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What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

It has been concluded  that “both hemp varieties and marijuana varieties are of the same genus, Cannabis, and the same species, Cannabis Sativa. Further, there are countless varieties that fall into further classifications within the species cannabis Sativa.” However, it is all dependent on how the plant is grown and utilized. For instance, the term cannabis (or marijuana) is used when describing a Cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for its potent trichomes. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties. Hemp, on the other hand, is used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC, and typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, and much more. Only products made from industrial hemp (less than 0.3% THC) are legal to sell, buy, consume, and ship. This single factor (0.3%) distinguishes between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.”

Is CBD from hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?

YES. CBD is CBD, whether from hemp or marijuana. Most marijuana has a very low cannabidiol profile, however, hemp plants produce more CBD than THC, while marijuana produces more THC than CBD. There are however certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content. Industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice for a higher CBD content. Hemp is truly a wonderful source of cannabidiol (CBD), as is obvious from our quality and the feedback we’ve received from thousands of different people.

Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high CBD content hemp CBD oil?

Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our Hemp CBD oil. Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our CBD extract is an olive oil extraction of the hemp plant itself. Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, and may provide benefits for certain ailments, but it only has a trace amount of CBD in it, and it is the CBD that is being so widely recognized and studied for it’s potentially far reaching abilities. Our extraction method does not require emulsifiers to blend with hemp seed oil (like most concentrates), but it is the CBD that is undoubtedly the main ingredient that makes our product stand out.

What is cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD oil?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in industrial Hemp and the Cannabis plant which are found within the flower, leaf, and stem. Cannabinoids offer an array of health benefits. When consumed, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites (CB1 and CB2) throughout the body. CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons. CBD is a derivative of CBD-A (cannabidiolic acid), produced when CBD-A comes into contact with heat. The decarboxylation temperature (the point at which the acid chain falls off the CBD-A) for CBD is around 240F-290F.


‘CBD oil’ is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD oils are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD oils is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

Where do you source your Hemp from?

Our hemp is cultivated from organic seeds on an EU Certified Organic farm in Europe.  Once harvested and cured, the CBD is extracted on site and shipped to the United States in compliance with all federal hemp importing laws.  

How is CBD consumed?

There are many methods of consuming CBD. Nowadays, there are high CBD strains. These strains of cannabis can be smoked and even transformed into a concentrate. Concentrates refers to the separation of the essential oils of a plant from the plant’s fibers. This allows to collect the high concentration of plant compounds into a product that is more versatile and enjoyable. Concentrates can then be used with typical vaporizer pens, sublingual sprays and tinctures. CBD oil is typically applied under the tongue before swallowing. Allow the oil to absorb into your system by holding the oil in your mouth for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. This allows the active CBD to be absorbed by the mucus membranes in the mouth. This oil can also be added to room temperature or cool edibles, such as on a cookie or a smoothie. Topical products come in a variety of different forms, from oils, to salves, to creams that can also be applied directly to the skin to aid directly to the affected area.

What’s the ideal dosage?

Cannabinoids are fat soluble and build up in the body over time with consistent use; which means that after a few weeks of using CBD oil a lesser amount may be required to gain effects, similar to the original servings. Unlike pharmaceuticals, CBD does not built tolerance.

Every person’s body chemistry is unique, and dosages must be determined by the user. Many of our customers using the 125 mg oil strength have given positive feedback. Because the 125 mg oil is a dose that has helped our clients with different conditions, the majority of our clients have experienced results within 6-10 days of consistent use. It is important to know that finding the right dose is a learning process. It would be best to start low and increase the dose as needed. CBD may work for some, and it may not work the same way for others. We generally suggest experimentation when figuring out a good serving for you or your loved ones.

What is the safety of cannabidiol and your Hemp CBD oil? Are there negative side Effects?

Cannabis is an all-natural herb; an alternative medicine that provides a wide range of benefits. Organic drugs can produce certain effects without being chemically altered. Synthetic drugs on the other hand, are man-made chemicals, and most come with a long list of side-effects. CBD is a natural alternative that may treat ailments without the side effects that synthetic drugs can cause. For this reason alone, turning to an alternative, all-natural option can be truly beneficial in your everyday life.


