Check our frequently asked questions for more information.
What is CBD?
(Cannabidiol) is one of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It’s usually the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC.
Does CBD come from Marijuana or Hemp? And what’s the difference between the two?
Marijuana and hemp are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L). In general, CBD is found abundantly in both. However, it’s important to note that CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flowering buds (which is the part that you smoke). The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of cannabis that contains high quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc), and practically zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically a “marijuana” plant. Most all CBD-based products come from the industrial hemp plant.
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD will not get you high. It’s non-intoxicating. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. In fact, CBD is antagonistic to the marijuana high; some research expresses its potential to prevent THC molecules from binding to the brain’s receptors (hence the reason why it’s often used to subdue the ‘paranoia’ effects of super-potent THC strains). Additionally, the legal limit of THC in any CBD supplement is 0.3%, which is not even remotely close to getting you high.
How does CBD works?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses, as well as the great value it has for us).
Is CBD natural?
Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made.
Are there side effects of using CBD? Is it safe?
The only significant danger/side effect of the drug is in vaping CBD oils that were produced using a thinning agent, such as propylene glycol. When burned/vaped, propylene glycol produces formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. CBD oils produced by CO2 extraction are much safer and purer than oils that were produced with liquid alcohol/thinning agents. Other than that, most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though some users have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and dry mouth, but these are all rare side effects.
Can I cook with CBD?
Absolutely! CBD is a fantastic ingredient to cook with and the options are endless!
How do I know what serving of CBD to take?
This one is tricky because it, of course, depends on what you’re using the compound for, and also on how your body handles the CBD. We all have different body types and different tolerances. Most people consume between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. Make sure you read the label on your product to ensure a proper serving.
How do I know it’s safe to purchase CBD online?
To ensure the legality of buying CBD products online, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. While transporting marijuana across state lines (from legal to non-legal states) is against the law, transporting hemp and hemp-based products is safe. Remember, millions of people all over the US (and the globe) are using CBD products every day.
How can I track my order?
Once your order is confirmed with CannaPeake, you will receive an email confirmation with shipment tracking number via USPS, UPS or FedEx.
How long will it take to receive my order?
CannaPeake is proud to offer FREE 2-day shipping to almost anywhere in the continental United States.
What about returns and refunds?
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may return it to CannaPeake within 10 days of purchase for a full product refund. Customer is responsible for return shipping.