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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) CBD

What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one compound of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It’s usually the second-most rich cannabinoid, behind THC. More information can be found in our article "What is CBD", you can also see the difference between the two in our article: CBD VS THC.

How do I know what dose of CBD to take?
The dosage usally depends on what you’re using the medication for, and also on how b the product is. For effective treatment of the majority of conditions, most people use between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. (For reference, 1 mL of a potent oil might contain 50 mg of CBD. Make sure you read the packaging label on your product to ensure proper dosing of CBD.

Are there Medical Studies on CBD?
There have been thousands of scientific and medical studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug. In just a year of (2017), Cannabidiol has been shown to help with Anxiety, Epilepsy, Seizures, High Blood Pressure, Psychotic Disorders, PTSD, Stroke Rehabilitation, Pain, Colitis, Liver Injury.Over the past years, hundred CBD-Related studies have been operated in dozens of countries and institutions. Bringing many to devote to the growing, understanding and acceptance of CBD.

Will CBD Get me High?
The short answer is No, CBD will not get you high. Like we just said THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Because CBD oil is extracted from cannabis plants, a common misunderstanding is that it will elicit a dizzy effect. But in reality, the truth is, CBD oil is completely non-psychoactive, so it will not negatively affect sensory, awareness, consciousness, perception, or behavior.

How do I take CBD?
Our Article "Ways to consume CBD" has plenty of information of different ways of taking CBD.

What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a liquid cannabis extract that contains essentially pure CBD. It’s commonly made from seeds of the hemp plant (CBD hemp oil) and the stem of industrial hemp. As stated on Webmd.com, "Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It does not intoxicate; Getting high on marijuana is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)."

How does CBD Work?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in essentially every cell and tissue type in the human body. CBD is tурiсаllу tаkеn аѕ аn оil rаthеr than ѕmоkеd. Aѕ wе’ll ѕее hеrе ѕhоrtlу, thоugh, thеrе аrе асtuаllу ѕеvеrаl diffеrеnt wауѕ thаt CBD can bе tаkеn fоr mеdiсinаl therapy – nоnе оf whiсh рrоduсе thе stereotypical mаrijuаnа “high.”

Is CBD Legal?
For more information on this subject please refer to our article "Is it Legal to Buy CBD"

Is CBD Natural?
Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made.

Do all marijuana strains have CBD?
Not all marijuana strains have CBD in their flower buds. But yes, every cannabis plant (whether it’s marijuana or hemp) will have CBD in the stem and seeds.

Does CBD come from Marijuana or Hemp? What's the difference between them?
Marijuana and come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L) but, CBD is found abundantly in both. However, it’s important to note that CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flower buds (which is the part that people smoke). The hemp plant is an absolutely different strain of cannabis that contains bigger quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc), and practically zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically a “marijuana” plant. Most all CBD-based products come from the industrial hemp plant.

How is CBD isolated from the cannabis plant?
CO2 extraction is the best method to extract pure CBD isolate, in which state it exists as a clear/white crystal. This method is preferred over other methods because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. Alcohol extraction is another method, wherein a liquid such as ethanol, butane, or hexane is run through raw plant material to extract the CBD and then evaporated to leave only the active cannabinoid. This can be a dangerous method because it’s prone to leaving excess traces of the butane or hexane chemicals in the extract. Also, infusing vegetable oil (i.e. olive oil) is another effective way of extracting CBD. All you do is grind up the raw plant material, decarboxylate (heat) it, and let it sit in boiling (100-deg Celsius) oil for about 2 hours.

Are there side effects of using CBD? Is it Safe?
Research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though its very rear some users have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and dry mouth. Also, some patients with Parkinson’s Disease have reported an increase in tremors.

Can I cook with CBD?
Absolutely! CBD infused oils are a fantastic ingredient to cook with.

What's the difference between CBD and THC?
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.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality 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. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This turns out to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less). Reef CBD Products are high-quality products so you wouldn't have to worry about failing a drug test with Reef CBD products.

How do I know it's safe to purchase CBD online?
To ensure the legality of buying CBD products online, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. Transportation of marijuana across state lines (from legal to non-legal states) is against the law, transporting hemp and hemp-based products are safe. Remember, millions of people all over the US (and the globe) are using CBD products every day to effectively treat their medical conditions. Don't judge a brand by its designed labels. Always ask yourself this following questions: -Where is their CBD from? The Point of Origin from hemp is important because if your Hemp is not from the U.S it is definitely not legal, if the company doesn't tell you where their farms are, they may not know. -Is it local or organic? Usually, you can check this information through the companies lab testing paperwork.