Frequently Asked Questions:
What exactly is cannabidiol (CBD) and more importantly, what does it do? What is CBD? CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 85 cannabinoids found in hemp. And because it’s non-psychoactive, CBD is widely regarded to possess incredible health potential. Discovered in the early 1940s, the endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body. These cannabinoid receptors play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory and pain. There are two cannabinoid receptors - CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body.
Is Cannabidiol Psychoactive?
Answer: No! One of the most crucially important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. In layperson’s terms, this means that cannabidiol won’t get you high. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the legendary power of producing euphoric sensations, Cannabidiol is inert. So when taken on its own, users experience none of the sensations of being stoned. And this is the single most important property of the cannabinoid from the medical—and legal—perspective.
Ist Cannabidiol Legal in the U.S.A.? Because CBD doesn’t get you high, products that contain only this cannabinoid are legal in all 50 States in the U.S., thanks to the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in 2018. Technically speaking, its THC—the cannabinoid that gets you high—which is illicit. When you take a drug test, the aim is to detect THC in your body, not “cannabis.” If you possessed weed without any THC in it, technically you wouldn’t be in violation of the law. “Weed” without THC has a different name: HEMP. Rules governing hemp are quite different from the restrictions placed on cannabis.
Where is Cannabidiol Derived From?
It Can Come From Hemp or Marijuana Plants. Dr. Jack's CBD is derived from Hemp only. There are two main sources of CBD: hemp plants and marijuana. Where a given product comes from depends on the legal status of marijuana in a particular state.
If medical marijuana is illegal in a given state, THC levels determine whether a CBD product is illicit or not. In most places, the limit is extremely low. We’re talking under 1 percent THC, with some states opting for a cap as low as 0.3 percent. In this case, the only source that would work is hemp, and CBD products will, therefore, be hemp-derived.
In other places, limits can be higher. Delaware, for example, allows CBD oil to contain up to 5 percent THC. But that’s still not enough to get anyone very high.
Sourcing and legality questions aside, the general consensus has it that CBD derived from marijuana is both more potent and more effective. Many attribute this phenomenon to the “entourage effect,” or the theory that one cannabinoid can do its job better when it works together with its companion cannabinoids. Extracting Cannabidiol from cannabis flowers helps keep these other cannabinoids intact, which is why people prefer it over hemp-derived products.
In other words, the source matters. And the buds of the cannabis plant have a richer and wider complement of cannabinoids compared to hemp leaves. So while we’re on the topic, here’s a quick rundown of the best CBD-only and CBD-dominant strains of cannabis out there. Breeders Are Crafting Specialized CBD-Dominant Weed Strains. The demand for medical-grade cannabidiol has spurred breeders and growers to pursue new strain genetics that promote cannabidiol production. These strains don’t attempt to eliminate THC. Instead, they increase the ratio of CBD to THC, allowing the effects of cannabidiol to shine through.
How Does Cannabidiol Interact With The Body? Cannabinoids interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system. This system runs throughout your body and it’s loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume CBD. It can do so many things for us, from altering and regulating moods to stimulating appetites and reducing pain. Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them.
CBD Can Help Stop Epileptic Seizures One of the most important CBD studies ever published was a path-breaking study into the efficacy of using CBD as a treatment for epilepsy.
In 2012, researchers with the British Epilepsy Association published a paper called “Cannabidiol exerts anticonvulsant effects in animal models of the temporal lobe and partial seizures.” Their conclusion? “The evidence strongly supports CBD as a therapeutic candidate for a diverse range of human epilepsies.”
CBD Can Treat Serious Neurological Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Researchers are still trying to figure out the exact mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. We know it has to do with a protein pathway, and that’s exactly the pathway this 2006 study investigates.
Taking a look down to the molecular level, researchers discovered that CBD can actually protect nerve cells from degenerative diseases. Scientists call this CBD’s “neuroprotective effect,” and it’s one of the most promising aspects of the cannabinoid.
Here's a story about Epilepsy: When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond those of a 1-year-old — would likely continue to endure seizures until the cumulative brain injuries led to his death. In early 2012, when Jacobson learned about cannabis at a conference organized by the Epilepsy Therapy Project, she felt a flicker of hope. CBD Can Help Relieve Pain Medical cannabis is quickly becoming the go-to alternative to dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers, like the opioids that are causing an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States. A lot of CBD’s pain-killing power stems from its psychoactive cannabinoid, THC. But cannabidiol is also a potent pain reliever. 2015 saw the most important study to uncover the pain-relieving effects of CBD. In that study, researchers compared cannabidiol to morphine. To their surprise, CBD worked well in combination with morphine and counteracted the latter’s risky side effects. This means cannabidiol can help treat acute pain conditions, along with more long-term benefits.
CBD Can Help Fight Cancer It sounds too good to be true. But indeed, pre-clinical trials have shown that cannabidiol has a powerful anti-tumor effect. The most important study to reveal these powerful tumor-inhibiting effects came out in 2015. In fact, this study looked at a range of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including, of course, cannabidiol.
