Frequently Asked Questions on Cannabidiol (CBD)
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural oil extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant and is found in both hemp and marijuana. Cannabidiol is most commonly used for seizure disorder (epilepsy) but it also is used for anxiety, pain, a muscle disorder called dystonia, Parkinson disease, Crohn disease, and many other conditions (WebMD, LLC).
By Federal law, CBD products bought, consumed & sold in the U.S. are extracted from the hemp plant and cannot include more than 0.3% of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound in marijuana that causes a high. So CBD products include all the beneficial properties of natural cannabis without any of the components that cause a high.
Silver Spring Center only sells CBD products that do not contain THC by partnering with top quality companies with third party testing to verify accuracy of ingredients and potency.
Is CBD or Hemp the same as marijuana?
Both marijuana and hemp come from the cannabis plant and contain CBD (Cannabidiol), a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. However, only marijuana contains an abundant amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound that causes a high. The industrial hemp plant is a different strain of cannabis with the beneficial properties of CBD but less than 0.3% of THC.
CBD products sold by Silver Spring Center do not include any THC confirmed by third party testing available
Is CBD legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill, determined that hemp and hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell, and consume throughout all 50 states. These products must be derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC.
Can CBD be traced in drug test?
Our high-quality CBD products with 0.0% THC are incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, Silver Spring Center can not and does not represent or warrant as to the results that any individual may experience and advises you to consider the risks of incorrect detection prior to use of these products.
In a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine, results showed that pure CBD did not produce a positive result on a standard urine drug test for cannabis. However, 2 of 6 participants tested positive for cannabis after they inhaled CBD-dominant cannabis vapor. Further, THC can potentially build up in a person's system with repeated or daily use, which could further increase the chances of a positive result for cannabis (Journal of Analytical Toxicology 11/4/2019).
All Silver Spring Center products show no detectable THC on their lab reports.
Joy Organics uses patented technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract. Joy Organics published their lab reports online.
cbdMD products are THC-free from hemp & grown using organic farming methods. cbdMD publishes a Certificate of Analysis on their products.
Green Roads products contain less than 0.0mg of THC. Contact Green Roads for lab results.
Will I get high from CBD?
No. CBD products come from hemp and are non-intoxicating and non-psychotropic. Unlike marijuana, which contains THC, the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects.
Do I need a medical marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to buy CBD?
No. Our products contain hemp-based CBD, which is federally legal to be purchased anywhere in the U.S. without a marijuana card or doctor's prescription.
What does CBD do?
Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include:
Pain Relief &
Overall General Health
However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary so you are advised to check with a medical professional before using.
How should I start taking CBD?
That depends on you:
What are your goals for CBD?
What is your preferred method of application or intake?
It’s best to start with one product at a time at a low serving to determine how your body reacts to that product. Then you can gradually increase your dosage based on your body’s response. Also salves and topicals will not provide as much of CBD’s effects as products taken internally such as tinctures, soft gels and gummies.
Here are some general guidelines for determining your ideal serving of CBD oil:
Stick With One Product
It’s a good idea to put some thought into which product you’re going to use and stick with that product for a while. This allows you to gauge the effects of that particular product. If you switch back and forth between different products, determining a serving amount will be much harder.
Start With a Low Serving Size
When you first begin using CBD oil, it’s a good idea to start with a low serving size. This gives you a chance to determine your body’s reaction to CBD. One option is to start with 1mg of CBD for every 20 pounds of weight. Using this rule, someone weighing 100 pounds should start with 5 milligrams, while someone weighing over 200 pounds can start with 10 milligrams, and so on.
Start Before Bedtime
When first using CBD oil, it’s best to start at night — about an hour before bedtime. That way, if CBD has a tendency to make you drowsy, you’re not dragging during the daytime. It’s uncommon for a low serving size of CBD to cause drowsiness, but it’s good to be sure. If you have no issues, then take another serving in the morning. If CBD oil does make you sleepy, then take it at night. Often CBD oil is used to support both nighttime sleep and daytime focus, in which case it can be taken as needed throughout the day.
Increase Your Serving Size Slowly
If all goes well but you have not achieved your desired results, you can try doubling your servings. Each time you increase your serving size, take a few days to make note of how your body feels.
If a rise in serving size produces unwanted effects such as making you drowsy, back off to a lower serving.
used to treat epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and general health
Can my pet take CBD?
Yes, high-quality CBD is safe for pets. Most customers use our dog treats for dogs and our plain tinctures for other pets. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health.