1. What is a cannabinoid?
A group of compounds produced naturally in the body (Endocannabinoid) as well as by certain plants (phtocannabinoid), including cannabis, that act on the cannabinoid receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system which is involved in a number of physiological responses including appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.
2. What is CBD?
CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp.
3. Does CBD get you high?
No, in fact CBD may counteract the psychoactive affects of THC.
4. What’s the science behind CBD? How does it work?
While a lot of research is still being done on the pharmacology of CBD, we do know that unlke THC, CBD has low affinity for the body’s central (CB1) and peripheral (CB2) cannabinoid receptors. CBD acts to increase levels of the body’s natural cannabinoids the endocannabinoids by extending their lifecycle. Interestingly CBD also interacts with many other receptor systems in the body. Some of the receptors CBD is thought to influence include our opioid, dopamine and serotonin receptors which may explain some of its antidepressant, anxiolytic and neuroprotective effects.
5. How was Curaleaf Hemp developed?
Curaleaf has a long history of serving patients with qualifying conditions through our medical cannabis programs. It has long been clear to us that our patients seek and benefit from our CBD products. Our hemp program was a natural way to extend the benefits of CBD to a greater population.
6. Why is it important for hemp products to be grown in the US?
By working with hemp grown in the US we are able to closely control the quality and safety of these products. We are also helping to support our farming communities which are increasingly introducing hemp onto their farms.
7. How is Curaleaf Hemp extracted?
Curaleaf hemp is extracted with CO2, CO2 is in the air we breath and produces the purest extract.
8. What is full spectrum CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD is any CBD product that contains the natural array of cannabinoids and other beneficial components of the hemp plant.
9. Why is Curaleaf Hemp full spectrum vs. isolate?
We believe the benefits of natural hemp extract are greater then just CBD itself. Curaleaf focuses on CBD sources that are safe and provide the greatest potential benefit to our customers.
10. How is Curaleaf Hemp tested?
Curaleaf hemp is tested to ensure the concentration and consistency of our products meet label claim. We also test to ensure our products are free of pesticides, solvents and other harmful contaminants. Rigorous testing ensures our customers get the purest and most consistent source of CBD on the market.
11. Why do people use CBD?
Many people use CBD as a general wellness supplement. While others use it more specifically for one of its potential therapeutic benefits.
12. What are the benefits of CBD?
Much research is being done on CBD to uncover its wide array of potential therapeutic uses. Research suggests some of the primary benefits include being anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, neuroprotective, anti-depressant.
13. How do people use CBD?
People use CBD in a variety of ways including topically, inhaled and orally.
14. How should CBD be used?
Depending on the benefits our customers seek we have product they can use locally, which would be a topical application through creams and balms and systemically through oral products like tinctures and capsules.
15. Will CBD make you fail a drug test?
16. Is CBD safe for pets?
Yes, research has shown CBD is safe for pets.
17. Why should you give CBD to your pets?
CBD has been shown to have similar benefits in dogs as it does humans. Most people give their pets CBD to help with pain or anxiety.
18. What is CBG? Can you talk about other cannabinoids?
CBG is actually the precursor cannabinoid to CBD and is also non-psychoactive. CBG is naturally occurring in hemp and more cultivators are growing high CBG varieties. Research suggests CBG is effective at fighting the inflammatory effects of IBD and other digestive ailments. CBG is also thought to be a potent analgesic particularly on the peripheral system. CBC and CBDV are two other cannabinoids found in hemp that Curaleaf is exploring. While there is less research on these cannabinoids, early research suggests CBC may slow tumor growth while CBDV may be useful in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
19. What’s the difference between cannabis-based CBD and hemp-based CBD?
CBD can be extracted from hemp and cannabis, essentially they are the same species of plant, the primary difference is that hemp by law must contain less than 0.3% THC and can be shipped across state lines, whereas cannabis must be purchased in a dispensary.
20. Is there a problem that CBD and Hemp are uniquely qualified to help solve?
We believe more then ever people are pausing before going to traditional drugs and looking for natural remedies without the potential risks these drugs may present. CBD has the potential of being a safe, natural and beneficial alternative for those seeking wellness.
21. What is the future of CBD and Hemp?
As more research is done and the true potential of CBD and other hemp derived cannabinoids unlocked I think we’ll see it take its place as a primary wellness supplement.
22. What are the most common misconceptions about Hemp and CBD?
In general as more people become aware of the potential benefits about CBD they are confused by how they should take it, how much they should take and how often. It is our job to help provide some guidance while making sure to avoid any claims not confirmed by proper clinical research.
23. How can CBD be used everyday?
I would recommend incorporating in into a daily routine by taking it orally or applying topically in the morning and at night. Additionally, you can apply to specific areas topically as needed.
24. What role does essential oils play in the product?
Essential oils contain many bio-active compounds like terpenes. We have chosen to marry some of our CBD products with essential oils we believe to provide a synergistic benefit.
25. Is it OK to mix CBD with alcohol? Caffeine?
While we recommend consuming CBD on its own without the use of alcohol or caffeine to experience its full benefit, there are no known harmful interactions between CBD and these substances.