Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Cannabis
1) Hemp -Marijuana-Cannabis..... What's the difference?
A.Cannabis is a genus with primarily three species Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. (although it is debated that C. Ruderalis may be a subspecies of C. Sativa)
C. Sativa contains mostly CBD and C. Indica contains mostly THC , however both strains contain enough THC to cause a euphoric or "high" effect and are therefore considered marijuana strains. (The Medical marijuana approved in some states is typically a C. Sativa strain bred to have very low levels of THC and may not result in a euphoric feeling) C. Ruderalis has high CBD content and nearly zero THC content(no more than 0.3% THC) and is typically used for the extraction of CBD oil. Industrial hemp is also grown for various other non-psychoactive purposes: for fiber that is used for clothing and construction, for oils and topical ointments, healthy foods, and many other product applications. The seeds of the hemp plant do not contain CBD, therefore if you see something made from hempseed oil, it does not contain CBD The manufacturer for SayGood refines the product further to remove all traces of THC and are Zero-THC. All products from Say Good and it's partners are Zero-THC certified.
How are our CBD products made?
The proprietary strains of hemp plants we use are grown in organic nutrient rich soil in Colorado. Our farmers operate under strict guidelines and use state of the art organicfarming methods. After being harvested, the plants are dried and warehoused. As production begins, the dried plant is milled into a coarse powder. The milling process adheres to the highest quality standards in the industry In order to remove hemp oil from the milled product, we use food grade ethanol via a proprietary hemp extraction and purification process.. In fact, our manufacturer is one of the few facilities in the world that uses food grade ethanol. Not only does this process get rid of unwanted compounds, but it protects natural molecules from degrading and ensures the beneficial phytocannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids are preserved. This results in the highest quality full spectrum hemp oil available. But the process isn’t quite done. Once extracted, the oil is then pressed to separate most of the oil from the plant solids, then distilled to separate the hemp extract from the food grade ethanol used in the extraction process Next our manufacturer goes the extra mile to remove any remaining trace elements of unwanted compounds in the oil, such as wax, chlorophyll, plant pigments and trace amounts of THC. It is then refined to create the highest quality, Zero-THC, full spectrum CBD oil available. Because our products are 100% THC free, we can ship them across state lines and to most countries around the world Every batch goes through rigorous testing for quality, potency and purity in an in-house laboratory. Every drop of our phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) hemp oil contains 112 cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC and THCA, as well as a variety of naturally occurring terpenes and flavonoids. When the batch passes, it receives a Certificate of Analysis and a Certificate of Quality Assurance that we make available to our customers. We also use third-party labs on a monthly basis to verify and confirm the Certificates. We've saved the best for last! Some of our products require our oil to go through another processing step. The raw hemp oil goes through a proprietary process that transforms it into nano-sized emulsions with particle sizes of 25-60 nanometers as opposed to the 150-5000 nanometer particle size of some of the "rush to market" products out there.. This makes it the most bioavailable and effectively absorbed full spectrum CBD in the industry. (This made our pharmacists very happy!) Our manufacturer is certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) by the FDA. Better products, better value, better results.
5) Is CBD legal?
Although CBD is not considered illegal on a Federal level, CBD companies are unable to give legal advice on the legality of CBD per interpretation of the law by each state. As we know, the wheels of politics move slowly, but in May of 2018, the DEA released an internal directive clarifying it's position on CBD. (If it still doesn't seem clear, I will paraphrase No THC=No Problem). All products from Say Good and it's partners are Zero-THC certified. Products and materials that are made from the cannabis plant and which fall outside the CSA [Controlled Substance Act] definition of marijuana (such as sterilized seeds, oil or cake made from the seeds, and mature stalks) are not controlled under the CSA. Such products may accordingly be sold and otherwise distributed throughout the United States without restriction under the CSA or its implementing regulations. The mere presence of cannabinoids is not itself dispositive as to whether a substance is within the scope of the CSA; the dispositive question is whether the substance falls within the CSA definition of marijuana. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/marijuana/dea_internal_dir ective_cannabinoids_05222018.html The Hemp Farm Bill 2018 was emphatically supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and passed in December of 2018 making Hemp a federally legal crop to grow in all states.
How is it Taken?
CBD can be taken orally by placing it under the tongue, allowing it to dissolve and be absorbed, or ingested in capsules and edibles. CBD can also be added to ointments and lotions for topical use or inhaled using a vaporizer. The onset of action depends on the dosage form you are using e.g. Softgel, Subligual Tincture (drops), Gummies, Topical etc.
Most oral products that have to be digested like Softgels and Edibles (Gummies, Chocolates etc) take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Softgels can take longer than edibles because they have a controlled release system and last from 12 to 24 hours whereas edibles may have to be used more often . Subligual Tinctures act more rapidly (typically within minutes) because they are absorbed directly into the blood stream under the tongue, but their duration may be shorter. Vaporizing may be the quickest and most efficient but it is also the shortest acting
Topical products tend to work more rapidly than oral products and typically last from 36 hours. It is more cost effective to use topical products on localized areas in need of endocannabinoid support. It is also good to use in conjunction with oral CBD to help support the endocannabinoid system from the inside out as well as the outside in.
New delivery methods are being tried every day. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cosmetics and even suppositories are being researched as possible ways of incorporating CBD into your life. We will do our best to keep up to date regarding new products with the best bioavailibility so you don't waste money on the latest fad.
Is CBD addictive?
An emphatic NO. As a matter of fact, according to the National Institute of Health, CBD has shown to block the addictive effects of opiates as well as THC and is being studied further to assist in the treatment of addictions. The World Health Organization [WHO] had this to say: In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. There is unsanctioned medical use of CBD based products with oils, supplements, gums, andhigh concentration extracts available online for the treatment of many ailments. CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.
Can my dog or cat use CBD?
Absolutely! However, do not give human edibles or baked goods to your pet. A common ingredient 'Xylitol" can be fatal to dogs. The AVMA does not have a dosage chart, but I have scoured the internet to see what pioneering veterinarians had to say. A quick 'rule of thumb' dosing guide for animals is 1mg of CBD for every 2lbs of pet per day. For example a 40lb dog could take 20mg of CBD for the day. See below for more information
However All The Best Pet Care state: DETERMINING THE IDEAL DOSE MAY REQUIRE EXPERIMENTATION Whether you’re using hemp CBD oil for anxiety or pain relief, the right dose can vary quite a bit from one situation to the next. Some animals do not have as many receptors as others and you may need to experiment to find the right amount and how often. Start with a dose on the low end of the range and expect to see results in 30 – 60 minutes. Ifthere is no change after an hour, increase the dosage. Occasionally improvements will take more than one treatment. BASIC DOSING RULE FOR CATS AND DOGS: 1-5 MG CBD FOR EVERY 10 POUNDS OF BODY WEIGHT. To control pain, give every 8 hours or as needed. For other uses, or to break unwanted behavior patterns, give once or twice a day. Keep in mind that there is there is no known toxicity associated with CBD. Please discuss this treatment option as well as a dosing strategy with your veterinarian