What is hemp and how is it different from marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis sativa family of plants. Cannabis sativa plants that contain <.03% THC (the high inducing molecule in marijuana) are legally considered hemp. Because of the low levels of THC, hemp plants will not product the same euphoric high as marijuana plants.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found primarily in cannabis plants and naturally occurring in the human body. There are over 113 known cannabinoids in found in cannabis. Additionally, the human body produces its own set of cannabinoids. Those cannabinoids act like keys, fitting into the body’s system of cannabinoid receptors to release enzymes and unlock the body’s natural functions such as inflammation, pain regulation, digestion, and thyroid function.
What is THC?
THC is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the famous cannabinoid responsible for the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana. Hemp contains extremely low levels of THC (<0.3%) and instead may have much higher levels of CBD and other cannabinoids which no psychoactive effect.
What is isolate?
Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate hemp extract. These classifications refer to the cannabinoid or molecular profile in the extract. Hemp CBD isolate contains only the CBD molecule.
Why does The Gift use only Whole Plant FECO/RSO Extract in its products?
All of The Gift's products contain whole plant hemp extracts which contains the full range of cannabinoids and other compounds available in the hemp plant. The combined cannabinoids create an entourage effect which utilizes the full potential of the plant the way mother nature knows how to do.
Are hemp and CBD federally legal?
Yes! CBD that is derived from a hemp plant containing <0.3% THC, cultivated by a state authorized farmer under an industrial hemp pilot program, is federally legal. Some states have different rules around the sale of hemp and hemp products so be sure to consider your states local laws.
The 2014 Farm Bill made hemp cultivation legal for farmers who partnered with an institute of higher education under a USDA approved hemp research program. The 2018 Farm Bill further legalized the cultivation and sale of hemp and all of its derivatives by removing the research requirement from hemp cultivation. The 2018 Farm Bill deferred the rights to the states to develop licensing programs for hemp cultivators and auxiliary businesses like processing.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over 113 cannabinoids present in cannabis.
What does “full-spectrum” mean?
Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate hemp extract. These classifications refer to the cannabinoid or molecular profile in the extract. Full spectrum CBD extract contains CBD and all the other cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant which could include THC, CBG, or CBN and can vary by strain.
What is distillate?
Distillate is most commonly isolate with terpenes added back in after the distillation process.
Will hemp or CBD get me high?
No, CBD on its own is non-psychedelic. Hemp and CBD derived from hemp contains nearly no THC, thus no “high”.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a system of receptors in the body that bind to cannabinoids to release enzymes that break down those cannabinoids, prompting a targeted response in the body. There are two main endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and to lesser extents in thyroid, liver, prostate, eyes, heart, stomach, pancreas, digestive tract, bones, and reproductive systems. CB2 receptors are primarily located in the lymphatic and immune system, skin, eyes, heart, stomach, digestive tract, pancreas, and bones.
What is “Whole Plant” Hemp Extract?
“Whole Plant” hemp extract means that we utilize methods of extraction that preserve as much of the original plant as possible without excessive processing or removal of certain beneficial parts of the plant. The cannabis plant may contain as many as 545 plant compounds. Things like chlorophyll, flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and lipids are often removed during processing. Whole plant extracts preserve these compounds which, together help to deliver what is called the “entourage effect” where all the parts of the plant work better together than they do on their own.
Whole plant extracts can go by different names depending on the method of extraction. Some names include Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO), Fell Extract Hemp Oil (FEHO), or Rick Simpson Oil (RSO).
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic oils produced by cannabis and other plants. Myrcene, a-pinene, limonene, linalool, and ocimene can all be found in certain strains of cannabis. Myrcene can also be found in mango, lemongrass and thyme while a-pinene can also be found in pine needles, rosemary, and basil. Some studies suggest that terpenes may aid in certain biological responses such as relaxation or focus.
What does “broad-spectrum” mean?
Full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate hemp extract. These classifications refer to the cannabinoid or molecular profile in the extract. Broad spectrum extracts may contain some or all of the same molecules as the full spectrum extract, except that the THC molecule has been removed.