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Project CBD is a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. We provide educational services for physicians, patients, industry professionals, and the general public.
A non-profit organization helping others navigate through the ins-and-outs of cannabinoids. We’d like to provide you with a sense of comfort, and also help you through the process. Our goal is to get you better acquainted with cannabinoids and their benefits, so that you can decide whether they’re right for you or your family.
Not all CBD oils are created equal!
Here’s what you should consider when choosing your CBD oil.
- Where are the plants grown? Are they grown safely? Want plants grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
- What type and potency does the product contain? Look for potency on the label (e.g. 500mg, 1000mg). Full spectrum should be 0.3% THC. Isolate (aka THC-free and broad spectrum) should be 0.0% THC free.
- Does the product undergo strict testing? You want an independent accredited lab to have tested the CBD product for safety and quality before you buy or consume it. Steer clear of products that do not have a certificate of analysis. This means anything can be on that product’s label because it has not been validated or verified by a 3rd party (which is really scary).
- What, if any, are other ingredients used in the product? Make sure ingredients are listed on the bottle. Look for additional ingredients added to the CBD product. The less the better. Additions should be all natural (essential oils, terpenes). We are always happy to look at a label with you and go through its ingredients. They matter!
- All CBD products at The Rose & Hemp pass our company’s Seal of Approval
US grown hemp
Pesticide free + non-GMO
GMP Certified facilities
Pure extraction process
Third party testingwith certification provided
Getting Started with CBD Oil
Be patient and find the dose and regimen that works best for you!
Start low and adjust weekly until you find your “sweet spot”.
Take 2x a day (Tip: keep it by your toothbrush).
OK to experiment with additional drops and other CBD products.
Allow 60 days to experience full effects.
Potential adverse side effects of CBD: taking too much may induce sleepiness, “first timer effect” can cause upset stomach for first 1-2 weeks. This is your body naturally detoxing, and it’s ok.
How to Take CBD Oil sublingually
1. Stand in front of mirror to see where to place drops.
2. Shake bottle and measure out your personal dose.
3. Raise tongue and place drops under the tongue.
4. Let the oil absorb for at least 1-2 minutes.
5. After 1-2 minutes swallow what is left of the oil.
CBD oil options explained
Full Spectrum: Contains all compounds naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids (including 0.3% THC). Most commonly used, from preventive health to severe conditions. Best for anyone not subject to drug testing.
Broad Spectrum: Contains all compounds naturally occurring in the plant, CBD, terpenes and other cannabinoids, without the THC. Most used by people with conditions that isolate alone cannot alleviate. Best for anyone who subject to drug testing.
Isolate: The purest form of CBD. All compounds found in the plant are removed except the CBD. Most often used in topical products because of the accuracy in dosage and purity.
Hemp vs Marijuana
Cannabis: A plant family that includes many species such as Hemp and Marijuana. Although Hemp and Marijuana come from the same plant family, they have distinctly different purposes and uses.
Hemp: The strain of cannabis plant that is grown for agricultural products such as textiles, seeds, and oils. Average THC content: Industrial Hemp regulation restricts any THC yield greater than 0.3%
Marijuana: Known for its flowering tops of the plant, the flowers are typically bred to have a high THC content. Average THC content: >10%. Growing marijuana is illegal without licensing in participating states.
The Endocannabinoid System
All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Cannabinoids – both those produced by the human body and those from the Cannabis plant – bind to receptors in the body’s own ECS. When CBD is introduced into the system, it works with receptors to balance the body and mind where you need it.