FAQs About CBD

What is CBD?

-Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, is one of the compounds found in the hemp and marijuana plant, which are both strains of the cannabis plant. DOG products contain CBD derived from hemp grown in the USA. We do not use CBD from the marijuana plant.

What are the benefits of CBD?

-CBD has been shown to provide relief for many ailments that almost everyone experiences at times. It is commonly used to reduce pain, inflammation anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. The FDA recently approved the use of a CBD-based drug to significantly reduce seizures related to a form of epilepsy and other medical applications are being developed currently. People often us CBD as an alternative to over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and addicting opioids.

Will DOG products get me high?

-Almost certainly, no. DOG CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant, and contains 0.3% or less THC, the psychoactive compound found in the marijuana plant that causes a psychoactive effect. For most people, when taken at the recommended dosage level, there is not enough THC present to make you high. However, in exceedingly rare instances, certain individuals have reported very mild high-like symptoms after using stronger ingestible CBD products.

Is CBD legal in my state?

-At the time this was written, forty-seven states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have passed laws that permit the recreational or medicinal use, or both, of CBD. Because of hemp’s relationship to marijuana, CBD has been burdened by the laws and stigma associated with marijuana, even though hemp-derived CBD products do not make you high when used as recommended. More detail regarding state-by-state laws can be found here.

Will I fail a drug test if I use a DOG product?

-Drug tests are designed to identify THC in the body. Because DOG products contain only a trace of THC (.3% or less), it is unlikely you would fail a drug test after ingesting or applying a CBD product topically in accordance with dosage/application directions. However, depending on the sensitivity of the test, how much CBD you ingested/applied, and other variables, it is possible you could fail a drug test. It’s best to understand your employer’s, school’s, or sports team’s rules as it relates to CBD.

Are “hemp oil” and “CBD oil” the same thing?

-No. Hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains very little CBD. CBD oil is extracted from the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant and is rich in CBD content.

Do DOG products contain isolate or full-spectrum CBD?

-DOG currently only offers full-spectrum (whole hemp) products. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains an array of hemp plant compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, minerals, vitamins, fats, and proteins) that work together to provide the greatest therapeutic effect. However, some of our upcoming products will be T-Free and Isolate.

Is there research to back up the benefits of CBD?

-YES! Likely the most significant report comes from the World Health Organization (WHO). The November 2017 reports notes, “CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials, with one pure CBD product (Epidiolex®) currently in Phase III trials. There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.” Until recently, the US federal government did not fund scientific research for marijuana or CBD, but that has begun to change with the US National Institute of Health funding over $100M in cannabis research in 2017. Compelling to us here at DOG is the significant empirical evidence that has come from our conversations with hundreds of people who have experienced a therapeutic benefit by using CBD.

How do we know CBD is effective?

-There is massive empirical evidence to support that CBD is effective for pain, anxiety, sleep, inflammation. Harvard Medical Journal and the Mayo Clinic have also endorsed it for treating epilepsy, specifically in children. As more studies will happen with the passing of the Farm Bill, more evidence will be available about CBD and its effectiveness.
“In a recent Consumer Reports nationally representative survey of 1,003 adults, 13 percent of American adults said they had used CBD to treat a health issue; of those, nearly 90 percent said it helped.”

Is CBD safe?

-A World Health Organization report has found no adverse health outcomes and suggests several medical applications for Cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, including inflammation, pain, anxiety, and insomnia. With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp has been removed entirely from the Controlled Substances Act.

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