CBD Frequently Asked Questions2019-10-30T16:17:10-06:00

Frequently Asked Questions – CBD

Is CBD Legal?2019-10-16T16:24:38-06:00

Until recently, hemp and many products made from hemp, like CBD, were illegal in the United States despite their non-intoxicating properties. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD was made legal on a federal level. Though, a stipulation of the bill allows for states to regulate CBD at their own discretion, and more strictly if they choose. As such, there are still some states slow to adopt the federal laws, and whose laws impose greater restrictions on hemp and CBD products. Please check with your local, state regulations to ensure compliance.

Is rareCBD organic?2019-10-16T16:24:49-06:00

The majority of our CBD products are certified organic by an official USDA organic certifier to the “Made with Organic” category. In many of our products, all ingredients except the hemp extract is certified organic. This is because hemp is newly regulated in the US and just became eligible for organic certification. The hemp farms we source from at rareCBD practice an organic cultivation and handling system plan, and are in the process of becoming organic certified. Of course the process of achieving certification takes time. We are very proud to have achieved organic status for our CBD products, and we are committed to producing clean, green, sustainable, US-made CBD products for the benefit of our people and our planet.

Why THC free?2019-10-24T14:56:20-06:00

THC-containing products are problematic based on current state and federal laws. Many employers, athletes and others need drug tests to be clean and free of THC. Others simply prefer not to ingest THC for personal reasons. Many other products that contain full spectrum oils (low percentage THC) will result in testing failures. With so many people wanting CBD, and yet so many still needing to be free and clear of THC, we developed a product line that would offer the broad-based hemp plant constituents (terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, etc), while removing THC.

Please note, however, that some drug tests are so sensitive they will pick up on trace amounts of THC or falsely identify THC (mistaking CBD for THC) on a test after someone has ingested broad spectrum or even isolated CBD products. That being said, if you have to pass a drug test that screens for THC, please know you are taking a chance when using any CBD product.

How do I know your products are THC Free?2019-10-24T14:56:46-06:00

We have two unique labs test our product to confirm there is no THC found. Our certificates of analysis show a detection limit for THC of 0.001%. The secondary testing we do further tests THC to show it is non-detectable at 1-2 parts per million (ppm).
Please note, however, that some drug tests are so sensitive they will pick up on trace amounts of THC or falsely identify THC (mistaking CBD for THC) on a test after someone has ingested broad spectrum or even isolated CBD products. That being said, if you have to pass a drug test that screens for THC, please know you are taking a chance when using any CBD product.

What is broad spectrum oil?2019-10-16T16:25:41-06:00

Broad Spectrum oil removes all detectable traces of THC, while preserving the other naturally occurring compounds (terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, fatty acids, etc) in the plant. With this, we offer the winning formula that the market and the law demands.

How much CBD is right for me?2019-10-16T16:25:55-06:00

Every body is different, and our varying physiology and genetic make ups influence how our bodies process, absorb, and utilize different compounds. This is true for CBD, and as such we recommend you start taking small amounts daily, and at regular intervals, to see how your body responds. We adopt the adage, “start low and go slow”. Importantly, we also encourage all consumers to do their own research when it comes to using CBD. We advise you work with your healthcare provider to determine how best to use CBD for your particular needs, especially if you’re taking medicine or have a medical condition.

How much CBD is in a dropper?2019-10-16T16:26:06-06:00

For our Liquid Drops, the dropper is metered, so you can see and refine how many milliliters of oil you’re getting. A full dropper contains 1ml of oil.

How much CBD is in a drop?2019-10-16T16:26:13-06:00

For the 1000mg Liquid Drops products, there is approximately 1.7mg CBD per drop. For the 300mg Liquid Drops products, there is approximately 0.5mg CBD per drop.

Is your CBD water soluble?2019-10-16T16:26:20-06:00

There’s nothing inherently wrong with water-soluble products, but the process of making an oil water-soluble adds additional ingredients that we would like to avoid when possible. Further, water solubility does not mean more readily-absorbent in the body (think of olive oil, or any other oil or fat we eat – we don’t need it to be “water-soluble” to be absorbed). Water solubility is useful if you need to a substance to be evenly distributed in water (for example, for a beverage or other water-based product). We currently do not have this need, and prefer to have a clean and honest ingredients panel on our products.

What is our extraction method?2019-10-16T16:26:27-06:00

We use a combination of CO2 and ethanol extraction. This allows us to get the most out of the hemp plant, while also removing the THC.

What other terpenes are you utilizing?2019-10-24T14:57:39-06:00

Some companies “augment” their product with additional terpene isolates (in which the single chemical compound is isolated, and then added into the product). Our products only include naturally occurring terpenes found in the plant material and oils we use – we do not add any CBD or terpene isolates to our product. You can see the various natural terpenes in our COAs.

What is Hemp Extract?2019-10-16T16:26:48-06:00

Hemp extract is the oil extracted from the aerial parts of the hemp plant that is rich in CBD, minor cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids. This is the “CBD oil” ingredient we use to formulate all our CBD products.

What is Hemp Oil?2019-10-16T16:26:55-06:00

Hemp extract is sometimes also called “Hemp oil”. Though, this can be confusing as hemp seed oil is also frequently called hemp oil. As its name implies, hemp seed oil is the oil of the hemp seed, often used as a cooking oil, and which doesn’t contain the CBD in quantities that consumers demand.