Frequently asked questions

Q: What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?


A: CBD is a natural, non-intoxicating and non-addictive cannabis compound that is rapidly gaining popularity as a dietary supplement due to its potentially significant therapeutic attributes.
Hemp naturally contains dozens of cannabinoid compounds, including CBD. Chemically, CBD and its sister cannabinoid compounds are classified as phytocannabinoids, meaning they’re derived from plants. But there are other important types of cannabinoids such as endocannabinoids that are naturally synthesized by enzymes inside the human body.
The body contains a number of specialized cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs, as well as in the immune and nervous systems. These interconnected receptors, along with our endocannabinoids and the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, collectively make up our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS acts to regulate numerous physiological and mental processes including appetite, sensation to pain, mood, and memory. The system’s interconnectedness and its regulation of so many crucial functions are believed responsible for its wide therapeutic potential.
In each tissue, cannabinoids perform different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, maintaining a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment and optimizing health.
Federal Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act guidelines prohibit us from specifically stating medical conditions CBD may affect. However, the scientific community is presently experimenting with CBD on a wide scope of medical applications. We encourage you to do your own research to determine if a CBD supplement is right for you. We suggest using PubMed.gov as a trusted resource for newly published research material.




Q: What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?


A: Discovered in the early ‘90s, The ECS is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The body actually contains numerous specialized cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs, as well as in the immune and nervous systems. In addition, our bodies naturally produce cannabis-like compounds known as endocannabinoids. The cannabinoid receptors, along with our self-made endocannabinoids and the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, collectively make up the ECS.
Endocannabinoids function as “messengers” that communicate via the cannabinoid receptors to regulate numerous physiological and mental processes including appetite, sensation to pain, mood, and memory. The system’s interconnectedness and regulation of so many crucial functions are believed responsible for its wide therapeutic potential.




Q: What are the benefits of taking a CBD supplement?


A: In each tissue, cannabinoids perform different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, maintaining a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment and optimizing health.
Federal Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act guidelines prohibit us from specifically stating medical conditions CBD may affect. However, the scientific community is presently experimenting with CBD on a wide scope of medical applications. We encourage you to do your own research to determine if a CBD supplement is right for you. We suggest using PubMed.gov as a trusted resource for newly published research material.




Q: Is it legal to sell hemp-derived products?


A: The CBD extract we blend into our teas comes from agricultural hemp. Products manufactured from agricultural hemp containing less than 0.3% THC in dry weight are exempt from the federal Controlled Substances Act, and are not unlawful for distribution.




Q: Can CBD get me high?


A: No, it cannot. CBD is non-psychotoxic, and although they share some characteristics, CBD is actually unrelated to the chemical chain that results in THC.




Q: What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?


A: Hemp and marijuana come from the same genus of flowering plant, cannabis. The term “genus” refers to a sub-family of plants rather than a single species. This means multiple types of cannabis plants may exist while each having significant differences.
Hemp grows differently than marijuana, and looks similar to bamboo, with tall, fibrous stocks, very thin leaves and little to no flowers. Agricultural hemp is bred to produce low concentrations of THC and used to produce a variety of products including textiles, food and oils.
Marijuana plants tend to be short and bushy and are grown for their flowers. The THC content is higher in these plants, with some strains containing in excesses of 30 % THC. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug and prohibited under the federal Controlled Substances Act. However, more than 20 US states now allow marijuana for medical use and several states have legalized its recreational use.




Q: Does marijuana also contain CBD?


A: Yes. CBD is present in both hemp and marijuana, but the CBD oil extracted from marijuana is not the same. CBD oil from marijuana may contain any varying concentration of THC. As such, this type of CBD oil is considered a Schedule I drug and is not federally legal, although may still be available in states allowing medical or recreational marijuana.




Q: How is the CBD oil extracted from the hemp?


A: The CBD contained in our teas is extracted from using a chemical-free CO2 process to ensure product stability and quality. The process is both non-toxic and environmentally friendly.




Q: What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil?


A: Hempseed oil is manufactured from hemp seeds and contains low concentrations, if any, of cannabinoids. It is used for a variety of things including beauty products, lubricants, paint and as a food source.
Hemp oil is an extraction from the agricultural hemp plant parts. This oil may contain higher concentrations of cannabinoids such as CBD.




Q: What are terpenes?


A: Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are around 200 terpenes in cannabis. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effect.




Q: Can I give my pet CBD (my dog, cat, etc.)?


