What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
There are many varieties of the cannabis plant. Both hemp and marijuana are of the species Cannabis Sativa. Hemp has much lower concentrations of THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana) and higher concentrations of CBD while marijuana has far more THC and far less CBD. By law, hemp plants may contain no more than 0.3% of THC. For comparison, marijuana plants typically contain 5%-25% THC.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol ("CBD") is the most prominent of dozens of cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is extracted from stalks, stems, and flowers of hemp plants and is non-psychoactive.
Is CBD legal in the United States?
Hemp-derived CBD is legal at the federal level in the United States following passage of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. However, some areas have laws that place certain restrictions on hemp so please reference the relevant statutes in your jurisdiction.
Does CBD make you feel "high" or "intoxicated"?
All Carolina Pure products contain less THC than the .3% limit set by the U.S. federal government. Currently, no Carolina Pure offering contains more than .15% THC.
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD is currently being studied for a broad range of applications. While no health claims regarding CBD can be made until the ongoing studies are concluded, many consumers are finding CBD to be a valuable addition to their daily regimen for a wide variety of reasons. Contact us and let us know what it is you like about CBD!
What are the risks of CBD?
Though it's often well-tolerated, CBD may cause mild side effects, such as dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue. Always check to see if your product has a certificate of analysis to ensure product quality and safety. If you plan on using any CBD products, always consult a medical professional.
If I consume CBD, will I pass a drug test?
With any full spectrum CBD product, there is a risk of a positive test for THC because of the trace amounts of THC that are allowed by federal law. For those that cannot risk a positive THC test, only use broad spectrum and isolate-based products which contain no THC at all.
How much CBD should I consume daily?
The amount of CBD people choose to take varies greatly. However, 25 mg is a common serving size listed by many CBD brands and this amount is frequently chosen by consumers as a daily serving, although dosages of 200mg and higher are generally well-tolerated and used by people for a variety of reasons. Because of federal regulations, no hemp company is allowed to (legally) advise a specific dosage at this time.
What Do Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum Mean? What is CBD Isolate?
Full spectrum hemp products are made from hemp distillate. After a hemp plant is harvested, it is processed into crude hemp oil. From there, it can be further processed into hemp distillate. Full spectrum distillate contains all the components of the plant, including the trace amounts of THC. Broad spectrum is defined at Carolina Pure as distillate that contains all the components of the plant EXCEPT for the THC. Please note that other hemp retailers do not always have the same definition and it is possible for broad spectrum products sold by other companies to contain THC.
Using the whole hemp plant results in what is known as the "entourage effect": the synergy of all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that occur naturally in the hemp plant. This is in contrast to products that are made with CBD isolate which contain only CBD and none of the other hemp plant components. Isolate is produced by processing hemp distillate further and the end product is 99.9% CBD.
Are your products organic?
Our hemp products are made from hemp that is grown in accordance with OMRI standards OMRI is the organization that determines the standards that must be met to obtain organic status. While the hemp in our products is grown with organic materials and methods, the word "organic" cannot appear on the front of a label unless the contents are certified organic. Our early packaging mistakenly uses the word "organic". We have switched to new labeling but still do have inventory containing the word "organic" on hand and in retail stores. It should be largely phased out by the Summer of 2021.
Your company is headquartered in North Carolina. Are your hemp products grown and/or sourced from North Carolina?
Carolina Pure's products are made from hemp grown in the Carolina region as well as Colorado. The more mature hemp infrastructure found in western states allows us to offer some products sourced from that area at lower prices--our first priority is to offer high quality at low prices. However, we are in the process of establishing a cultivation facility that will allow us to source 100% of our products from the Carolinas in the upcoming year . We are headquartered in NC, we fulfill our orders in NC, and we donate a portion of the profit from the sale of every product we sell to the Rural Advancement Foundation, a NC-based non-profit that supports family farms.