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Good question and one we get asked a lot! How much time do you have?... I will start by perhaps enlightening you to the fact that the Cannabis Sativa L. plant has been cultivated by humans for many thousands of years, and according to some experts it dates back to the dawn of agriculture itself. Both "hemp" and "marijuana" are different varieties of the same plant species known scientifically as Cannabis Sativa L. or cannabis for short. They are the same species, meaning they can interbreed with each other and create viable offspring, but differ from each other in the levels of chemical compounds known as "cannabinoids" that each one produces. Hemp has long been a slang or layman term for the Cannabis Sativa L. plant in the United States, and for hundreds of years was widely produced for its strong fibers, nutritious seeds, and the soothing effects of its flowers. In 1937 the U.S. government placed burdens on the sale and transfer of Cannabis Sativa L. referring to it as "marihuana" which was the beginning of a period of tighter and tighter restrictions on the production, sale, and use of Cannabis Sativa L. In 1970 the U.S. government classified Cannabis Sativa L. as a schedule 1 substance and strictly prohibited the plant for any use whatsoever putting in place draconian penalties for its use, possession, or sale. During this time of prohibition, the cultivation of Cannabis Sativa L. continued to flourish in many places around the world, and plants were mostly selectively bred for their female flowers and the different effects that smoking these flowers produced. The chemical compound in cannabis flowers responsible for producing many of the desired effects during this time is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. Most varieties of the cannabis plant produced during this time were selectively bred for higher and higher concentrations of this compound and were referred to by the slang term "marijuana", or "grass", or "weed", "maryjane", "heady nug", etc., etc.. It wasn't until 2014 that the U.S. government began to ease its restrictions on the cultivation and sale of cannabis with the passage of the 2014 U.S. farm bill. In that bill, it legalized the production of Cannabis Sativa L. plants containing less than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol by dry weight and legally defined such varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. plants as "hemp". Thus we are brought back to the original question of the difference between "hemp" and "marijuana", currently hemp is legally defined as being any varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. that contain less than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol by dry weight. Cannabis Sativa L. that contains more than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is not hemp, is still illegal under federal law, and can be called "marijuana" or, since the term marijuana has derogatory origin, better referred to as "high THC cannabis", "grass", "weed'", etc. If you would like to discuss this or any other topics about cannabis further, I suggest you reach out using the "contact us" section of our page and inquire about a summer internship!
When we say our CBD oils are "full spectrum" we mean that the cannabis extract we use to make the oil contains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds found in the cannabis plants we use to make our extract. We do not remove, or select for one compound or another, what you are getting is the full extraction or "full spectrum" of compounds naturally occurring in the plants we extract (which are also the ones we grow, we only use plants we grow for our extract!)
That is a question that is best answered by your personal healthcare provider. Always consult with your doctor before adding an additional herbal supplement to your healthcare regimen. Most of our customers tell us that they start with a small amount of the 500mg concentration, and slowly increase the dose until they find the amount that is right for them.
The hemp plants that we grow on our farm have been carefully bred to naturally produce high concentrations of Cannabidiolic acid (precursor to cannabidiol or CBD) and low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (precursor to delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC). Since these are the flowers we use to create the extract in our CBD Oil, our extract naturally contains very high amounts of CBD and very low amounts of THC. Our product is full spectrum, meaning it contains the same ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes as what naturally occurs in our flowers, which does include trace amounts of THC. Please see the test results listed on our "Know Your Product" page for more details and the exact concentrations of cannabinoids in our products.
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