Different Types of THC Free CBD Oil

THC free CBD oils are becoming very popular for people who may not be able to have ANY of THC in their CBD product.

One of the most common questions about CBD products is the difference between these types of THC free CBD oil products. What are the full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum isolates? What does that mean?

It is pretty easy to understand. The broad-spectrum CBD product has all of the cannabinoids that you find in full-spectrum, except THC, because it has been filtered out.

Let us use an apple for an example because everybody knows what an apple is. So everyone knows an apple has vitamin C.

What you can do when you have an apple is you could extract the vitamin C. You will still have the apple and everything else that comes in the apple, you just don’t have the vitamin C in it, because you take that vitamin C out.

That would be the broad-spectrum CBD, and when you’re shopping for CBD oil, it should be specified as “broad-spectrum,” so all of those other plant terpenes cannabinoids are in there (there’s over a hundred and CBD is just one of them).

So the full-spectrum CBD is going to have everything, and then the broad spectrum is going to have everything except for the THC.

The other type is going to be CBD isolate. CBD isolate has only the CBD extract without any additional cannabinoids. If we go back to our apple – you take out vitamin C, now you have the vitamin C all by itself. You’ve isolated it, and that’s what they do with the CBD – they isolate only the CBD, so there’s also no THC. It’s just a different way of putting formulating the product.

Then you take that isolate, which is a white powder, and you can either take it by itself, but it may not be very effective because it needs the other cofactors and synergistic nutrients to have the effect.

What you can do is formulate the CBD isolate with plant terpenes that will specifically create that entourage effect. Terpenes are naturally occurring oils in the plant, and they have their own set of potential benefits.

The nice thing about the CBD isolate with plant terpenes is you have a lot of flexibility on what you’re formulating, and also, it has zero THC.

Again just to recap – you got the broad-spectrum CBD product where the THC is filtered out, and everything else left behind, and then you have the CBD isolate which is the extract and has only the CBD, and then you can formulate it with other plant terpenes and other plant parts that will help create the entourage effect.


Anti-inflammatory properties of CBD Oil

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to, for example, an injury. Let’s say you injure your ankle, and your body becomes inflamed, your ankle gets inflamed – that’s normal.

But chronic inflammation can be detrimental to your health, and chronic inflammation is actually at the root of all disease.

Anytime you can naturally reduce inflammation in your body, you’re going to be allowing your body to heal naturally.

CBD oil can be used as a tool to help keep inflammation down and may help reduce it.

There are some promising studies with CBD oil that are showing that CBD may help reduce inflammation. Also, there are really no side effects of taking CBD oil other than it might make you feel more relaxed, so you can feel a bit sleepy if you take a lot.

The most common CBD oil you’re going to find online is decarboxylated or heated oil. Raw CBD oil is unheated. It’s like taking the apple off the tree, eating it, and not cooking it first.

When you do that, you’re going to have all of the naturally occurring nutrients. CBD oil, when it’s raw, has all the phytocannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, plants, and terpenes – you’ll have everything in it.

You also have CBDA that is only found in the raw version of CBD oil. CBDA is notorious for its potential in reducing inflammation.

After you take the raw hip extract and you decarboxylated it, which is just a fancy name for heating, that is how CBDA will be converted.

But, how do you decide whether you want raw hemp extract or you want a decarboxylated version?

We are going to make this simple – if you have the pain, we recommend taking decarboxylated CBD oil, because when there’s pain involved, you’re likely to need a higher concentration of the cannabinoid CBD.

If you only have inflammation, then we’d like to use the raw version of hemp extract to get a full spectrum CBD in which absolutely nothing has been filtered out.

You can also use CBD topically. As with an ankle injury, you can use the oil this topically on your ankle and then also take it under the tongue internally.


Medical Cannabis And Human Rights

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

All over the world, the need and awareness of cannabis as natural medicine is booming.

In Canada, a federal court judge has ruled that patients have the constitutional right to grow their own cannabis.

Australia is going to legalize cannabis for medical and scientific purposes.

Changes to the narcotic drugs act mean a patient with a valid prescription can possess and use a medicinal cannabis product manufactured in Australia.

