Why is CBD suddenly so popular?

CBD has become so popular recently in large part due to the legalization of hemp with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. This allowed farmers to capitalize on growing hemp — which is relatively easy to grow and profitable for the farmers. Not to mention how many scientists believe CBD offers a host of benefits like increasing your relaxation and improving your overall wellbeing.

 

How do I take CBD?

Here are the top 5 ways daily users use their CBD:

Add it to your morning routine with any other vitamins and supplements you take
30-60 minutes before bed to promote a better, more relaxed sleep
Directly after working out to aid in the recovery process
Add it to your morning smoothies or protein shakes
Use it throughout the day, for near instant relief (typically by using CBD drops or vaping CBD)

Click here for the complete guide on how to take CBD.

 

How do I take CBD tincture?

There’s a variety of ways to take CBD tincture, but most people will simply drop it under their tongue for 20-30 seconds or longer before swallowing it. However, you can get creative with your CBD tincture by adding it to breakfast smoothies, your favorite beverages, or even your food!

 

Is it safe to vape CBD?

Vaping CBD is a popular method because CBD enters your bloodstream directly through your lungs — making it the fastest acting form as well as offering maximum absorption from your body. Meaning, you can feel more benefits with less CBD.

Many people are skeptical about vaping due to some of the bad actors (which primarily stem from tobacco companies).

With that said, our CBD vapes go through rigorous third-party testing procedures so you know exactly what you’re getting. All of our CBD products are free of additives, pesticides, heavy metals, thinners, fillers, and solvents (such as PG, PEG VG, MCT) — the usual suspects for causing unintended side effects with vapes.

That said, it’s best to check with your doctor first because any pre-existing conditions could compromise the safety of using vapes as a way to consume CBD.

 

Is CBD/hemp illegal?

Yes, CBD is legal in most U.S. states as long as its extracted from hemp. CBD extracted from hemp contains very low levels of THC (0.3%) — which is the active ingredient in marijuana responsible for getting you “high.” However, CBD enters a gray area if it exceeds the legal limit of THC (0.3%). In those cases, it will likely depend on whether you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, in which cases you’ll have access to CBD products with higher levels of THC.

 

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for cannabidiol — and it’s the second most prevalent active ingredients found in the cannabis plant. CBD is just one of over 80 natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you “high.”

 

What is hemp oil?

Hemp oil is basically another way to say CBD oil as they’re both extracted from the hemp plant. However, there is a huge misunderstanding between hemp oil and hemp seed oil.

Hemp seed oil is derived from hemp seeds and is commonly used in food preparation. Hemp seed oil does not contain any CBD or any other cannabinoids.

To learn more about the differences, you can refer to our complete guide to CBD article.

 

What’s the difference between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp?

These three terms are used almost interchangeably on the internet — despite being very different from one another.

Cannabis – Cannabis is the scientific name of the plants responsible for both marijuana and hemp. Both marijuana and hemp are simply different plants of the Cannabis family.

Marijuana – Marijuana refers to Cannabis plants that gets you “high” because it’s filled with high percentage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Marijuana can have up to 30% THC. While CBD does exist in marijuana, especially medical marijuana, it’s far more prevalent in hemp.

Hemp – Hemp is plant of the Cannabis family that has no more than 0.3% THC (which is the current legal limit for THC in the US). Due to the low amount of THC found in this plant, hemp is not psychoactive. CBD products are one of several products created from the hemp plant. Other common products you might have in your house that use hemp include shoes, clothes, rope, and paper.

 

Does CBD get you “high?”

No, CBD is 100% non-psychoactive meaning it does not get you high. THC is the compound responsible for getting you high, not CBD.

Although THC can be found in full-spectrum CBD products, it’s not nearly enough to get you high at just 0.3%. (For comparison purposes, it’s common for marijuana to have anywhere between 20-30% THC.)

You can check out our complete guide to learn more about CBD.

 

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the hemp plant, but they’re also found in other plants and in the human body. (They’re called endocannabinoids when they’re created by the human body since “endo” roughly translates to “within” in latin.)

