CBD 101

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive compound from the cannabis sativa plant. It interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system – a series of receptors that regulate pain, mood, memory, appetite, stress and the immune system.

Methods of Administration

There are a variety of methods and forms available to administer CBD.


Inhalation–through vaporization–is the fastest-acting method of administration. Pharmacological effects occur within 5-20 minutes of inhalation.

Peak effect: 15-30 minutes
Duration: 2-3 hours


Oral administration is one of the strongest delivery methods out there because CBD is metabolized by the liver, making it more bioaccessible.

Peak effect: 2-6 hours
Duration: 4-12 hours


Topical forms are typically used as creams or lotions to treat localized pain and discomfort, delivering active ingredients to the bloodstream through the skin.

Peak effect: 1 hour
Duration: 3-4 hours


Sublingual forms are administered under the tongue and may be faster acting as the CBD is absorbed into the blood through the mucosal membrane in the mouth.

Peak effect: 15 minutes
Duration: 6-8 hours


There are over different 70 cannabinoids present in cannabis. Most all cannabinoids, particularly CBD, are believed to have therapeutic effects.

Among other effects, cannabinoids have been reported to suppress pain and nausea while stimulating appetite, euphoria or calmness. While none of our products contain THC, some of the most prevalent cannabinoids present in Curaleaf Hemp products include: CBD, CBN and CBC among others.


What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating chemical compound that comes from the cannabis sativa plant. CBD is one of over 100 such compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the plant.

Will CBD get me high?

The short answer: No.

While CBD can have MANY great side effects (aiding in sleep, pain relief, and lessening of anxiety just to name a few) our CBD oil will not get you high. Curaleaf Hemp does not contain THC, which is responsible for the traditional high associated with cannabis.

Is there THC in Curaleaf Hemp products?

No. Curaleaf Hemp products feature full spectrum CBD oil with ZERO THC. All products are 3rd party tested to ensure there are zero traces of THC present.

Where does the Curaleaf Hemp CBD come from?

CBD is extracted from Hemp plants grown in Kentucky and Colorado.

Where are the Curaleaf Hemp products made?

Curaleaf Hemp products are manufactured in Kentucky and Maine.

How is the Curaleaf CBD extracted (ethanol/alcohol, supercritical CO2, etc.)?

C02 extraction processes are used for all products.

Are the terpenes in Curaleaf Hemp products extracted from the cannabis plant?

The essential oils in our products are from natural sources, lavender, mint etc. Our full spectrum oils will have small amounts of hemp terpenes.

Who does the 3rd party testing on your products?

We have a handful of testing labs in both Kentucky and Maine where the product is being manufactured. Both the CBD will be tested as well as the finished product.  All product is tested for cannabinoid concentration, microbiological, pesticide, residual solvent and trace metals. We avoid the use of hydrocarbons solvents in all processing and use only the highest quality ingredients.



Hemp is a safe, legal, and non-hallucinogenic fiber of the cannabis plant, which is often used to make clothing, rope, and paper, but can also be used for its seeds and therapeutic oil.

CBD (Cannabinol):

Known for its medicinal and therapeutic properties, CBD is the largest compound occurring in hemp. All of our CBD products are made with naturally extracted CBD oil sourced right here in the U.S. (Please note: CBD is safe, legal, and does not contain THC.)


Cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant. The main active drug component in cannabis is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol):

THC is the chemical compound extracted from cannabis and commonly associated with producing a psychoactive effect. But don’t worry, Curaleaf products come from hemp only, and do not contain THC.


The aromatic component of cannabis.


Liquid extracts that are taken orally. Tinctures are fast acting and can be taken by placing a few drops on or underneath the tongue.

Vape Pen:

A portable, electric device which produces a vapor that, when inhaled, delivers the natural benefits of CBD oil. For reference, our vape pens are approximately the size of a regular pen.


Consuming smaller doses of CBD to determine the best possible amount for your body.