In Mexico, the Supreme Court has already granted four activists the right to grow transported smoked cannabis because of their right to the free development of personality.

The court set a precedent by voting four to one that prohibiting people from consuming the drug was unconstitutional.

However, in most countries, cannabis is an illegal drug. Because of international drug laws, countries are forced to set up government-controlled systems.

If you legalize it, you need to stay within limits and the constraints of the international drug control conventions. It says that if a country allows the legal production of cannabis and the state should have a monopoly on the sales.

Working in collaboration with strictly regulated companies and not allowing patients to grow their own cannabis.

In the United States, most states allow its medicinal use, but the production and distribution are within a private organized system. These practices could be construed as a violation of international law.

Recently, the question more than ever arises: who is controlling the quality of cannabis? Who is in charge? How do patients know what they get? Why aren’t they allowed to grow their own when needed?

In Germany, private cannabis cultivation for therapeutic purposes was going to be allowed in individual cases.

Unfortunately, the authority granting permission is not allowed to issue the necessary approval from the Federal Ministry of Health.

Now, the German government is planning to create a controlled system whereby patients will have easier access to the plant through pharmacies like the Dutch, another state-controlled program.

Politicians and scientists say that cannabis should be treated like any other medicine.

In a joint declaration organization from Europe and North America, refer to article 3 of the Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

“We thought that is his time to make a declaration that cannabis use is a human right that doctors shouldn’t be allowed to prescribe cannabis and cannabinoids and that patients should have access to. Cannabis is really avoiding the death of many people.”

On February 10th, 2016, there was a historic turn of events in a new Court ruling. HIV patient Rudolf Hildebrand is allowed to grow his own medicine. This unprecedented verdict allows Rudolf to be the second patient in Holland in the history of Dutch law to be able to grow cannabis as much as he needs for personal use.

He contracted the AIDS virus in a nursing accident in 1991 Rudolf decided to grow his own cannabis a total of 24 plants to fulfill his needs. In general, Dutch law tolerates five plants. After receiving a tip, the police raided his home in December 2014 Rudolf decided to go to court to fight for his right and one. His lawyer regrets that this verdict only applies to the case of Rudolf.

Rudolph’s victory to be able to grow his own cannabis backfired in a different way. His Housing Association forbids him to grow his plants in his rented house.

“I’m allowed to draw my own cannabis because otherwise, I can survive. They don’t care if I die or no. It’s all about rules.”

In 2001 the Dutch were the first in the world to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis.

The cultivation production and supply of medicinal cannabis is controlled by the Office of Medicinal Cannabis, part of the Ministry of Health.

Willem Scholten was the first director of the Office of Medicinal Cannabis. His job was to create a safe growth and distribution system to prevent medicinal users from being dependent on buying in uncontrolled coffee shops.

The Office had to make a selection of producers, and they ended up with Bedrocan, a new player on the market. In 2003 it became the sole producer for the Dutch government, a monopoly.

There is a lot of criticism from medicinal cannabis patients on the Dutch system. The Dutch medicinal program is not working for them. The mandatory gamma radiation to sterilize the cannabis is heavily criticized by experts all over the world.

“They said well, but it’s irradiated they made something out of gamma irradiation that has nothing to do with reality. Just for putting a black stamp on the medicinal cannabis from the ministry.”

Doctors do not prescribe, and insurance companies hardly payout.

“Because there is not as much research done on medicinal cannabis and in many cases, other medicines are the first choice. Initially, they agreed that it was just herb, and they could be reimbursed. Later, they didn’t keep a promise. It means for the patients that I have to pay it from their own pockets.

Also, patients complain about the lack of different varieties of cannabis and the prices that are too high. In the ministry, it was said that cannabis should finance itself, then we should have doubled the price. Maybe then we’d have a research budget. But I think the price was reasonable. There were a number of reasons for the price difference in the TVA forest and the distribution but also laboratory cost. We actually had not so many budgets for research.”

Scholten acknowledges the fact that research and development was not part of the program. Also, the fact that it is providing the right information for doctors in insurance companies was hardly done.

Countries all over the world are looking at the Dutch way a state-controlled program forced by ancient international laws and no allowance for individual growers.


