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Frequently asked questions

What is a full spectrum hemp extract?

Often, we refer to our products as containing full spectrum, whole plant extracts, and/or hemp flower extracts. This means that our products contain a variety of different cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp flowers, thus encouraging the entourage effect as well as providing a much higher quality product overall. All of our products are full spectrum, as opposed to distillate, isolate or other mono-cannabinoid/terpene concentrates.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect is a mechanism by which cannabinoids and other compounds within the cannabis hemp plant act synergistically together to modulate the overall effects on the endocannabinoid system. Our products are intentionally refined in a way that contains the full spectrum profile, with all of these compounds present, so that you can be sure to experience the full benefits of this amazing plant.

What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?

Full spectrum- These extracts and concentrates contain a variety of different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are all existent in the whole plant flowers themselves. This type of extraction will result in a product that promotes the "entourage effect" on the endocannabinoid system or ECS. Often full spectrum/whole hemp flower is the most sought after, as it contains natural ratios of everything that occurs in the plant.
Isolate- An extraction or concentration technique in which a mono-cannabinoid is isolated from the plant material. CBD isolate would be an example of this type of cannabis product. Many products are created from only adding CBD isolate, which does not allow for the "entourage effect" on the ECS. Broad-spectrum- In the simplest of terms it is a mix of full spectrum and isolate. Broad spectrum often only contains a few cannabinoids that have been isolated from the plant material. Often this method is used to completely remove THC while attempting to trap as many cannabinoids as possible. This results in a complete degradation of the original terpene and flavonoid profile while leaving the choice of reintroduction of certain cannabinoids up to the processor.

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

While both of these oils come from a strain of Cannabis sativa, or hemp, they are produced by different parts of the plant, using different growing techniques, resulting in different marketable products. Hemp oil (hemp seed oil) is derived solely from the seeds of an intentionally pollinated female hemp plant and does not contain any cannabinoids. CBD oil comes from the aerial parts of an unpollinated, female plant, although the highest concentration is within the glandular trichomes of the hemp flower. Plants grown for high cannabinoid content are usually intentionally isolated from being pollinated by males to increase the resin production, thus no seeds are usually produced. This resin, produced by female plants, is then processed to capture all of the cannabinoid rich content.

Can you get high from CBD?

CBD and federally compliant hemp do not contain enough THC to have an intoxicating effect. In order to keep all products federally compliant, the maximum content of THC allowed has to be less than 0.3%. This is far below the threshold for intoxication.

Will I fail a drug test if I use full spectrum hemp products?

While federally compliant cannabis/hemp (less than 0.3% THC) does not contain enough THC to have an intoxicating effect, there has been some debate on whether this is enough THC to fail a drug analysis. We can not fully guarantee that you will pass a drug test while using full spectrum hemp products and suggest you do your own research to gain a better understanding.

Is hemp legal in all 50 states?

Although hemp is legal under the 2018 farm bill, we recommend that you follow up on your state’s law regarding hemp and CBD products. Vermilion Hemp does not provide any legal advice.