What is CBD?
CBD is an abreviation for cannabidiol (pronouned cann-a-bid-i-ol), a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid found in the plant genus Cannabis Sativa L. Discovered in 1940, CBD is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not get you 'high'. Clinical research on CBD includes studies on anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is oil derived from high-CBD, low-THC (psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol) hemp. The cannabidiol content of CBD oil varies greatly because manufacturers use a wide array of different hemp plants and preparation techniques.
What's the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?
Taxonomically, hemp and marijuana are the same plant; they simply represent different names for two (2) broad classifications of the Cannabis plant adopted by our culture.
Hemp is the name used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight), generally harvested for industrial use.
Marijuana is the name used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight) and can induce psychotropic/euphoric effects.
Is CBD Legal?
Is CBD legal? The answer is: it depends on where it comes from. CBD that comes from hemp is legal; CBD extracted from plants that qualify as marijuana is not (based on the current definition by the federal government and the DEA).
However, CBD extracted from marijuana may be legal under state law. See your individual state laws for further information.
What's the Best Method of Use?
There's a seemingly endless array of options available for the CBD aficionado these days. But, what is the best, single most effective way to use CBD
Well, for CBD to work, your body must first absorb it (meaning it must enter the bloodstream). Your method of ingestion will greatly affect the uptake, distribution, and elimination of the CBD in your body, thus determining how effective your cannabinoid therapy will be in helping you.
Inhalation is an effective method of delivery because the body absorbs it quickly this way. Effects are near immediate, making it a good option for anyone needing pain relief now instead of hours later.
Oral intake (ingestion via mouth) is the most common method of taking CBD. Despite being the easiest method of administering cannabidiol, it is not particularly efficient at absorbing CBD and can take up to three (3) hours to work. After all, it must first go through the digestive tract, then to the hepatic portal system, then into the liver.
Sublingual administration (holding it under the tongue for a couple minutes before swallowing) is another popular choice. This allows the mucus membranes to absorb the CBD oil, bypassing the digestive system altogether. Because no enzymes break down the molecules, CBD is able to enter the bloodstream faster than ingestion.
Topically applied (rubbing cream or oil into the skin), the CBD will never reach your bloodstream. The skin does not absorb cannabinoids very well, so for topical products to work, you have to apply them very liberally, using lotions and balms that contain very high levels of CBD. The only topical CBD product that actually can penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream are transdermal CBD patches.
Other ways to consume CBD include rectal insertion (suppositories) and intravenous (injected into a vein) administration. Both methods send CBD quickly into the bloodstream. You can also intake CBD via smoke hemp (0.3% or less of the psychoactive compound THC).
How Should I Store My CBD?
Ideally, you should store your CBD in a dark cool place. Don't allow to sit in direct sunlight. If stored properly, CBD has around a 1 year shelf life.
Can I Get High from CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) can do a lot of things, but getting you high isn't one of them.
Will I Fail a Drug Test if I Take CBD?
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), most drug screenings look for:
- OpiatesPhencyclidine (PCP)
And by 'marijuana', SAMHSA means THC, the compound most commonly associated with getting 'high'.
Different drug tests may use different detection thresholds, but the 'test' you're most likely to take is the urine 'piss' test. To pass a urine test, the amount of THC in your body must be below 50 ng/mL (recommended by the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
By law, pure CBD products may contain 0.3% THC or less. To reach 50 ng/mL of THC, you'd have to consume around 2,000 mg of CBD products containing 0.3% or less THC. If you're comsuming that much, it's your own damn fault. Nobody needs to take such an extreme dose.
But wait, there's more...
There's still a couple ways you could hit 50 ng/mL. THC can be detectable for up to 30 days, so theorectically, it can accumulate. But it's usually only present in heavy marijuana users after the first week. Second, there's a good chance that the CBD product you're using contains more than the 0.3% THC legally allowed.
Penn Medicine researchers, for example, bought CBD products online to analyze their ingredients. They found that nearly 70% contained were mislabeled and almost 20% contained up to 6.4 mg/ML of THC -- high enough to cause impairment.
While CBD itself won't make you fail a drug test, using the wrong product can. The only way to ensure you'll pass your drug test is to abstain from using any sort of cannabis product.
When Will I Receive My Product?
You will normally receive your Mammoth product within 3 to 10 working days. For all other vendors, please check their page and/or site for their shipping policies.
Refunds and Returns?
If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may request a full refund on the purchase price within 15 days of recieving your product. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
For all other vendors, please check their page and/or site for their shipping policies.