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Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Products & CanRelieve

What is CBD?

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is 1 of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It is found in more significant quantities in hemp than it is in marijuana. CBD is non-psychoactive and has been found to have a wide range of health benefits.

Will CBD Get Me High?

Unlike its close cousin, THC, CBD is non- psychoactive so it won’t get you high.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a system of neurotransmitters and receptors located in the brain, nervous system and throughout the body. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help keep your body in balance.

Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?

Our CanRelieve products contain non-detectable levels of THC, but it depends on the testing standards of the lab that administers the drug test. Most screenings for cannabinoids are only looking for THC and THC metabolite. Some testing facilities test for a full range of cannabinoids which could then trigger a positive drug test. You should contact your testing facility to find out what type of testing they do.

Is CBD Legal?

All of CanRelieve’s CBD oil products are derived from hemp and contain non-detectable levels of THC. Our products are legal and can be shipped to all 50 U.S. states. However, CBD oil derived from marijuana can only be purchased in states with medical marijuana programs.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana are part of the cannabis plant category. The defining difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC (the psychoactive compound that makes you high). Hemp contains a very low concentration of THC (0.3% or less), while marijuana is abundant in THC.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic and flavorful metabolites found in the oils of all plants. Terpenes have been used for thousands of years in the healing modality known as aromatherapy. They are responsible for giving a plant a certain smell and taste. Terpenes also determine how a particular strain of plant will affect the body and mind. For instance, linalool is a terpene found in lavender and is also present in some cannabis strains. It has calming effects and is also known for its anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

How do you get CBD out of the hemp plant?

Our CBD is extracted from hemp by employing proprietary processes which involve using either food-grade ethanol as a solvent to remove unwanted plant material, or by using a supercritical CO2 process to remove this unwanted material by taking CO2 to a low temperature under high pressure. These processes remove the unwanted plant compounds but makes sure that all of hemp’s beneficial phytocannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids are preserved.

What does “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum” mean?

The term “full spectrum” refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of various cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in hemp. Full spectrum products may also contain trace amounts of THC. “Broad spectrum” products are basically full spectrum products but without any THC. CanRelieve’s CBD products are considered broad spectrum since we leave intact all the beneficial products of the whole plant, but completely remove the psychoactive component of the hemp plant,THC.

What is the entourage effect?

Full spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oils contain combinations of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other beneficial compounds. Many of these compounds work together, or synergistically, to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” which magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components. In this way, the whole plant compounds work together to achieve a greater degree of wellness.

How do I start taking CBD oil?

CBD oil is available in a wide variety of dosage forms and strengths. Each person is unique so the dose and form of CBD will be different for everyone. It is best to start out with a low dose of CBD so that you can always increase it. You can stay at a particular dosage once you find the best level of relief for your particular condition.

Are there any side effects or drug interactions with CBD?

CBD is not known to have any side effects, but taking CBD in large doses may make you drowsy. Studies have shown that CBD may affect the metabolism of certain classes of drugs but these effects have been shown to be minimal so far. Ongoing research needs to be done. It is best to consult with a qualified health professional if you are taking prescription medications.

What are the shelf life and storage requirements of your products?

The shelf life of CanRelieve products is usually about 18 months. Please refer to the expiration date on the label of your item(s). CanRelieve products should always be stored in a cool, dry environment to protect their stability.

More questions? Don’t hesitate to ask our pharmacist, Maria.