+ What is Hempsley?
Hempsley is a CBD Marketplace & Education Center offering only the safest, most effective CBD products.
We provide in-depth product reviews and free education because we believe finding relief from stress shouldn’t be stressful. With so much information (and misinformation) surrounding CBD, Hempsley is committed to helping you find the right wellness tools for you and your needs.
+ Why shop with Hempsley?
Hempsley is committed to empowering you with the knowledge you need to feel better, shop smarter, and choose the best wellness tools for you and your loved ones.
We spend a significant amount of time providing in-depth and free education, curating the safest, most effective CBD products on the market, and reviewing each product with the help of our trusted review team.
Why do we do all this? Because we believe you deserve to have the tools you need to make informed healthcare decisions.
We built this business with the wellbeing of our families in mind. Our motto is: only the best for our family, only the best for yours.
Learn more about our standards of quality and testing here.
+ What is CBD?
CBD －short for cannabidiol－is one of the many compounds found in both the hemp and cannabis plant.
Learn more about how CBD works in the body here.
+ How can CBD help me?
CBD is a cannabinoid that supports your endocannabinoid system, the system in your body that is responsible for keeping all of your other systems in balance as you encounter stress throughout the day.
This system is supported by cannabinoids, which are compounds found naturally within your body (endo-cannabinoids) and in the cannabis plant (phyto-cannabinoids).
You can think of cannabinoids as you would any other nutrient: If you’re deficient in potassium, your doctor may tell you to eat more bananas. If you’re deficient in cannabinoids, you can consume more cannabis.
Learn more about your endocannabinoid system here.
+ Will CBD get me "high"?
No. CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning it will not get you “high.”
THC and CBD are the two most active compounds in the cannabis plant. THC is the intoxicating compound that creates the sensation of being “high.” CBD is non-intoxicating but still offers a wide range of health benefits.
+ What is the difference between CBD and THC?
THC is the cannabinoid most people are familiar with, as it can produce a “high.” THC binds to receptors primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and it can create intoxicating experiences. This cannabinoid is only available in states where marijuana is legal, and can have many therapeutic benefits when used responsibly.
CBD, on the other hand, primarily slows the breakdown of your body’s own endo-cannabinoids so that you can use more of what you’re naturally producing — and will never get you “high.” CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana, but is only legal to be sold nationwide when derived from hemp.
Learn more about the legality around CBD and hemp here.
+ Is CBD legal?
Yes. CBD derived from hemp is now federally legal and may be sold nationwide.
CBD became nationally available after The Farm Bill of 2018 removed hemp from the United States Federal Government’s Schedule 1 Drug list.
You can learn more about the legal history of hemp here.
+ Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
CBD will never show up in a drug test. But depending on the CBD product you’re using, you may be ingesting small amounts of THC, which could show up on a drug test.
If a CBD product is labeled “isolate” or “broad spectrum,” it is completely THC free and will not show up in a drug test.
If a product is labeled “full spectrum,” there may be small amounts of THC that would accumulate over time, making it possible for you to fail a drug test.
With that being said, make sure that the company you are purchasing from is reputable, and always ask to see their lab reports. Just because a product is labeled THC-free does not mean that it is.
Learn about the difference between isolate and full spectrum CBD here.
Learn how to read a CBD label and lab report here.
+ Is CBD safe?
Generally speaking, yes. The only reported side effects of CBD are nausea, fatigue, and irritability.
CBD can interact with other medications, increasing or decreasing their effectiveness. Our CBD Safety article is a collaboration with Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Michael Barton and explains how and why CBD may interact with a wide range of medications.
Another safety concern is that CBD is sold as a supplement, not a medicine. This means the FDA does not regulate the purity and safety of CBD supplements. Hempsley has a rigorous onboarding process for every business we work with. If we sell a product in our store, we have contacted and researched the farmer, the manufacturer, and the business to ensure safety and effectiveness.
+ How should I take CBD?
There are many different ways to take CBD. You can,
- Place a tincture under your tongue
- Ingest it in capsule form or add tinctures to food and beverage
- Rub balms, lotions, or salves into the skin
- Smoke or vaporize it
Our Forms of CBD article will help you decide which method is best for you and your needs.
Our CBD Wellness Quiz can give you ideas on which forms of CBD might be best for you and your wellness routines.
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