Below are the answers to some of the most often asked questions about our CBD oil products. If there is anything you want to know which hasn't been covered here, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address or one of the social links at the bottom of this page.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 naturally occurring, organic compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in abundance within the hemp plant, a species of the cannabis sativa family. A relative or strain of the Marijuana plant! It will not get you high, or make you feel stoned - or cause any psychoactive effects which are so often associated with Marijuana and its main component (THC).
CBD was discovered in 1940 and it is one of over 113 cannabinoids identified and discovered so far in hemp plants, CBD accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract and is the 2nd most prominent compound in Cannabis.
Cannabis is a collection of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family, which consists of three primary species:
Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.
WHAT IS HEMP?
'Hemp' is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content. Hemp has generally been used to describe non-intoxicating Cannabis that is harvested for the industrial use of its derived products. With its use recorded throughout history going back over 10,000 years ago, it is believe that hemp was the first crop ever cultivated by mankind.
With the capabilities to produce crucial resources such as food, rope, clothing, paper, housing/building material, fuel and much more.
What is Marijuana?
'Marijuana' is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC and can induce psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user.
While the use of this term is widespread throughout culture, it presents an inadequate misrepresentation of Cannabis. As the negative perception of cannabis intensified, the government began regulating cannabis more aggressively and eventually it was prohibited.
WILL I GET HIGH FROM CBD?
CBD doesn’t contain the same psychoactive properties as THC meaning it can be ingested without the psychoactive side effects usually associated with marijuana or cannabis.
High levels of THC are commonly found in the popular plant but less so in the case of CBD.
Reassuringly CBD (which is legal) is non-psychoactive, so does NOT cause the user to get high, whilst THC (which is illegal) can send a user soaring on a high, .....Great news for the thousands of people looking to introduce CBD into their daily routine without enduring any unwanted side effects.
Products sold by Natural Organic Pure Clean CBD Oils will NOT get you high! We only sell products that are legally allowed under EU & UK laws.
DOES CBD COME FROM MARIJUANA OR HEMP AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
Confusion comes from people who mistakenly believe that anything 'cannabis' related will get them high. Lots of people confuse 'hemp' with 'marijuana', and whilst both are from the same plant species / family 'cannabis sativa' - they look and smell identical, and both were illegal for decades, they’re very different from each other. The defining characteristic between the two is based on a single factor — the amount of THC present in the plant. And because of their similarities has led to numerous issues of law enforcement officers making arrests and seizing hemp that is 100% legal because it looks exactly like “marijuana.”
CBD used in our products and in most products for sale on the market is extracted from Phyto cannabinoid Rich hemp plants. (see About NOPC Oils for more information on our CBD Oil).
Cannabis plants contain over 100 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids;
- Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD - is one of the cannabinoids which are abundantly found in cannabis plants
- - CBD IS A NON-psychoactive compound - meaning it will NOT cause the consumer to get high.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC - is another of the cannabinoid compounds abundantly found in cannabis plants
- - THC IS a psychoactive compound - meaning it produces a feeling for the consumer of being high.
- HEMP - naturally produces much higher concentrations of CBD, with little to no THC, 0.3% or less.
- MARIJUANA - contains both CBD and THC, but contains a much higher concentration of THC, between 5% to 30%.
The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of the cannabis family that contains high quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc), and practically zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.2% THC, it is then technically a “marijuana” plant.
IS CBD LEGAL?
CBD is only considered legal to be sold in the EU if sold as a food supplement and If no medicinal claims or statements are made.
ARE CBD AND THC THE SAME THING?
It can be easy to confuse CBD and THC, as they are the two main ingredients in the cannabis plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both natural compounds which are found in the cannabis plant. The chemical compositions of both elements might be the same, but to put it in the simplest form possible, THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. CBD and THC are both natural organic compounds found in the cannabis plant and referred to as cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids (meaning cannabinoids found in plants). Despite this similarity, they are not the same thing and are different in the following ways:
- CBD is not psychotropic and therefore will not make you high, whereas THC is and will create a euphoric effect
- CBD is abundant in hemp, while THC dominates in other types of cannabis.
- CBD products are legal in most countries, whereas THC is not.
HOW DO I TAKE CBD OIL?
In general, there are four primary methods for taking CBD oil to choose from, Ingestion, Sublingual, Topical and Inhalation.
Probably the most common way to take CBD oil is to ingest it orally. Common ingestible CBD oil products include capsules, edibles, and beverages. Capsules are among the most convenient and efficient ways to take CBD. CBD oil can be infused into a wide variety of edibles and beverages, including coffee.
