Frequently Asked Questions on CBD Oil
1). Are Hemp & Marijuana the same thing?
No, they are entirely different. Hemp and Marijuana are different varietals of the same plant species Cannabis. The hemp plant contains a high level of cannabidiol (CBD) and only trace amounts of THC (regulated to 0.3%). Marijuana is the opposite of this with a high THC content of 5 – 30% and a very low amount of CBD.
2). Is CBD the same as Hemp Seed Oil?
No, Hemp CBDis vastly different than the seed oil. Hemp Seed Oil is a rich source of essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, linolenic acid and proteins. Hemp seed oil is pressed from the Hemp Seed, whereas Hemp CBD is obtained via CO2 supercritical extraction.
3). What is CO2 Extraction?
The primary reason to us CO2 extraction is to create a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe to produce with little-to-no post-processing, unlike toxic solvents that may require many hours to purge the solvent trapped in the oil. The extracted oil will be CLEAN.
You can target specific compounds, like terpenoids and THC/CBD (cannabinoids) through different operational parameters. CO2 is also a sanitizing agent, increasing shelf life and has the potential to yield food and medical grade oils.
It is a very expensive process that is necessary to create a clean product.
4). Why is the CBD blended with Fractionated Coconut Oil?
Our Hemp CBD extract is mixed with coconut oil because this will provide an indefinite shelf-life, is a good source of medium-chain triglycerides and has a very mild flavor profile.
5). Where is the Hemp grown for Honey Sweetie Acres CBD oil?
Hemp cleans up the soil in which it is grown and can easily absorb contaminants, pesticides and toxins. This means it is vitally important that Hemp for CBD be grown in CLEAN soil. The hemp used for our products is grown in Kentucky under a federally approved program (Section 7606) authorized through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
6) If you take Hemp CBD Oil, can you have a positive drug test?
The Full Spectrum CBD oil contains 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which can potentially cause a false “positive” drug test. Drug tests do not look at how much there is of a compound, only if it is present or not.
If your job requires drug testing, choosing the THC-Free CBD Oil is the alternative so that drug-testing is not an issue.
7). How does CBD work topically in skincare products?
In a study performed at the University of Kentucky, transdermal (absorbed through the skin) CBD significantly reduced joint swelling, improved mobility and reduced pain for rats with arthritis.
We use the THC-Free CBD Isolate in our CBD skincare cream, lotion bar, and roll-on. Anecdotal evidence is promising.
8). What is the recommended usage of Hemp CBD?
At the CBD Expo Northwest in 2019, the consensus among select CBD experts and a panel of physicians , determined that a normal healthy adult can consume 25 - 30 mg of CBD per day. Consuming CBD oil is done subliqualy (under the tonque). This allows absoprtion by capillaries, allowing a more direct route to the bloodstream bypassing digestive acids.
9). Is Hemp CBD considered safe for ingestion?
Hemp CBD is safe for both topical and internal use. Our bodies were designed to interact with CBD as we have receptor sites in our bodies that were designed fo interact with phytocannabinoids. In December 2017, The World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Druge Dependence declared that canncabidiol (CBD) is not an addictive chemical and poses no threat to public health.
10). Is CBD patented?
Yes, the US Government has held the patent on cannabis plant compounds since 1998. It is Patent #6630507 Cannabinoids as anti-oxidants and neuroprotectants.
11). Is Hemp CBD safe for children?
Pediatric research has been done on epilepsy, anxiety and insomnia and appears to be well tolerated by children. However, we recommend consulting with your child's physician before making any decisions about CBD or any other supplement for your child.
12). Is Hemp CBD safe for use with pets?
If you pet has a medical condition that you wish to try CBD for, we recommend checking with your veterinarian. There has been limited veterinary research studies on CBD, so your vet is the best advisor on adding a CBD regime.