Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabidiol

What is the difference between Hemp plant and cannabis plant?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in Industrial Hemp. CBD is legal and non-psychoactive. It has the ability to offer therapeutic effects and benefits without the psychoactive component that gives the disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Cannabis plants are separated into two different types of crops, known as hemp and marijuana. These two plants differ in their cannabinoid ratios, but come from the same plant species Cannabis Sativa. Although they are both cannabis plants, hemp and marijuana differ notably in their genetic makeup and are cultivated and harvested in different ways. CBD is found in varying levels in both plant varieties. The plant commonly referred to as marijuana contains higher amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for getting you “high”. Hemp, on the other hand, contains only trace quantities of THC and much higher quantities of CBD. The compound holds a vast array of potential therapeutic and medicinal benefits without toxicity.

Are the products legal?

Federal legislation has removed hemp from the state’s controlled substances list and exempted industrial hemp from the statutory definition of marijuana if it is grown within specific regulations. The 2014 US Farm Bill (“the Farm Bill”) contains Section 7606, called the “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research.” In this section, Congress legalized Hemp by carving out an exception to the Control Substances Act of 1970‘s definition of “cannabis” for what it terms “Industrial Hemp.” Industrial Hemp is defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

According to the Farm Bill, a state institution of higher education or state Department of Agriculture may grow or cultivate Industrial Hemp if it is grown or cultivated “for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or academic research”; and if the growing or cultivating of Industrial Hemp is “allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs”.

The Revised 2018 Farm Bill went several steps further and legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while removing it from the list of controlled substances. The 2018 bill also listed hemp as a covered commodity under crop insurance and directed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation board to streamline the process for developing hemp policies.The Industrial Hemp contained in the products which will be sold in Pure Therapy stores will come from states that allow Hemp to be grown in compliance with the 2014 Farm Bill Act.

How do I get started with the products?

With most phytocannabinoid, less is more. Prior to starting any new products, you should contact your medical provider to make sure that they are ok with you starting something new. CBD has a bell shaped dose response curve which essentially means less is more. Once you have reached a level that is effective to you then you should stay there. Increasing the dose will not necessary increase effectiveness. Any other cannabis products should be eliminated at least 48 hours prior to taking phytocannabinoid products.

Most patients require anywhere from 10-50 mg in divided doses and takes at least 2 weeks of consistent usage to achieve an effect. It’s best to take oil underneath the tongue after meals and hold for 90 seconds day before eating or drinking. These products should not be used while pregnant or nursing. Again, it is very important to be upfront and honest with your physician regarding these products. If you develop any abnormal reactions to the products, you should immediately stop using the products and seek medical attention.

What are phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids (CBD)are natural chemical compounds found in the stalk, seed, and flowers of hemp plants. Scientists have so far identified over 100 different cannabinoids. When a person consumes these compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, eliciting a variety of effects.

Dating back to the ancient civilizations, it was some of the first people on earth who discovered and identified the differences between hemp and began using cannabidiol for various purposes. Archaeologists believe the plant species “Cannabis Sativa,” dates back 10,000 years ago and was likely one of the first crops planted by early man. These people also identified that hemp seeds have high levels of protein, vitamins, and essential fatty amino acids. During this period, hemp seeds were used so frequently that they became essential to human civilization. Hemp has long been grown for a variety of purposes: its seeds can be used to produce food and cosmetics, and its stalks are found in products ranging from construction materials to clothing to biofuels.

As one of the many useful compounds in the hemp plant, CBD has been used to treat ailments for millennia. However, the individual compounds in cannabis remained unidentified until Dr. Raphael Mechoulam revealed the structure of THC and CBD in the early 1960s. In the 1980’s, President Ronald Reagan poured tens of millions of dollars into a study to prove that cannabis damages the human brain. But rather than showing how cannabis harms the brain, the Reagan administration ended up subsidizing a series of studies that culminated in the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, expanding our understanding of how cannabinoids interact with the human body.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body. This system helps to regulate sleep, appetite, immune function, pleasure, pain, memory and temperature regulation. When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis. As researchers learned more about the ECS, they discovered that it was a vital component in maintaining the body’s homeostasis, which is the ideal balance between interdependent elements in the body.

