Frequently Asked Questions on CBD,
Qulture & More
At Qulture, our goal is to change the narrative on cannabis and CBD. We understand that there can be hesitancy when starting on a CBD product. Read our frequently asked questions below, and contact our team if you have any specific questions.
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant that has been used for centuries for better health. Most CBD comes from hemp plants rather than cannabis plants. While the two are related, hemp does not contain nearly as much THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the substance that creates a high. In the US, CBD products can legally be sold in all 50 states if they contain no more than .3 percent THC on a dry weight basis, which is not enough to cause a high.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates cognition, pain sensation, appetite, memory, sleep, immune function, and mood. CBD works to relieve ailments by positively influencing the signals that this system sends throughout the body. Learn more about CBD by taking advantage of our online education center.
Cannabinoids are compounds in the cannabis/hemp plant that are being studied for their effects on health and well-being. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The more well-known ones are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabinol (CBN).
No, taking CBD does not require a prescription. If you would like medical advice on adding CBD to your health care regime, please contact our medical advisor, Cathleen Graham, RN BSN CHPN, at cannabisnurse.com
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a system of receptors (CB1 and CB2) that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. The Endocannabinoid System helps our bodies maintain homeostasis or balance.
CB1 receptors are associated with emotions, mood, appetite, coordination, movement, and pain. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and throughout tissues of the spleen and tonsils. When a person takes CBD or another cannabinoid like THC, these receptors are activated, and symptom relief or balance is achieved.
While CBD oil’s benefits are still being tested, some studies connect CBD oil to reducing the symptoms of epilepsy, neuropathic and multiple sclerosis-related pain, and cancer. Many people also claim that CBD helps with anxiety.
Since every customer’s needs are unique, dosing is not a one-size-fits-all decision. We recommend dosing twice daily, starting with a low dose. Also, our team is always on standby to answer any questions you may have, so never hesitate to send us a message.
There are many ways to use CBD, including CBD gummies, topical CBD, oils, capsules, and more. However, it’s essential to understand the type of cannabinoid in each product.
Full Spectrum products contain CBD and small amounts of other cannabis compounds, like flavonoids, terpenes, and even small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol THC.
Broad Spectrum products contain CBD and small amounts of other cannabis compounds, but not THC.
At Qulture, we offer a wide variety of products with effective and safe ingredients, so you can be sure to find the perfect CBD product for your needs.
No. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you high. CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. Most of our products contain trace amounts of THC, but it is not enough to make you high.
If you are subject to random drug tests, please consider our Broad Spectrum products such as our Broad Spectrum Gummies or Broad Spectrum Gel Caps. They are THC free.
Reactions vary based on each person and the product they consume. Generally, you can begin to feel the effects of CBD after 15 to 20 minutes. However, certain products can take up to an hour or two for you to experience the full impact.
“Full spectrum” CBD oil will contain trace amounts of THC as well as other cannabinoids. This contributes to what’s called the “entourage effect”. Researchers believe cannabis works best when all the components of the plant are intact, including trace amounts of THC. This allows the user to benefit not only from the hundreds of cannabinoids, but also from the flavonoids and terpenes present in the plant.
“Broad Spectrum” products will have CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes, except THC. Broad Spectrum products are best for those who undergo drug testing.
Delta 8 is short for Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabidiol. Delta 8 is a form of THC that is derived from hemp. Because it is THC, it will get you high and you will test positive on a drug test. It is commonly used for pain, relaxation, and sleep. Delta 8 THC is believed to be about 25% less psychoactive than Delta 9 THC, which is the stronger form of THC most commonly found in cannabis products purchased in legal cannabis dispensaries and provisioning centers.
While cannabinoids (CBD) shouldn’t show up on a drug test, several CBD products are made with a combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which most drug tests screen for. However, not all Qulture products include THC, so you can find the best product for your needs.
Hemp oil is any oil derived from the hemp plant. CBD oil is an oil containing high amounts of CBD, made from either hemp or cannabis plants. While CBD often comes from hemp, not all hemp oil is CBD oil. For example, hemp oil made from the seeds of the hemp plant will not contain active CBD.
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinoid most known for its ability to get people high. THC is also commonly used to treat pain, aid in relaxation, increase appetite and alleviate insomnia. THCV or tetrahydrocannabivarin has no psychoactivity at lower doses and will not get you high. THCV is being studied for its effects on diabetes, panic attacks, lethargy, and tremors. It is most often used to promote energy and alertness and to suppress appetite.
The “A” stands for acid. CBDA and CBGA are the acidic or raw forms of CBD and CBG. CBDA sometimes works when CBD doesn’t, and it often works at lower doses. Researchers have learned that combining CBGA and CBGA may have a protective effect on the immune system. These products should be stored in the refrigerator and have an earthy taste due to being minimally processed.
CBG is short for cannabigerol. Cannabigerol is a cannabinoid which is showing great promise in treating issues involving pain, gastrointestinal distress, neurodegenerative conditions and hormonal imbalance. It also stimulates bone growth.