What’s the difference between Hemp and CBD Oil?

It turned out that lots of people do not know the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil, so we are going to give you a really simplified explanation.

The hemp plant has CBD in it, so they’re not really separate from each other, they are actually the same thing. For example, an apple has vitamin C in it, so you can’t really compare an apple to vitamin C because an apple includes it. Well, CBD is actually in the hemp plant.

If we break this down a little further, so we’ve got the hemp plant, which is cannabis, and the cannabis plant has the hemp and the marijuana species.

From the hemp species plant, you’ve got hemp seeds, and they don’t have any CBD in them. What they do have is a ton of nutrients. They’re a great source of plant protein for those of you who don’t want to have to eat a lot of animal foods – you rather get your protein from the plant. This is a terrific source of nutrients that are really essential for health, such as vitamin B, iron, omega-3 fats, etc.

Thus, the hemp species are really healthy, but they don’t have CBD in them. Hemp oil is typically going to come in a bottle, you can get it at grocery stores or health food stores, but it’s typically going to come in typical bottles and cost for about $10.

That’s the seed part of the plant, and then we have the flowers in the stock, and that’s where you’re going to find the cannabinoids which have the CBD.

More precisely, there are over a hundred cannabinoids, and one of those cannabinoids is CBD. So if you get a full-spectrum CBD hemp oil product, you’re going to have all of them. Also, the full spectrum includes trace amounts of THC. Now, the amount of the not going to be enough to experience any effects from it, and it’s legal if it’s below 0.3%.

You’re not going to feel anything, but a true full-spectrum will have that THC in there.

If you pick up a bottle and see hemp oil on the label, that’s actually not what the CBD is coming from. It’s coming from the flowers of the stock, so you want to make sure your labels are going to say “CBD” or “phytocannabinoids” or “hemp extract.”

Hemp extract is not hemp oil. Hemp extract is going to have the CBD in it and all of the cannabinoids. It is also going to have trace amounts of the THC.

So if you don’t want THC or worry about drug testing, other options can also be very effective. But if you’re looking for all those plant terpenes and phytocannabinoids such as CBG, CBC – you should take full-spectrum CBD products.

We usually recommend starting out with a full spectrum, and if you want more of some specific ingredients like CBC, CBG, or CBN, then add it separately. Because when you eat the whole apple and then take a little bit extra vitamin C, you’re getting way more health benefits. It’s going to be much more effective.

So if you want maximum results, we recommend a full spectrum first and then adding in these other specific cannabinoids that you are looking for.


How safe is CBD?

C.B.D. You might have noticed those three letters cropping up online or in your social media feeds.

Lotions, oils, vapes… So what is CBD? It’s cannabis, and people are turning to it to treat all kinds of things, but scientists worry about the lack of research and about the lack of regulation.

Some of them said that a lot of the perceptions of the ability of cannabidiol to have a wide range of disease states and symptoms really come from media and marketing.

America has a complicated history with cannabis, but to be honest, until recently, most of us have no idea what CBD even is.

CBD cannabidiol is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant, but it’s not the chemical that cannabis is traditionally known for. That’s THC. You might not recognize the name, but that’s the stuff that gets you high.

CBD, however, doesn’t have any psychoactive effect, and it’s now legal for American farmers to grow cannabis, also known as hemp, that can be used to manufacture CBD. But the THC content has to be lower than noir 0.3%.

Bree Rafael, co-owner a CBD shop in Charlottesville Virginia shared her thoughts about CBD products:

“I struggled severely with depression and anxiety, and I respond negatively to pharmaceuticals, even something as simple as ibuprofen.

My body is just hypersensitive, and any time I’ve tried taking medicine to treat mental health, the side effects have been far worse than the mental health itself.

With CBD, I can come in here and spend it’s about $200 a month, where I have to spend 250 just to see my physician, let alone the medication and follow-up appointments.

I will take the tinctures morning and night that you’ll take directly under your tongue, and if I am having spikes of anxiety, I’ll smoke some of the CBD flower.”

Manufacturers are seizing on the commercial potential of the cannabis plant, but the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet created regulations for the CBD industry. This is where it gets complicated.

