Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD comes from hemp (Cannabis Sativa) and has been reported to contain anti-inflammatory, analgesic anti-oxidant and regenerative properties. Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp plants in what we call Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (FSHO). While FSHO does contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce the euphoric high which can be associated with THC. Cannabidiol is the most well-known of the 113 currently identified cannabinoids which interacts with the human endocannabinoid system discovered in the 1990’s and known to regulate inflammatory response.
How does CBD work?
All cannabinoids act as ligands, meaning they bind with a protein and have the ability to affect that receptor’s behavior. There are two known primary receptors for cannabinoids: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are most likely linked wit movement, coordination, pain, emotion, memory and cognition while CB2 receptors are more closely linked to the immune system and reductions in inflammation and pain.
What are the benefits of CBD?
There’s still a lot to learn, but there’s an indication of a lot of potential. Scientists have discovered that our skin has cannabinoid receptors for our endocannabinoid system making topicals like HATSHE a viable way to apply and receive the healing properties of CBD. Some preliminary research has shown that the primary role of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate your nervous and immune systems and fight the free radicals that can cause illness. This may explain anecdotal findings linking CBD use ti improvements in both acute and chronic pain, stress and anxiety. A 2013 study published in The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology finds CBD in some experimental models to have anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant and anti-psychotic properties.
Is CBD legal?
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) made CBD oil derived from federally-approved industrial hemp legal. In 2018, additional legislation passed making hemp products federally legal to make, sell and distribute. Hemp is distinguished from marijuana as testing below 0.3% THC. Additionally in 2018, CBD’s classification was changed from Schedule I to Schedule V, acknowledging the medical benefits of cannabis.
Does it make me feel intoxicated?
No. (That comes from the THC found in marijuana.) Additionally, when CBD is used topically, as intended in all of our products, it never reaches the bloodstream. All cannabinoids have similar structures, but they can affect the endocannabinoid receptors very differently. For example, THC interacts with the CBD1 and CBD2 receptors causing the feeling of euphoria or “high” associated with marijuana, yet CBD has very little effect in that way on these same receptors and may even block THC’s ability to bind and limit the effects when both compounds are present. That could be why CBD is able to deliver the healing properties of Cannabis Sativa without the intoxication. All Hatshe products are tested for both CBD and THC levels to ensure the product is as promised. Test results are available on our website (see below) and by request.
What’s the difference between hemp and cannabis?
The classification of both plants is the same, cannabis sativa, but what we refer to as hemp are cannabis sativa strains that contain less that 0.3% THC. Strains containing over 0.3% THC are regulated at the State level through recreational and medical Cannabis systems.
What’s the difference between hemp oil and full-spectrum oil?
Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant- much like sunflower, linseed or flax oil is created. It’s a good replacement for any of these oils in terms of nourishment, but doesn’t have CBD. CBD is found in the buds and flowers of the plants and is used to make Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (FSHO), distillates and isolates.
What is the difference between distillate and full-spectrum oil?
Commonly, there are two ways to extract and use CBD. Once way to process cannabis sativa is into a full spectrum oil. Essentially, full spectrum oil is made from the whole plant and maintains the “Entourage Effect” of the various cannabinoids working together in the ratios found in the plant. It’s the least-processed version of CBD on the marker (and what we prefer.) Alternately, full spectrum oil can be further refined into a distillate by conitnuing to isolate the known cannabinoids, but also removing other cannabinoids like CBG or CBN. Isolate is just like it sounds – isolated molecules like CBD, CBG or CBN. We use FSHO in all our products to keep the formulation as close to the way the plant is found in nature as possible. Note that that also makes the concentration of CBD less than the listed FSHO on our packages. Look to the test results by batch to figure out exactly how much of all the cannabinoids are present.