CBD is still very new to the market and there are many misconceptions swirling around it. As a pharmacy, we know your first priority is the health of your customers, so they should understand exactly what they’re purchasing.

Our goal is to provide you with the purest form of CBD at a price your customers can afford. But first, make sure your customers understand what CBD is and the benefits it could provide.

Customers have questions? We can help you answer!

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, hemp. When most people hear hemp, they immediately think marijuana, which is also a cannabis plant, but not the same as hemp. CBD and hemp products don’t cause a “high” as marijuana would.

What is hemp derived CBD?

Hemp is of the plant species cannabis. The hemp plant has been used for centuries in the manufacturing of rope, clothes and other products. Our farmers cultivate the hemp plant, focusing on CBD content for our CBD products such as chews, oils and creams. 

CBD is non-intoxicating, can help maintain optimal balance in the body and help regulate your endocannabinoid system.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the “natural cannabis-like molecules produced by the human body” (according to UCLA Health). It’s your body’s regulatory system that helps maintain optimal balance, known as homeostasis. It has been found that endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body including skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, gastrointestinal tract and more. The ECS helps in regulating:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Memory
  • Inflammation
  • Mood
  • Digestion
  • Depression
  • Immune Function
  • Motor Control
  • Reproduction/Fertility

Cannabidiol (or CBD) binds to the Endocannabinoid System receptors in the body to enhance the performance of these functions. Our bodies manufacture their own cannabinoids, but sometimes don’t produce enough or don’t regulate them properly. Adding the natural source of plant-derived cannabinoids into your daily routine can revive your ECS and help keep your body balanced.

What can CBD potentially help?

CBD has not been tested or regulated by the FDA at this time. We fully expect more scientific studies to be completed in the near future. But, some have said CBD products have helped them find relief from a series of ailments such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • And more

CBD or cannabidiol is not a cure for anything. It’s best to talk with your doctor before taking any CBD products.

What’s the difference in Farmer’s Daughter Hemp Crystalline Cannabidiol and FDH Full Spectrum products?

FDH Full Spectrum products offer a unique ratio of cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and omegas. FDH Full Spectrum won’t get you high, but it does have trace amounts of THC. If you want a THC free option, we offer Crystalline Cannabidiol, as well, which will not show up on a drug test. Both Full Spectrum and Crystalline Cannabidiol offer benefits for general wellness and support of ECS homeostasis.

What’s the difference between all of the different hemp labeled products?

You’ll see a lot of different options on the market. But, some of the misleading things you’ll see are: 

  • Hemp Seed Oil – Understand this is NOT CBD. Hemp Seed oil has no THC and only possible trace amounts of CBD. If you’re looking for CBD you want to look for terms such as cannabidiol or full-spectrum hemp. But, hemp seed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil and does not offer the same benefits as CBD. Hemp seed oil is popular in skin products.
  • Added CBD – This could mean there’s only a trace of CBD in the product, offered at an extremely affordable rate. Many will purchase without understanding what it is. It’s important to look at the milligrams of CBD offered in the product. A 500mg option will have a much greater impact than a product with 50mg or less. It’s important to look at the Certificate of Analysis (COA) to know exactly what you’re getting

Can CBD impact a drug test?

If you think you may need to take a drug test, make sure there are no traces of THC in your CBD products. Even though hemp is not the same as marijuana, they are sister plants and some processed hemp does have legal traces of THC. Many drug tests don’t show THC levels, but only reveal a positive or negative result. So, look for products that say “THC Free” to avoid confusion with employers or other drug test officials.

Is CBD safe to take?

There is the potential for adverse impacts. Some users experience nausea, fatigue and irritability, according to the Harvard Medical School, but according to a World Health Organization report, “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.”

Always talk with your doctor first before taking CBD oil or other CBD products.

How do I know exactly what is in my CBD products?

Farmer’s Daughter Hemp prides itself on being transparent with our pharmacies and their customers. That’s why we offer a Certificate of Analysis (COA) lookup tool. With your product batch number you can view the results of our third party, ISO lab test results. Find your specific product batch and view a list of all the contents. We test for contaminants, THC levels and more to ensure we’re providing the purest form of CBD. 

What are some good resources to read about hemp?

We recommend a few different sources, found below:

  • A good overview from Harvard Medical School.
  • From a report from the World Health Organization: “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” Read more here.

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