ABOUT Hemp and CBD
Cannabis. Hemp & Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants but they are not synonymous. Although both are cannabis, they have a few differing characteristics. In the same way that a Chihuahua and a Great Dane are both dogs, hemp and marijuana are both cannabis. One differing characteristic between hemp and marijuana is its cannabinoid profile. Marijuana naturally contains a higher amount of THC and is naturally low in CBD. Alternatively, hemp contains higher amounts of CBD and lower amounts of THC. Many other characteristics are similar, but one key difference is the inverse relationship between THC and CBD. CBD is typically derived from hemp due to the larger amounts compared to marijuana. Also, products derived from hemp are currently legal whereas products derived from marijuana are not yet federally legal in the United States.
Dosing varies based on the individual. The general rule of thumb is to start with a lower dose and if needed, increase your dose over time to achieve the intended effect. Depending on the individual and the ailment, dosing instructions will differ. Some individuals only need micro dose of CBD rich hemp extract and others may need standard doses, or macro doses.
Each Little Tree tincture comes with a graduated dropper, so you can accurately measure how much you are taking. Understanding how much CBD is in each dose can be tricky, but once you understand how CBD is packaged, it is easy to measure.
CBD is measured by milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL). A serving is 1 mL (approximately 1 dropper).
Little Tree tinctures come in four different serving sizes (concentrations): 25 mg, 33 mg, 50 mg, and 67 mg. Each product description contains detailed information about how much CBD each serving contains. This information is also on each label so you can accurately measure your dose.
Doses can be halved, quartered, or even doubled to get to your desired amount of CBD. There is no risk of overdose.
As always, it may be wise to consult your health care professional to determine the proper level of CBD for your condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids which interact with body’s endocannabinoid system. One of those cannabinoids is CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD is the most prominent cannabinoid found in industrial hemp and is non-psychoactive. This means that it will not create a high for the user. There is growing research indicating that there are a wide range of health benefits from using CBD and other cannabinoids. CBD can be a natural remedy for things like pain and anxiety. Along with other cannabinoids can also potentially help with the nausea associated with certain cancer treatments. CBD is a great alternative medicine for anxiety and pain – providing relief without the possibility of addiction. If you are dealing with pain or anxiety and are looking for an alternative treatment, hemp extract may be an effective option for you.
What is Little Tree's Extraction Method?
At Little Tree Labs, we utilize food grade ethanol to gently extract a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds from the hemp plant. We believe this method provides the safest and most effective product for sale. Our process is designed to maximize the full potential of the extract that provides a product that promotes the "entourage effect."
How Do I Determine Proper Dosing?
osing is an individualized process. The rule of thumb is to start with smaller to moderate doses and work your way up to the achieve the desired effect. Our tinctures have dosage information on the bottle, telling you how much CBD is in each bottle. Our tinctures currently have serving sizes ranging from 25 mg to 67 mg. And, remember, you can always take more or less than one serving at a time to reach your desired effect.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD is legal because it is derived from industrial hemp which is governed by state programs created through The Farm Bill. Industrial hemp is tested by the states before harvest and contain less than .3% THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes psychoactive changes. This means that CBD users can experience symptom relief with no change to their mental state.
Can I Fail A Drug Test From Using Industrial Hemp Products?
Drug tests are designed to detect certain levels of THC, the cannabinoid in marijuana that has psychoactive effects. CBD is the most prominent cannabinoid found in industrial hemp, but there are also trace amounts of THC (micro doses). These micro doses of THC likely cannot be detected with short term or intermittent use, but can build up in fat cells with regular, prolonged use. This build up could potentially rise to a level that may trigger a positive result in some tests. Little Tree products are made with our full spectrum extract which contains a cannabinoid profile is similar to the whole plant from which it was extracted. We believe that a full spectrum product provides a more effective overall product, but caution should be exercised as it relates to drug testing.