CBD Information and Education

WHAT IS CBD? 

CBD or cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. In the past few years CBD has become one of the most buzzed-about topics in the natural wellness space because it may support a sense of peace and well-being in humans. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high.

 

Here at The Cannabis Pharmacy, we are dedicated to helping each person become the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants. We’ve selected CBD and other Cannabis products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about Cannabis can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how Cannabis can support you.

HOW DOES CBD WORK?

CBD and Cannabis works by interacting with a vast set of receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS is involved in many important jobs, including regulating your stress levels, sleep schedule, pain perception, anti-inflammatory response, immune system, mood, and more. Overall, your ECS is always working to keep your body in homeostasis, its optimal state.

WHAT IS HOMEOSTASIS?

Homeostasis is a biological balance in your body’s natural rhythms. Sometimes it’s described as equilibrium in your system. Homeostasis has a big impact on your overall well-being. New research is always emerging exploring the link between homeostasis, and physical, mental, and even emotional health. People take CBD because they want to support their ECS, and all the work it does.

Your body makes its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids.

Your body makes its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high, or the thrill of singing along to your favorite song, you’ve experienced the work of endocannabinoids. When plants make this type of compound, they’re called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of over a hundred types of phytocannabinoids found in hemp plants. It’s non-intoxicating, which means it does not produce the high associated with marijuana.

In compliance with FDA Regulation, we encourage you to research CBD on your own to discover even more of its incredible and life-changing health benefits.

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UNDERSTANDING ENDOCANNABINOIDS AND YOUR CANNABINOID RECEPTORS

The endocannabinoid system and its role in homeostasis was discovered in the 1990s. The research shows us that there are two main types of receptors in the human body: CB1 (found in your brain, lungs, and spine) and CB2 (found in your immune system, colon, and spleen). Before the endocannabinoid system discovery revealed that the body naturally produced its own endocannabinoids, we only knew them (cannabinoids) as a diverse group of compounds found in a family of plants that includes hemp.

The first endocannabinoid to be discovered was anandamide, which is named after Ananda, the Sanskrit word for bliss. Anandamide can also be found in chocolate. Many common, popular activities cause your body to release endocannabinoids. To experience this natural process, try going for a long run, or dancing and singing along with your favorite song. Running, singing, and dancing are all known to release endocannabinoids and bring a sense of happiness and well-being.

WHAT DOES YOUR ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS) DO?

Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps keep you in homeostasis, a biological equilibrium in your body’s natural rhythms. To put it simply, your body manages an incredible number of functions in a regular, cyclical way. Most of the time, you never even have to think about them because they happen on their own. The ECS is believed to have a role in your immune system, stress response, pain response and management, sleep, healing, recovery and more. Every single one of these systems is a deeply complicated chemical process in your body. To feel your best and be your best, you need all of them functioning properly. CBD gives you a way to support your ECS, and the many functions in which it plays a part.

THE FUTURE OF CBD AND
ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM HEALTH

New research about CBD’s power to enhance wellness in human beings is emerging every day. We receive endless stories from our customers about how CBD has changed their lives, and we’ve made it our goal to bring this source of support to as many people as we can. We hope you will be one of them!

All of our products are grown in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill!

2018 Farm Bill Links

H.R.2 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 @ Congress.gov – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2/text

Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_farm_bill

IS CBD LEGAL?

Hemp-derived CBD is legal at the federal level, and in almost every state. But just because something is legal, doesn't mean that every brand follows the same standards. This short video will help you buy CBD products with confidence!

Hemp-derived CBD is legal at the federal level. We mention ‘hemp-derived’ because you can also get CBD from marijuana, which is not currently legal at the federal level. The CBD has the same effects no matter where it comes from. Industrial hemp is described by the 2018 Farm Bill as having less than 0.3% THC, which is the compound that produces the high associated with marijuana. CBD is non-intoxicating, and will not generate a high. This is part of the reason the legality surrounding this compound is more relaxed.

Please note: each state has its own laws and regulations, so you should do your own research before purchasing CBD oil in any given state.

WHERE IS CBD LEGAL?

CBD from industrial hemp is legal in almost every state, but regulations regarding its use vary. It is important that you do your own research and learn how CBD is treated in your state.

 

THE 2018 FARM BILL

In 2018, the US Senate introduced The Hemp Farming Act in its version of The 2018 Farm Bill. Among other goals, the act sought to make hemp an agricultural commodity, give states the power to oversee hemp production, and take away the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) authority over hemp.

