THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. THC will get you high. CBD won’t. It’s that simple.
THC and CBD are both cannabinoids. Just two of 85 different compounds found in the chemical makeup of the cannabis plant.
CBD is known to actually counteract the effect of THC, the component of marijuana that makes you feel “high.”
There is a good deal of confusion around the word Cannabis. Whenever we hear it we assume that people are talking about marijuana whereas in fact only a few plants in the Cannabis family contain any THC at all.
Grass and Co. extract their CBD from hemp that is cultivated to be low in THC and high in CBD. Our special extraction techniques remove the THC until only trace amounts remain.
Which means that all our oils are completely legal, non-psychoactive and specially designed to boost your health and wellbeing.
Medical marijuana which contains THC and CBD is now available on prescription in the USA and Canada where both are valued for their therapeutic effects.
In the UK where THC is illegal we’re far more excited by CBD which has no hallucinogenic properties but offers a range of health and wellness benefits and can be taken in a number of different ways.
Whether you use our CBD tinctures or incorporate our soothing skin care products in your bedtime ritual, Grass and Co. have designed a CBD product to suit your needs.
Just to recap; Marijuana contains THC = gets you high. Hemp contains CBD = won’t get you high.
Hemp based products are legal in the UK as long as long as they do not contain more than trace elements of THC, which is a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
CBD oil derived from Hemp (also known as Cannabis Oil or Cannabidiol) has soared in popularity and as many as 250,000 people now take it regularly in the UK alone.
Grass & Co.’s CBD is extracted from the flowers of Hemp that is grown on farms in the European Union and contains less than <0.2% THC.
After extraction Grass & Co.’s CBD oil contains only trace elements of THC which means that all our CBD products are legal to buy, consume and supply within the UK and the EU.
At Grass and Co. we recommend the sublingual route. Confused? Don’t be. Just place the required number of drops of CBD oil under your tongue and hold them there for up to 60 seconds for maximum absorption and a longer lasting effect.
Other options include topical application i.e. simply rubbing oil directly onto problem areas.
For those reluctant to do anything out of the ordinary we recommend oral consumption. In other words, add the oil to the food you’re preparing just as you would any other ingredient.
First time users often complain that CBD tastes a little bitter and earthy.
Which is why Grass & Co. blend our oils with essential oils that compliment CBD’s unique taste. We find most substantial plant based botanical ingredients play well alongside CBD.
While CBD is legal throughout the E.U. we advise against traveling with it in case airport staff confuse it for an illegal cannabis product. We strongly advise against traveling outside of Europe with any CBD product.
No. CBD is not illegal and is not something that drugs tests scan for. Professional athletes take note; WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) have specifically exempted CBD from the list of prohibited drugs, though THC remains prohibited.
While the law allows CBD products to contain trace elements of THC, Grass & Co. oil is a pure filtered form of CBD that is THC-free.
A review of clinical trials involving CBD by the WHO (The World Health Organisation) confirmed that only a few participants report adverse reactions to CBD. These are often the result of drug interactions caused when CBD is taken alongside other medications.
This can occur because the group of liver enzymes that break down CBD is also responsible for metabolizing pre-existing medications. Which means that the effect of CBD can be diminished or heightened.
If you are taking strong medications we recommend you talk to your doctor before beginning using CBD so that they can help monitor your dosage and progress.
Everyone is engineered differently and this means that no one size fits all when it comes to CBD dosing. At Grass & Co. our mantra is ‘start low and go slow.’ Starting with a lower dose and listening to your body allows you to assess how the active compounds are affecting you.
CBD is not magic. It will not resolve your financial problems, heal your ailments overnight or reveal the path to enlightenment. It is merely a step in the right direction. A step that you can prepare for by eating well and making sure your body is well hydrated.
All of us are built differently and the effect that CBD has on you depends upon your weight, metabolism and general health at the time at which you take it.
Once you have worked out what time of day works best for you we recommend taking it at least once or twice a day.
Grass & Co.’s CBD products are classified as food supplements, which prevents us from making any medical claims. As such we cannot discuss your ailments, symptoms or give medical advice due to the restrictions stipulated by the MHRA.
We can however recommend that you care for yourself first and do so best by making informed holistic decisions about your health and wellbeing.
Humans have grown hemp for food, fabric and medicine since 8000 BC. A resilient, low impact crop, Hemp is the plant called ‘Cannabis Sativa; which means ‘useful (Sativa) Hemp (Cannabis).’
Hemp is best known as a source of fibre for making rope or twine but its flowers and seeds contain nutritious plant proteins and a broad spectrum of compounds that are beneficial to our health and wellbeing.
It is important to understand that Hemp is not ‘Marijuana’ which is a solitary strain within the wider Cannabis Sativa family. In fact, Hemp and Marijuana are like chalk and cheese.
Marijuana has been cultivated to contain high levels of the intoxicating, Tetrahydrocannabidinol (THC) compound that some people inhale or ingest for its trademark ‘high.’
Hemp on the other hand, is prized for the high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) and other non-intoxicating compounds that people take to help lift their mood, calm their mind, reduce inflammation and relieve chronic pain.
In the 1970s President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs” and signed the Controlled Substances Act into law banning a set of compounds, including Marijuana and Hemp.
This classification of Hemp as a drug in the USA, even though it does not share Marijuana’s intoxicating effect has caused confusion around the world ever since.