These compounds interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps regulate our sleep patterns, mood, immune response, appetite, memory, and pain.

Hemp naturally produces more than 80 known phytocannabinoids — CBD is just the most widely known.

 

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system is a vast internal system of controls that helps regulate important daily functions such as your sleep, mood, and appetite. This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs.

CBD helps to stimulate receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which helps our body create its own endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high, you’ve felt the effects of endocannabinoids.

 

What’s the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect is the phenomenon of using all the compounds in the hemp plant synergistically to work together for maximum benefits. This is achieved through full-spectrum formulations and some broad-spectrum formulations.

 

What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

CBG is short for Cannabigerol and, like CBD, it’s one of the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis. CBG is usually present in low levels, making it a minor cannabinoid. But CBG has shown a lot of promise for aiding in various diseases. Scientists think that it could play a role in fighting eye diseases like glaucoma, but there hasn’t been enough research done to conclude anything yet.

 

What is CBDa (Cannabidiolic acid)?

CBDa is short for Cannabidiolic acid and it’s the acidic precursor for CBD. This means that freshly harvested hemp will contain CBDa. It’s only through the drying and heating process that CBDa is transformed into CBD.

 

What is THCa (Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid)?

THCa is short for Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid and it’s the acidic precursor for THC. This means that freshly harvested marijuana will contain THCa. It’s only through the drying and heating process that THCa is transformed into THC.

 

What is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)?

THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol and it’s the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana responsible for getting you “high.”

THC offers therapeutic use too, hence medical marijuana. THC has been found effective for reducing nausea and vomiting and increasing the appetite in chemotherapy patients.

THC is illegal in most states and countries, but many are changing their regulations around this as the benefits of THC are being more widely examined.

 

Does Farmacy Bliss CBD contain THC?

Yes, our CBD products contain a minimal amount of THC because of our full-spectrum formulation which enhances the “entourage effect.”

That said, you can trust our CBD products to never contain more than 0.3% THC — the legal limit and not nearly enough THC to get you “high.”

 

Does all CBD contain THC?

No, only full-spectrum CBD contains THC. Broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are usually completely free of THC (though it’s possible some trace amounts exist).

That said, the legal limit is only 0.3% THC in the US, which is not nearly enough for you to experience any psychoactive effects or to get you “high.”

 

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

Both CBD and THC are naturally occurring compounds called cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. But there are some major differences between the two:

  • CBD is not psychoactive and won’t get you “high” like THC does.
  • THC mainly interacts with CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid system, while CBD mostly interacts with CB2 receptors.
  • CBD is more abundantly found in hemp while THC is more abundantly found in marijuana.
  • Hemp-derived CBD is legal in most U.S. states while THC is still mostly illegal.

 

What’s the difference between CBD and CBN?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and CBN stands for cannabinol. While CBD occurs naturally in the plant, CBN is less common as it’s converted from THC molecules after oxidation.

 

How does CBD work?

CBD helps to stimulate receptors in our endocannabinoid system, which helps our body create its own endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high, you’ve felt the effects of endocannabinoids.

Because our endocannabinoid systems are so vast and regulate so much of our important daily functions, scientists believe CBD has a host of health benefits, which is part of the reason it’s become so popular.

 

How does CBD feel?

Many users report that CBD gives them a relaxed, calming sensation throughout their body. We like to think of it as a warm bath for your entire body.

However, CBD does not give you the euphoric feeling typically known as being “high” because it is 100% not psychoactive.

 

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Most drug tests do not test specifically for CBD because it’s not psychoactive. Instead, they’re designed to test for THC — the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana.

That said, this is a tricky question that doesn’t lend itself to an easy yes or no answer.

While CBD is not psychoactive, most CBD products are derived from hemp. Meaning, there are usually trace amounts of THC contained in CBD. THC levels will be under 0.3% in CBD, which is not nearly enough to make you feel “high.” But it could be enough for a false positive on a drug test.

