Questions About CBD Oil
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is one of the main phytocannabinoids produced by the hemp plant. It is a non-psychoactive, oily/resinous compound that is naturally found in specialized glands on young leaves, stalks and in the flowering buds of the hemp plant.
Hemp history & other uses?
Hemp has been grown and cultivated for thousands of years across the world for a variety of industrial and medical uses. In fact, our early US founding fathers, including George Washington, grew hemp during our colonial period for sailcloths, ropes and paper. Until the hemp regulation of the 1930’s, even US pharmaceutical companies were using extracts of hemp & marijuana to provide pain relief, sedation and act as an antispasmodic.
How is HEMP different than Marijuana?
Hemp is NOT marijuana, although they come from the same plant species, cannabis sativa. Both marijuana & hemp have phytocannabinoid molecules such as the psychoactive, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). Per federal laws, hemp must have less than 0.3% THC (2014 Farm Bill), whereas marijuana is known to have high concentrations of THC in its flowering buds. Both phytocannabinoids can interact with your body in amazing ways (because our body already produces endocannabinoids), however, currently THC is illegal at a federal level.
How is CBD different than THC?
CBD does not give users the same “high” that THC does. Thus, there is none of the “heady” fog or dysphoria that many people experience when using THC. Both compounds are found in their respective plants, however, CBD is found to be present in much greater %s within hemp plants.
Is CBD legal to consume?
Constantly evolving in its legality, CBD has recently been approved by Congress for cultivation & research (Agricultural Improvement Act / 2018 Hemp Farming Act). Soon it will be signed into law by the President, however, because CBD is a plant cannabinoid and labeled as a Schedule I drug in the US, technically it is forbidden in any form. Despite its amazing health benefits, lack of addictive potential, and although CBD is not psychoactive, it is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government (for the moment & subject to legislative change).
How does CBD affect me/my body?
CBD interacts with your body’s existing internal regulator, also known as your endocannabinoid system (ECS), to promote healthy homeostasis (think Goldilocks and the three bears…making conditions “just right”). Your body already creates endocannabinoids naturally within your cells and because of this, phytocannabinoids like CBD can readily bind to our existing receptors. Basically, CBD attaches itself to our cells and then regulates the signals that are sent/received (creating physiological and psychological responses).
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
Our ECS is what regulates much of our internal balance, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep pattern, mood, pain sensations, inflammation & anxiety. The ECS has three key elements: cannabinoid receptors (such as CB1 & CB2 receptors, which are found in our brain, spinal cord, and white blood cells), endocannabinoids (such as 2-AG & anandamide, which are produced on demand and then bind to the receptors to modulate the release of neurotransmitters), and metabolic enzymes which break down the endocannabinoids once they’re used.
Does CBD make me "high"?
NO, as CBD does not bind well to CB1 receptors found in our brain and central nervous system receptors the way THC does, it does not induce the release of serotonin and dopamine (feelings of euphoria). Instead, CBD binds more readily to CB2 receptors found in our immune cells, promoting more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefit to the immune system.
What specific conditions/ailments can CBD assist with?
Although we cannot directly make statements regarding the positive effects of CBD on our body/mind (because CBD has not been historically validated by the FDA…until most recently in June 2018), CBD has been studied and found to exert anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain modulating), anti-nausea, antipsychotic/anxiolytic (anxiety), antiepileptic and other actions that may offer significant human health benefits. Certain whole-body conditions like cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, chronic inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, PTSD, depression/anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, nausea and much more may be positively affected.
What research has been done on CBD? Internationally/Domestically?
There are many studies that have been performed by legitimate medical groups in both the US and abroad. Links to studies such as the Anti-Aging Therapeutics Volume 17 (2014 Conference Year) can be found on our site and across the third party CBD review sites. We suggest doing your research with us and on your own to develop a well rounded, unbiased opinion on CBD. Stay tuned on the many upcoming research studies being conducted here in the US as it’s an exciting time for hemp in our nation!
