Frequently Asked Questions

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What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis. You will not get a “high” as you would with THC, but CBD is used with the purpose of making an individual feel relaxed. It is most commonly used to treat those with anxiety, pain, and stress.

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Is CBD addictive?

CBD is not known to be addictive and according to the World Health Organization, “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential”. CBD can actually assist those who are trying to break free from drug abuse/addictions.

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CBD and Drug Tests?

Products containing CBD Isolate or Broad Spectrum CBD will not test positive, as drug tests are testing for THC and not CBD. However, there is a small chance that Full Spectrum CBD may contain the smallest amount of THC so it should be used with caution if you are expecting a drug test soon.

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How much CBD am I allowed to take?

Every person is different and everyone has a different tolerance to the CBD component. It is best if you start out with small doses and gradually increase at your comfort level!

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Who shouldn’t take CBD?

CBD is welcome to everyone but should not be taken if you are breastfeeding, going through pregnancy, or have Parkinson’s disease. Those who have experienced hypersensitivity to cannabidiols in the past should avoid taking them.

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Broad v. Full-Spectrum

Full-spectrum CBD will contain all components of the flower and will have a Delta 9 THC percentage of below .3%; this is what causes CBD to possibly show up on drug tests. Broad-spectrum CBD is almost the same as a full spectrum but it goes through an additional process that removes all THC contents.

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What does CBD feel like?

Our customers may describe it as being fully relaxed while their body is on autopilot. CBD is non-psychoactive so it will not get you “high” but you may feel your mind and body loosen up.

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Hemp v. Marijuana

Both are from the same species of plant but contain different amounts of THC. Marijuana will hold more than .3% of Delta 9 THC and Hemp contains less than .3% of Delta 9 THC. Hemp is also legal and non-psychoactive while Marijuana is illegal and very psychoactive.

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CBD with other Medications?

CBD use is generally safe while taking with other medications with low potential risks for interacting with other drugs, but it may vary. Please consult your doctor about the effects of taking CBD along with your medication as each type of drug is metabolized by different enzymes in the liver.

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC is a newer cannabinoid found in the plant that is derived from hemp or cannabis. Unlike CBD, Delta 8 IS psychoactive and will provide that “high” that people associate with cannabis. However, it is much less potent than Delta 9 THC, the compound found in traditional cannabis. Many people find it’s a much more approachable and manageable feeling.

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Delta 8 and Drug Tests?

Because Delta 8 is a form of THC, it is metabolized by the body in the same way that Delta 9 THC is processed. This can cause a positive drug test. There are other factors that will affect results, such as frequency of use, metabolism, weight, etc, but we recommend not using Delta 8 if you’re concerned about a drug test.

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How is Delta 8 legal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, any cannabis product containing under 0.3% Delta 9 THC is considered hemp and is federally legal. However, 18 states have made decisions to ban or restrict Delta 8 in some form, so we ask that you check your state laws before purchasing as we cannot ship Delta 8 products to those states.

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How old do you have to be for Delta 8 or CBD?

While there are no federal regulations that have set a minimum age requirement for purchasing Delta 8, Hemp and Tea Company has a store policy that you must be 21+ to purchase Delta 8. CBD is 18+ and this is a North Carolina law.