What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid compound found naturally in cannabis plants. CBD is one of the major cannabinoids (there have been over 100 cannabinoids isolate to date) isolated and does not produce psychoactive or psychotropic effects. So NO, CBD will not get you “high” the way Tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) does. Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies have been published that highlight the therapeutic potential of CBD. We have links to these studies in our Educational Resources section.
Is there THC in your CBD product?
The CBD that we source for all Crystal Creek products is extracted from 100% industrial hemp and has negligible amounts of THC (less than 0.3% is necessary to meet legal requirements). All of our CBD is third party lab tested to ensure quality.
So just to be sure, CBD will not get me high right?
No, you will not get “high” because CBD has no psychoactive or psychotropic effects and there is no THC in our products.
Do I need a prescription or medical card to order CBD?
No, you do not need a prescription or medical card to order CBD.
What are Terpenes and Terpenoids?
Terpenes and terpenoids are a huge, diverse class of organic compounds produced by plants and organisms. The terms terpenes and terpenoids are usually discussed and used interchangeably even though terpenes are hydrocarbons and terpenoids contain additional organic functional groups. Terpenes are the compounds and primary constituents that are found in essential oils and which provides each plant with its unique aromatic smell, taste and variety. The various ratios of these terpenes in each plant are what distinguishes one cannabis strand from another. This varied ratio is what is meant when you hear about the “terpene profile” of a particular strand or plant. Many terpenes have their own uses and are widely believed to have their own beneficial properties.
Below is a list of common terpenes found in various cannabis plants.
Alpha-Bisabolol, Alpha-Phellandrene, Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Pinene, Cadinene, Camphene, Camphor, Citral, Citronellol, Delta-3-Carene, Eucalyptol, Eugenol, Gamma-Terpinene, Geraniol, Humulene, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, Nerol, Nerolidol, Ocimene, Para-Cymene, Phytol, Pulegone, Terpineol, Terpinolene, Valencene
Will I fail a drug test after consuming CBD?
Our products always contain less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC. The majority of drug test contain a detection threshold that must be met in order to be considered as a positive test for a particular substance or metabolite of the substance. This testing threshold is usually not meant to find negligible traces of THC but our stance is that if you are going to be drug tested soon or do take regular drug tests than you should not consume any cannabinoids in general.
Will CBD help me?
We make no medical claims about the CBD that we sell. Our CBD is meant to be used as a compliment to your lifestyle. We do however have plenty of peer reviewed research articles and educational resources available for you to read in our Educational Resources section of our website. Remember to never disregard the advice given by your health care provider or your physician in general.
Are your products Non-GMO?
Yes our products are Non-GMO
My sublingual or vape has turned a pink color, did it go bad?
No your product did not go bad because of the light pink color. This color is from exposure of the MCT oil in your product to oxygen. Coconut oil is composed mostly of saturated medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), a.k.a saturated fatty acids, but also contain polyphenolic antioxidants. These antioxidants in the oil can turn pink upon exposure to oxygen.
Do your vapes contain propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) or polypropylene glycol 400?
No our vapes do not contain propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) or polypropylene glycol 400. According to recent studies performed at the Medical Marijuana Research Institute in Tempe, Arizona by Troutt and DiDonato1, dangerous degradation products are produced when vaping liquids that contain propylene glycol and polypropylene glycol 400. The study also showed that both vegetable glycerin (VG) and medium chain triglycerides (MCT) produced the lowest levels of acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and acrolein.
Troutt, W.D.; DiDonato, M.D. Carbonyl Compounds Produced by Vaporizing Cannabis Oil Thinning Agents. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2017, 00, 1-6.
What is MCT oil?
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. MCT oil is oil that is composed of only medium-chain triglycerides. Oil is composed of triglycerides that are distinguished by the length of their carbon chain fatty acids. Fatty acids that contain between 6 and 12 carbons are considered of medium length, hence, medium-chain triglycerides.
How is your CBD extracted from hemp?
The CBD that we source is extracted from domestic hemp using a CO2 critical extraction method. The domestic hemp plants used are non-GMO and organically grown.
What is hemp?
Hemp refers to the varieties of Cannabis sativa plants that either do not contain THC or contain minor, negligible amounts of THC. Cannabis sativa plants that do contain THC are referred to as marijuana.
What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil is usually processed and obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Hemp oil is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are very nutritional but usually contains negligible amounts of CBD. Hemp oil purchased from store will not contain CBD. We infuse our hemp oil with CBD to provide a nutritionally rich source of essential fatty acids with a high CBD concentration.
Can your CBD products go bad?
CBD products stay fresh and good for at least 6 months. To ensure the highest quality and freshness though, do not leave the product exposed to direct sunlight or in high temperatures (i.e. hot cars etc.) for prolonged periods of time. Direct exposure to UV light for extended periods can decrease the shelf life and flavor. This is true and possible with any natural plant based product.
Is your CBD tested by a lab?
Yes our CBD is tested and verified by a third party lab to ensure the purity and safety. We send all CBD sourced to an independent lab to be tested for the percentage of CBD and to verify that there is no pesticides, heavy metals or THC.
When will you ship my order after I purchase?
Orders will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. Orders placed during the weekend will be shipped as soon as we reopen on Monday.
If you have any other questions that we have not addressed here, feel free to contact us and ask. We will promptly answer any questions that you may have.