Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hempsley?

Hempsley is a living collection of information about natural wellness techniques that can be used to support your endocannabinoid system. Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge you need to feel better, shop smarter, and choose the best wellness tools for you and your loved ones.

We provide free, science-backed 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?

We spend time researching and simplifying self-care science into accessible, free education for you. Then we certify and curate the most trustworthy and effective CBD products on the market.

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.

What is CBD?

CBD -short for cannabidiol-is one of the many compounds found in both the hemp and cannabis plant that can help support your endocannabinoid system. Click here to learn more about how CBD works in the body.

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.

Click here to learn more about your endocannabinoid system.

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.

Click here to learn more about the legality around CBD and hemp.

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.

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.

Click here to learn about the difference between isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum CBD.

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. Click here to read the CBD Safety article.

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. For Hempsley to link to a CBD product on their website, we require a review of a full panel of lab reports and they must meet our standards. Click here to learn more about our standards.

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; click here to read it.

I have legal access to medical marijuana, but I want to use it as medicine instead of for getting "high." How do I do that?

We're glad you asked! We collaborated with Feel State Dispensaries on an entire series that teaches you how to use cannabis without getting high. Click here to learn 6 ways to use cannabis without getting "high."