A: Yes. Pets can benefit from CBD for many of the same conditions as humans: pain, seizures, inflammation, and anxiety. CBD is safe to use for pets but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain. This means they are very sensitive to THC. But a small amount of THC, like the amount in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is beneficial for animals. We recommend you speak with a veterinarian (holistic veterinarian) before you start giving your pet CBD.




Q: How long do you keep CBD tincture under your tongue?


A: Try to keep the CBD tincture under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds. The longer you can hold, usually the better it will absorb.




Q: What is the best way to take CBD?


A: There are many different ways to use CBD. The four main ways are sublingual tinctures/sprays, topical lotions/balms, oral edibles/capsules, and inhalation by vaporization or smoking. At CBDBees we think sublingual tinctures and sprays are one of the best ways to use CBD because you can get the dosing very precise and has a reasonably fast onset of effects.




Q: How does a cannabinoid work?


A: Cannabinoids generally work by binding to our body’s cannabinoid receptors (CB1 or CB2). Cannabinoids like CBD can work in other ways by targetting non cannabinoid receptors in the body.




Q: What are the CB1 receptors located?


A: CB1 receptors are located primarily in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal chord).




Q: Where are the CB2 receptors located?


A: CB2 receptors are located primarily in the immune system.




Q: Are endocannabinoids neurotransmitters?


A: Endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced naturally in the body of mammals) are not neurotransmitters. Endocannabinoids are neuromodulators – they are released on demand to alter the activity of neurotransmitters. A good example is glutamate. Glutamate is a primary, stimulatory neurotransmitter. When glutamate is present in excessive amounts, pain and cell death can occur. The release of endocannabinoids functions as a stopping mechanism for the release of glutamate. THC and CBD can act in the same way as our own endocannabinoids.




Q: What is the entourage effect?


A: The entourage effect is a the synergistic relationship of the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. The cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in cannabis have shown to work better when they are taken together as opposed to in isolation from each other.




Q: What is the purpose of the endocannabinoid system?


A: The endocannabinoid system acts a homeostasis regulator in the body. Its purpose is to maintain balance.




Q: Where does CBD come from?


A: CBD is produced inside cannabis plants. CBD is produced by both marijuana and hemp plants. CBD is mostly produced in the resinous trichomes of cannabis flowers. Smaller concentrations of CBD can be found on the stalk and leaves of cannabis plants.




Q: Is CBD oil addictive?


A: While nearly anything in the world can be addictive, no CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.




Q: How long does it take for CBD to take effect?


A: The length of time it takes for CBD to take effect will depend on the route of administration. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of effects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. The next fastest effect will be felt from a sublingual dosage (onset of effects in 15 – 60 minutes). The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in 90 minutes).




Q: What is CBD used for?


A: People are finding that CBD is useful for many conditions which have not responded well to convential treatments. New ailments which CBD can help treat are being discovered every day. However the most common uses of CBD are treatment of chronic pain, anxiety, and epilepsy.




Q: What are CBD edibles?


A: CBD edibles are food products infused with CBD. Common CBD edibles products are chocolates, gummy bears, or CBD gum. CBD edibles are an oral route of administration of CBD.




Q: What is hemp extract?


A: Hemp extract refers to the raw extract which is taken from a hemp plant for later processing into CBD oil or CBD products. The most common methods of extraction are CO2 and ethanol extraction.




Q: What is CBD isolate?


A: CBD isolate or otherwise called “pure CBD” is the CBD molecule separated from the the rest of the compounds it normally occurs with. CBD isolate usually appears as a crystalline white powder. CBD isolate can either be synthesized in a lab (synthetic CBD) or made from a CBD containing plant like marijuana or hemp.




Q: What is CBD vape oil?


A: A CBD vape oil or CBD e juice is a liquid made for vaping which is infused with CBD.




Q: What are CBD gummies?


A: CBD gummies are a form of a CBD edible: a food product (in this case gummies) infused with CBD.




Q: Is CBD water soluble?


A: No. But CBD and other cannabinoids can be formulated to act as if they are water soluble.








Q: What is Hemp Derived CBD?


Cannabidiol or CBD is a promising phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. Hemp has been cultivated by civilizations for about 12,000 years. Agricultural hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa L. plant. It looks like bamboo and grows about 10 to 15 feet before harvest.
CBD oil extracted from agricultural hemp does not result in feelings of euphoria, as opposed to marijuana-derived CBD, which contains a psychoactive chemical compound called THC. Hemp-derived CBD oil does offer health benefits.





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