In a landmark for medical cannabis research, this study concluded that “CBD slows the progression of many types of cancer, including breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer.”
How that works is pretty incredible. Cannabidiol actually makes it harder for cancer cells to grow. In some cases, this causes an increase in cancer cell death. No wonder stories abound about “miracle” CBD cures that shrink tumors.
CBD Can Help Reduce Inflammation Cannabis is widely-valued as a treatment for inflammation. Credit goes to both THC and CBD in that regard, but cannabidiol has some special anti-inflammatory properties of its own.
Specifically, cannabidiol binds with the endocannabinoid system to produce a response that reduces nerve inflammation. This is another of its “neuroprotective” qualities and a major reason why CBD is such an effective treatment for neurological diseases.
CBD Can Treat Mood Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 8 percent of all American’s during their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from it. Finding an affordable, safe, and reliable treatment for PTSD would profoundly impact the lives of millions of Americans every year. To that end, a pathbreaking 2013 study found that cannabidiol improved people’s abilities to forget their traumatic memories. These findings are incredibly important and could be relevant for figuring out how cannabidiol can treat other anxiety and stress disorders.
The Future Of Cannabidiol: The Future Of Healing? That’s the rundown of what cannabidiol is, what it can do for you and the most popular ways to get your hands on it. As you can see, the future holds in store some exciting things for CBD, thanks to its seemingly bottomless promise as an effective and safe medicine.
Capable of fighting back against the most serious diseases, while also gentle enough to be a part of a daily health regimen, cannabidiol is truly one of the most remarkable compounds in the natural world. And for this reason, cannabidiol (CBD) is driving innovation in the cannabis industry. Who would have guessed that the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high become such a major player in today’s cannabis revolution?
How long does it take CBD to work? Individual response to cannabidiol (CBD) is just that: completely individual from one person to the next. So the response time is different depending on the person, the product, and the method of consumption. Each person is as individual as a snowflake. We all have unique needs and varying health issues. Are Dr. Jack’s Products Certified? Our products are organic, grown and produced in the U.S.A under strict standards and batch tested in a FDA registered lab. All the results are published on our website. What parts of the system can your products affect? The endocannabinoid system can help maintain or correct: Pain Inflammation Anxiety Sleep Stress Metabolism Cardiovascular Function Movement Temperature Memory Neuroprotection Appetite What is the recommended dosage for your products? Full Spectrum Oil 250 mg Take 3+ serving/day. 1 mL=8.33mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil 500 mg Take 2+ serving/day. 1 mL=16.66mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil 750 mg Take 1+ serving/day. 1 mL=25mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil 1000 mg Take 1+ serving/day. 1 mL=33.33mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil 1500 mg Take 1+ serving/day. 1 mL=50mg CBD Tincture 250 mg Take 3+ serving/day. 1 mL=8.33mg CBD Tincture 750 mg Take 1+ serving/day. 1 mL=25mg CBD Tincture 1500 mg: Take 1+ serving/day. 1 mL=50mg CBD Terpx5 500 mg Take as needed. 1 mL=16.67mg CBD Dream Pill 20mg ea.Take 1 pill (20mg) 1-3x daily as needed Gummy Bears 30mg ea Take 1-3 daily (10mg ea) as needed Relief Pills 20mg ea Take 1-2 daily (25mg ea) as needed Total Therapy Oil 1000mg 1-2 pumps and massage on skin Lux Lotion 100mg 1-2 dollops massaged on skin X-Freeze 500mg Roll 1-3 passes on skin Relief Body Butter 400mg 1-2 dollops massaged on skin What's the difference between Hemp oil and CBD oil? The main difference between CBD and Hemp is that Hemp does not contain CBD. CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes. CBD is a compound found in industrial hemp, and we utilize a whole plant CO2 extraction that allows us to draw the CBD from the plant material and filter out unnatural substances, maximizing pure CBD concentration. While CBD is extracted from the entire plant, minus the seeds, hemp is extracted only from the seeds. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products. Hemp-seed oil is used as a protein supplement for food, as varnish for wood and, because of its remedial properties for hair and skin, as an ingredient in lotion and soap products. You can buy hemp-seed oil online or at certain food stores, where you can learn about more ways to incorporate it into your diet and hygiene. CBD oil is generally used for medicinal purposes and has shown great promise in treating inflammation, pain, sleeping disorders and even certain types of epileptic seizures.
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide.
Will Dr. Jack's products get me high? NO. They will not get you high. CBD is non-psychoactive. Dr. Jack's CBD Full Spectrum Oil has trace elements and nearly undetectable levels of THC and our other products are completely free of THC. You can view the potency of our CBD by viewing our third-party lab test results by clicking on the Certifications page.
I am from a state where it’s illegal to use medical marijuana. Can I still buy CBD oil? CBD is not marijuana. The hemp grown and extracted for Dr. Jack's CBD products are under strict guidelines. Thanks to the U.S. Farm Bill passed in December 2018, we are able to sell in all 50 states.