Frequently Asked Questions

We know starting on cannabis therapeutically is confusing and that there is a lot of conflicting information out there.  We are here to assure you that our products are safe, natural, and have proven effective for many conditions. 

Below is a list of common question:

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There is actually no such thing as hemp or marijuana. Both are nick-names for the plant: ‘Cannabis’. Hemp is part of the sub-species “Cannabis-Sativa”. The type of cannabis used to make mind altering medicine is known as “Cannabis-Indica”. The word marijuana is often used in reference to Cannabis plants that have a higher percentage of the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp plants are classified as Cannabis plants with less than .03% THC and with a higher percentage of the cannabinoid; cannabidiol (CBD).

Drug tests will not be affected by the presence of CBD in your system especially when consuming products made with 99% pure CBD isolate. Drug tests are looking for a presence of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC in your system. THC is the cannabinoid that is government regulated & subject to medical marijuana laws requiring patients to obtain a card or license to consume. CBD will not affect testing for THC.

Though negative side affects are rare, CBD could cause headaches or diarrhea, but these symptoms most often occur in people who are new to using CBD and may be taking the wrong dose. It could also signal dehydration so please hydrate before you experiment!  We recommend using the process of titration by starting on a low serving and working your way up until you notice a relief from your symptoms. Please check with you doctor before beginning any new supplements. In high doses, CBD has been known to interact with certain prescribed medications. 

The era of hemp prohibition is finally coming to an end. Hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  Deemed an agricultural commodity, as our forefathers used it, it shall be no longer mistaken as a controlled substance. There has been a lot of confusion about the legality of CBD, especially in states where Medical- or even recreational Marijuana is legal. The 2018 Farm Bill succeeding in redefining hemp to include its “extracts, cannabinoids and derivatives,” so that there is no mistake that is  safe, non-toxic, and widely accepted herbal remedy. 

CBD is one of over 86 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD alone is non-psychoactive meaning that you will NOT feel “high” from it. This makes it an ideal medicine for elderly people & small children who otherwise could not consume cannabis. Irie Bliss uses full-spectrum hemp oil & 99% pure CBD isolate to infuse our products; that means there is less than .03% THC found in all of our CBD offerings.

Titration is the process of figuring out your personal dose. Finding the effective dosage for CBD oil takes time, effort, and the understanding that this is not a “one-size-fits-all” pill. Start with a small dose, as micro-dosing can be surprisingly effective for many conditions. Gradually increase your daily intake until you notice relief from your symptoms. Take several smaller doses throughout the day vs. one large dose.
In terms of bioavailability, the sublingual & inhalation routes are the most efficient in delivering CBD to the bloodstream. This can be important for symptoms that require fast amelioration, and high levels of CBD in the bloodstream. 
Also, keep in mind that CBD is lipid soluble, so it’s better absorbed with food.
This is a very controversial topic. Irie Bliss Wellness always recommends doing your own research in order to make the most informed decision for your health & wellbeing.
There seems to be little-to-no research done on the effects of consuming CBD alone while pregnant, but here is an article written by Hawaiian Ethos Medical Director, Dr. Stacey Kerr on the topic of Cannabis use during pregnancy;
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