The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law in December 2018, effectively legalizing hemp at the federal level by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and classifying it as an agricultural commodity. As a result, CBD from hemp is legal nationwide at the federal level. The Hemp Farming Act, included in the 2018 Farm Bill, is considered the most important victory in the history of the hemp industry in the United States.

WHY WASN’T CBD ALWAYS LEGAL?

There are many theories surrounding hemp’s illegality. The simplest explanation is that the legislators just didn’t understand its distinction from marijuana. That’s a confusion that widely persists to this day. Beyond that, it seemed possible that hemp farms could be used to disguise marijuana crops. When marijuana was made illegal, all associated compounds, derivatives, and related plants were made illegal too.

As scientific research progressed, the potential power of CBD became more understood. Furthermore, advocates for hemp demonstrated that not only was it useful for many things, it was decidedly not useful for getting high, especially when grown at the legal limit of 0.3% THC.

Disclaimer: The legal landscape around CBD is unclear and changing rapidly both at the Federal and State level. The information on our website and any other communication regarding legality which you may receive from any representative of Green Roads is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must make your own judgment regarding whether you should purchase CBD in your area. You should contact your attorney to obtain more specific guidance.

Extraction Method For CBD & Cannabis

We ensure the quality of our CBD products by using a five-step process. We’re proud of what goes into our products, but we’re even more proud of what they make possible: countless people living Every Day Better.

Quality hemp from American farms

Our CBD is extracted from industrial hemp grown on American farms that use the highest standards and practices in their cultivation process.

We only work with hemp farms that meet the following specifications:

• Hemp must meet or exceed the definition of industrial hemp via U.S. 2018 Farm Bill (Plant must have less than 0.3% THC content by dry weight.)

• Certificate of origin

• Certificate of analysis

• Industrial hemp registrations

Advanced extraction

We source our raw materials from facilities that use the most advanced extraction technologies, including CO2 extraction. These methods yield clean, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oils as well as pure isolates that are used to create our award-winning product line.

Testing raw materials

We do rigorous testing on all of our raw materials for pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals, microbials and more to make sure we’re using safe, top-quality ingredients in our formulations.

Formulation

This is where premium raw materials are transformed into products worthy of the Green Roads brand. Our soothing CBD oils, topicals, edibles, and more are formulated by a pharmaceutical team under the guidance and vision of our CEO, and co-founder, a licensed compounding pharmacist.

Independent lab testing

We send our finished goods to external labs that follow the strictest standards for independent testing. We do this to maintain our commitment to providing our customers with premium products. The lab sheets are available to consumers via a scannable QR code on all of our product packaging.

HOW TO PICK A CBD PRODUCT

YOU are unique! Your lifestyle, your preferences, and even your challenges are specific to you, so it only makes sense that your CBD routine should be as well. We’ve redesigned our entire lineup of CBD products to make it easier for you to find the one that best fits your personality, circumstances and daily wellness routine.

TOPICALS, OILS, GUMMIES… WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU?

I like to KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Many people like to take CBD as an Oil (oral drops). You simply put the desired amount in your mouth and hold it for 30 seconds before swallowing. It’s one of the most effective ways to take CBD. And you’re in luck! We’ve designed our mild, moderate, mighty system in both full and broad spectrum (and delicious flavors) to make it easy for you to find the perfect product. What’s more, thanks to our easy-to-use measuring tool, you can control exactly how much CBD you’re getting and experiment until you find the perfect serving size.

I like to keep my body MOVING!

Try CBD topicals. Our Muscle & Joint Relief Cream is a regular best-seller and now comes in Heat Relief and Cool Relief roll-ons. Or you can try our Skin Relief blend rich with soothing botanicals. Any of these can be your source of on-the-spot CBD support. You can toss them in your gym bag for when you’re done working out or keep them in your backpack or purse to help with soreness.

Isn’t there just a pill I can take?

Yes! CBD Softgels are your one-step path to a better wellness routine. They’re the most familiar way for most people to get their daily CBD.

I want to SLEEP!

CBD Sleep capsules and Sleepy Z gummies combine the soothing power of CBD with melatonin, a compound that may support a good night’s rest. They’re vegan, too!

I want to RELAX!

CBD Relax capsules combine CBD’s support for your overall well-being with Gaba and 5-HTP. These capsules are vegan as well. Or try our Relax Bears, which are the tastiest and most fun way to get your daily CBD.