All About CBD

All your CBD questions answered. 



What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical found in cannabis plants. It is used to treat cancer side effects, anxiety disorders, epilepsy, chronic pain, and many more. CBD is most often found in an oil form, but it can be in a powder as well. 


CBD can’t make you “high”  


Where does CBD come from?

CBD comes from cannabis plants. It is most commonly found in hemp as they have a low THC component and high CBD. It is harvested from the stalk, leaves, stems, and flowers of the hemp plant. 

 

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What is the difference between CBD and THC?

Unlike THC, CBD contains no psychoactive compounds, meaning it cannot get you high. CBD has no known side effects, while THC is known to cause dry mouth, red eyes, memory loss, etc. 



Does CBD have THC in it?

CBD can contain trace amounts of THC; however, it is not enough to cause a psychoactive response. To insure the CBD you are consuming contains no THC, make sure you are buying from a licensed supplier or government store. Regulated products will have pure CBD available!

 

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One of the first CBD dominant strains was created to treat the epilepsy in a young girl named Charlotte. It was named Charlotte's Web in her honor!


How do you make CBD oil from a plant?

When making CBD oil at home it’s impossible to separate the THC from the CBD. So if you want an oil high in CBD, we recommend extracting from a low THC plant or a hemp plant. However, THC has been found to stimulate the effects of CBD, so if you don’t mind the “high” feeling, then making CBD oil from a plant high in THC could have great benefits!
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To make your CBD isolate at home you’ll have to do a few things. First, you have to grind up the flower as small as you can. The smaller the better! Next, you need to decarb the flower. Decarb means to heat the cannabis until a carboxyl group is removed. This is most effectively done in the oven. Now you can combine your carrier oil and flower together. We find this is best done in a crock pot, letting it sit for 2-3 hours. Once the CBD has extracted itself into the oil, you can filter out the flower. What is leftover will be your CBD oil. 
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Once you have your CBD isolate, you can mix it in with your carrier oil. 

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A popular oil to use when making CBD oil at home is coconut oil. Coconut oil is popular because its relatively cheap and has a good flavor! 

 

 

Can a cannabis plant have equal parts CBD and THC?

Through playing around with genetics, growers have produced strains of cannabis that have a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC.

 

CBD can be found in the stalk, leaves, stems, and flowers of the hemp plant!



What medical benefits does CBD have?

CBD has been used to treat depression, anxiety, anorexia, heart disease, acne, cancer, epilepsy, pain relief (chronic pain, arthritis, muscle pain, etc.), and many more!

 

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Can CBD produce any side effects?

While there are no considerable dangers with using CBD, some side effects may occur like: low blood pressure, hallucinations, dizziness, depression, dry mouth, drowsiness, and insomnia

 

Licensed retailers will have regulated products with pure CBD!

 

Can you smoke CBD only cannabis?

Yes! CBD can be ingested in many ways. It can be smoked, taken in capsule form, or taken as an oil. Smoking CBD will not produce the psychoactive effect of smoking THC cannabis. 


Does CBD only cannabis exist?

Strains with virtually no THC content do exist. A strain high in CBD will generally have a lower THC content. With some research, consumers can find cannabis strains with less than 1% THC. A popular cannabis strain with high CBD and low THC is Charlotte’s Web. 

 

CBD can be used to treat anything from anxiety to epilepsy! 



Is growing a CBD dominant cannabis plant different than a THC one?

CBD dominant cannabis plants are grown similarly to THC dominant cannabis plants. Where you would run into a major difference would be growing cannabis versus growing hemp plants. 


CLICK HERE for more information about hemp plants!



 

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What are the different types of CBD oil?

CBD is often consumed in an oil form. You can find it in isolated CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, or Full Spectrum CBD. Customers looking for 0% THC should go with isolated CBD or broad spectrum CBD as full spectrum CBD can contain trace amounts of THC.

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Any other questions? Email us at marketing@futureharvest.com or send us a message on Instagram @futureharvestdevelopment and we’ll help you as best we can!

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  • Aug 05, 2020
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