CBD Knowledge

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. Cannabidiol is one of hundreds of chemicals produced by the cannabis plant. Together, these groups of chemicals are called cannabinoids. These are usually extracted as something called cannabis oil. There are over 100 cannibanoids found in cannabis plants, each with their own function and potentially useful properties. These cannibanoids bind to our bodies’ own cannabinoid receptors. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive.

You’ve probably heard the terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp all tossed around in relation to CBD. The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

The difference between hemp oil and CBD oil lies primarily from where the oil is extracted. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, similar to the process of making sunflower seed oil. CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the flowers, stems, leaves, and stalk of the hemp plant.

Are Hemp and Marijuana the Same?

No. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and accessories.

Is it Legal?

CBD Oil derived from the hemp plant is legal in 47 states. If you live in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota, the laws are a bit gray. As of 2019, none of these three states are actively prosecuting people for possession of CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC.  All our products meet the less than 0.3% THC regulations.

Our Partner – Maven Hemp

We have partnered with Maven Hemp, experts in CBD based products, to present a curated collection of the highest-quality CBD oil based products, scientifically designed to help people live their best life possible.

Our products include Full Spectrum CBD Oil formulations; Full spectrum, in the context of CBD products, refers to the use of all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Compare this to CBD isolate products, which contain only the cannabinoid, CBD. It is believed that full spectrum CBD products are more effective than isolate products due to the synergistic nature of the cannabinoids.

Key Differentiators of Maven Hemp

Artisanal Oil

All extractors are not created equal. Maven Hemp’s artisan extractor combines 30 years of background in pharmacology, biology, and chemistry to get the best color, concentration, smells, and consistency.

High-CBD Flower

Maven Hemp takes extreme care to curate only the highest-quality high CBD flower, and always provide a recent COA with each order, available upon request.

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