CBD - FAQs
CBD In New England - FAQ:
There's no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment. If you live in a state where it's currently legal, you might feel like CBD has gone from being sort of around to absolutely everywhere all at once. Coffee shops sell CBD lattes, spas offer CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release lotions with CBD or hemp oils in their formulas. And everyone from your coworker to your dad wants to get their hands on some CBD gummies.
But even though it's infiltrating pretty much every corner of the wellness world many people still find CBD a little confusing—especially when it comes to figuring out the right way to use it and how to make sure the stuff you're buying is, you know, actually legit.
OK, first things first. What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in industrial hemp.
It is used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
So you're saying CBD won't get me high?
Nope. Both of our Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum products are sourced from organically grown industrial hemp in the US. FS is the full plant including the trace amounts of THC less than .3% but still no psychotropic effects just the added cannabinoid. BS products have gone through the extra step of extraction to remove the THC and have a non-detectable amount of THC.
It is always important to thoroughly research any CBD you are taking, and even more important to discuss with your doctor before consuming. Not all CBD Rich Hemp Extract is the same. The CBD industry is currently an unregulated market, but the World Health Organization deemed CBD non-psychoactive and non-addictive. It is important to know what you are taking, what is on the label is important, unfortunately the content inside the bottle is often mislabeled. Look for products with QR codes that lead straight to a certificate of analysis.
At Your CBD Store we focus on partnering with the community through Quality and Transparency of our product line. We have an in-house Chief Science Officer that formulates the products. Every product is tested multiple times throughout the process before being put on the shelves. You will find a QR code on each of our products as well as a lot number. If you scan the QR code with your phone, the Lab report will show up with all the information about our product.
How can CBD help you? What does CBD help with?
There is plenty of information available online that attests to the benefits of CBD. Also, many studies done all over the world, including studies done by the WHO. I recommend people do their own research before using CBD. At your CBD store we carry the highest quality, third party lab tested CBD available on the market today, many people have reported amazing results.
I've heard of edibles, tinctures, vape pens... What's the best way to take CBD?
It really depends on what your goal is and why you're taking CBD in the first place.
Some people don't want to ingest anything and therefore prefer a topical CBD cream or ointment
The biggest differences between tinctures, edibles, and vape pens are speed of delivery and how long the effects last. Tinctures and edibles take longer to work but typically last longer than a Water Soluble or Vape would.
Is it legal?
First, a little background. Industrial hemp was legal in the United States until Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937. Nearly 80 years later, the 2014 Farm Bill took the position that states can regulate the production of hemp and, as a result, CBD. Then last year, it was made federally legal to grow hemp. This means that "consumers everywhere, if they're compliant with their state, can grow hemp and use hemp products," Parrish explains, "and among those will be CBD."
In other words, the latest bill removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA's, purview. "Hemp can now be grown freely under federal law, which, of course, is huge," Parrish says. "But while it's legal under federal law, it's up to each state to set their own policy."
These policies vary widely. Marijuana and CBD are currently fully legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. In 23 states, it's legal in some form, such as for medicinal purposes. Another 14 states permit just CBD oil. But both are illegal in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. For more information, the organization Americans for Safe Access has a helpful guide to the specific laws in each state.
It is always important to check to ensure that you can safely purchase CBD in your area.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
At no point can we guarantee that a false positive on a drug test will not occur. CBD and THC-9 at this point are difficult to distinguish in field tests and other quantifiable drug tests. We do not recommend you take this product if this is a sensitive issue or if a false positive may result in disciplinary action of any kind at your workplace. We do encourage you to instead show your employer our HPLC Certificates of Analysis for our hemp extract products to begin starting the conversation.
Why are we different?
Not all CBD rich hemp extract is the same. It is important to know what you are taking, and you deserve to know what you are putting in your body. SunMed was built to be a CBD brand that people can trust, and our products are a core reflection of that. We do not white label or import. We are a plant science company and have an in-house Chief Science officer that formulates our products. From the farm, to your home SunMed provides customers with true seed to sale purchases. Each and every product that leaves the facility is third-party lab tested to ensure quality and consistency. We offer full transparency at the customers fingertips with QR codes on each product that customers can scan with their smart phones to view the full lab report and certificate of analysis or visit our website to view all the lab reports. We are also one of the first national CBD brands to carry USDA Certified Organic hemp products for you and your pet and proudly carry that seal on our products.
Do you need a prescription?
No, products made from industrialized hemp was made legal with the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018.