What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Colorado hemp we have always used.

Marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

The primary difference between hemp oil & CBD oil is where the oil itself is derived from the hemp plant. Hemp Oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant only. CBD Oil is derived from the stalk, stems, leaves or flowers of industrial hemp plants.

For anyone who’s new to hemp oil, it’s natural to be unsure about what to expect after you start taking our tincture. You might have expected to feel something right away, or you might just be unsure how long it is going to take for you to notice its effects.

What is a Full Spectrum Oil?

Full Spectrum CBD Oils incorporate an assortment of cannabinoids that occur naturally in industrial hemp. Isolate CBD Oil has been available for a longer period of time, but studies are showing that Full Spectrum CBD Oil benefits our health the most.

Do your CBD products have THC?

No. In many states, THC is illegal. But, THC is not necessary to get benefits from CBD. THC is removed through our proprietary extraction to ensure that anyone using our products are compliant with state law.

Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We only use 100% Colorado-grown hemp.

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and an in house testing of our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide.

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.

How much do I take?

After opening your bottle, fill the dropper with the desired amount of oil. Dosage will vary per individual. We suggest starting with the recommended serving size or less while you find what works best for you. The recommended serving differs for each concentration.

250mg: 1 Full Dropper

500mg: 1/2 Dropper

1000mg: 1/4 Dropper

If you’re starting off with our 250 bottle, you may start with 1-2 servings per day. If you don’t like taking it all in one sitting, you can even split up your servings throughout the day, where you take half your serving in the morning and the rest at night.

There’s no scientifically proven dosing regimen, so you should approach hemp oil step by step. Start at a smaller dosage, and gradually increase the concentration until you find what works best for you. We recommend you always consult with your physician prior to starting any supplement regimen.

How do I take it?

After filling the dropper with the desired amount of oil, place the serving under your tongue. Hold for 30 seconds. For maximum effectiveness, use your tongue to gently apply the oil to your inner cheeks. Take a few deep breaths and then swallow.

Why can’t I just swallow it?

While swallowing the oil poses no threat and may still be effective, taking the oil sublingually (under your tongue), allows for maximum and rapid absorption into your blood stream (via your mucous membrane). The sublingual route is useful when instantaneous effects are desired.  When taking hemp CBD tinctures, part of the cannabinoids are absorbed into the blood stream through the sublingual route and part of it slowly absorbs into the blood through gastric walls in the stomach.

When can I expect to feel the feel results?

Similar to any supplement, such as vitamins, the effects of hemp oil will work differently for every individual. Depending on your conditions and your overall health, the time of its effectiveness will vary. Customers look for hemp oil for a variety of reasons. Overall, it’s important to understand that hemp oil could take some time and that it won’t act as an instant magic fix.

What’s our advice?

Stay consistent: After establishing a routine of when and how much you’ll take, make sure to stick to it and take it consistently every day. Skipping it for a couple days or taking it randomly can disrupt its effectiveness.

Taking the right concentration of hemp oil: There’s no scientifically proven dosing regimen, so you should approach hemp oil step by step. Start at a smaller dosage, but gradually increase the concentration until you find what works best for you. If it is your first time, start with 1-2 servings daily of our Basic 250, and see how you feel after 3-4 weeks. You can even split it up, where you take half your serving once in the morning and the rest at night.

Don’t expect quick fixes, notice the gradual changes: Hemp oil is not a drug nor does it have any psychoactive effects. You won’t feel something “kick in” right after taking it. So that’s why it’s important for you to stay consistent and notice the progressive changes over a certain period.

Why is CBD so expensive?

Chasisi CBD oil is exclusively made from the legally and organically hemp plant. We use the entire plant to ensure a full spectrum product containing all the cannabinoid except THC. Once plants have reached their optimum growth period, the plant is harvested and shredded. The product then goes through our proprietary extraction process.  All of these processes take place within 4 hours of harvesting. The application of this costly method is the only way to produce a fresh and pure product. Several samples are taken to guarantee the quality, these are tested in certified laboratories to check for the presence of THC, metals and pesticides. The percentages of cannabinoids, terpenes and terpenoids are taken and registered at this stage. All of these steps guarantee that Chasisi is a healthy, fresh and high-quality product.