The ECS uses chemical compounds called cannabinoids as its “messengers” to help different bodily systems communicate and function correctly. There are two types of cannabinoids: Endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by your body and include 2-AG and anandamide; and Cannabinoids that originate outside the body and are found in the hemp plant.

Endocannabinoids like CBD help bring balance to the systems of the body, and when they are replenished, homeostasis and well-being are restored. The wondrous hemp plant, rich with phytocannabinoids, is helping millions of people.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect: Compounds Working Together
Some researchers believe that cannabis is more therapeutically beneficial when all the compounds found in the plant — including its a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids — are administered together. The theory known as the entourage effect suggests that all of the various chemical compounds in cannabis interact and work together synergistically to produce therapeutic benefits and regulatory effects.

How do I take the phytocannabinoids?

If you have read about CBD Oil in depth, you must be aware of the fact that it is available in different forms. You can ingest it as oil, capsules, tincture or using a vape. Each individual’s body is different and hence, responds differently to these products. What is recommended is for each individual to try and figure out what suits them the best. However, experts have observed that most people start with drops since the serving size is easy to determine. Gradually, they move on to other products.

A dosage that will be effective ranges from as less as a few milligrams of CBD oil to a gram or more. If you are a beginner, you should start with a small dose that consists of a high amount of CBD Oil and a low amount of THC Oil. Most people start with a lower dose multiple times throughout the day as compared to a bigger dose once a day. Use the same ratio and dose for a few days, and observe its effect on you. However, keep it in mind that you should not take an overdose. A large dose of CBD could also sedate you, and be less effective medically. “Less is more” is more than often the case. With continuous practice and some patience, you will realize the quantity that works optimally for you.

How should I store the oil?

All cannabinoids that are found within hemp are all natural products and hence, they degenerate and breakdown with time. Thus, the best way to prevent degeneration and slow down the ageing is to store it in a place with low temperature settings and a dark place, away from sunlight. Commonly, CBD Oils are stored in refrigerators. Storage plays a very important factor in the longevity of CBD Oil and hence should be taken utmost care of. The shelf life of these products are approximately 1 year.

How long does it take to affect your body?

For someone who is consuming the right dosage, it takes approximately half an hour for the oil to become effective. If you are a beginner, you will take  some time to realize that the Oil has started working and is slowly helping your condition. Gradually, you will start noticing restorative relief or the intensity  has reduced magnetically. Since the calming is a very subtle one, it takes time for novice users to notice it.

How should I take the drops?

If you are using the drops, you should take them sublingually by dripping the required number of drops into the spoon. Then, you should put the liquid right under your tongue for approximately 90 seconds and then swallow. If you wish to take your drops with a drink, you could do that too. However, the effectiveness in this case goes down unless you take double the amount suggested.

Are there any side effects?

CBD is a safe substance to use, however, patients that are taking other medications should consult with their physician about drug interactions. Anyone  consuming a large amount of CBD should be monitored by their doctor. Till date, there has been no casualty that has been reported due to CBD  overdose. However, there have been studies that demonstrated some inhibition with the cytochrome P450 system which may affect the metabolism of  some medications. It is important that you consult your physician prior to taking the oil.

Can I get addicted to the oil?

In cannabis, THC is the compound that gives one the feeling of being “high”. The component THC, in CBD Oil is so negligible that no one has ever  reported feeling high after consuming CBD Oil. Since, there is no psychoactive compound that is present in CBD Oil, the possibility of getting addicted  very low. One could get hooked to all the relief the medicinal properties endow you with, but that’s about it.

When do you not use the products?

The oil should not contain any type of debris as it is filtered. If you see any debris or particles, then you should contact the seller and ask for an exchange  or refund. A number of hemp-based products in the market are manufactured in small facilities and are susceptible to human error. Again, these  products are not currently FDA regulated, so you have to vigilant. Hence, you should be safe!

Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabidiol

What is the difference between Hemp plant and cannabis plant?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in Industrial Hemp. CBD is legal and non-psychoactive. It has the ability to offer therapeutic effects and benefits without the psychoactive component that gives the disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Cannabis plants are separated into two different types of crops, known as hemp and marijuana. These two plants differ in their cannabinoid ratios, but come from the same plant species Cannabis Sativa. Although they are both cannabis plants, hemp and marijuana differ notably in their genetic makeup and are cultivated and harvested in different ways. CBD is found in varying levels in both plant varieties. The plant commonly referred to as marijuana contains higher amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for getting you “high”. Hemp, on the other hand, contains only trace quantities of THC and much higher quantities of CBD. The compound holds a vast array of potential therapeutic and medicinal benefits without toxicity.

Are the products legal?

Federal legislation has removed hemp from the state’s controlled substances list and exempted industrial hemp from the statutory definition of marijuana if it is grown within specific regulations. The 2014 US Farm Bill (“the Farm Bill”) contains Section 7606, called the “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research.” In this section, Congress legalized Hemp by carving out an exception to the Control Substances Act of 1970‘s definition of “cannabis” for what it terms “Industrial Hemp.” Industrial Hemp is defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

According to the Farm Bill, a state institution of higher education or state Department of Agriculture may grow or cultivate Industrial Hemp if it is grown or cultivated “for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or academic research”; and if the growing or cultivating of Industrial Hemp is “allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs”.

The Revised 2018 Farm Bill went several steps further and legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while removing it from the list of controlled substances. The 2018 bill also listed hemp as a covered commodity under crop insurance and directed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation board to streamline the process for developing hemp policies.The Industrial Hemp contained in the products which will be sold in Pure Therapy stores will come from states that allow Hemp to be grown in compliance with the 2014 Farm Bill Act.

How do I get started with the products?

With most phytocannabinoid, less is more. Prior to starting any new products, you should contact your medical provider to make sure that they are ok with you starting something new. CBD has a bell shaped dose response curve which essentially means less is more. Once you have reached a level that is effective to you then you should stay there. Increasing the dose will not necessary increase effectiveness. Any other cannabis products should be eliminated at least 48 hours prior to taking phytocannabinoid products.

Most patients require anywhere from 10-50 mg in divided doses and takes at least 2 weeks of consistent usage to achieve an effect. It’s best to take oil underneath the tongue after meals and hold for 90 seconds day before eating or drinking. These products should not be used while pregnant or nursing. Again, it is very important to be upfront and honest with your physician regarding these products. If you develop any abnormal reactions to the products, you should immediately stop using the products and seek medical attention.

What are phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids (CBD)are natural chemical compounds found in the stalk, seed, and flowers of hemp plants. Scientists have so far identified over 100 different cannabinoids. When a person consumes these compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, eliciting a variety of effects.

Dating back to the ancient civilizations, it was some of the first people on earth who discovered and identified the differences between hemp and began using cannabidiol for various purposes. Archaeologists believe the plant species “Cannabis Sativa,” dates back 10,000 years ago and was likely one of the first crops planted by early man. These people also identified that hemp seeds have high levels of protein, vitamins, and essential fatty amino acids. During this period, hemp seeds were used so frequently that they became essential to human civilization. Hemp has long been grown for a variety of purposes: its seeds can be used to produce food and cosmetics, and its stalks are found in products ranging from construction materials to clothing to biofuels.

As one of the many useful compounds in the hemp plant, CBD has been used to treat ailments for millennia. However, the individual compounds in cannabis remained unidentified until Dr. Raphael Mechoulam revealed the structure of THC and CBD in the early 1960s. In the 1980’s, President Ronald Reagan poured tens of millions of dollars into a study to prove that cannabis damages the human brain. But rather than showing how cannabis harms the brain, the Reagan administration ended up subsidizing a series of studies that culminated in the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, expanding our understanding of how cannabinoids interact with the human body.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body. This system helps to regulate sleep, appetite, immune function, pleasure, pain, memory and temperature regulation. When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis. As researchers learned more about the ECS, they discovered that it was a vital component in maintaining the body’s homeostasis, which is the ideal balance between interdependent elements in the body.

