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CBD FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabidiol

At Crescent Canna, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality CBD products on the market. But in a rapidly growing market with changing and often-unclear regulations on the local, state, and federal levels, we know it’s not always easy for consumers to follow. Have questions about CBD, its uses, and how it may be able to benefit you or a loved one? We have answers.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound that comes from plants in the Cannabis genus, which include marijuana as well as hemp. Research suggests that CBD has an array of medicinal and wellness benefits, and is safe for use, nonaddictive, and nonpsychoactive.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are not the same thing, although they’re both varieties of plants from the Cannabis genus. Marijuana contains both CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which makes marijuana psychoactive. On the other hand, hemp contains much higher CBD content, but 0.3% or less of THC, so it has no psychoactive properties. All Crescent Canna products use pure CBD isolate that has been extracted from organic hemp, and are guaranteed to be 100% free of THC.

Are CBD oil and hempseed oil the same thing?

No. Hempseed oil and CBD oil derived from hemp aren’t the same thing. Hempseed oil contains little to no CBD (trace amounts of less than 25 parts per million). Be careful about purchasing “hemp oil” products from online sources like Amazon. Many have product descriptions that mislead customers into thinking they are buying legitimate CBD products.

What is CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that should contain 99%-plus pure CBD. All plant matter — oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and other compounds — are removed during the purification process.

The purity of Crescent’s organic CBD isolate powder gives our products the highest concentration of CBD possible. It has zero THC and is free of pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and other toxins. We are always fully transparent about our isolate, and you can see the independent lab testing results here.

What is CBD used for?
CBD users report benefits across a huge range of ailments and conditions, ranging from chronic pain and inflammation to anxiety and depression to insomnia and even neurological disorders like epilepsy. In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first CBD drug in the U.S. as a treatment for two seizure disorders. CBD is also receiving a lot of scientific attention due to its reported ability to reduce anxiety, and the positive effect that can have on sleep quality and insomnia, including in people with chronic pain. CBD is also gaining acceptance for pets, as dogs’ and cats’ endocannabinoid systems are very similar to ours.
Is CBD legal?

CBD is federally legal in the United States — thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill — as long as it’s derived from hemp and not from marijuana, and contains no more the .3% THC. Some states have different restrictions and do not permit any trace of THC. All Crescent Canna products are made from CBD isolate derived from organic, U.S.-grown hemp and contain zero THC.

Is CBD safe?

CBD is generally considered safe to use, nonaddictive, nontoxic, and nonintoxicating. However, if you have a medical condition or are taking medication, you should consult with your doctor before taking CBD. You also want to make sure that the CBD you take doesn’t have anything in it that could be harmful. All Crescent Canna products are lab-tested to ensure they are free of THC, heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins, ensuring our customers always get a high-quality and pure product.

Does CBD have any side effects?

While more research is necessary to provide definitive answers, empirical evidence has shown that CBD is nonaddictive and nontoxic, and has no proven adverse side-effects. That said, if you have a medical condition or are taking medication, please consult with your doctor before taking CBD.

Will I fail a drug test after taking CBD?

While tests that can detect CBD metabolites are being developed for employer use, standard drug tests only detect the presence of THC. So, as long as the CBD you’re using is hemp-derived and verifiably free of THC, it is perfectly legal, and it won’t be detected in a standard drug test.

How should I take CBD?

Crescent Canna products include CBD tinctures, vape cartridges, and pain topicals. Which form is best for you depends on why you’re taking CBD, among other variables. Our team can make suggestions concerning the right form and dose for your specific needs. Our products also come with easy-to-understand dosing information, including droppers with clear markings from .25-1mL on our CBD drops.

How long before I start seeing results?

It depends how much CBD is used and whether it’s taken topically, orally, sublingually, or inhaled. Each method affects how quickly CBD enters the bloodstream to be distributed throughout the endocannabinoid system. The type and quality of CBD also matters. Your weight, body composition, and metabolism all influence how quickly CBD will take effect and when you’ll start seeing the results.

Will CBD interact with my other medications?

Because of the nature of chemical compounds, virtually every substance, including CBD, will interact with other substances. While a growing body of research indicates that it’s safe to use, there’s some evidence that CBD — like grapefruit — may affect how other substances are broken down by your body. CBD may cause some drugs to remain in your body longer than usual. Please consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking any medications.

How can I be sure of what's in my CBD product?
In the CBD industry, you may not always know what you’re getting. Crescent Canna is committed to sharing what other brands keep under wraps. We make information about all our ingredients, as well as third-party test results for every batch of CBD isolate, available to our customers. We use the highest concentration possible of organic, pesticide-free CBD and guarantee that our products contain only the ingredients listed. On our packaging we offer clear information on potency and dosage, so you know exactly how much CBD you’re consuming.

Still have questions about CBD? Sometimes it’s hard to know who you can trust in the CBD marketplace. Our team is made up of cannabis industry experts with deep knowledge of the farming, sourcing, production, and distribution of hemp-derived CBD products, and we are always here to help. Contact us with any additional questions about CBD, its applications, or our products.

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