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Hemp Oil FAQ

What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is an active chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the most prominent cannabinoids out of more than 100 that have been identified. Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the body as well as in several plants including cannabis.

What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is derived from industrial hemp plants, which are cannabis sativa varieties that naturally produce less than 0.3% THC (the compound in cannabis that is known for producing a psychotoxic effect commonly referred to as being “high”).  There are several different methods that can be used to extract the beneficial compounds from the hemp.

Which do we carry?
Open Harvest has chosen to carry only full-spectrum hemp oils.  CBD is good for our bodies, but when the body is given an extract from the full plant, we receive and process more useful cannabinoids that work together in what is called the Entourage Effect.  It’s comparable to taking a vitamin supplement alone vs. taking a multivitamin with complimentary ingredients.

What is the Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect is the combined effect of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the plant working together in synergy. The combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Find more info here:  https://www.cannabistech.com/articles/what-is-the-entourage-effect-in-cannabis/

Why do people take CBD?
As with any supplement, CBD effects every person differently.  Some of the benefits that could result from using CBD include improved sleep, relaxed emotional state, and pain relief.  Some people even take CBD to help with cancer-related symptoms.

Will Hemp Oil cause psychoactive effects?
No.  THC, is the chemical that causes the “high” that many describe from cannabis use.  Hemp Oil and CBD products legally must contain less than 0.3% THC and the products we have chosen to carry meet that compliance.

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