Frequently asked questions
What is CBD and why should I incorporate it into my lifestyle?
Short for Cannabidiol, CBD is one of more than one hundred naturally-occurring compounds called cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids) that are found in cannabis plants. CBD is a non-intoxicating part of the cannabis plant that is being researched and associated with what we feel are truly incredible health and medical benefits. Humans were utilizing cannabis thousands of years ago for its therapeutic properties, and with restrictions gradually being lifted on its growth, processing and usage, research is quickly moving forward uncovering (or rediscovering) the vast array of benefits this plant has to offer. The hemp plant tends to have a greater amount of CBD concentrated in the flower and low amount of THC. This relatively low level of THC is further restricted by federal law (see “Is CBD Legal”, below). CBD is non-intoxicating and non-addicting, making it a perfect choice for those wanting a natural solution to certain ailments without nasty side effects.
The list of ailments research and medical patients are suggesting can be alleviated by the use of CBD is vast and includes not only physiological complications, but those of a psychological nature as well. These include the following:
· Pain (muscular, joints, fibromyalgia, etc.)
Is CBD and hemp legal?
CBD is a legal naturally occurring compound. If you are questioning its legality, it is likely that you are associating it with another cannabinoid – THC. CBD derived from hemp plants is federally legal. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural product, and officially removed it from the list of controlled substances. The 2018 Farm Bill redefined hemp as all parts of the Cannabis Sativa plant that do not exceed 0.3% delta-9 THC by dry weight. So, although hemp and marijuana are of the same plant genus and variety, current federal law identifies cannabis as hemp – not marijuana – so long as no part of the plant exceeds that 0.3% threshold. Our products are third party tested and comply with current statutes governing hemp production.
What is Hemp Flower, and how does it differ from marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana both belong to the ‘Cannabis’ genus of plants, more specifically Cannabis Sativa L. The term “hemp” now legally refers to a variety of the cannabis family that produces very low amounts of the chemical compound delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (less than 0.3%), while the term “marijuana” is used to refer to a variety that produces greater amounts of THC (more than 0.3%). Hemp plants tend to have relatively higher levels of the compound cannibidiol, or CBD, which is being utilized to treat a broad range of ailments. The primary defining characteristic between the two is therefore based on the amount of THC in the plant. For most intents and purposes, when comparing hemp to marijuana, the question is more specifically: How does CBD differ from THC?
How does CBD differ from THC?
Although both are derived from the cannabis plant, CBD and THC do NOT possess the same psychoactive effects. THC is renowned for causing the psychotropic “high” associated with marijuana use. CBD, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive compound; it does not produce the “high” associated with THC. To the contrary, research has actually shown that CBD can counter the psychoactive effects of THC. Each part of the hemp plant offers different beneficial uses, but as far as medicinal use is concerned the resin is where the action is. At High Ranch Farm, we are dedicated to the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic uses. We aim to address the well-being of the whole body; we therefore focus on proper cultivation of the whole flower. The flower, or bud, is where the resin is concentrated on the plant. Resin can be found on the leaves and stem of the plant as well, but to a much lesser degree. So, if you are buying flower, pre-rolls or other cannabis products that are showing a mixture of twigs, leaves and other plant by-product – you are not using a plant that is living up to its full potential.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabis plants make a thick resin full of compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabis resin is contained within the tiny trichomes found on the plant; the occurrence of these trichomes are primarily and specifically concentrated on the plant’s female flowers (buds). This sticky resin contains more than 100 documented phytocannabinoids.