CBD Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the dozens of compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, it is non-psychoactive which means it will not make you high. This lack of ‘high,’ coupled with its myriad of therapeutic effects, means it has a lot of benefits. Scientists are busily looking into CBD’s potential as a painkiller and as a treatment for a variety of conditions such as anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, antibiotic-resistance infections, Crohn’s disease and much more.

Is CBD Legal?

CBD oil obtained from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains 0.3% THC or less as it is classified as a food supplement by the FDA. At present, it is only legal to grow hemp in certain states which is why some companies source their hemp from specific European countries such as Denmark.

What is the Best Way to Consume CBD?

There are a number of interesting methods of consumption as suppliers offer CBD oil, capsules, edibles, lozenges, chewing gum, gel caps, pens and much more. The best way to consume CBD depends on what you need it for.

If you are in need of immediate pain relief, applying a cream or pain freeze to the affected area topically are your best options. Otherwise, placing a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue for a few seconds before swallowing is a top choice because its effects will last longer; they just take longer to manifest.

How Much CBD Should I Take Each Day?

Again, this depends on what you need it for, but in most cases, 10-50 mg of the extract is enough for most people. The stronger the product, the less you need to consume. Everyone is going to vary based on their body composition.

Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

It is common for companies to issue drug tests on employees to ensure their productivity is not compromised by drug use. If you consume a high-quality CBD product with minimal THC, there is little to no chance of it showing up on a screen.

However, lower-quality CBD products may have higher levels of THC which can show up and cause you to fail your drug test. Research suggests that you have an almost 1-in-4 chance of failing a urine test if you consume 6mg of THC per day. That equates to 2,000 mg of CBD oil containing 0.3% THC. Make sure your CBD products contain a much lower dose of THC.

Here at eCBD, we choose to carry the highest quality CBD products and all have been independently tested by 3rd party labs to ensure they are under 0.3% THC- some brands, like Koi CBD have even been tested to show no THC whatsoever.

Is the milligram of CBD per serving or for the entire bottle?

The milligram listed on the bottle is the amount of CBD for the entire bottle, not per serving. For amounts of CBD per serving, please refer to the CBD Concentrations table on our products (*on most eCBD products).

Will CBD affect my ability to function?

No, CBD does not contain any THC, which is the chemical that impairs functionality.

The CBD in my bottle is starting to re-crystallize. What can I do about this?

Re-crystallization is normal with CBD products. We recommend shaking the bottle before each use to prevent re-crystallization and evenly distribute the CBD throughout.

Does CBD Cause Side Effects?

At this time, there are no known side effects of CBD use. Most research papers believe that CBD is perfectly safe up to a daily dose of 1,500mg.

What is a CBD Oil Tincture?

A tincture is a liquid made from a plant extract. As pure hemp oil is extremely thick and viscous, CBD oil suppliers tend to use coconut oil as the basis for their hemp oil tinctures. Coconut oil is an excellent choice as it is rich in MCTs and saturated fat which works well with cannabinoids. The benefit of MCTs oils is that they trigger a fast release of cannabinoids.

Where Can I Safely Purchase CBD Online?

You need to find online retailers that sell CBD products made from industrial hemp with a THC level of less than 0.3%. Here at eCBD, we pride ourselves on bringing you the highest quality CBD products at the lowest everyday prices.