WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol – a cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana
CBD is non-psychoactive – it won’t give you a traditional high like its cousin, THC, found at greater levels in marijuana
CBD’s potential effects include: alertness (small doses), sedateness, anti-inflammation, anti-anxiety, antioxidant, anti-nausea as well as a host of other benefits
CAN YOU GET HIGH FROM CBD?
No, not in the traditional sense
CBD is considered non-psychoactive
CBD does impact how you feel and can act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, or anti-anxiety agent
CBD can have a relaxing effect: users may feel a change in mood
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD DERIVED FROM HEMP AND CBD DERIVED FROM MARIJUANA?
CBD is present in both hemp and marijuana – and is chemically identical
Hemp can legally contain 0.3% THC or less, which means that CBD derived from hemp will functionally have zero THC (often this number is zero)
CBD products derived from marijuana and sold in state-controlled dispensaries (where legal) can have significantly more THC in addition to CBD.
All CBD used in Docklight Brands’ products is derived from hemp and has 0% THC
IS CBD THE SAME AS HEMP OIL?
Sometimes, but not always
Hemp extract is derived from hemp plants and contains multiple cannabinoids, including CBD, as well as terpenes (natural compounds responsible for the scent of cannabis plants and their botanical relatives*)
There is also a product called “hemp seed oil” which is a highly nutritious food product made from pressing hemp seeds, and has zero CBD
Docklight products use Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract meaning that our CBD extract contains many of the cannabinoids the hemp plant provides, but no THC
*Fun bonus fact – terpenes are also found in hops, which give beer its signature smell. Next time you crack open an IPA, inhale the scent and enjoy those terpenes.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF CBD?
The effects of CBD are still being studied
Alerting – in moderate doses
Sedating and combating insomnia – in higher doses
Reduces anxiety and depression
Stops nausea and vomiting
And many others!
WHAT IS CBD USED FOR?
People have used CBD to treat a large variety of conditions
The most common is anxiety, CBD has been observed to have a calming effect
It is also added to topical lotions for its moisturizing capabilities
New uses are being discovered on a continuous basis
Many Docklight products combine CBD with other beneficial herbs to increase the efficacy of the products
IS CBD SAFE?
Research has shown that CBD is safe, even in high doses of up to 600mg per day
There have been no reports of fatal overdose attributed to CBD
If you take too much, you may experience negative effects like lethargy or drowsiness
Several Docklight products have as little as 5mg of CBD in them, allowing you to carefully dial in your dosage
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL THE EFFECTS?
This largely depends on how you took your CBD, how much you took, and how the CBD was made
Typically, the fastest way to feel the impact is smoking or vaping CBD – 3-5 minutes
The next fastest is from a sublingual tincture (placed under tongue and allowed to absorb there) – 15-60 minutes
The slowest, but longest lasting effect, is from eating or drinking CBD – up to 90 minutes
Docklight makes products in all three categories: vape, tincture, and beverages and edibles
DO YOU NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CBD?
No, you can purchase hemp CBD products without a prescription
CBD is not an FDA controlled substance
DOES CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
No, pure CBD does not show up on drug tests
However – you must make sure the product contains 0% THC
Many CBD products contain trace amounts of THC
Proceed with caution if you get drug tested regularly
All Docklight CBD products contain CBD from hemp only and 0% THC
IS CBD LEGAL?
After the 2018 Farm Bill passed in Dec 2018, CBD is no longer federally illegal
On the state level it is a different story
Some states have passed laws that are more liberal than the federal laws
In some states the laws have not changed, and CBD products are discouraged or even forbidden
We encourage you to do the research for your state
100% of the CBD found in Docklight products is from 2018 Farm Bill approved sources, and is federally legal
The information provided in this document does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials are for general informational purposes only. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. Only your individual attorney can provide assurances that the information contained herein – and your interpretation of it – is applicable or appropriate to your particular situation.