Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is the acronym for cannabidiol, which is the compound that produces the medicinal effects seen from hemp oils. CBD is not psychoactive and produces no euphoric state. CBD studies do show a range of health benefits leading to many clinical trials in progress currently.
Is CBD legal?
Consumer products with broad-spectrum hemp oil comprised of up to 80% CBD and 0.0% THC (actually anything less than .3% THC) are legal in Texas and provide a solution for consumers who want a supply of CBD in a botanical extract.
What is “Broad Spectrum” CBD?
Means you enjoy all of the benefits of the plant without the THC. Our purification process selectively removes THC and other undesirable impurities from our Full Spectrum hemp extract, which contains even trace amounts of THC. Our proprietary processes do not expose the extracted products to high temperature or adverse conditions as with other manufacturers’ fractional distillation processes. This allows you to enjoy a THC free product that preserves the plant’s terpene profile, eliminating potential degradation of cannabinoids and mitigating potential oxidation of other botanical compounds.
Why is CBD so expensive?
The lengthy process of producing CBD is what makes it so expensive. From “seed to sale” our hemp plants are first organically farmed, harvested and transported to our processing facility where they must dry and then undergo CO2 extraction (where the oil is squeezed from the plant through high pressure). The oil is purified and then formulated into our products, bottle and packaged and shipped to our store for final sale. This is a costly process.
Why is Fleur CBD better than the competition?
Our products are all Made in the USA . Our Hemp plants contain proprietary genetics with high CBD content and are organically farmed. Our CBD oil is extracted and purified in an FDA approved processing facility that is also a facility certified by the state of Colorado as food safe. Each Fleur product includes a certificate of analysis (COA) by a certified lab showing its exact contents. All Fleur products are uniquely THC free and contain a Broad Spectrum profile which maintains the Terpenes and Phytocannabinoids in the extraction process but eliminates the THC.
How can CBD help with so many medical conditions?
Scientist in the 90’s identified the human/animal Endocannabinoid System which is very similar to the chemicals found in the Cannabis Sativa plant called Phytocannabinoids. The body has two main receptors CB1 and CB2 which respond in like fashion to the Endo and Phyto compounds. These receptors are messengers to the brain that trigger serotonin, dopamine and narcotic-like endorphins. Described in terms of “a Key fitting a lock”, the Cannabinoids fit in and activate our Endocannabinoid system.
Will CBD make me “high”?
CBD is a “non-psychoactive” molecule in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The THC molecule is the cannabinoid that makes a person feel “high”. Because the THC is carefully extracted from our products you will not get high using our products. However, CBD can make you feel quite rested and even slightly drowsy depending upon your dosage.
Will I fail a drug test?
Our products contain 0% THC as verified by our COA’s which show THC content as “ND” or non-detectable. However, we are not experts in drug testing. We do not have any info about the testing protocols you might undergo by your employer. We have no control over testing conditions or chain of custody of your sample. We also do not know your Cannabis usage history. Given these unknowns, we cannot make any guarantee that you will not test positive on a drug test.
Will I experience any side effects from CBD?
The most commonly reported side effects by CBD users are dizziness, fatigue, sleepiness and raised body temperature. Mixing alcohol with CBD may increase these side effects. CBD can also increase the effects of other drowsiness-causing medications such as allergy pills. In rare cases the Bidirectional Effect can occur, which worsens the symptoms you are trying to correct because you have overstimulated the ECS system, usually with an excessive dosage of CBD. It is important to “titrate” slowly until desired results are achieved.
Will I experience any negative drug interactions with CBD?
The answer is “maybe.” CBD in sufficient amounts can alter the liver enzymes- cytochrome P450. The evidence suggests that CBD can either increase or decrease the bodies usage of some pharmaceutical drugs, similar to grapefruit. Drug interactions are especially important if the drugs by themselves involve major side effects. Some drugs that use P450 system: steroids, antihistamines, HIV antivirals, antibiotics, antidepressants and NSAIDS. This means that CBD users should consult with their physician who can monitor for any adverse reactions.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are responsible for giving Cannabis its fragrant scent. Terpenes give each retail strain of Cannabis its distinct smell and usually is part of the reason for a strain’s name. The fragrant oils are secreted from the Cannabis plant’s resin glands. Each known terpene contains unique benefits which can help with sleep, calming effects, focus and other benefits.
What are Phytocannabinoids?
There are 113 known phytocannabinoids in a cannabis plant including CBD and CBG. Phytocannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors inside the human body as a key fits into a lock. A cannabinoid unlocks a cannabinoid receptor and initiates changes in cells that can produce a wide range of beneficial processes.