Frequently Answered Questions

General

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating but incredibly therapeutic chemical compound that is produced by the hemp cannabis plant. It is one of over 100 naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and is among the most thoroughly researched alongside THC. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body, and actively interact with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the human body. When CBD binds to these receptors, it triggers various physiological actions that help to regulate your appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory.

Although both are from the same plant species called Cannabis, they are 2 distinct plants that differ in genetics, cultivation, and chemical process. Hemp is cultivated for many things including: rope, fabric, food, CBD extracts, etc. Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of THC. Hemp has very low levels of THC (defined as 0.3% and under) and has no intoxicating properties, where marijuana can contain levels that exceed 20%.

The main difference is CBD content. Hemp oil is sourced from hemp’s seeds. It’s rich in healthy fatty acids but contains virtually no CBD. Hemp seed oil is used as a protein supplement for food, as varnish for wood, and is often used in hair and skin products.

CBD oil, on the other hand, is extracted from hemp’s flowering tops and is rich in CBD. At Cannaroo, we utilize a whole plant CO2 extraction process that allows us to draw the CBD from plant material and filter out inactive ingredients while maximizing active ones.

So, if you’re looking for CBD, check the label: CBD-rich products are generally listed as “hemp oil,” “full-spectrum hemp” or “PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) hemp oil.”

There are a number of different ways to use CBD with an option intended for almost every preference. Here are some of the most popular.

Oral Consumption – CBD can end up being consumed orally, which means to intake through the mouth. This method includes CBD edibles, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, etc.

Sublingual Consumption – Sublingual consumption means to administer the CBD oil under the tongue, where it is then absorbed into the bloodstream directly through the vein under the tongue. CBD oil tinctures are one of the most common ways to use CBD as this is more effective and economical compared to other methods.

Inhaled or Vaporized – Vaporizing or inhaling CBD is usually another popular method of using CBD. CBD can be smoked since a raw flower, isolate, or concentrate, and it can be vaporized through a CBD vape pen or CBD vape juice.  Since we only promote healthy use of CBD, we do not sell finished product that is intended to be inhaled/smoked.

               Applied as a Topical – Topical applications involve applying CBD directly to the skin in the form of a topical, such as lotion, salve, roll-on, or cream. When applied topically, CBD is absorbed into the skin, where help alleviate surface layer symptoms such as pain and inflammation.

CBD works best when it is slowly introduced into the body, meaning that your recommended dosage may take some time to find. Generally, we recommend starting with just 5mg of CBD oil (about half of a dropper) twice daily, and then increasing the dosage by 5-25mg every 2-4 weeks until you experience the desired effects and benefits.

CBD works with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a system made up of receptors that interact exclusively with CBD, THC and other cannabinoids. These receptors, called CB1 and CB2, are concentrated in various parts of the body: CB1 receptors occur in high levels in several brain regions, while CB2 receptors occur primarily in immune cells and a few neurons. CBD works by indirectly influencing the ECS and helping the body produce more endocannabinoids naturally. Newer research suggests CBD may also work by impacting serotonin receptors, desensitizing pain receptors and influencing other receptors involved in inflammation and brain health.

While on your search for CBD oil, you likely have stumbled upon terms such as full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Understanding the difference between these three major types of CBD products is important in choosing the right product that is best for your unique needs.

Broad Spectrum CBD – Broad Spectrum refers to CBD oil products that are THC-free but still contain multiple cannabinoids and terpenes produced by its source plant. This CBD option still offers benefits for the entourage effect and can be a great option for users who are sensitive to THC, or who are wary about using products with THC.

Full Spectrum CBD – Full Spectrum CBD oil one of the most popular choices for CBD products by users, as it is considered to be one of the most effective and therapeutic options available on the market. This CBD oil option contains all the therapeutic compounds found in its source plant with nothing removed.

CBD Isolate – CBD Isolate is, as its name suggests, a product where all other compounds have been removed, thus isolating the CBD for a pure product. While CBD isolate is another option for users who want to avoid THC, they are missing out on the therapeutic benefits of additional natural terpenes and cannabinoids found in their source plant.

Trust & Safety

Cannaroo’s hemp is grown and extracted under the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which allows us to legally sell across all 50 states.

Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for growing hemp. The growing season is longer and the soil is richer than Colorado’s, so the quality of the hemp is better. Growing under the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program is also 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, which means harvesting and distributing is 100% legal at the federal level.

Yes, hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states.

Under the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act, cannabis that contains less than 0. 3% THC by dry weight (classified as “hemp”), and its byproducts, including CBD, were de-classified as a controlled substance and is no longer illegal under federal law.

Delta 8 Information

While Delta 8 products are legal on a federal level, there have been over a dozen states that have moved forward with banning them.

Here are the states where sale/use of Delta 8 is restricted, as of January 2022:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Needless to say, it’s strongly recommended that you check your local laws before purchasing any Delta 8 products. There are several states in which the legal status of Delta 8 is still pending and may be subject to change.  If you are from a state that has banned Delta-8, we will not be able to sell or ship product to you.

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