been selectively bred to produce less than 0.3% THC. As a result, the concentration of all cannabinoids in hemp is less than the concentration of cannabinoids in cannabis. To make a CBD product from hemp would require more plant matter than would be required to make a CBD product from cannabis.
Question: I was under the impression that CBD is only for people who are fighting cancer or who are experiencing severe pain. What benefit would CBD have for someone who isn't in pain? Answer: New research is coming out that examines the potential benefits of using CBD like a daily vitamin. Early research is finding positive effects of CBD on immune system support and digestive system wellness.
Question: What is Delta-8 THC? Answer: Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid found in hemp. It's very similar to Delta-9 THC which is found in cannabis and is just simply known as THC; however Delta-8 has less potent psychoactive effects than Delta-9. It's been described as a "euphoric high without the associated paranoia and anxiety that can be possible from Delta-9". On the science side, the difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is whether the molecule's double bond is on its 8th or 9th carbon chain.