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American grown

We’ve partnered with farmers in Colorado where cannabis is legal and hevaily regulated. In countries where cannabis is illegal, farmers sell leftover hemp biomass (that’s been grown for another purpose) to businesses that extract CBD oil. Huge amounts of hemp are required because it’s low resin (low potency), increasing the risk of contaminants because hemp is a “bio-accumulator” that draws toxins from the soil.

Co2 extraction

We use pressurised carbon dioxide to pull CBD and other phytochemicals from the hemp plant. This extraction process provides the highest purity of cannabinoids with the lowest risk of contaminants.

Organic

Our CBD oil is pure. Some overly processed hemp-derived CBD products are tainted with toxic solvents, corn syrup, artificial flavours and colours, and other contaminants.

 

FAQs

Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Oil: what's the difference?

  1. Cannabis is the name of the plant.
  2. Hemp is a strain of the cannabis plant.
  3. CBD is a cannabinoid: one of 112 chemical compounds found within the cannabis plant known to interact with the body via the endocannabinoid system. If we have a 'CBD oil', then we have an oil extract from a strain of the cannabis plant that contains high amounts of CBD. 
  4. By selectively farming cannabis, we can produce different strains that contain different amounts of the 112 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. For example, Hemp is a strain of the cannabis that has less than 0.2% THC (the cannabinoid that gets you high).

What are Cannabinoids and why do they affect the human body?

  1. Cannabinoids are a group of closely related compounds of similar shape and chemical composition. First discovered in the Cannabis plant in the 1940s (hence the name cannabinoid), their discovery flew fairly under the radar with legal restrictions and stigma slowing further research. Scientists call cannabinoids found in plants 'phyto-cannabinoids'.  Examples of phytocannabinoids: CBD, THC
  2. It wasn't till half a century later that scientists discovered similar molecules being naturally produced inside the human body, used to regulate & maintain some of our most vital life functions. Similar in shape to the phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, scientists called them endo-cannabinoids. 
  3. In a system known as the 'endocannabinoid system', endocannabinoids latch onto receptors spread throughout the human body. When an endocannabinoid latches onto one of these receptors, they can trigger a variety of actions, inlcuding temporarily blocking synaptic pathways and regulating the release of hormones. Since its discovery in the 1990s, the endocannabinoid system has been found to play a critical role in our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep, mood, pain sensation, anti-inflammatory response and more.
  4. The fundamental role of the "endocannabinoid system" is to create homeostasis within the body: when external factors change, the endocannabinoid system reacts so that the internal environment remains the same. Sometimes though, the endocannabinoid system fails - there is a deficiency in signaling and physiological conditions change, leading to symptoms that we have learned to treat with drugs with wide-ranging side effects.
  5. Although the cannabinoids produced inside the human body are slightly different to those found in the cannabis plant, the shapes are so similar that they are still able to affect the same receptors spread throughout the body.