There is no one size fits all with cannabis based therapies. We suggest the use of the titration method whereby you start at low doses and pay close attention to how your body responds, altering the dosage as required to find the maximum dosage with the minimum side effects. Please contact us if you’d like personalised information.
It’s important to discuss the presence of THC in hemp. As you may or may not know, the amount of THC in most hemp grown and all legal CBD Hemp products currently being sold is 0.3% or less, with most being at or below even 0.1%. This is such a negligible amount of THC that its virtually impossible for anyone to get any sort of ‘high’ or euphoric effects from hemp. Most people are using CBD Hemp Oil products in such a way that they are taking in between 1mg of CBD and 40mg of CBD per day. At these levels, the relative amount of THC is so low that any THC present in that person’s urine would be low enough to report a negative test result (or passing, if you will), meaning the person would “pass” the drug test. Now, the only other thing to consider here is that, if someone were to take ultra high amounts of CBD daily, say, in the 1000-2000mg per day range, then it is possible that their urine would return a positive (or failing) test result.
Yes. THC is the specific compound that is being tested for when we refer to ‘drug tests’, and it is likely you will test positive if tested while undergoing THC based therapies, as the extracts are extremely concentrated. THC can remain present in your system for up to 30 days, however it is highly variable from person to person and it varies based on the frequency of use and the amount fo use. Because of it’s psychoactive properties, it is not safe to operate any machinery or vehicles while doing THC based therapies.
Always exercise caution when taking cannabis based products along with other medications. While they are largely considered to be an incredibly safe and therapeutic medication, there is still the possibility that it will have a negative impact when combined with other drugs. If in doubt, do your research and make sure you are in the know about any potential side effects, however small they might be.
Interestingly, cannabis compounds have also been known to enhance other medications, making them work more optimally.
There are mixed opinions on this. All that we can say for certain, is that whether the CBD is extracted from cannabis or industrial hemp will determine the other cannabinoids and terpenes present in the extract.
Obviously there are more products on the market that are derived from industrial hemp, due to the legalities around cultivation and production of medical cannabis and its products. While we don’t necessarily subscribe to one source being superior to the other, we do advocate that whatever the strain of cannabis used, it be grown outdoors and organically.
It’s helpful to explain first how CBD and THC are similar. They are both dominant compounds found in cannabis. They both interact with our internal endocannabinoid system to affect change in the body. Now here’s where they are different- they each interact differently with the endocannabinoid receptors to produce very different effects in the body. In short, CBD will have no psychoactive affect, and rather works on bringing the body into a balanced state, known as homeostasis, and is believed to treat a myriad of conditions. THC will have a mind-altering affect, creating states of euphoria and heightened creativity, while also having other beneficial effects on the body, like pain relief and cancer treatment.
Terpenes are aromatic, organic compounds found in many plants and even some insects. Cannabis terpenes are responsible for the distinct smell of each strain. However, the interest in cannabis terpenes is due to more than just the smell. Research has suggested that when a terpene interacts with cannabinoid receptors they can assist or hinder the effects of cannabinoids. This is why we advocate the use of full spectrum or whole plant extracts.
Full spectrum or whole plant extracts contain not only the active ingredient, but also the many other beneficial compounds present in the plant. These other compounds will assist the body’s uptake of the active ingredient. This is referred to as the entourage effect. In the case of CBD or THC whole plant extracts, the many other beneficial compounds present are cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
The entourage effect is the phrase used to describe the supportive role the other constituents of cannabis play in potentiating the effects of CBD or THC in the body, when whole plant extracts are used.
No. CBD is very safe, even in high doses. It is however, possible to take too much, which might result in unpleasant side effects such as lethargy, drowsiness, or feeling 'spaced out'.
It is not possible to overdose on THC extracts. This is because it acts on a completely different set of pathways than those that control respiration. Unpleasant side effects can occur if too much is taken, such as vomiting and anxiety.
Indica and Sativa are the two major types of cannabis plants. They can be bred together to create hybrid strains.
Indica plants typically grow short and wide. It is commonly thought that Indica dominant strains tend to have a very relaxing affect on the body, that can be helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleep disorders.
Sativa plants grow tall and thin. Common thought regarding Sativa dominant strains is that they tend to have an uplifting, energetic and cerebral high, and can spark new ideas and creations.
There are also new theories arising that contradict this method of defining sativa and indica. Recent research suggests that whether the plant is sativa or indica does not influence the effects of the plant on the body, and that is in fact the terpenes present in the strain that are responsible for determining the effect the plant will have on the body. If that is the case, then the terms indica and sativa, are simply used for discerning taxonomy characteristics.
CBD decarb indicates that the method used for extraction is decarboxylation. This process uses heat, which activates the naturally occurring CBDa compound, into the popular CBD compound.
CBDa raw indicates that the method used for extraction does not use heat, and thus the CBDa compound remains as such.