Recent changes in US federal law mean the hemp is no longer classified as an illegal substance, but the FDA says it is illegal to put CBD in food or claim that it has a therapeutic benefit. So why all these products allow appearing in shops and online?

Well, the FDA is focusing on businesses making really bold medical claims they’ve sent warning letters to companies advertising CBD as a treatment for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

To get FDA approval products, you ‘ll have to go through rigorous scientific testing like Epidiolex, a CBD pharmaceutical drug designed to treat epileptic seizures.

So, how does CBD actually work? Cannabidiol is a very messy drug, and it’s hypothesized to have tens of different actions on different parts of the brain and the body. If it can be acting through all these different parts, it can potentially have lots of different effects at the end of the day.

People are taking cannabidiol supplements, and they’re reporting that it helps them sleep; they’re reporting that it helps them with the pain; they’re reporting that helps them with a wide range of conditions. But to date, there’s been a very little controlled study of cannabidiol.

So it seems scientists aren’t exactly sure how CBD acts in the body, but there are plenty of people out there who believe it works and is eager to invest.

However, you should be really careful in choosing the company which sells CBD products.

In a study that looked at 84 items bought online 58 that’s nearly 70% were incorrectly labeled 36 products actually contained higher levels of CBD and 22 contained lower levels than the labels stated. None of the products listed THC as an ingredient, but it did appear in 18 of the samples.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that CBD in its pure state doesn’t appear to cause harm, and people who use it are emphatic about its benefits, but without regulation, consumers aren’t currently protected, and demand is only increasing.

While science has shown that CBD can treat certain epilepsy types, more research needs to be done to see if it can be effective for other conditions.


What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD extracts?

We get this question all the time, and it is honestly a pretty confusing topic people throw these phrases around without really knowing what they mean, but today we are going to explain you the exact difference between the three.

First, let’s just talk about what this spectrum really is in full-spectrum a broad spectrum. The spectrum refers to the different compounds that are in the natural extract. So when you think of a CBD oil, it’s not just CBD that’s in that oil – there are different fats, different terpenes, potentially different cannabinoids, and other components that create the full picture.

In that sense, a full-spectrum product would be just that: it has the entire full spectrum of naturally occurring compounds that are found in that extract.

On the other side of the spectrum would be an isolate. It’s the CBD that’s been stripped away and isolated from all the other naturally occurring compounds in that extract.

Then, in the middle between an isolate and a full spectrum extract, you have the whole range of broad-spectrum. As that sounds, it doesn’t necessarily have the full set of compounds, but it has a lot of them or most of them.

For example, lots of manufacturers remove the THC from their products, so that is technically part of the spectrum, which is why they don’t call it a full spectrum extract. Instead, it’s a broad-spectrum extract. It has the CBD, it has the terpenes, the flavonoids, and all those other naturally occurring compounds in the extract.

A common misconception that people have is that you need THC in order for CBD to work properly. There is some truth in that because THC and CBD work synergistically together, but you don’t need the THC for the CBD to work.

An isolate would work too, but it just doesn’t work necessarily as well as a full spectrum product.

So, full-spectrum is going to have apps everything in it. As such, if you remove any part of that spectrum, whether you’re removing the THC or even if you’re distilling down and concentrating what’s in the extract, you’re getting into the territory of broad-spectrum.

Most of what’s out there in the market is going to be a broad spectrum and not a full-spectrum because full is just an absolute phrase.

As a natural result of the processing and extraction and refinement into that final product form, you do lose certain parts of that spectrum.

Another important thing to understand is that the spectrum (full spectrum or broad spectrum) directly relates to what’s known as the entourage effect. And the entourage effect basically says that when you have CBD in conjunction with the other naturally occurring compounds that it’s usually found with, it has a greater amplified effect.

An isolate, which is just CBD, has no entourage, has no other components of the spectrum, and is less effective than a full or broad-spectrum product. So you can think of it like there’s more entourage effect happening the more full the spectrum is.

As you start taking things away, you’re removing naturally-occurring compounds from that spectrum, you’re losing members of the entourage, and over time you go all the way to an isolate format, which has no entourage effects happening whatsoever.

