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Whether you’re new to CBD or have been using it for years, there are some interesting facts regarding CBD that you may not be aware of. With CBD’s ever-increasing popularity, more and more information on it is becoming available. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of surprising facts about CBD that we’re sure will wow you!

Don’t Vape CBD Tinctures

This shouldn’t come as a surprise but, don’t vape CBD Tinctures…ever! This is because CBD Vape Juice and CBD Tinctures are two completely different products. Most CBD Vape Juice has specific ingredients that are safe to vape. However, CBD Tinctures have ingredients that are safe to ingest, but not safe to vape.

You never want to vape anything that is not meant to be vaped. Although a CBD Tincture is usually just CBD oil with whatever added terpenes and ingredients. CBD Vape Juice typically has additional ingredients that won’t harm your vape device or your lungs. The same can’t be said for CBD Tinctures, so avoid vaping it at all cost. 

Ingesting CBD Vape Juice

If you ever orally ingest CBD Vape Juice, there shouldn’t be any issue unless you’re allergic to any of the ingredients. This is because most CBD Vape Juice doesn’t contain nicotine unless otherwise stated. Also, most CBD Vape Juice contains Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) to help produce the vapor when you inhale.

Once again, we don’t recommend ingesting CBD Vape Juice because it’s an extreme concentrated flavor. You might not have a good experience if you ingest CBD Vape Juice. Besides, you will want to avoid ingesting anything that is not made to be ingested orally.

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All CBD Can Have Small Traces of THC

It may come as a shock but all CBD, regardless of its type, can have small traces of THC. Although CBD has less than 0.03% of THC, some types of CBD have closer amounts of THC to the Federal Limit than others. The most common types of CBD include Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum CBD provides all of the nutrients found in hemp plants. There has been no removal or isolation of anything. THC, CBN, CBG, natural fatty acids, terpenes, and a variety of other chemicals are all present in Full Spectrum CBD. Also, products labeled Full Spectrum CBD tend to have closer amounts of 0.03% of THC than the other types of CBD.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD is comparable to Full Spectrum in that it contains trace amounts of THC, and other chemicals found in Hemp, such as CBG, CBN, terpenes, essential oils, and flavonoids. The biggest difference is that it doesn’t contain the same amount as Full Spectrum CBD. This is the medium between Full Spectrum and Isolate.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD that is accessible, and it’s a very popular type of CBD. In this process the CBD has been isolated from all other chemical substances of the Hemp plant. Although most of the other compounds have been extracted, leaving only behind CBD, it can still have small traces of other cannabinoids. 

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You Can Still Fail A Drug Test

This one really depends on where you’re getting your CBD from. All CBD should have less than 0.03% of THC regardless if it’s Full Spectrum, Isolate, etc. However, some brands that produce CBD products can have more than Federal Limit. Is that legal? No. Is there a way to find out how much actual THC is in a CBD product? Yes!

Most reputable companies have their lab test results posted on their website. This usually includes a batch number, what chemicals was the CBD tested for, and THC levels. If a brand is selling low priced CBD that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You will only want to shop from a brand that has online reviews, lab test results, and are reputable.

False Positives

Another factor to consider is false positives. Let’s say you do shop from a reputable company, they show proof that their CBD has less than Federal Limit amount of THC; but you end up failing a drug test anyways. It could be possible that your test resulted in a false negative. This means that you tested positive for THC although you only consume CBD. The solution is try taking the test again, pure CBD shouldn’t show up on a drug test for the most part. 

CBD is Not Marijuana

Although CBD comes from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, it’s not classified as Marijuana derived. This is because any Cannabis Sativa L. plant that has less than 0.03% of THC is classified as Hemp; and any Cannabis Sativa L. plant that has more than 0.03% THC is classified as Marijuana. Marijuana and CBD literally come from the same plant, but the biggest difference is their THC levels.

Industrial Hemp makes products like rope, fabrics, and CBD, and Marijuana makes products that are meant to get you high. So, because of its practical use, Industrial Hemp is legal and has naturally low levels of THC. Meanwhile Marijuana remains illegal under Federal Law because of its high levels of THC and its ability to get you high.

No Marijuana Derived CBD

Although you can make CBD from Marijuana, it’s both not practical and illegal to produce. This is because Marijuana has low levels of CBD but high levels of THC. It’s very possible to make CBD from Marijuana that won’t get you high, but the process would cost more when compared to Hemp derived CBD.

According to Federal Guidelines, the Cannabis Sativa L. plant can’t have more than 0.03% of THC. Marijuana tends to have way more than this amount so extracting CBD from a product with more than the Federal Limit of THC would be illegal. Although you’re not getting high from it, the possession of that amount of THC would be illegal, and wouldn’t be able to be sold outside of states where Marijuana is legal. 

Conclusion

The world of CBD is constantly expanding with the discovery of different cannabinoids. Therefore, more facts are being discovered about how CBD works. You might have known about some of these facts, while others might have surprised you. Whatever the case is, we encourage you to enjoy CBD and keep expanding your knowledge.

LA Weekly