What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and more.

Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.

Why did I create this company?

The simplest answer is that cannabis is something I really believe in. I have personally experienced the difference cannabis can make with my own anxiety, depression, pain relief, and several other things. The cannabis industry is new and, when it comes to edibles, can sometimes be under regulated and varies wildly from brand to brand. We intend to establish industry standards by embracing our own core values - transparency, education, and people. We are a people centered company because I am a people centered person. Our focus will always be how CBD can help our customers live a better life. CBD (and cannabis generally) needs to be demystified. We aim to educate ourselves and share everything we learn with anyone who will listen. Cannabis is for everyone. 

What are your plans for the future?

We intend to take the idea of infusing your own food with cannabis and expand the brand starting with our classic tincture, then into dry baking and spice mixes, then condiments and convenience foods. We plan to be a nationally distributed household name and establish ourselves as the premium cannabis infused food line in the USA. CBD is legal in all 50 states so we are establishing our brand on Hemp. 

We expect to see the USA legalize cannabis on the federal level across the board within the next few short years and, when that happens, we will expand into the entire cannabis plant. 

We are committed to mindfully sourced and crafted products. We care about what we eat.  Our products will never include corn syrup of any kind.

We plan to give a portion of our profits to better our world, foster people doing good things, fund entrepreneurs who believe in conscious capitalism, and to the legal defense of those who are in jail for simply being cannabis users.

Will CBD make me feel high?

CBD is part of the cannabis plant and has many health benefits but will not produce the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC. It is relaxing without feeling intoxicating. 

We advise you to monitor your own body when figuring out what the correct amount for you is. Body chemistry is different for everyone so we recommend starting out with a low serving size and working up until you find the right amount for you.

Is it safe?

CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of any public health related problems associated with the pure use of CBD. Chronic use and high doses up to 6000 mg/day of CBD are reportedly tolerated well in humans.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain, and immune cell activity. 

Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.

Are CBD products legal in Texas? What about the rest of the US?

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law in June of 2019 that clears up which CBD products are legal in Texas and will also allow local farmers to grow hemp as a crop. As long as these products are derived from hemp, contain less than 0.3 percent THC, and meet other labeling and quality standards, they are legal. 

CBD that meets these requirements is legal (as of early 2022) in all 50 states in the USA. We do not ship outside of the USA.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Although both hemp and marijuana are technically variants of the Cannabis sativa plant, there are significant differences between them. “Hemp” is considered “industrial” under current regulations, and is defined as having less than 0.3% THC.

Marijuana generally refers to the Cannabis sativa plants that have a high concentration of THC. Hemp plants possess a high concentration of CBD, with only trace amounts of THC,  and hemp extracts are associated with medicinal use.

How would I choose a CBD product?

When choosing a CBD product be sure that your product is third party tested for Potency (how much CBD is in it), Purity (any residual solvents from the extraction process), and Pesticides. Third party lab testing should be available on the product site. You will find links to Joy Organics and Lazarus Naturals policies on third party testing down below. 

CBD labels are often inaccurate and, with little general oversight, unreliable as to their contents. A 2017 study found that nearly 70% of all products sold online made from CBD contained either higher or lower concentrations than what was listed on the label. CBD-rich products should be lab tested to ensure they are free from pesticides and other contaminants.

Are whole plant extracts better than CBD isolates?

Products infused with a crystalline CBD isolate, derived, and extensively refined from industrial hemp, are available. But single-molecule CBD is thought to be less effective therapeutically than whole plant CBD-rich oil extract. The rich recipe of compounds in medical plants exerts healing effects through complementary action. This supports the idea of the entourage effect, where mixtures of cannabinoids, their co-occurring terpenes, and perhaps other molecules such as flavonoids and stilbenoids, have a greater positive effect than just CBD or THC alone.

Will CBD extract influence the results of a drug test?

Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not cannabidiol (CBD). However, full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, so could cause a positive result on a drug screen. We recommend taking a prudent and cautious approach to taking CBD-rich hemp extracts in the context of urine drug screens. 

We recommend choosing broad spectrum (Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, save for THC, which is completely removed after the initial extraction.) over Full-spectrum CBD (this means it contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp also come with a negligible THC content — below 0.3% - but that could be enough to cause a positive result on a urinalysis.) options.

Will CBD interact with my medications?

At low doses of CBD (less than 150mg in a day) it is unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur, however it is always possible. We recommend you talk to your doctor if you have concerns about CBD interacting with what you are taking or, specifically, if you are taking a medication where maintaining a certain blood level is critical-such as anti-seizure, anti-viral, and blood thinning medications.

Does CBD cause side effects?

Generally, CBD is not associated with many side effects but these have all been reported:

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