What Is Hemp CBD Oil

What Is CBD Oil?

Only recently has hemp come out of the darkened shadows of its kissing-cousin, marijuana. Contrary to popular belief, the consumption of hemp products will not give you that buzz or the cloudiness that smoking marijuana does. Two researchers, David L. Arndt and Harriet de Wit, performed a study which clarifies that “CBD does not alter responses to emotional stimuli, or produce anxiolytic-like effects in healthy human subjects.”  This means hemp, with its low THC and high CBD, is completely safe, healthy and legal to use.

 

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis. The most commonly known compounds are THC and CBD. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the only psychoactive cannabinoid.

 

What is in a cannabinoid?

There are currently 113 known cannabinoids found in hemp plants. You can primarily find CBD and THC in higher quantities, with lesser cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG in lower quantities. All of these cannabinoids contained in full-spectrum products work together through the entourage effect for a more therapeutic effect on the consumer. This enhanced synergy is lost in Isolate products.

 

How do you extract cannabinoids?

Cannatrait extracts these cannabinoids using solvents. Solvents are selective strippers that remove the cannabinoids from hemp. The most commonly used in cannabis extraction are butane, hexane, pentane, CO2, and ethanol. Cannatrait uses organic sugarcane ethanol as a solvent because of its consistency and properties as a full spectrum oil. There is still a trace amount of THC left in the plant and its products when it is a full spectrum extract. This cannot exceed .3% THC legally, which can potentially show up on a drug screen or a field test used by law enforcement (Eichner, 2017). This knowledge is essential to know before using any of Cannatrait’s products. Our method of ethanol extraction has become an art form, but it is labor intensive. Staying away from toxic chemicals and using organic solvents ensures a higher quality end product for the community and planet.

 

What does CBD do?

CBD interacts with the body through our endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system manages the body’s equilibrium, or state of balance. This helps maintain a healthy you.

 

Arndt, David L., and Harriet de Wit. “Cannabidiol Does Not Dampen Responses to Emotional Stimuli in Healthy Adults.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 June 2017.

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). (n.d.). Drug Scheduling. Retrieved April 26, 2018.

Eichner, A. (2017, May 15). THC and Hemp. Retrieved May 1, 2018.

USDA. (2016) “Industrial Hemp

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