When CBD oil is taken sublingually, it is held under the tongue for up to 90 seconds so that the mouth can absorb the oil’s natural active compounds. Pure CBD oil, tinctures and concentrates, are products designed for the sublingual method of application.
Some CBD oil products are designed to be applied directly onto the skin. Topical CBD products are absorbed through the skin. The CBD oil topical products currently available primarily include balms, lotions and salves as well as bath products.
CBD infused topical products are more applicable for external skin care.
CBD can also be inhaled by vaporising. A vaporiser heats CBD oil and create vapour which is then inhaled. Vaping CBD is fast becoming the preferred method of consumption of all CBD products. This may simply be due to the rise in popularity of vaping itself, or perhaps because vaping is likely the most efficient and cost effective method of delivery.
CBD oil products designed for vaping include CBD e-liquid, which contains CBD oil infused with vegetable glycerin (VG), or high-CBD concentrate. Vaporisers range in size from tabletop, plug-in powered units to small, battery-powered portable pens.
CAN I TRAVEL WITH CBD PRODUCTS?
Although CBD is legal throughout the European Union, we still recommend caution when travelling with it. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to travel with CBD products, and we have never heard of a customer getting in trouble for doing so – but you should bear in mind that probably not everyone who works in an airport will be aware of the legality of CBD,.
If you are thiking of travelling with CBD, it may be worth calling to check with your airline before you travel.
When travelling outside of Europe we strongly recommend not travelling with CBD
WHY IS CBD OIL SO EXPENSIVE?
When people consider beginning their CBD journey, many asK this question, whilst some moan about being overcharged. The truth is that there are various costs involved in producing and selling CBD Oil, and all of these costs contribute to the price of the final product.
For starters, CBD oil is made from the leaves and stalks of cannabis plants, and to get the raw materials necessary for the process, growers have to plant, cultivate and harvest cannabis. With the costs involved in land, seed, water, equipment and labor, agricultural operations can run up hefty expenses fairly quickly, and the need to cover those costs and bring in an acceptable profit contributes to the high cost of CBD oil. CBD is extracted from cannabis, and each plant provides a relatively small amount, so it takes a healthy supply of plants to get enough of the desired compound to produce sufficient CBD oil.
The Price of Turning Cannabis Into CBD oil - Extracting CBD from cannabis plants results in a raw CBD gel, and that gel is not suitable for sale to consumers. It has to undergo significant processing to create safe, sale-able products. Once again, that processing requires time, equipment and labor. Those things cost money, and manufacturers need to charge enough to cover their costs and make a suitable profit if they want to stay in business. Therefore, the expense of transforming raw cannabis into a desirable product is another factor that contributes to CBD oil’s high price tag.
Then there is the final need to cover costly shipping fees to get them to us, not to mention the associated taxes. All of which means it is expensive to produce. With that in mind, our prices are some of the most competitive on the market, bringing you premium CBD products at reasonable prices.
IS CBD ADDICTIVE?
The answer is no. An addiction to marijuana develops out of a person’s reliance on the psychoactive effects of THC – the ingredient in the marijuana plant which causes a high. CBD comes from an entirelY different plant – the hemp plant. An addiction to CBD is not possible.
ARE CBD PRODUCTS SAFE?
CBD and the processes used enable the manufacture of a variety of safe CBD products. Natural Organic Pure Clean Oils, ensures that its products are of the highest quality and created in a clean and sterile environment.
CBD FOR PETS:
CAN I PURCHASE CBD OILS FOR PETS?
CBD products for use in animals or CBD for Pets require a marketing authorisation before they can be sold or supplied in the UK. There are currently no Human CBD based products that have been granted a UK veterinary marketing authorisation.
CAN I USE CBD OIL FOR HUMANS ON MY ANIMALS?
Using human CBD products to treat animals is illegal . There are currently no human consumption CBD products authorised in the UK for veterinary use, Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe a legally obtained human CBD product under the provisions of the prescribing cascade. Administration of an unauthorised product containing CBD without a veterinary prescription is an offence under Regulation 8 of the VMR. Companies supplying CBD products for human use in line with the requirements of the HMRA Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency must not indicate or recommend or sell their CBD products for use on animals or Pets
CAN I USE CBD OIL ON MY DOG?
NOPC Oils currently do not stock a CBD oil for pets due to legislation surrounding the use of CBD oil use in animals. Standard CBD Oil used by humans may be considered to strong for the digestive system. It is suggested that high strength CBD oil that is manufactured for human consumption may affect your pets digestive system. It has been reported on the web, that more diluted CBD oil products with higher carrier oil content per MG CBD would be more suitable for more delicate and sensitive stomachs. Unfortunately NOPC Oils do not sell products marketed for Animals or Pets .
If you have any questions regarding CBD Oil or any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com