CBD and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are considered to be generally safe. In hemp’s thousands of years of use there has not been one recorded fatality or major illness contributed to its use that we know of.

Will I get ‘high’?

No. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of

THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.

Will I fail a drug test?

The hemp plants we extract our CBD from have less than the legal limit of THC, .03%. After extraction, there are less than trace amounts in all of our full-plant extracted products.  These full-spectrum oils contain all of the beneficial cannabinoids (like CBG, CBN, CBD-A, CBC, etc), terpenes, Omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals like iron, zinc, and calcium.  They work in synergy, called the Entourage Effect, to maximize healing potential.  


We lab test all of our products to make sure there are only trace amounts or lower in the full-extract oils, like our 125 mg oil.  Although possible, it is highly improbable to cause a positive drug test. We have many government employers, doctors, nurses, military officials, etc., that use our product with complete peace of mind. Rest assured, this product is safe for you! 


The 250mg isolate is purely CBD, without the added effect of the other compounds and molecules.  For this reason, it doesn’t contain any THC.  We offer the CBD isolate because it has an abundant list of benefits just by itself, and some people don’t want even traces of THC for person reasons.


What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have every batch tested at SD Pharm Labs, located in San Diego, CA.

Why do you use an olive oil extraction?

Research has found different external resources to stimulate the Endocannabinoid System. Extra virgin olive oil has shown to upregulate CB-1 receptors. CB-1 receptors affect areas of the brain playing a role in memory, mood, sleep, appetite and pain sensation.

Olive oil has a vast array of health benefits as well as emotional benefits.  According to Spanish researchers from the University of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a diet rich in olive oil can protect from mental illness. They found that a higher intake of olive oil was associated with a lower risk of depression. Olive oil, the only vegetable oil that can be taken as it is, is rich in antioxidatives and has monounsaturated fatty acids. Studies have shown that olive oil prevents heart disease and that regular consumption of olive oil may also lower the risk of diabetes. It was found that olive oil controls the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) while raising the levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Also rich in vitamin E contents, olive oil provides cellular protection against free radicals. It helps in neutralizing free radicals, which can lower risk for colon cancer.

Knowing the many health benefits of olive oil, we want to use the best ingredients to create the best products for our customers!  

Will CBD oil interfere with my pharmaceuticals?

If you currently use any pharmaceutical or other meds, it is also important that your doctor should advise you on how to go about changing from the chemical substances to CBD Oil. Your medical practitioner is qualified to advise you on the use of CBD.

Can you give CBD oil to a kid?

Hemp-derived CBD is believed to be an effective option for kids. For many families, CBD is a miracle molecule that allows their children to live normal lives without dangerous medications, hospitalizations, doctor visits. Unfortunately, despite CBD being completely safe, treating kids with cannabis is still quite controversial. By learning more about CBD and dispelling some of the harmful myths surrounding the compound, more children may be able to live normal and healthy lives. Organizations like CannaKids have focused on educating and providing medicinal cannabis oil to pediatric patients. Charlotte’s Web is a relatively rare strain, that contains virtually no THC. This particular strain was developed by a Colorado-based grower for a young girl named Charlotte, who suffered from severe and nearly continuous epileptic seizures. Charlottes web and the story behind it will revolutionized the way that the word views cannabis.

What is the shelf life of your products?

Shelf life for our product is about 1 year. Shelf life can be extended if hemp oil is stored in a cool, dark, and dry area.

Can I fly/travel with CBD?

Flying with CBD hemp oil products is legal and safe. Since all of KB Pure Essentials products are legal to purchase, ship, and consume in all 50 U.S. states, you can bring your CBD hemp oil supplements with you anywhere you travel across the country. This is because our CBD products are derived from hemp (with less than 0.3 % THC) instead of marijuana and therefore aren’t restricted the same as medical or recreational marijuana.

CBD Hemp oil is legal in Mexico! Until recently, all forms of cannabis were banned in the country as part of the effort to eradicate the illegal drug trade, but Mexico appears to be taking on a more compassionate approach to their cannabis policy, extending the medical use of CBD to patients in the country. This announcement came after months of dialog between the Mexican government, citizen advocates, and the country’s healthcare community.

Upon the research, it is safe to state that one may travel internationally with hemp oil. We can certainly mail/ship our product to Mexico, if needed.

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