Frequently Asked Questions

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of over 100 active compounds found in the cannabis plant. Many health and wellness benefits have been attributed to CBD, and some research has supported these anecdotal experiences. For example, in 2018 the drug Epidolax, with CBD as the active ingredient, was approved for sale by the FDA as a prescription medication for the treatment of certain seizure disorders.

Is CBD legal?

With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December of 2018, industrial hemp was recognized as a separate plant from marijuana, becoming legal at the federal level. This includes products derived from industrial hemp, so CBD from industrial hemp is legal. It’s important, however, to choose a distributor you can trust, as marijuana-derived CBD is still a controlled substance that is banned from interstate trade and may be illegal per your state or local laws.

I’ve heard it cures/treats __________. Is this true?

Unfortunately, research into hemp-derived CBD has been stunted by its inclusion on the controlled substances list due to a decades-long smear campaign associating it with marijuana. The FDA has not evaluated or approved most specific health claims related to CBD, so we cannot comment on specific uses and effects.

So does lack of FDA approval mean it isn’t safe?

What it means is that we cannot say CBD prevents, cures, treats, or diagnoses a specific condition, illness, or disease. Rather, you will need to conduct your own, independent research into the benefits of CBD and how it may relate to a specific health concern.

Will CBD get me high?

No. While hemp is closely related to the marijuana plant, it has much lower THC levels. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gives marijuana users a high feeling. Some strains of marijuana have THC concentrations of over 30%, but hemp and hemp-derived CBD have a THC concentration of 0.3% or less, 1/100th of high-potency marijuana.

Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?

Generally, no. That is a complicated question, however. Most tests do not check for the presence of THC in your blood, but metabolites of THC. The level of metabolites is measured against a set threshold to determine if there is enough metabolite to constitute a positive test result. These metabolites are stored primarily in fat cells. While 0.3% THC concentration by weight, the federal legal limit for industrial hemp, will not create enough of these metabolites for most tests to register a positive result, should your test use a very low threshold, you experience sudden weight loss releasing more metabolites at once, or another anomaly occurs, a false positive could be generated. If this is a concern, look for THC-free products in our store.

What’s the difference between full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate?

CBD isolate has been processed to deliver the purest CBD possible. Full spectrum CBD delivers potent CBD but still retains other active cannabinoids and terpenes to provide an entourage effect, which can bring you greater benefits in some situations.

How do you choose the companies who manufacture the products you sell?

We believe we have a responsibility to our customers to be an industry leader who sets the gold standard for CBD sales and distribution. To support that goal, we work with companies who have shown the same dedication to users’ safety and wellness in the growing, processing, and manufacturing of their CBD products. You trust us to bring you the best, so they have to offer the best.

Where do you ship and how much does it cost?

We offer United States Postal Service shipping free of charge for all domestic US orders. This gives us the ability to provide fast, convenient shipping to our customers’ doors without any added expense to you.

How can I contact you?

We’re happy to speak with you by phone Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM PST at (310) 384-2918. Outside of business hours or if you just prefer written communication, you can email us at info@SovereignHolistics.co, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.