CBD is one of many cannabinoids, or molecules produced uniquely by the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn’t cause the “high” associated with marijuana.
Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, hemp oil is a product derived from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant. CBD/hemp oil products have a much greater concentration of CBD than hemp seed oil products, while hemp seed oil products rarely contain therapeutically viable levels of cannabinoids.
Congress passed and signed into law as well as the 2018 Farm Bill where hemp has been legalized provided that the product contains no more than 0.3% THC. Since there are a lot of politics surrounding the use of CBD, it’s important to understand what the law stipulates in your specific state.
Old Crow Farms is registered with the State of Colorado and is reviewed by the Department of Agriculture. All of our crops are 3rd party tested for accuracy and purity. Make sure your vendor of choice clearly states THC content on all packaging and that it has been tested by a qualified laboratory.
Whole plant hemp extract keeps the full properties of the hemp plant intact. In addition to CBD, this extract includes terpenes, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients and any other materials that are extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant naturally contains over 100 cannabinoids.
Also referred to as a full-spectrum extract, whole plant hemp extract contains all of the available benefits within the hemp material. By keeping all of the plant components, whole plant hemp extract benefits from the synergistic properties between the components. Scientists have found that plant components interact with one another to create an enhanced effect (compared to the component alone).
Since the natural cannabinoids remain intact, whole plant hemp extract contains small levels of THC. However, in order to be considered hemp, whole plant hemp extract must have less than 0.3% THC. This is a trace amount that does not create a high.
Broad-spectrum cannabinoid extract may contain trace amounts of the cannabinoid THC (the legal limit of THC in hemp is no more than 0.3%). Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the consumption of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). If you are subject to drug testing we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products since individual biochemistry and the possibility of trace (but legal) amounts of THC inherent in hemp products are all factors to consider.