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WHAT IS CBD?

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNIBINOID SYSTEM?

WHAT IS A CANNABINOID?

HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?

IS CBD PSYCHOACTIVE?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD EXTRACTS AND HEMP OIL EXTRACTS?

 ARE THERE HEAVY METALS AND PESTICIDES IN CBD PRODUCTS?

DO ALL YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN HEMP OIL OR CBD?

IS CBD LEGAL?

IF I TAKE CBD WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?

CAN I TAKE TOO MUCH CBD?

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS FDA APPROVED?

WHAT ARE TERPENES?

HOW DO YOU EXTRACT CBD FROM THE HEMP PLANT?

WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL?

FAQ



HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
A number of factors determine your ideal CBD serving. This can include your weight, metabolism, and genetics, among others. Because each individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, some people or Pets may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require much higher serving to experience the same effects. If this is your first time trying CBD, we recommend starting with a small serving and increasing it later if desired. CBD can take time to work, so wait up to 2 hours before ingesting another serving. Some people or Pets may require more CBD to get the desired effect.

IS CBD PSYCHOACTIVE?
CBD does not cause the mind-altering “high” that is often sought out amongst cannabis consumers. It’s another compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that causes the mind-altering effects. It is for this reason that CBD is not considered psychoactive. However, the compound does have an effect on the brain and your mood. CBD and THC both engage the brain in different ways. THC binds directly to special locations in the cell known as cannabinoid receptors. These receptors were named after the active compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoids. Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids. THC directly engages cannabinoid receptors, causing a near immediate psychoactive high. CBD, however, engages a different location on these receptors (like a side pocket). While CBD does not produce a stand-apart psychoactive experience by connecting with this location, the molecule does alter the effects of other compounds that try to link up to the same spot.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD EXTRACTS AND HEMP OIL EXTRACTS?
If you are trying CBD for the first time, you may not be sure what you should be searching for. For the first time buyer, it can be a challenge to sort through all of the options. Many retailers sell “hemp oil,” but these products should not to be confused with CBD. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is extracted by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. While hemp oil does possess a number of health-related benefits, hemp seeds do not contain any cannabinoids, so products labeled as “hemp oil” do not provide the reported benefits of CBD, or other cannabinoid-based products. The Hemp Industries Association makes the distinction between hemp oil and CBD extracts, stating, “CBD is not a product or component of hemp seeds and labeling to that effect is misleading and motivated by the desire to take advantage of the legal gray area of CBD under federal law. Hemp seed oil does not contain any significant quantity of CBD.”


ARE THERE HEAVY METALS AND PESTICIDES IN CBD PRODUCTS?
Hemp is a bioaccumulator, which means that it uptakes soil and air contents faster than it excretes them. This means that there is a potential for the CBD derived from hemp to retain environmental pollutants depending on where it is grown.  This can create serious problems from products derived from China or other places where there are large levels of soil contamination or air pollution. China is currently the worlds largest hemp producer, and much of the CBD on the marketplace is produced overseas in places where there is less regulation regarding heavy metals.  Even in the United States, there is potential for soil contamination on industrial lands, downstream of mines or other contaminated areas because hemp will accumulate toxins faster than other plants.
Hemp is hearty plant, so pesticide usage on hemp itself is generally rather minimal. The problem is that hemp, being such a new crop, is often planted on land that was recently used for other agricultural purposes. Those previous crops are very likely to have been to exposed to pesticides and the pesticides will stay in the soil for years. Hemp does an amazing job at removing and cleaning up the pesticides from the soil, but in this process will carry the pesticides into the plant and the finished product.  Depending on where the hemp is grown, it may also be exposed to pesticides that are sprayed in the air.  Since hemp is extracted and refined down, the pesticide levels reflected in finished products will generally be much higher than those found in other products grown in the same conditions.
Testing practices are critical to being able to ensure a safe and consistent product. We have all our CBD products third-party tested to make sure there are no heavy metals, pesticides, contaminants or impurities to ensure all our products are safe for consumption.


DO ALL YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN HEMP OIL OR CBD?
We do use hemp seed oil as an added ingredient in our tinctures, but the hemp seed oil itself does not contain CBD. Our CBD products are extracted from industrial hemp, which is grown to contain high concentrations of CBD. No hemp seeds are intentionally used during this process but may incidentally be extracted.


IS CBD LEGAL?
Yes. CBD that is extracted from Industrial Registered Hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC is legal in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. You do not need a prescription to use it.


IF I TAKE CBD WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Typical UA analysis tests are for THC and not CBD. While some products contain traces of THC (less than 0.3% THC), which is legal and very low, you could still possibly fail a drug test. Our CBD pet products contain 0 THC.


CAN I TAKE TOO MUCH CBD?
CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD could cause drowsiness.


ARE YOUR PRODUCTS FDA APPROVED?
The FDA recently approved a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of particular types of difficult-to-treat seizure disorders. CBD has not been approved by the FDA as a treatment for other conditions. However, studies are underway on CBD’s effects on a wide variety of conditions. Many ingredients within our products have been approved by the FDA for human consumption. 


WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of hemp and cannabis plants. Terpenes are naturally present in plants and they contribute to the plants’ unique taste, smell and color. Terpenes have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products. 


HOW DO YOU EXTRACT CBD FROM THE HEMP PLANT?
Our extraction and purification process is what sets us apart. Morse Organics products are made using a proprietary process which includes a CO2 extraction. This process creates a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe and effective. Being the most reliable extraction method, it uses carbon dioxide (CO2) under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to pull out as much CBD as possible, without introducing contaminants. This process ensures high quality and uses no harsh solvents or chemicals


WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
Full Spectrum CBD Oil is CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant with all of the other compounds present in the plant remaining. Meaning, it has not gone through the refinement process necessary to isolate the CBD. Full Spectrum CBD include terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids to help create a full body or “entourage effect.”