Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp and CBD

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. A member of the cannabis family, hemp does not have the same side effects as its cousin, marijuana.


What is my suggested dose?

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Can my doctor prescribe CBD?

Doctors can only recommend cannabinoids, because there is  no recommended daily allowance or universal dosing. Researchers are still exploring the chemicals to learn how they work.

What is special about Charleston Hemp?

Our products are all derived from industrial hemp grown on US farms using organic growing practices. We create all our products in small batches to ensure their quality. In fact, one of the nation’s preeminent medical botanists consults to Charleston Hemp Company.

What is the entourage effect?

There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis and many have demonstrated health and wellness benefits.  The “entourage effect” is a theory that, when combined, these cannabinoids work together to enhance their effects. The “entourage effect” is also believed to be enhanced by terpenes.

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of hundreds of cannabinoids identified in the Cannabis family.  It is believed to have health related benefits and is known to stimulate brain cells to release dopamine, creating a euphoric or “high” sensation.

Is CBD safe for pets?

It has been shown to be beneficial for your pets.  Always consult your veterinarian before starting your pets on CBD.

What is the shelf life?

Charleston Hemp Company’s full-spectrum CBD tinctures, vape oils, salves and balms are good for 6-12 months depending on your item.  You should store at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Will I fail a drug test?

Charleston Hemp Company’s full-spectrum CBD oil from industrial hemp contains less than .3% of THC, the compound that tests positive for marijuana.  It’s not likely CBD will show up in a drug test, but it is possible.  We recommend you tell your tester and the lab you are using CBD before you take the test.

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What is the endocannabinoid system?

Will CBD affect my prescriptions?

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What does "Full Spectrum" CBD mean?

Full Spectrum CBD oil includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant.  Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber.

What are terpenes?

Webster’s defines terpenes as:  any of various isomeric hydrocarbons C10H16 found present in essential oils (as from conifers) and used especially as solvents.

CBD Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp Seed Oil is made from pressed hemp seeds and is packed with nutrients. Test have shown that there are no cannabinoids present in the seeds of a hemp plant.  CBD Oil is extracted from the whole hemp plant and is one of over 100 active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

Is CBD legal?

Hemp and its derivatives have become legal in all 50 states under the 2018 US Farm Bill. The farm bill gives authority to the FDA to specify the regulations on CBD.

What is CBD isolate?

The isolate process removes all of the oils, plant material, waxes, chlorophyll, and more, from CBD oil, leaving behind the pure cannabidiol.

What else can be made from hemp?

Industrial hemp is a fast growing plant which has been used for thousands of years.  It can be refined into a variety of commercial products such as textiles, paper, paint, insulation, biodegradable plastic, automotive parts, biofuel and food.  The list goes on!

Are your products tested?

Absolutely!  We test our products multiple times, from start to finish.  We rely on an independent, third-party laboratory for the official report on every batch of crude and every product on the shelf.

Should I refrigerate your products?

Keep out of direct sunlight. Store at room temperature, we recommend refrigerating our hemp seed tinctures.

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