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Fortunate Source offers CBD from hemp grown exclusively in the United States. Our hemp was selected from farms in Colorado, Kentucky, and Oregon. After harvesting, our hemp is processed by CO2 extraction to ensure zero residual solvents. It’s packaged in an FDA-registered facility to comprehensive GMP standards by chemists with years of industry experience. We’re confident that what we offer is the best possible product.

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What is CBD?

CBD is a natural product used for self-care.

CBD or cannabidiol,( can·​na·​bi·​di·​ol) is a non–intoxicating, natural compound found in the hemp plant. The two main active ingredients in cannabis are THC and CBD. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD by itself does not cause a “high.” CBD is the second most prevalent cannabidiol in cannabis and THC is the first.

Is CBD Marijuana?

CBD is Not Marijuana

Hemp and marijuana are both from the Cannabis sativa plant. The difference between the two is that cannabis explicitly bred for low THC content is called hemp. Cannabis, which is bred for high THC content, is known as marijuana. THC is the compound in Marijuana that causes one to feel “high” CBD has a THC concentration below 0.3 percent. This standard was established by The Federal Farm Bill of 2018 for “Industrial Hemp.” All of Fortunate Source products are from growers of American hemp meeting this classification.

Is CBD legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and its extracts. Hemp, by federal law, cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Anything with more THC is classified as marijuana, is considered a schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is federally illegal.

Is CBD Safe?

Findings from the 2017 World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence revealed that CBD is neither addictive nor harmful.

Will CBD get me high?

No, CBD will not get you high. CBD is an active cannabinoid derived from hemp, it is not intoxicating.

Will I fail a drug test?

Federally legal hemp extract are those that contain THC levels of less than 0.3% by weight. This means that our full spectrum extracts contain trace amounts of THC. Although it isn’t enough to get you high, it could build up in your system over time and cause you to fail a drug test. Also, depending on the nature or thoroughness of the drug test, there is the possibility of a failed result. (This does not constitute legal advice.) Please consider our THC-free products made with pure CBD.

Has CBD been approved for health use?

The only approved health use of CBD is the seizure drug Epidiolex.

What is Full Spectrum CBD ?

Full spectrum CBD  contains all the cannabinoids naturally occurring in the cannabis plant; aromatic terpenes, flavonoids, proteins, phenols, and esters, including trace amounts of the cannabinoid THC. The biggest advantage of using full-spectrum cannabidiol over broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate, is a phenomenon most commonly referred to as the “entourage effect.” This term is used to describe the synergistic relationship that different cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds have when combined. 

What is Broad Spectrum CBD? 

Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant except the THC. 

What is Isolate CBD? 

As the name implies, it is CBD that has been isolated from all other chemicals found in cannabis sativa plants. All the cannabinoids and terpenes and other compounds have been removed from the plant. 

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products. Nature uses terpenes as a repellent for pests. Insects are attracted to some terpenes, which result in pollination. Terpenes have their own unique scent and flavor. Terpenes are what give cannabis its distinct aroma. In aromatherapy, terpenes have been used for centuries. In cannabis, terpenes are produced in the highest concentrations in the plant’s female flowers. Terpenes also act on cannabinoid receptors and are known to modify the effects of cannabinoids.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids, while cannabinoids produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which promotes homeostasis.

What are CBD receptors?

Many of the effects of cannabinoids are mediated by two G protein-coupled receptors CB(1) and CB(2), CB(1) receptors are present in very high levels in the brain and are found throughout the human body at lower densities. CB(2) receptors are found in a number of immune cells and in a few neurons. They help moderate inflammation and our immune response to pathogens. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which maintains balance in our bodies. The ECS helps to regulate appetite, moderate pain, support memory, and stabilize mood. 

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is made up of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes. It is a molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis.

How does CBD work?

The hemp plant has valuable nutrients that interact with the body’s receptors and help balance the body in areas of memory, mood, immune function, sleep, stress and pain.

What is CBD used for?

CBD can be used to support the body’s natural systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and create balance in many of the body’s systems.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional before taking CBD.

Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp seed oil is different from CBD oil, CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, and leaves. Hemp seed oil is produced by pressing only the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil has many benefits but not the same ones as CBD.

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