There is close to 1250 unique chemical compounds identified in hemp plants. Hundreds of them are terpenoids. Terpenoids are the compounds that give fruits, flowers and herbs many of their desirable aromas, flavors and other special properties. Cannabinoids are a sub-class of terpenoids.
There are over 144 cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis.
CBD Education is key to understand that Cannabidiol (CBD) is the primary cannabinoid in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) In recent years there is increasing interest in the therapeutic potential of CBD, which causes no psychotropic effects, is not psychoactive (cannot get you “high”) and even in high doses does not cause relevant side-effects. Its chemical formula is C21H30O2.
CBD hemp oil is extracted from the stalks and seeds of industrial hemp plants.
CBD Oil is a cannabis oil that contains significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD). The supercritical CO2 extraction process also preserves all other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and nutrients, and contains only trace amounts of THC (below 0.1%).
CBD products are legal and you do not require a permit or recommendation from your doctor to buy CBD products. It can be purchased online and shipped to your home, anywhere in the USA.
CBD Full Spectrum and the Total Plant (Platinum label CBD oil) both contain a small amount of THC (less than 0.3%), this can build up in your body over time and cause you to fail a drug test! Don’t take these types of CBD oils if your job depends on passing a drug test! The Pure CBD ( white label with green cross CBD oil) has zero THC (verified by third party lab testing) and should not fail a drug test, but we always recommend seeing your doctor and get a written note stating that you are taking CBD for a medical reason.
THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces, known by the rather complicated name of ‘11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH)’. If initial tests find that you have more than 50 Nanograms (ng) of these substances in your urine, a Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) test is carried out to confirm the result. This test targets the 11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite and is not sensitive to other cannabinoids including CBD. CBD Education about your health is key.
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that you cannot get “high” or intoxicated by consuming CBD oil drops, as well as any other raw natural product from industrial hemp plants for that matter.