Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp Oil
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the hemp plant’s extract. Hemp oil is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications – due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (0% THC), and non-interference with several learning and psychological functions.
Can Hemp oil get me high?
Hemp oil is non-psychoactive. Unlike THC, hemp oil does not cause a high.
How does a Hemp oil salve work?
Hemp oil infused lotions, salves, and other methods of relief work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabidiol compounds known as “phytocannabinoids” (e.g. hemp oil).
What are the benefits of Hemp oil?
Research shows that hemp oil benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Where is your hemp grown?
Unlike most companies selling hemp oil products online, ours are not made with hemp sourced from outside the US. Many companies use hemp imported from Europe, France, or Canada. Our products are happily grown and made in Colorado. Our hemp derived oilscomes ONLY from local Colorado hemp farms, are processed locally, and come with lab tested results to show purity standards.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Colorado hemp we’re now using!
99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC (.3% or less). Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.
In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Is it legal to sell Hemp Oil?
When made from hemp, oil products are legal in any state, regardless of medical marijuana laws, because federally, agricultural hemp, manufactured hemp products or naturally derived cannabinoids are not defined as a controlled substance.
View the S.134 – Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 here