Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hempsley?
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?
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?
How can CBD help me?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
• 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?