- What is hemp extract?
- What is a cannabinoid?
- Is CBD the same as hemp extract?
- What is the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and 100% THC Free blends?
- Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?
- Will I get high if I use hemp extract?
- Is hemp extract addictive? Can someone overdose on hemp extract?
- Can someone fail a drug test if they use hemp extract products?
- Is hemp extract legal?
- Do I need a prescription for hemp extract?
- What are hemp extract products used for?
- Will hemp extract cure my condition?
- How much should I take? How do I administer the hemp extract oil?
- Can you use hemp extract products when taking other medications?
- Is hemp extract oil the same as hemp oil?
- Do you ship your products outside of Kentucky?
Q. What is hemp extract?
A. Hemp extract is an oil extracted from the aerial parts of the hemp plant. Hemp extract is abundant in non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Q. What is a cannabinoid?
A. Cannabinoids occur naturally in the cannabis plant. A cannabinoid is an active compound in cannabis.
Q. Is CBD the same as hemp extract?
A. CBD or cannabidiol is one of many naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp extract. CBD is a major component of hemp extract.
Q. What is the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and 100% THC Free blends?
A. Full Spectrum means that the hemp extract contains all of the cannabinoids naturally found in hemp, including a small amount of THC (0.3% or less, as legally allowed). Broad Spectrum refers to the same blend as our Full Spectrum, but with just THC removed. The remaining full range of cannabinoids (minus THC) is kept intact. In our 100% THC Free hemp extract blend, the CBD has been isolated alone and all THC and other cannabinoids have been removed.
Q. Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?
A. No. While both are from cannabis sativa species and both contain cannabinoids, hemp is from cannabis plants that have low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. Due to the low levels of THC, hemp does not have any psychoactive properties.
Q. Will I get high if I use hemp extract?
A. No. Hemp extract contains very little to no THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes the “high”. Due to the low amounts of THC, hemp extract products will not cause you to feel “high”.
Q. Is hemp extract addictive? Can someone overdose on hemp extract?
A. There is no current indication that hemp extract is addictive or can cause someone to overdose.
Q. Can someone fail a drug test if they use hemp extract products?
A. While we cannot guarantee the results of any drug test, hemp extract, by nature, contains very low THC levels and should not show up in a standard drug test. Most work place drug tests measure for the psychoactive compound THC, not CBD that is a natural compound found in hemp. We also offer oils and gummies that are 100% THC FREE.
Q. Is hemp extract legal?
A. Yes, it is legal under federal law. Our products are produced in a facility that is under a federally approved program, authorized under Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. Kentucky has established a program that allows for the production, manufacturing and shipping of hemp products across state lines. If you have any concern, we ask that you check the laws in the state where you reside.
Q. Do I need a prescription for hemp extract?
A. No, a prescription in not required to purchase hemp extract products.
Q. What are hemp extract products used for?
A. While the FDA prohibits us from making health claims, people use hemp extract products as a natural remedy for a variety of medical conditions and overall wellness.
Q. Will hemp extract cure my condition?
A. Due to the FDA guidelines, we are prohibited from making any claims of health benefits associated with hemp extract, especially for specific medical conditions. To make the best decision on your health and wellness, we encourage everyone to do their own research and/or consult with their healthcare professional
Q. How much should I take? How do I administer the hemp extract oil?
A. The “right” amount of oil will differ by person, as each of us are unique. We do, however, provide some general guidelines to help you out. Please click on the link below and it’s as easy as 1.2.3. https://www.extractwellness.com/how-to-use.html
Q. Can you use hemp extract products when taking other medications?
A. Please check with your healthcare professional regarding using hemp extract products with any medications you are taking.
Q. Is hemp extract oil the same as hemp oil or hemp seed oil?
A. No. Hemp extract oil is extracted from the aerial parts of the hemp plant, whereas hemp oil, also know as hemp seed oil, is extracted from hemp seeds. Hemp extract is used as a health and wellness supplement and contains CBD or THC. Hemp oil is used primarily in cooking and contains no CBD or THC.
Q. Do you ship your products outside of Kentucky?
A. Yes. We ship across the USA.
Q. What does hemp look like?
A. Hemp looks different from marijuana, though to the untrained eye they may seem to be basically the same. Hemp leaves are generally skinnier, while marijuana is much broader. In general marijuana is more bushy, while hemp will be thinner and taller, but this can vary by strain or cultivation method.
