Frequent Questions & Answers

We collected frequent questions that we came across and tried to answer them here.

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What is CBD?

CBD – Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, which is part of the hemp plant. It started to be used in different therapeutic treatments targeting respective illnesses or conditions. Read more here: What is CBD?

Do CBD products make me feel high?

No, CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and the minimal percentage of THC (usually <0.2%) does not affect you. Read more here: What is CBD?

What are CBD products made of?

CBD is usually extracted from hemp plants and not medical cannabis due to its higher CBD concentration and lower THC content. Read more here: What is CBD?

Will I test positive on drug tests if I use CBD products?

No, you will not test positive on regular drug tests because they usually screen for THC. However, if the test is designed to test for all cannabinoids, the result will be positive.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabis plants contain several compounds such as cannabinoids, which represent active compounds in the plant. So far over 111 cannabinoids have been discovered, whereas Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most popular ones. Both of them show promising results for medical purposes.

Is it possible to overdose on CBD products, e.g. CBD oil?

No, CBD products do not put you at risk of overdosing, even if you ingest or apply more than advised/prescribed.

Are CBD products legal?

In most countries, CBD products are not illegal due to the minimal THC content (usually <0.2%), which is the generally illegal compound of the hemp plant. Especially as a consumer you are not liable if you do not trade with CBD products but obtain them for personal use.

How is CBD oil made?

There are three different ways of extracting CBD oil.

  1. Ethanol method: The extraction of CBD oil using ethanol is common but the alcohol is known to destroy some of the beneficial natural oils.
  2. CO2 method: This is the purest form of CBD extraction and it is achieved by forcing CO2 through the plant at low temperature and high pressure. This method is the most expensive one but also creates a clean product.
  3. Oil method: A carrier oil (such as olive oil) helps to extract the CBD oil from the hemp plant. This method is becoming more popular due to it being free from residues as well as including benefits of nutrients of the carrier oil used.
Is CBD or THC more effective?

Cannabinoids are most effective when not seperated. THC and CBD both have therapeutic properties and are most effective thanks to the synergy created by the interaction of the cannabinoids, called entourage effect. CBD, for example, is decreasing THC’s psychoachtive effect as well reducing some of the rather negative effects of THC such as anxiety. Together cannabinoids complement each other in a way that they cover a vaster range of medical conditions that can be treated with Cannabis products.

What does 'entourage effect' mean?

Cannabis has a broad spectrum of Cannabinoids, which all have certain therapeutic properties. The interaction of Cannabinoids leads to an effect similar to synergy , which means that together, Cannabinoids are more effective and responding to more conditions than isolated components. Synergy occurs when when the effects of two or more components are intensfied when combined. The entourage effect, however, is a term connected to medical Cannabis and even though therapeutic effects are increased and broadened if Cannabinoids are combined, it does not necessarily mean that all the individual Cannabinoids have a medical benefit. 

How do I choose the right dosage?

There is no general answer to this question and differs from person to person. Dosage depends on the condition, the intensity of the CBD product and on how your body reacts to it. Most CBD oil producers recommend taking 3 to 9 drops of the oil sublingually, 3 times a day. If you want to take CBD for your headaches, to fall asleep easier or for other light pathologies you can start with a low dosage and increase it until you feel the desired relief. If you suffer from a more severe condition you should discuss it with your doctor or a doctor specialised in Cannabinoid treatments.

Does CBD cause side effects?

Generally, this answer can be answered with a “no”. There have been very few reports about side effects of CBD. The side effects experienced were an irritated stomach, some drowsiness and lower blood pressure. Some of the side effects (e.g. diarrhea) could, however, also be caused by a poor quality CBD product. Make sure to research your choice thoroughly (for some input drom our side look at our CBD oil comparative table). CBD can also interfere with some medication, we therefore we advise to talk to your doctor or a doctor specialised in Cannabinoid treatments first.