Frequently Asked Questions

What is hemp?

Hemp, which is often referred to as industrial hemp, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa L. plant. Many people get hemp and marijuana confused for each other since they come from the same species of plant, but one of the main distinguishers is hemp’s non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating properties. On the other hand, marijuana is psychoactive due to greater amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp can be grown and used for many different types of products, ranging from fabrics to CBD oil, for example. 



What is a hemp flower?

Hemp flowers are the buds found on female hemp plants upon reaching full bloom. Many people consume CBD-rich hemp flower buds through vaping or smoking the dried flowers. Users report that consuming the whole flower helps to have an entourage effect of benefits. Shop our Whole-Spectrum CBD hemp flower.



What are cannabinoids?

The Cannabis sativa plant has many cannabinoids that are naturally-occurring compounds of various classes. There are many substances found in the Cannabis plant--THC and cannabidiol (CBD) being the more well-known classes of cannabinoids. 



What is CBD? 

CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a naturally-occurring, non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp or Cannabis plant. There are many ways to consume CBD including edible gummies; capsules; hemp oil; salves and topicals; and smoking hemp flower buds. 



How is CBD grown and prepared?

You start with growing CBD-rich hemp plants and then collect the matured hemp flower bud in the harvest season. At Kingdom Harvest we use only the flower, or bud. Our hemp is non-GMO and free of herbicides and pesticides. After harvesting, we prepare the hemp plant in a climate-controlled environment to dry the leaves and flowers.

 

The following processing phase occurs and varies depending on the final CBD product. We’ve developed unique patent-pending formulas and processes in the development of what we feel are healthier and more beneficial extracts. Learn more about our unique extraction process for Whole-Spectrum hemp products

 

All our products are lab-tested for the highest quality and safety before reaching consumers. Copies of certificates are available upon request.



Does CBD oil have THC?

The answer is yes and no because THC content depends on the CBD product. At Kingdom Harvest, you can purchase both THC-free CBD oils and Whole-Spectrum CBD Hemp Extracts that have the legal amount of less than 0.3% THC. 



Is CBD legal in all 50 states?

Yes, thanks to the 2018 Federal Farm Bill in the United States. Now people around the U.S. can enjoy the benefits of hemp and hemp-derived products, as long as the product contains less than 0.3% THC. CBD oil extracted from marijuana, Cannabis that has a high amount of THC, is only legal in the Medical Cannabis States. Learn more about CBD legality by state. 



What does CBD do?

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that can resemble the chemical structure of CBD. CBD influences the endocannabinoid receptors, in this case CB1 and CB2. Once these receptors are activated, people may start to see the many health benefits associated with CBD. CBD may also impact non-cannabinoid receptors. More research needs to be done to explore the scientific relationship between the endocannabinoid system and CBD. 



What are the benefits of CBD?

According to a study in the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal, researchers found several benefits, including that “at lower doses, CBD has physiological effects that promote and maintain health, including antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotection effects.” Many CBD users have reported improvements in:

  • Stress 
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Pain levels
  • Skin conditions including acne and eczema 
  • Epilepsy 

Learn how CBD can help other health conditions.



What are the different types of CBD out there?

Everyone has different tastes, preferences and CBD strength choices. We guarantee you will find CBD, plus more products that suit your needs at our online shop:

  • CBD extract
  • Edibles
  • Cannabis gummies
  • CBD oil for pets
  • CBD dog treats
  • Hemp flower
  • Vape cartridges
  • Skincare and bath products 


What is hemp extract? 

Hemp extract is the CBD hemp oil that comes from the non-psychoactive part of the Cannabis plant. At Kingdom Harvest we have the world’s first Whole-Spectrum Hemp Extract. To get the CBD hemp oil herbal drops to consumers, we follow a dual extraction process that enhances the health benefits. The sublingual oils range from moderate, everyday use in potency, up to the strongest CBD oil in concentration. Be on the lookout for giveaways, sales and CBD oil prices that are worth the cost to optimize your health.



How do I use CBD oil?

Consuming Kingdom Harvest’s CBD sublingual oils are very easy. The bottle comes with a  graduated dropper so you can accurately measure your serving. You take the dropper and administer the oil under your tongue and hold it there for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing. The dosage and frequency you take depends on your needs, weight and physiology overall. We advise all of our customers to “Start low and go SLO” with our sublingual oil (SLO). 


Our CBD oils come in various strengths and flavors to select from and we offer recommended dosage instructions for each. Let’s take a look at our popular Whole-Spectrum Hemp Extract; each 30 mL bottle contains 300mg of CBD. In this case, we recommend a serving of 0.25 ml, twice daily. 



Does CBD get you high?

While CBD my help you feel relaxed, it does not make you feel “high” because CBD is not psychoactive. THC is the psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant and all Kingdom Harvest products contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as required by the 2018 Federal Farm Bill.

 

 

How does CBD make you feel?

The effect and sensation of CBD varies by the potency, product and purpose in addressing each ailment. Many people report feeling calm and restoring a balance to optimize their daily health when taking CBD. If, for example, you are experiencing pain, our CBD pain salve can aid in making you feel relief. If you are having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, our Sleep Support Pills can provide the relaxation you need at bedtime.*



How long does CBD stay in your system?

Generally speaking, CBD can stay in your system for a few hours. There are several factors that affect how long CBD lasts:

  • Your dosage amount 
    • How often you take CBD
    • The form of CBD
    • The method used to consume
    • Your body weight and body
    • The amount of food you’ve eaten

    If you digest hemp gummies for example, that will take a different amount of time to start feeling the effects versus taking the pure oil that’s absorbed under the tongue. 



    Does CBD have any side effects?

    A 2017 survey on the side effects stated that “the favorable safety profile of CBD in humans was confirmed” when examining clinical data. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential in humans. In circumstances like this, side effects could be changes in appetite, weight loss and fatigue. 



    Can I consume CBD if I take other medications?

    If you have concerns with taking CBD while using other drugs, it’s recommended you consult with your doctor or healthcare professional. Research from WHO suggests that some of the adverse effects of CBD observed in the clinical studies may relate to drug interactions, when it came to epilepsy treatment, but more research is needed.





    Sources:

    Kerstin Iffland and Franjo Grotenhermen.Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.Dec 2017.139-154. 

    Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t. Harvard Health Publishing. Aug. 2018

    Cannabis (Marijuana) and Cannabinoids: What You Need To Know. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Nov. 2019 

    CBD: understanding how CBD works with our bodies. Health Europa. Jan. 2020.

    CANNABIDIOL (CBD) Critical Review Report. World Health Organization. Nov. 2017 

    How long does CBD stay in your system? Healthline. Dec. 2019

    CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference? Healthline. July 2020