New to hemp? Have questions? Don’t worry, we’re happy to give you a quick rundown of what hemp is and how it works!
Marijuana vs Hemp
Marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis family. However, marijuana contains much higher levels of THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that produces the “high” feeling. Hemp legally cannot contain more than 0.3% THC, thus it is not intoxicating.
Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil
CBD is a compound found naturally in hemp plants. It helps regulate anti-inflammatory responses, mood, anxiety levels, sleep schedule, and more. CBD is found within hemp. That means hemp oil can also be CBD oil!
We sell hemp products that do not exclusively contain CBD Isolate. Our products (like our drops and our chill snaps) are broad spectrum, which means that they benefit from other elements of the hemp plant as well.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate
Full spectrum contains all elements of the plans, including any trace amounts of THC. The elements all work together in what is called the Entourage Effect – amplifying the benefits of each.
CBD Isolate is 99% pure CBD. All other elements of the plant are removed. There are no trace amounts of THC or any other cannabinoids.
THC traces are removed from broad spectrum products, but most other cannabinoids remain, preserving the Entourage Effect. This makes it the best option for people who are apprehensive about THC, but want all that hemp has to offer.
3rd Party Testing
Because this industry is not regulated by the FDA, it is important to be a smart consumer. Always look for 3rd party testing before purchasing a product. Companies should also have the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for each of their products easily accessible on their website.
The COA verifies the quality and chemical make-up of a product. It should identify all minor cannabinoids in the product, as well as any possible pesticides or contaminants. If you cannot find a COA on a company’s website, you should be able to scan a QR code on the actual product to view it.