CBD is Cannabidiol, one of the two most active ingredients found in cannabis. The other active ingredient is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is removed during processing.
Pure CBD oil is made by separating the chemical from the cannabis or hemp plant, isolating CBD from the other compounds (like THC), then distilling it down into concentrate.
The CBD compound is very similar to THC, but not psychoactive. Users of CBD do not experience the euphoric feeling associated with being “high” like THC.
People report CBD makes them feel calm and relaxed, although these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.
While CBD derived from marijuana plants is still illegal (in most states), CBD derived from industrial hemp — which consists of extremely low levels of THC — is legal in all 50 states and more than 40 countries. The specific guidelines state that CBD must contain no more that 0.03% THC in order to be legal.
Adventure CBD products are made with one of two kinds of CBD oil – CBD Isolate or Full-spectrum CBD.
CBD isolate has 100% of the THC removed during processing, so CBD isolate contains 0.00% THC, making it truly THC free.
Full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC (<0.03% THC), which meets the legal requirement. However, since full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC, we recommend that those concerned with passing a drug test refrain from using full-spectrum CBD and choose products made with CBD isolates instead.
CBD is still relatively new and scientists are conducting research to better understand the compound. Expect more information about CBD and its benefits to emerge as these studies are released, and for laws to change in the US and around the world.