As cannabis continues to gain massive momentum across the globe, hemp is at the center of a new frontier in plant power. For millennia, hemp has been grown and used for things like clothing, paper and rope, and was deeply rooted in the US way back when George Washington was chopping down cherry trees. Today, the plant is widely studied and recognized for its wellness potential. But why?
It all starts with a super powerful chemical compound within the plant called CBD.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is by far the most researched and promising of the 100+ cannabinoids, naturally-occurring compounds only found in cannabis. CBD is the most common cannabinoid found in the non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating strain of cannabis sativa known as hemp, which is now federally legal to grow, harvest and sell.
CBD activates the endocannabinoid system (ECS) - a critical biological system of receptors and neurotransmitters throughout the entire body that regulates many bodily functions and helps maintain a state of homeostasis. The ECS controls biological functions including pain perception, stress management, cognitive performance, metabolism and immune response, to name a few. Although research has yet to explore the full scope of CBD’s benefits, activation of these receptors have been shown to influence several systems associated with anxiety, pain, appetite, fear, stress, mood, inflammation, memory, and more.
With ongoing research at the highest levels of science, CBD’s uses continue to grow, providing increasing hope for those looking to enhance their overall wellness and quality of life.
WHY IS CBD MOST COMMONLY DERIVED FROM HEMP?
Hemp-derived CBD is the most commonly consumed and widely available CBD extract because the hemp plant possesses less than .3% THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid, making it federally legal. Because Honcho & Hoss full-spectrum CBD oil is produced from hemp, it’s got very low concentrations of THC, so you won’t get high. This also means we can also ship our products to all 50 states.
IF HEMP IS A STRAIN OF CANNABIS, WHY IS IT FEDERALLY LEGAL?
Even though hemp was legal in the 18th and 19th centuries and is one of the oldest plants to be cultivated by human civilization, the production of hemp was banned federally in 1970 as part of tightened cannabis policies. As the plant’s practical uses and benefits became widely studied and recognized, hemp was reclassified as an agricultural commodity thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. The US has since become the world’s third largest producer of industrial hemp.
WHAT IS CBD OIL AND WHY IS IT SO POPULAR?
CBD oil simply refers to a hemp extract that is formulated to contain high levels of CBD along with varying levels of other cannabinoids and plant compounds before being dissolved into an all-natural carrier oil for smooth delivery. Tinctures are the most popular way of ingesting oil because it allows for liquid extracts to be absorbed sublingually (under the tongue), where CBD quickly enters the bloodstream for maximum impact.
Since hemp extract with CBD and other cannabinoids interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to enhance wellbeing, the effect often depends on the needs of the body. Most people use CBD oil for anxiety, pain management, insomnia, inflammation and overall wellness, but the best way to find out how CBD will impact your quality of life is to go ahead and dive in with one of our full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures.
WHEN DID CBD BECOME WIDELY KNOWN FOR ITS WELLNESS PROPERTIES?
Thanks to Charlotte Figi, known as the girl responsible for changing medical cannabis laws across America, CBD has become a breakthrough in the wellness category and is now widely available for purchase online and in major retailers across the country. After her first dose of CBD at five years of age, Charlotte experienced an enormous reduction in the number of intense epileptic seizures that consumed her life. Her remarkable story was first featured in the 2013 CNN documentary “Weed”.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL-SPECTRUM AND BROAD-SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
Full-spectrum CBD oil includes all of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant along with other beneficial plant compounds. Since research has shown that using the entirety of the plant allows for increased wellness benefits throughout the body, producing what’s known as the “entourage effect,” we deliver all of the cannabinoids that Mother Nature intended within our Honcho & Hoss full-spectrum CBD oil.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil also contains a wide range of cannabinoids found in the plant, with the exception of THC, which is entirely removed during extraction.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH CBD TO TAKE?
There are a number of considerations that go into deciding how much CBD oil is right for you. We recommend starting with a smaller dosage and gradually increasing based on need, result and desire. Honcho & Hoss 600mg full-spectrum CBD oil droppers hold 30mg, providing a month’s worth for those who consume a standard dose of 30mg daily.
IS ALL HEMP-DERIVED CBD CREATED EQUAL?
Definitely not! When hemp is cultivated in non-organic conditions, there is a possibility that residue from soils and pesticides can be passed into the final product, compromising safety and efficacy. Honcho & Hoss full-spectrum CBD oil is derived from the highest quality, organically grown hemp on American farms that adhere to the strictest cultivation practices.
You should also look for hemp-derived CBD that has been independently tested by a third-party and supported by transparent lab results, guaranteeing you are getting what you paid for and that the promised CBD content is present.
Honcho & Hoss CBD oil is third party tested and our lab results are available right here on our website so you can see exactly what’s in our product.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL AND HEMP OIL?
CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems, and stalks of the plant - the only parts of the plant containing CBD. Hemp oil (also known as hemp seed oil) is produced from the seeds of the plant, contains no CBD and does not have the same properties and benefits as CBD oil.
HOW DO I GET A HOLD OF PURE, ALL-NATURAL, ORGANIC, FLAVORFUL AND DOWNRIGHT AWESOME FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OIL?
Look no further because you’re in the right place. Your CBD adventure with Honcho & Hoss has officially begun. Saddle up.