1.) WHAT IS CBD (CANNABIDIOL)?
Cannabidiol CBD Oil is one of more than 80 known components found in cannabis.
There’s an ever increasing amount of research pointing to various health benefits found in CBD, all while being non-psychoactive. The component responsible for giving users a “high” is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is prevalent in Cannabis and not in Hemp. According to scientific research and studies, CBD’s are anti-convulsive, sedative, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory. CBD is a potent antioxidant compound with neuroprotective properties as well.
2.) WHO CAN TAKE CBD?
There is no restriction on who can take this unless there are other concerns, medications or other health related reasons. We always recommend you consult with a medical professional. Children under the age of 18 are recommended not to take CBD.
3.) IS CBD LEGAL?
Yes it is legal to sell and ship CBD products to ALL 50 states.
In March, 2017, the DEA acknowledged that CBD sourced from industrial hemp cultivated lawfully pursuant to the industrial hemp laws enacted under the 2014 US Farm Bill is legal. This is because “industrial hemp” is itself specifically excluded from the CSA’s definition of marijuana in Section 7606 of the Farm Bill. Since industrial hemp is excluded from the definition of the CSA, and a “product consist[ing] solely of parts of the cannabis plant excluded from the CSA definition of marijuana” is not included in the new drug code, then such product (in our case, CBD) is also excluded from the definition of marijuana under the CSA and is thus legal.
4.) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
Chemically they are both cannabinoid compounds, which makes their molecules look similar but are very different. There are over 100+ known Cannabinoids. THC and CBD are the two most common, and therefore the most studied. THC is a psychoactive compound, whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.
5.) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis genus of plants, bred for different purposes. Industrial hemp is exclusively produced by Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can refer to the sub-genuses of Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. Industrial hemp is grown to be fibrous and durable, with very long stalks and as few flowering buds as possible. Marijuana strains of cannabis are typically smaller, flimsier and have as many flowering buds as their breeding can allow. Marijuana is bred with the sole purpose of maximizing the concentration of THC, while industrial hemp naturally has trace amounts of THC and fairly high amounts of CBD. Hemp’s chemical profile means that you can’t get ‘high’ from it and it is used to create medicinal remedies, food and oil, as well as other products including rope, bricks, natural polymers, fiber, clothes and many more. Marijuana is used recreationally and medicinally only.
6.) WHERE DOES OUR CBD OIL COME FROM?
Our Hemp is grown and Harvested organically on hemp farms in the USA.
7.) WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST IF I TAKE CBD?
The hemp oil in our product contains CBD which is a LEGAL cannabinoid from hemp. It contains minuscule amounts (parts per billion) of THC that COULD show up in a drug screen. Botanika Life cannot guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen due to the amount of variables. Our products contain less than .3% THC. Drug screens vary and some can be more sensitive than others. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use our product.