FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a derivative of both the marijuana and hemp plants and is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in these plants. Although found in the same plant CBD is often associated with THC, this is not the case as CBD causes no psychoactive or ‘high’ effects unlike THC. CBD can be used in many products such as oils and is naturally occurring.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, CBD is legal here in Oregon, Under Oregon State Laws from 2014 – cannabis, including CBD, has been legal recreationally and medically. Both hemp derived and marijuanna derived CBD were legal at the time of the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Although the CBD must adhere to federal requirements which means it must not contain more than 0.3% THC. Hemp derived CBD are regulated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Packaging and labelling restrictions indicate that if products contain industrial hemp for human use the label requires the department’s hemp symbol. On the other hand if the product contains marijuanna it must bear the Oregon Liquor Control Commission symbol.
What is CBG?
CBG was first discovered in Israel in 1964 – the cannabis plant is made up of many chemical compounds which are called cannabinoids the most popular are of course CBD and THC. CBG (cannabigerol) is another cannabinoid that has only just recently come into the spotlight. It is not found in very large quantities in comparison to CBD and THC but still possesses many beneficial effects nonetheless. CBG has no psychoactive properties and like other cannabinoids works of course by influencing the endocannabinoid system within our bodies.
What is the difference between full spectrum and CBD isolate?
Full spectrum CBD, sometimes referred to as ‘whole plant’, possesses all of the molecules naturally present in the cannabis plant. This includes CBD, other cannabinoids (such as CBG, CBN and CBC), flavonoids, terpenes and so much more – it is minimally refined. CBD isolate only contains CBD, and these products are generally labelled as 99% or more pure CBD. CBD isolate is sold in a white powder form.
What is CBD/CBG oil?
Both of these oils are made from pure plant derived CBD and CBG. Each compound is mixed with a high quality carrier oil and ready for consumption how you wish. The main difference between both oils is that CBG is able to transform into other cannabinoids like CBD or THC, whereas CBD remains the same.
What is a carrier oil?
The main types of carrier oils used by us at Rogue Bear Farms are sunflower and hempseed oils. These oils are pure, unrefined, organic, and completely natural. The purpose of a carrier oil is to ensure higher absorption of either CBD or CBG. Carrier oil is often referred to as the base oil, carrier oils are less irritating on the skin and in the digestive tract, they have a very mild taste and are lightweight so beneficial for use in various applications.
Can CBD get you high?
CBD is of course a cannabinoid, a compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. One of many compounds in fact, CBD is the brother of the more widely known THC, which is known more for its psychoactive effects and that ‘high’ feeling associated with cannabis. Fortunately CBD doesn’t exhibit the same effects and WILL NOT GET YOU HIGH. This makes CBD very safe and legal of course.
What is ethanol extraction and why do we use this process?
In extracting CBD there are various methods to choose from. We prefer to use an ethanol extraction process as this ensures that the oils are highly concentrated and the cannabinoids are pure. The ethanol extraction process involves heating hemp plant material to obtain decarboxylation and then soaking the plant material in ethanol. The final solution is then filtered to separate the liquid from the plant matter. The liquid is then left in an open dish to let the ethanol evaporate. Ethanol is a plant based substance and experts do believe that this is the best method in maintaining the chemical ratios which exist naturally in hemp.