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What is the Difference between HEMP and Marijuana?

Since the hemp plant and the marijuana plant look alike, there is often confusion between the two.  They are both varieties of cannabis but they are not the same!

Hemp belongs to the species Cannabis Sativa L and contains 0.3% or less of THC, the psychoactive compound delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.

Marijuana plants, on the other hand, contains between 5% and 20% of THC.

Hemp plants usually contain considerably more cannabidiol (CBD).  CBD is a compound that counteracts the psychoactivity of THC and has significant medical benefits.

Can HEMP get you “high”?

According the article by Dr. David P. West, “Hemp and Marijuana: Myths & Realities” posted on the North American Industrial Hemp Council’s website, the high percentage of CBD (cannabidiol) in hemp actually helps to block the trace amounts of THC found in hemp.  In other words, if you smoke hemp, you will not get “high”.

What are cannabinoids?

They are the main chemical compounds produced by both the cannabis and the hemp plant.  Of the NON-psychoactive cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known.

Can I use CBD products with my prescription medications?

CBD or HEMP is a natural plant-based supplement.  There are usually NO adverse reactions to medications.  However, you should always consult with your doctor before making any medical decisions.  You should advise your doctor and employer when you are taking CBD.

Do I need a medical marijuana card to purchase CBD?

NO!  Products provided by SunnCBD and Pure Hemp Botanicals are classified as HEMP so no prescription or medical marijuana card is needed.


Is CBD legal in my State?

The laws vary from State to State regarding Hemp and the use of CBD products.  Please check your State laws prior to purchasing.

Can I fail a Drug Test with the use of Pure Hemp Botanical Products?

PHB products are manufactured from HEMP extract.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture defines hemp as “a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis”.

Simply put, our products contain no more than 0.3% THC so the THC is under the legal limit.  The THC amount in mg may vary depending on the dosage therefore there is a slight possibility that taking the product could trigger a positive test for THC.  (Many drug screens do test for THC, the psychoactive compound in THC.  Most tests do NOT detect the presence of CBD).  If you have any concerns, please consult with a medical professional prior to purchasing.

How do I know how much to take or which strength to buy?

Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic.  No known fatal overdose levels have ever been reported.

Sensitivity to CBD can vary.  Adjust your dosage until you feel you are obtaining the desired results.

The below chart may help you decide what concentration to purchase.

How Can I See the Lab Results?

Pure Hemp Botanicals website provides a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for all products.  Each product will have a batch number which can be used to provide the results for the specific item.  These can be viewed at:

Do you use pesticides on your plants?

No chemical pesticides are used n our Hemp plants.  We only use organic nutrients to grow our Hemp.


Can I see what ingredients are used?

Click on the product description of the item you wish to purchase.


How should my CBD be stored?

Ideally, this should be stored in a cool dry place.  CBD can also be stored at room temperature or it can be refrigerated.


Why does the Tincture Formula has Hemp Seed Oil?

CBD is fat soluble and has to have a fat source to extract and maximize the CBD content.  Organic hemp seed oil acts as a carrier fluid.


What is the Entourage effect?

This phenomenon, called the “entourage effect”, results when hundreds of natural components within a plant interact together and with the human body tp produce a stronger influence than any one of those components used alone. It is a synergistic effect When we combine multiple compounds in their natural state, we don’t end up with the sum of the parts; we get a multiplying effect instead. The different compounds can amplify each others effects, making the overall plant more effective in treating the unwanted medical symptoms (1).

CBD be used for Pets?

Yes.  You might be interested in reading “Practical Guide for Dog Parents in Need on Greencamp” written by Helena Miles.  This explains much you may want to know about CDB and your dog.  Please use the weight chart below as a guide.


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