The nice thing about a broad spectrum extract is that you can do something like THC removal and that’s great for people that may have to get drug tested or just don’t want any trace THC in their system, or maybe they want to give it to their kids, or a pet or they’re a pilot. They can still enjoy the benefits of the entourage effect and of a broad spectrum CBD extract without having any residual THC.

Because the legal limit for hemp products is 0.3% THC so a full spectrum product could have at most 0.3%, but you could easily remove that making a broad spectrum or end up removing everything for an isolate.

For most people, the best option for a CBD product is going to be a full or broad-spectrum extract. Isolates are kind of the pharmaceutical reduction of CBD.

It strips it away from everything else, reducing its holistic nature and making it more controllable as such isolates are the cheapest form of CBD available. Many times, people will actually just throw isolate into a product to make it a really high milligram count and then end up charging you more even though you’re getting a lesser quality product.

So when you’re out there trying to figure out which CBD product is best for you, it’s fair to either ask the company or look for where it says it on the label to see is it isolate broad-spectrum or full spectrum.

That should help you decide exactly what you’re looking for.

In summary, on one end, you have an absolutely full-spectrum product that’s going to have the most other compounds besides CBD, and it’s going to have the most entourage effect.

On the other end, you have an isolate where the CBD is stripped away from all the other naturally occurring compounds, there are no extra compounds in the extract, and there’s going to be no entourage effect.

Then in the middle, you would have the range of broad-spectrum extracts that don’t have all the naturally occurring compounds but have most of them, and you’re still getting the benefits of the entourage effect because of the terpenes, the flavonoids the polyphenols and all of the other array of compounds that are naturally present in a CBD hemp extract.


CBD products and the FDA. Is it legal to sell CBD?

There’s been a lot of back and forth about whether CBD is actually federally legal and whether or not you can legally sell your product without getting in any sort of trouble.

The FDA, the agency responsible for regulating the sale and marketing of CBD products in America, put out a statement shortly after the farm bill was signed into law.

We are going to go through it and explain what the FDA statement really means.

We all know now that U.S. 2018 Farm bill was signed into law on December 20th, 2018. It went into effect on January 1st, 2019.

Since then, there have been all these questions about whether or not CBD products are lawful in interstate commerce throughout the U.S.

There are a few things that we know for sure from the Farm bill is that hemp and CBD are no longer included on the Controlled Substances lists under the Controlled Substances Act. So it’s not considered illegal drugs at the DEA can arrest you for.

Also, the Farm bill put the FDA in charge of regulating the sale of the manufacturing and the marketing of food drugs and cosmetics that are derived from hemp and CBD. And the USDA is in charge of governing and regulating the cultivation and the growing of hemp.

On the same day that the farm bill was signed into law, the FDA put out a statement basically confirming their position on hemp-derived compounds and CBD.

Let’s note some major points of that statement for you.

“The FDA a statement confirmed that hemp and derivatives of it, including CBD that contained 0.3% less THC on a dry weight basis, are no longer illegal.”

“It confirmed that the Farm bill, aka as the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, explicitly preserved the FDA’s authority to regulate products that contain cannabis-derived compounds under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act.”

Long story short: the FDA has the authority to regulate any food drugs or cosmetics which contain CBD or any other cannabis compounds.

In light of this, the FDA has promised that it’s going to come up with a new regulatory landscape and a new, clearer path about how it’s going to regulate this new area.

The FDA has also made it very clear that they’re going to bring the hammer down on companies that are marketing products with unsubstantiated claims.

It means that if you’re out there marketing a CBD product that claims that it’s curing diseases or treating any sort of ailments, or it’s you being used for some sort of drug purpose, the FDA can literally bring the hammer down on you regarding that they’re also bringing the hammer down on products that are not safe for consumption.

If there’s something in the product or you’re not looking into the third-party lab reports, and you really don’t know what’s in this product, it can potentially harm someone, and you could be in serious trouble. Quality control is very important, and the claims you make about your product are very important from a marketing standpoint where the FDA is concerned.

