Frequently Asked Questions
Explaining the facts about Cannabidiol (CBD)
Q: IS CBD LEGAL?
A: Yes. CBD is legal in all 50 states.
Q: WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
A: No. Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive and thus, does not provide the “high” associated with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Q: ARE CBD PRODUCTS SAFE?
A: Yes. There is no “high” effect with CBD and a significant decrease in symptoms such as reduction of pain and anxiety among many other benefits has been reported. To date, it appears that CBD and other cannabinoids are much safer than some of the current pharmaceutical products on the market. There are no known side effects and there have been no reported deaths attributed to the use of CBD.
Q: HOW IS MARIJUANA DIFFERENT FROM CBD?
A: Both hemp and marijuana come from cannabis plants, however, marijuana plants contain significant levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), whereas hemp plants do not. THC is the cannabinoid that causes the “high” feeling, and it is not currently legal in all 50 states. According to federal regulation within Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the Obama administration determined hemp plants that contain less than .03% THC as legal, which in turn makes cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from hemp legal, as well.
Q: ARE THERE MANY DIFFERENT CBD HEMP OIL VARIETIES?
A: There are a number of industrial hemp varieties around the world, cultivated for things like hemp seed oil and industrial fibers for items like rope and clothes. Most of them, however, have very minimal CBD content because they are not used for therapeutic purposes. In the U.S. the number of varieties that have been developed through a genetic research and development effort is minimal. This leads to limited predictability and consistency in the cannabinoid and terpene profiles that are produced. A CBD consumer can have a higher probability of getting a consistent product by knowing the actual variety that was used to produce the full-spectrum flower oil and knowing if the genetic of the variety has been developed through a scientific genetics research program. You can check the quality of Miraflora’s CBD products for yourself by visiting our Third-Party Lab Results page.
Q: WHAT AMOUNT OF CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
A: Each person’s reason for using CBD is different, as is each person’s body and unique health conditions that must be considered. We always recommend a consultation with your doctor or health care professional to determine the right amount for you.
Q: CAN CBD SHOW UP IN DRUG TESTS?
A: Drug tests identify the residual amounts of THC in the blood. Therefore, there is a small chance that using any CBD product made from full-spectrum hemp oil can lead to a positive drug test due to the fact that it contains minuscule amounts of THC in it (less than .3%). Our non-THC products might be a better fit for those that require to be tested for their job or profession. If this is a major concern, please be sure to discuss the use of CBD with your doctor, health care professional, or employer before use.
Q: WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF CBD?
A: Tinctures and soft gels are shelf-stable for up to 2 years after the purchase date. Topicals will last for 1 year after the purchase date. Gummies are shelf-stable for up to 3 months after opening.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING A CBD PRODUCT?
A: 1. What is the source of CBD?
2. Is it full-spectrum hemp flower oil, or is it CBD isolate? Is it made from hemp flowers only, or does it include extractions from stalks, stems, leaves, or seeds?
3. Was the CBD from a single source or multiple sources where it can not be traced back to the farm? Traceability and single-source are important for product consistency.
4. What was the hemp variety used to produce the CBD? Knowing the variety and that it is made from a single variety can help ensure that you get the same cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid profile consistently.
5. What is the “Active CBD” concentration in the product? Without knowing this it will be very hard to determine the actual CBD dose you will receive.