Are certain CBD products better than others?
YES, like any other product there are always better brands using more quality ingredients. The best CBD in the world comes from industrial hemp that is domestically grown here in the US, using best practices for cultivation and ensuing extraction. Our company uses only the highest-quality, whole-plant industrial-hemp-derived CBD in all our product lines.
How do I take CBD?
You can take CBD in many ways, depending on the form of the CBD product. Many people ingest (eat or drink) CBD oil through edibles (like gummies or chocolates), dropping a tinctured solution under the tongue (sublingual dosing) or a CBD beverage such as a syrup or water. People will also smoke hemp flower and enjoy vaporizers for a more immediate effect. Lastly, there are a variety of topical (over the skin surface) products such as lotions, bath bombs, lip balms and aloe vera creams.
How do I know which CBD products are best?
The best CBD products are made from industrial hemp and also the ones reviewed by independent, third party organizations (tested for purity and peer reviewed). We always test our products for quality and accurate dosing.
How much CBD should I take? (Proper mg dosages)
The average adult can benefit from anywhere between 20-40 mgs of CBD per day. However, this varies depending on specific conditions and ailments. For instance, someone suffering from MS may take smaller doses more frequently throughout the day, whereas many people can benefit from single doses.
Will taking CBD cause me to fail a drug test?
NO, CBD alone will not cause you to fail a drug test that is searching for marijuana’s THC. However, if you consume THC and CBD, you may test positive.
Can I overdose on CBD?
NO, there have been no reported overdoses on CBD, nor can you die from taking too much CBD. The most common complaint is that people may notice mild dysphoria or feelings of sedation at high mg doses (over 500 mgs per day).
How long does CBD stay in my system?
This will vary depending on your BMI (body mass index), weight, frequency of use and average mgs consumed. CBD will store in your fat cells until it is used/broken down by your ECS. If you quit taking CBD, it will then be used until no longer present in your body.
What are terpenes? Their health benefits?
Terpenes are phenols found within the essential oils of many plants that provide certain aromas and effects. As such, terpenoids such as limonene, pinene and linalool occupy more than 90% of the phytochemicals contained in essential oils from plants such as peppermint, basil and lavender. Terpenes are now being researched more heavily due to their prospective health applications and due to medical validation of ancient herbal remedies.
What safety concerns should I have? Side effects of taking CBD?
There are no documented side effects of CBD. We do recommend that you find a dose that works for you and write down the specific effects. For example, if CBD makes you feel tired or sleepy at high doses, then obviously we would not recommend operating heavy machinery/etc. This is best left up to you to determine how you feel while dosing yourself with CBD.
Are your CBD products tested by a third party company?
YES. All our CBD is inspected and tested for potency/purity upon arrival to our manufacturing facility. We then have our finished products tested a second time at local, Las Vegas labs to ensure proper quality and dosages to our customers. Please see our website for current testing results.
What are your quality controls?
We pride ourselves on providing the most consistent, highest-quality CBD products on the market. As such, each step of our process is triple-checked for accuracy, safety and quality. All employees are taught to deeply care for each element that they work on and fill out appropriate documentation along the way. We care about our customers and each other…our passion shows in our products.
What testimonials do you have?
We have many testimonials on our website, on our social media channels and of course at our local retail locations in Las Vegas.
What Social Media channels are you on?
You can find and follow us on all major Social Media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Our handles are: @CloudN9ne @ACTIV8CBD @BLMVegas @CloudN9neSyrup
BLM Product Specific Questions
What are your company values?
As industry leaders, we are passionate about the people (employees and customers) we help through doing business in the growing CBD industry. We are compassionate advocates of quality care options and our company believes in providing our customers only the best alternative medicine available in a variety of exceptional product lines.
How/Why were you founded?
