Everything you wanted to know but was too afraid to ask
What is CBD?
CBD is Cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids found in both Cannabis and Hemp.
Can CBD get you high?
No. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid containing very low levels of THC (0.2% or less).
What is a Cannabinoid?
There are more than one hundred unique chemical compounds found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plants called cannabinoids. The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid that acts as a euphoriant and gets you “high.” CBD is the non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has recently received so much attention in the medical as well as the health and wellness space.
What is the difference between Cannabis and Hemp?
Cannabis (sometimes referred to as Marijuana) and Hemp are actually two varieties of the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa. Because they share the same species name, there is a lot of confusion around the differences between them. Both varieties produce cannabinoids. Hemp is the variety of Cannabis Sativa that has been bred to have very low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and high levels of CBD. In fact, to be legally considered Hemp, the Cannabis plant must have no more than 0.3% THC.
What is the difference between domestic and imported hemp?
Hemp, like many plants, can absorb the toxins and impurities in the air and soil in which it is grown. Some Hemp extracts on the market come from other countries and may contain heavy metals and other chemical contaminants. All of the CBD used in our products is derived from select hemp cultivated in the U.S.A., which allows us to maintain the highest standards of quality and purity.
What is broad spectrum?
CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant. There are different methods of extraction which yield different kinds of extracts. Another term for these extracts is “hemp oil.” Some CBD products use isolate which is 100% pure CBD with all of the other compounds of the plant stripped away. We use “broad spectrum” CBD extracts which contain 80-90% CBD. The remaining 10-20% of the concentrates include the plant’s naturally occuring terpenes and phytocannabinoids. It is believed that these compounds aid in bioavailability, so the body can absorb and make the best use of the CBD. All Lord Jones products are made with broad spectrum CBD oil that contains no THC.
What is the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil?
Hemp oil is CBD oil. It is pressed from the leaves, flowers, stems, and stalks of the plant and contains cannabinoids and other compounds. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is pressed from the seeds of the plant, and contains NO CBD. Hemp seed oil has been on the market for decades as a food and dietary supplement and is sometimes used in beauty and personal care products. Hemp seed oil does not have the same properties and benefits as Hemp oil/CBD oil.
I see beauty products on the market sometimes labeled or marketed as containing “Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil.” Do these products contain CBD?
NO. Only products labeled with CBD or Hemp Oil contain CBD. The scientific name for Hemp is Cannabis Sativa and with Cannabis becoming more popular and less stigmatized, some brands are using the scientific name for Hemp Seed Oil – Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil – in their marketing. Check the ingredient list – if you only see Hemp or Cannabis Sativa SEED Oil listed, the product does not contain CBD!