If you work at a job that frequently (or randomly) makes you submit drug tests, then it’s best to find out what their policy is on CBD. Some companies have a 0 THC policy, while others will understand that CBD doesn’t have any of the psychoactive effects that THC does.

Some CBD products exist that are completely THC-free, including CBD products made from CBD isolate. While these are safer than full-spectrum CBD when it comes to a false positive on a drug test, they still carry some risk and you shouldn’t consider them completely safe.

You can learn more about how CBD can affect drug tests here.

 

Can you take CBD if you’re on other medications?

It’s possible that CBD can interact with medications you’re currently prescribed. That’s why we always recommend to check in with your doctor or healthcare professional if you’re considering using CBD, especially if you’re currently on other medications.

 

How long does CBD stay in your system?

There is no hard and fast research that suggests CBD stays in your system for a specific amount of time. Most studies suggest that CBD only stays in your system for 2-5 days. However, each body is different and there are several different factors that can impact how long CBD stays in your system.

Some of the factors include:

  • Weight
  • Age
  • Metabolism
  • Sex
  • Method of taking CBD (vaping, capsules, oil, etc.)
  • How much CBD you’ve consumed
  • How frequently you consume CBD

For a more in-depth review of how long CBD stays in your system, refer to our complete guide.

 

Are there any side effects to CBD use?

In a world where most medications come with side effects that are worse than the initial problem, CBD is light years ahead. However, that’s not to say that CBD comes without any side effects at all.

Here are the most common negative side effects of CBD:

  • Fatigue & drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in weight
  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness

That’s why we recommend new users start with a low dosage amount and slowly work their way up to their optimal amount.

Click here to learn more about CBD dosage.

 

Is CBD safe for my pets?

Yes, CBD is safe for your pets! However, it’s usually best to give them a CBD product designed for pet use instead of human use.

 

Reward Programs

Do you offer any Reward Programs?

Yes, we have two different Rewards Programs!

1. Cash Back Program — Earn 10% back on every purchase from Farmacy Bliss!

Create an account and start earning 10% back on every purchase you make from our online store. (And we give you a free $20 in credits just for creating an account!)

2. Refer Someone Program — Earn a 10% discount for every customer you refer to us.

Enter your email and you’ll get a unique referral link you can share with others. Every time someone makes a purchase using your unique referral link, we’ll send you a 10% discount to your email.

 

How can I earn cash back reward credits?

You earn cash back reward credits every time you order. You get $1 for every $10 you spend.

 

What can I use my reward credits on?

You can use your credits on anything you purchase from https://farmacybliss.com.

 

Do I need a certain amount of credits before I can use them?

Nope! You can use your reward credits whenever you’d like. As you’re checking out, you’ll see a button towards the top of the page that allows you to add your credits towards a discount for your purchase.

There’s also not a limit on how many credits you can save before using them. But your credits will automatically expire if you don’t use them within one year.

 

How do I redeem my credits?

Redeeming your credits is easy! As you’re checking out, you’ll see a button towards the top of the page that allows you to add your credits towards a discount for your purchase.

 

How can I check my rewards balance?

First, you need to click the “My Account” link at the top-right hand corner of the Farmacy Bliss homepage. (Note: you won’t see this link unless you’re logged into your account. If you’re not logged in, click on the “Login” link first to log in, and then you’ll see the “My Account” link.)

Then, select “Rewards” from the right-hand menu and you’ll see how many points you currently have.

Here’s a GIF walking through these steps:

 

When do my credits expire?

You have one full year to use your reward credits! Any unused credits will automatically expire after 365 days. Credits can only be earned and spent through our online shop.

 

How do I refer someone?

You’ll get a unique referral link once you enter your email on the Refer Someone page. Just share that link with potential Farmacy Bliss customers and we’ll send you a 10% discount every time they use your link to complete a purchase.

 

If I refer multiple people, can I use multiple coupons during a single purchase?

Normally, you aren’t allowed to stack multiple coupons for a single purchase. However, we do allow you to stack coupons you’ve earned through our referral system.

Currently, you can stack as many 10% referral coupons as you’d like. But we plan on limiting it to 5 coupons per purchase in the future.