Are Hemp and Marijuana The Same?

No. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and accessories.

Marijuana contains many chemical compounds that create the different characteristics of the plant. Terpenes provide flavors and aromas, while chlorophyll in the leaves makes the plant green – but the most important chemicals in marijuana are the cannabinoids.


What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and the most well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.

THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel “high” after ingesting marijuana.

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

Whether produced by the body or in a plant, these naturally-occurring compounds all interact with the endocannabinoid system.


What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are called endocannabinoids. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell-specific direction.

There are two different types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain and responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell, it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.


What is the Entourage Effect? Why is it important?

Cannabinoids, terpenes and other chemical compounds found in cannabis achieve limited success when working in isolation or as individual components. Research suggests that when these individual components of the cannabis plant support one another, therapeutic benefits are magnified. Together, they produce an effect that is greater than the sum of their parts. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect supports the idea that whole plant medicine is superior to pure extracts.


Is Hemp an intoxicant?

No. While there are at least 113 known cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, cannabis is identified by its two active ingredients: THC and CBD. THC is the only molecule in the cannabis family with a psychoactive component. It’s the only one that will get you “high.” CBD, even at extremely high doses, will not make you feel “high.”

There are hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes and phytonutrients present in the cannabis plant that are beneficial to overall health and wellness; unfortunately, they are improperly associated with the properties of one molecule, THC.

Section 7606 of the Farm Bill defines industrial hemp as cannabis plants with <0.3% THC. Our products contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. To maintain compliance with all laws, our products are rigorously tested to ensure a level of <0.3% THC.


How do I get my patients started?

While its hard not to have heard about CBD in today's world, there are still a huge number of individuals that are hesitant to try it. This is usually due to misunderstanding the legality, the psychoactive effects or a combination of both.  

Almost always, customers are extremely receptive when presented the proper information, especially from a trusted professional. Simply explain that CBD is federally legal, with acceptance among law makers improving each day. Additionally, quality CBD contains no psychoactive ingredients.

This information, combined with the free samples we provide for you to give your customers and webinar sales training we provide our partners, make bringing CBD into the fold a breeze!


Are your products legal?

Short Answer: Yes

Long Answer: Hemp-based, THC-free CBD was legalized at a federal level as a part of the 2014 Farm Bill. The passage of this bill made legal the use of hemp-based products by changing its classification to an agricultural product. While legal at a federal level, states still retain a level of sovereignty and as such passed their own regulations regarding the sale and consumption of CBD. Thus far, 47 of the 50 states have passed laws regarding hemp and CBD.

The only states that retain unfavorable laws regarding the use of CBD are Ohio and South Dakota. There are however, certain towns, counties and municipalities across the country that mandate certain stipulations regarding the sale of CBD. If you have any questions regarding regulation specific to your area, please don't hesitate to reach out, as our consultants are extremely well-versed in the intricacies of CBD law.

Why was hemp legalized?

Following the passage of section 7606 of the 2014 farm bill, Kentucky became the first state to create state sponsored industrial hemp pilot programs. These pilot programs were designed to test the agronomics of the crop, and what it could mean to farmers and processors who want to enter the industry. Citing 5 successful years of growth and an increase of farming salaries in his home state, Senator Mitch McConnell, along with other influential policy makers such as Sen Ron Wyden (OR) determined that it made sense for hemp to be available for farmers to grow legally in all 50 states. The return of this crop to our nations farmers should be heralded as a decree of job creation, economic growth, and innovation.


Will CBD oil show up in a drug test?

Short Answer: It's Possible.

Long Answer: Due to the extreme sensitivity of modern drug tests, depending on the manufacturer of the test as well as the individual metabolism. As these tests scan for not only THC, but metabolites derived from various cannabinoids, It's possible that CBD could cause a false positive on a urinalysis drug test.

These instances are extremely rare and can always be corrected with a with a confirmation test.

What can I do if I fail a drug test for CBD?

While false positives are extremely rare, and we are not aware of any occurances with Pure Science Products, instances have been reported with ingested CBD.

However, there has been a 100% success rate with accurate reporting on blood or hair based tests. In the event that you incorrectly test positive for CBD, requesting a hair or blood-based confirmation test has, to date, been an infallible way to clear up any confusion.


How do I know which product is right for me?

We understand that CBD can be confusing. From the never-ending emergence of new research to the long list of companies to choose from and wide variety of product offerings, it can be hard to simplify the process. Our products can be broken down in to two basic categories: topicals and ingestibles. We generally recommend topicals for more localized applications and ingestibles for the opposite.

However, everyone has unique treatment needs. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us via chat, phone call or email. Our clinical consultants are always available to help you determine what option may be best for you.

What is your return policy?

We have 60 day no-questions-asked return policy. Meaning that if at any time up to 60 days after the date of your purchase you are unsatisfied with our products you can return them at any time for a full refund.

How Do I Return A Product?

Simply contact our customer service department and explain that you would like a refund for your product. We will send you a shipping label that you simply print out and attach to your packaging material. Mail it back to us, and as soon as we receive your product, we will begin processing your refund.

When can I expect my refund?

We do our best to process refunds in a timely manner. Your refund will be issued to you Within seven (7) days of receiving your return.  Please allow an additional 3-5 days for your banking institution to process your transaction. If after 14 days you have not received a refund, please contact us via phone, email or chat and we will rectify the situation.


How can I sell these products in my store?

We have 60 day no-questions-asked return policy. Meaning that if at any time up to 60 days after the date of your purchase you are unsatisfied with our products you can return them at any time for a full refund.


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