Through our thousands of valued client interactions in our brick & mortar location over the past 7 years, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Although each interaction is extremely intimate, these are the ones we hear most often.
The plant genus Cannabis contains three species; Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. CBD is derived from specific cultivars of Cannabis sativa, which are bred specifically to contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. Cannabis sativa, which is below 0.3% THC is classified as hemp. Our CBD is derived from hemp.
While CBD is a naturally-occurring component of marijuana, it does not cause a "high" like some may think. The CBD we offer is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. Industrial hemp is defined by US law as cannabis having 0.3% or less delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content by dry weight.
Everyone is unique and the fact remains that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to their CBD dosage. As dosage of CBD differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase at a comfortable level until you experience the desired result.
Delta-8-THC is distinct from THC in cannabis. Delta 8 THC has very similar compounds like THC from cannabis with a similar molecular structure but with some notable differences. Delta THC tends to be described as an easier, more tolerable version of traditional THC in cannabis, producing semi-sedative physical effects without the mental stimulation that allows users to stay focused and go on about their day while getting the therapeutic effects one would expect from regular THC. It can cause lower levels of anxiety than THC in cannabis. Some of the benefits of Delta8 THC can include: Pain and anti inflammatory effects, prevents nausea/Vomiting/Antianxiety, Stimulates appetite, Neuroprotective. These products are derived from Hemp and are 100% legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.
By virtue of the law legalizing cannabis for medicinal use, all THC-containing and non-THC CBD oil products are legal for use and possession by Illinois residents at least 21 years of age.
Delta-8 does occur naturally in cannabis, but at very low percentages. Therefore, the delta8 we are seeing in vape carts, tinctures, and edibles is isomerized from CBD. This process involves adding an acid and heat to CBD isolate or hemp crude oil.
According to the TSA's official website, hemp-derived or FDA-approved CBD oil is generally allowed on planes. The product may contain no more than 0.3% THC, which is the legal requirement for CBD products
Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. It does not cause an intoxicating “high” like THC does, and according to the World Health Organization, it “exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” Several benefits of CBD use include: ● Pain & inflammation reduction ● Anxiety reduction ● Sleep benefits ● Non- intoxicating
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid similar to CBD, though this compound interacts with your body through very different mechanisms than CBD. Initial research has indicated that CBG acts as an agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors without causing any intoxicating effects. CBG may also act as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. This means that CBG may have a relationship with both neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain. The main benefits attained through use of CBG include: ● Non-intoxicating ● Digestive benefits ● Antibacterial benefit ● Pain & inflammation reduction
Cannabinol (CBN) is currently only attainable by deriving it from CBD through a chemical conversion. While more structurally similar to THC than CBD once it reaches its final form, CBN lacks the psychoactive effects of THC which could allow more patients to utilize it without fear of intoxication or impairment. Some of the potential benefits of CBN include: ● Non-intoxicating ● Antibacterial benefits ● Neuroprotection ● Appetite-stimulation ● Sleep benefits
Cannabichromene (CBC) is “newer” to the cannabinoid scene as far as research is concerned, but has shown great potential as a medical supplement thus far. While its effects feel very similar to CBD when ingested, the chemical structure of the CBC is unique and offers it the capability to affect the body in a different way than CBD. So far, research has linked CBC with the following medical benefits: ● Non-intoxicating ● Cancer benefits ● Neuroprotection ● Neuroregeneration ● Analgesic benefits
Copyright © 2023 Botanic Alternatives - All Rights Reserved.
Place your order online and we will deliver to your door in Chicago and will ship to your home if you live outside of the city or state!