We were founded in 2015 by our company owner, Joe Vargas, after his service in the Navy ended and he was searching for new, natural ways to alleviate anxiety. Beginning in his father’s kitchen with an early formula for Cloud N9ne syrups, Joe was actually able to pioneer our vision and early products with determination and excitement! It is that same passion that guides us today as industry leaders.
What are the main differences between your Cloud N9ne & ACTIV8 brands?
In general, our Cloud N9ne products are more recreational in nature as they’ll help you “sip and relax on the clouds”...this includes our syrups (with our proprietary blend of 9 herbs), gummies, brain boosters, vape juice, tea and hemp flower (available in pre-rolled “joints” or from grams up to ounces). Our newest product line of ACTIV8 is geared to “activate your life” to the next level and is a bit more simple in formula and delivery methods…this includes our CBD Water, tinctures, sryrup, pet drops, lotions, muscle freeze, lip balms, syringes and raw isolate powders.
What herbs are in the Cloud N9ne Syrups?
Our highly-medicated herbal blend is fermented in-house for long periods of time and includes melissa officinalis (lemon balm), scutellaria lateriflora (skullcap), piper methysticum (kava), ocimum tenuiflorum (tulsi/holy basil), passiflora (passion flower), salix alba (white willow bark), turnera diffusa (damiana), lactuca virosa (wild lettuce), & nepeta cataria (catnip).
What are your most popular products?
Many people enjoy our Cloud N9ne syrups as they are very relaxing, however, more people are ordering our hemp flower options and of course the exciting, new ACTIV8 products like the tinctures and CBD Water!
What new products are available?
Our newest product line to hit the shelves is our CBD Water, however, stay tuned for upcoming CBD Vaporizers, CBD chocolates, bath bombs and more!
How can I buy your products?
You may purchase all our products online at BuyLegalMeds.com and our retail stores (currently three are open in Las Vegas). We also have friendly, affiliate companies and many other stores across the nation carrying our products.
Do you ever run special sales?
YES, we often will run special sales on our products! Follow us on Social Media and check out our website daily to see what’s happening with sales!
What publications have you been featured in?
We have been featured in many local/national publications, news outlets and social media channels including USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Vanity Fair, GQ, Ellen, BET, Cosmopolitan, Comedy Central and more! Please visit our homepage for a full list!
What associations are you members of?
We are members of many national trade groups, industry associations, local chapters and charitable groups. One of which is the National Hemp Association and we are proud to be joining more groups as they arise.
Do you have wholesale opportunities? Distribution opportunities?
YES, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Order & Shipping Questions
Do you ship nationwide?
YES, we will ship to your door anywhere in the continental United States once an order is received. Orders over $75 will receive free shipping.
Do you ship to other countries?
YES, per country legalities on CBD. Shipping is based on which country.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept electronic payments online and will accept cash at our stores.
What are your shipping rates?
Standard rates are $8.10 for small packages (most orders) and shipped via the United States Postal Service (Priority Mail). Shipping is free to the continental US for orders over $75.
How do you confirm my order?
Once your order is received, our customer service team will email you that your payment has gone through and that your package is being prepared to ship.
When does my order ship? Arrival?
Your order will ship once payment has been made and our in-house production team has assembled the full order for shipment. You will be notified via email when the order ships out and it will usually arrive Priority Mail from the USPS (based on your location).
What are warehouse hours?
Our warehouse is open M-F, 8a-430p
Is your packaging discreet?
YES, our packaging is very discreet and will not come in any branded envelopes.
What if I need to cancel my order?
Simply email our customer service team to cancel your order.
What if I have issues with my order?
Please reach out to us via phone call or email and we will assist you.
What is your return policy?
We offer a 30-day return policy (less shipping and not honored for fully consumed products).
How do I leave you a review?
Please visit our website, Social Media channels and Google to leave us a review!
How can I join your team?
We are a growing company and looking for great team members! Please submit an application online and we will be in touch!