Q. Why do police officers often have trouble distinguishing between hemp and marijuana?
A. Hemp and marijuana buds can look almost identical, despite having very different amounts of different cannabinoids in each. The 2018 Farm Bill changed the legal definition of hemp, which used to share a legal definition with marijuana. Simply put, if cannabis has over 0.3% THC, it is marijuana. If cannabis has under 0.3% THC, it is considered hemp. Even in circumstances where police officers cannot tell the difference, they often use marijuana testing kits. The problem there, however, is that those kits are not up-to-date in terms of distinguishing between hemp and marijuana. Most of those kits are concerned with detecting THC rather than determining the concentration of THC itself. Since a lot of hemp contains THC, albeit in very low concentrations, it will still show up on testing kits.
Q. Where does Extract Wellness grow their hemp?
A. Our hemp comes from Sweetbrier Farms, which is based in Danville, Kentucky. Sweetbrier, established in 1845, is registered on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places and represents 175 years of farming experience. It also sits on the largest aquifer in Kentucky, making its soil nutrient rich and perfect for growing high quality hemp.
Q. Who is Rick Dees?
A. Rick Dees is the host of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, among the most popular radio programs ever. He is an award-winning songwriter, producer, radio host, and more. The public may not know, but he has a strong interest in organic farming, hence why he is involved with Sweetbrier Farms. We’re more than proud to have him as a business partner.
Q. Why is Extract Wellness partnered with Rick Dees?
A. Rick Dees is a world class songwriter, producer, radio host, and more, which creates great synergy with Extract Wellness’ existing operations. The partnership with Mr. Dees also connects us with his Sweetbrier Farms, a high-quality, licensed hemp grower in Kentucky. By doing so, we’ve improved the quality of our products by controlling the path of the products you enjoy from seed to shelf.
Q. Who was the first to use hemp?
A. Archaeological evidence strongly suggests that Second Century B.C. natives off the coast of China used hemp to make clothes.
Q. What are some non-medicinal uses for hemp?
A. Hemp can be used for an extremely wide range of products, including birdseed and ice cream, among more than 25,000 other products! The uses for hemp are endless, which is why the legalization and popularization of hemp has the potential to expand the economy greatly.
Q. What is hemp seed oil extraction process like?
A. The process basically consists of cold-pressing hemp seeds together. This creates the oil that is rich with the health-beneficial properties we’re interested in.
Q. Which CBD oil extraction process is the best?
A. There is much debate about this across the industry, and each has its pros and cons. Some of the more popular options include CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, and lipid extraction.
Q. Why CO2 extraction?
A. This is a quick, cost-efficient extraction process that is popular among many brands. There are two ways for extraction in this method, subcritical or supercritical CO2 extraction. In short, the supercritical extraction method uses higher temperatures, which guarantees quicker extraction but comes with the risk of destroying additional cannabinoids, which would otherwise be preserved in the lower-temperature, longer subcritical extraction process.
Q. Why ethanol extraction?
A. Ethanol, otherwise known as grain alcohol, is an excellent solvent for extracting cannabinoids. However, this can be a much more ticklish and time-consuming process than either of the CO2 extraction methods, but can yield high-quality products. This is often done at room temperature or colder, but has been known to be done at high temperatures.
Q. Why lipid extraction?
A. Lipid extraction uses coconut oil or MCT oil for extraction, thereby avoiding the use of harsh solvents. This makes it a gentler process than the other methods mentioned. It can retain a broad range of beneficial extracts as well, though the formulations are likely to be less precise than the ones other methods yield.
Q.What happens after extraction?
A. After oil is extracted, it is distilled and purified, then lab-tested.
Q.What are some ways oils are purified?
A. If a CO2 supercritical method is used, then a process called winterization is used, where unneeded and unwanted plant compounds (like waxes) are removed from the solution with a high-proof alcohol. The alcohol and extract are mixed and frozen, then filtered to get rid of the undesirable elements. After that, the mixture is heated until the alcohol evaporates altogether from it. The ethanol process is much lengthier and comprises several steps, so just know that it’s incredibly labor-intensive, the purpose being to completely ensure the ethanol is removed from the extract. Independent, third party lab testing is done after that, to ensure that the product is up to our quality standards and contains the correct amounts of cannabinoids.