But with all of that said in their statement, the FDA said that they’d take enforcement action and what enforcement action really means we don’t really know. We know that they’ve issued warning letters to some companies about unsubstantiated claims, but other than that, we haven’t really seen much movement from the FDA against any of the companies that have been selling CBD products through interstate commerce.

It is a bit of a big deal because if there’s anything you’re claiming, your CBD product can cure, treat, resolve, or address this need to be substantiated by the FDA.

That usually means that the product needs to go through clinical trials and research to substantiate what you’re really saying that your product does.

Another thing to note is that the FDA did say in its statement that it’s unlawful for anyone to put CBD additives into any sort of food for human consumption and pet consumption.

There is no precedent for any sort of FDA enforcement against companies that have been doing that again. They’ve only ever issued warning letters against companies who were also making unsubstantiated claims about the products and what they can do for you and what they can cure.

We don’t have any precedent for companies that are just merely selling food or other items with CBD added to it.

The FDA said that there are pathways for companies to seek approval to put CBD into food for human consumption and animal consumption. They’re still working through how those pathways are going to work without having to go through clinical trials and investigations.

They also have the authority to issue new regulations, which allows them to change the rules a little bit to make it clearer and easier for companies to start adding CBD into their food and edible products.

In addition to all of this, the FDA has promised to hold public meetings to get feedback from stakeholders and consumers in the market to get an idea of the negative and positive impact that CBD has had.


CBD for Dogs

First of all, let’s talk about what CBD even is? CBD is an active cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, which is where marijuana and THC and all that stuff comes from.

CBD oil can be used for a multitude of reasons, and oftentimes CBD is used by humans. The biggest reason for that can be for anxiety depression, to help with hunger or pain.

CBD is an incredible supplement because it’s very, very hard for you to overdose on it. In reality, even if you give them way more than they needed, they would really be slightly more sluggish, tired, and relaxed than normal.

It’s very important to clarify before we get more into how CBD can help dogs that CBD does not get your dog high. That comes from a completely different part of the hemp plant, and that is called THC.

THC is the psychoactive part of the hemp plant, and that’s what actually gets you high when you do things like smoked marijuana.

Depending on which company you get your CBD oil from, especially for your dogs, they can have traces of THC in it. That is why it is incredibly important to invest in more expensive higher-quality CBD oil brands because, by doing so, you’re guaranteeing that there will be no THC in it for your dog.

THC can be very dangerous for dogs, so it’s really important that you make sure that there are absolutely no traces of THC in your CBD oil.

So let’s get into why you would even want to give your dog CBD oil. What are the benefits of CBD oil, especially for our little furry friends?

The biggest and most common reasons that people would give CBD to their dogs or mainly for anxiety and pain.

CBD can actually be given in the morning with their food or orally by mouth, and both of these ways are equally effective.

Sometimes dogs can suffer from anxiety, whether it be anxiety or if you’re taking them somewhere new, especially during moving.

If you were to take them out on a hike or a walk with lots of people and your dog doesn’t do well around large crowds, CBD can be an amazing supplement to help them to cope better with their surroundings.

CBD is by no means a behavioral band-aid for issues you’re talking to be dealing with, whether it is anxiety or reactiveness. But we definitely don’t want to have this article come off as CBD as a cure-all for you all of your dog’s problems.

Another big reason that you would give your dog CVD is for pain. A little while ago, we actually have an experience where the dog had decided to run off and go tramping into the woods. She ran into a porcupine, so she had little spines poking out all over the place.

While we were able to get all the spines out, she was in a lot of pain at that moment. So we did choose to give her CBD. After giving her the CBD just orally into her mouth, she was visibly so much more comfortable than she was able to relax a lot more. She wasn’t stressed panting anymore.

We did choose to give her the 750 mg dose over the next couple of days just to make sure that the inflammation wasn’t too uncomfortable for her.

A couple of the smaller reasons that people might give CBD for dogs is because it can help with their coat a lot. So if your dog is suffering from dry skin or has a really brittle filling coat, giving them CBD is actually a good idea because it really helps with that coat and skin health.

Another smaller reason that kind of differs from dog to dog is that it’s not like guaranteed to help with this if your dog is acting really hungry. Giving them CBD you can help a lot with their appetite, especially after something like a surgery, which can also help a pain.