The ECS uses chemical compounds called cannabinoids as its “messengers” to help different bodily systems communicate and function correctly. There are two types of cannabinoids: Endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by your body and include 2-AG and anandamide; and Cannabinoids that originate outside the body and are found in the hemp plant.

Endocannabinoids like CBD help bring balance to the systems of the body, and when they are replenished, homeostasis and well-being are restored. The wondrous hemp plant, rich with phytocannabinoids, is helping millions of people.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect: Compounds Working Together
Some researchers believe that cannabis is more therapeutically beneficial when all the compounds found in the plant — including its a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids — are administered together. The theory known as the entourage effect suggests that all of the various chemical compounds in cannabis interact and work together synergistically to produce therapeutic benefits and regulatory effects.

How do I take the phytocannabinoids?

If you have read about CBD Oil in depth, you must be aware of the fact that it is available in different forms. You can ingest it as oil, capsules, tincture or using a vape. Each individual’s body is different and hence, responds differently to these products. What is recommended is for each individual to try and figure out what suits them the best. However, experts have observed that most people start with drops since the serving size is easy to determine. Gradually, they move on to other products.

A dosage that will be effective ranges from as less as a few milligrams of CBD oil to a gram or more. If you are a beginner, you should start with a small dose that consists of a high amount of CBD Oil and a low amount of THC Oil. Most people start with a lower dose multiple times throughout the day as compared to a bigger dose once a day. Use the same ratio and dose for a few days, and observe its effect on you. However, keep it in mind that you should not take an overdose. A large dose of CBD could also sedate you, and be less effective medically. “Less is more” is more than often the case. With continuous practice and some patience, you will realize the quantity that works optimally for you.

How should I store the oil?

All cannabinoids that are found within hemp are all natural products and hence, they degenerate and breakdown with time. Thus, the best way to prevent degeneration and slow down the ageing is to store it in a place with low temperature settings and a dark place, away from sunlight. Commonly, CBD Oils are stored in refrigerators. Storage plays a very important factor in the longevity of CBD Oil and hence should be taken utmost care of. The shelf life of these products are approximately 1 year.

How long does it take to affect your body?

For someone who is consuming the right dosage, it takes approximately half an hour for the oil to become effective. If you are a beginner, you will take  some time to realize that the Oil has started working and is slowly helping your condition. Gradually, you will start noticing restorative relief or the intensity  has reduced magnetically. Since the calming is a very subtle one, it takes time for novice users to notice it.

How should I take the drops?

If you are using the drops, you should take them sublingually by dripping the required number of drops into the spoon. Then, you should put the liquid right under your tongue for approximately 90 seconds and then swallow. If you wish to take your drops with a drink, you could do that too. However, the effectiveness in this case goes down unless you take double the amount suggested.

Are there any side effects?

CBD is a safe substance to use, however, patients that are taking other medications should consult with their physician about drug interactions. Anyone  consuming a large amount of CBD should be monitored by their doctor. Till date, there has been no casualty that has been reported due to CBD  overdose. However, there have been studies that demonstrated some inhibition with the cytochrome P450 system which may affect the metabolism of  some medications. It is important that you consult your physician prior to taking the oil.

Can I get addicted to the oil?

In cannabis, THC is the compound that gives one the feeling of being “high”. The component THC, in CBD Oil is so negligible that no one has ever  reported feeling high after consuming CBD Oil. Since, there is no psychoactive compound that is present in CBD Oil, the possibility of getting addicted  very low. One could get hooked to all the relief the medicinal properties endow you with, but that’s about it.

When do you not use the products?

The oil should not contain any type of debris as it is filtered. If you see any debris or particles, then you should contact the seller and ask for an exchange  or refund. A number of hemp-based products in the market are manufactured in small facilities and are susceptible to human error. Again, these  products are not currently FDA regulated, so you have to vigilant. Hence, you should be safe!