What is the difference between industrial hemp and medicinal hemp?

Industrial hemp grows very tall and its fibrous stalks have many uses. It is used to make paper, textiles, and biodegradable plastics, and is also used in construction, health foods, and fuel. Industrial hemp also contains CBD and THC in varying degrees, but it is grown primarily for its stalks rather than its medicinal value. Industrial hemp has very little to no THC (the psychoactive compound typically associated with cannabis).

Medicinal Hemp is grown primarily for its flowers (buds) and leaves, which contain high levels of CBD or CBG. Medicinal hemp is a strain of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound typically associated with cannabis). FDA guidelines state that cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC are considered hemp.

What is the difference in potency between the various FlowerChild products?

We offer a variety of tinctures and salves available in different strengths. The number in the product’s name corresponds to the milligrams of CBD or CBG in the product.

Our CBD tinctures are available in three strengths: 350mg, 700mg, or 1400mg. This represents how much extract is in each 1mL bottle and affects dosing. For example, the CBD 700 contains twice as much CBD as the CBD 350, which means that 1/2 dropperful of the CBD 700 is equivalent to a full dropper of CBD 350.

 

Which one is best for me?

It’s hard for us to say what would work best for you, as it really depends on the individual. Please consult with a medical professional if you are seeking specific recommendations catered to your own biochemistry and/or individual needs. You can also see the individual product pages for more detailed information. In general, the tinctures are great for holistic whole-body health, the topicals (salves) are great for relief to a specific area on the body, and the extracts are great for a more concentrated form of CBD or CBG with no added ingredients.

We offer both CBD and CBG products: please see this chart for more information about the difference between CBD and CBG.

If your condition is more related to mental/brain health, CBG is a good starting place. CBG (cannabigerol) has been shown to be effective against sadness and stress, it can help increase focus and clarity, and it has been shown to help with symptoms of autism, OCD, ADHD, and more.

If your condition is more related to physical/body health, CBD is a good starting place. CBD (cannabidiol) is especially helpful with pain, inflammation, digestive issues, and restlessness, and it can assist with sleep problems and chronic discomfort.

If you are still unsure, try our CBD/CBG Blend Tincture, which contains 450mg CBG and 450mg CBD, or our CBD/CBG Blend Salve (Topical) for rashes, burns, itchiness, etc.

 

What are the ingredients?

All of our products start with whole-plant, full-spectrum hemp extract. We extract the cannabinoids using food-grade alcohol, which is cooked off slowly to ensure that the extract retains all the healthy terpenes, chlorophyll, phytochemicals, and traces of other naturally-occurring cannabinoids –  just like nature intended. This extract is added in varying strengths to our tinctures and salves, and also sold as-is (see Extracts page).

To craft our tinctures, we use cold-pressed grape seed oil as the carrier. Our CBD and CBG extract is added to this grape seed oil to create a neutral-tasting, easy-to-take hemp supplement. Peppermint oil is available as an option for most of our tinctures, which has many health benefits of its own and also gives the tincture a refreshing taste. We also have a CBD Therapy Tincture, which is infused with ginger and turmeric root, and CBD PM Tincture, which is infused with chamomile, lavender, and hops.

To craft our salves, we mix CBD or CBG extract with grape seed oil, beeswax, infused healing herbs, and essential oils. We also have a sensual product, Yoni Delight, in which we mix CBD extract with coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and other stimulating oils. Please see each product page for itemized ingredients.

 

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are naturally-occurring compounds found in hemp that act on the cannabinoid receptors in our body. Different strains of hemp or cannabis contain different cannabinoids in varying amounts. Different cannabinoids interact differently with the body. FlowerChild specializes in CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol) products, which are both non-psychoactive cannabinoids that offer incredible potential for healing and wellness.

Are your products industrial hemp based?

Our extract comes from medicinal hemp strains that are high in CBD or CBG. The flower we use contains less than 0.3% THC.

Industrial hemp is used mainly for its stalks and fibers, whereas medicinal hemp is used for health supplements – they are simply two breeds of the cannabis/hemp plant, bred for different purposes.

Do you ship your hemp products out-of-state?

Yes! FlowerChild ships CBD and CBG products to all 50 States. Because FlowerChild products contain less than 0.3% THC, we are allowed by U.S. Federal law to conveniently ship to your doorstep.

Where can I purchase FlowerChild products?

The best place to buy our products is right here on our website. Just head on over to the Shop page and get started!

We are also available in various storefronts around the nation for those who would prefer to shop close to home. Currently there is no list available, but feel free to Contact Us in the meantime!

Are your medicinal hemp products organic?

Our hemp flower is organically-grown and tested for pesticides, heavy metals, molds, mildew, and potency. Our grape seed oil is cold-pressed and non-GMO. We use certified organic herbs and essential oils in our products, and certified organic peppermint oil for our peppermint tinctures.

Where does your hemp come from?

We purchase our hemp from licensed growers in Oregon.

Do you grow your medicinal hemp indoors or outdoors?

Outdoors. We at FlowerChild believe the sun and rain enhance the healing properties of our plants since they are grown in harmony with nature.

Are your products tested for pesticides?

Yes, we get our products tested for pesticides and potency by an Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) state certified lab.

What extraction method do you use?

We use a food-grade alcohol extraction method rather than a CO2 extraction. The alcohol extraction retains the plant’s natural terpenes, chlorophyll, phytochemicals, and traces of other naturally-occurring cannabinoids, resulting in whole plant therapy just the way nature intended.

Is FlowerChild CBD legal?

Hemp-derived CBD and CBG oil is legal without a prescription and can be purchased in all 50 states.

FlowerChild hemp can be sold as a non-drug legally, in much the same way that hemp hearts, protein powders, or energy bars can be sold and advertised throughout the United States.

In 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill, which made some hemp products legal throughout the US, including FlowerChild Hemp products.

Section 7606 of the Farm Bill permits universities and state departments of agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for limited purposes through research pilot programs.  Since FlowerChild is registered with the state of Oregon Department of Agriculture, any laws that might conflict with or restrict its production are “not-withstood,” per the Farm Bill.

Further, Congress supported this ruling with the 2015 Consolidated Appropriations Omnibus Act, which further protects FlowerChild from DEA action. Enforcement of the DEA opinion would be in direct violation of this federal law.  Sections 543 and 763 of the Omnibus Act state that it’s unlawful for federal funds to be used in contradiction to the Farm Bill Act. The Omnibus Act also explicitly bars the Department of Justice and the DEA from using federal funds to inhibit the industrial hemp research authorized under Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect is a phrase coined in 1998 by two Israeli scientists to describe their findings that taking the entire spectrum of natural chemicals found in cannabis is more beneficial than only taking a single molecule compound.

FlowerChild CBD products are whole-plant extracts that include a variety of phytochemicals. These beneficial compounds include a range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal’s body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.

Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast and vital receptor system essential for maintaining homeostasis, or good health. This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the cannabinoids found in hemp.

The ECS is designed to repair damaged cells and provide a state of internal stability necessary for survival, despite fluctuations in our external environment.

A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands.

The ECS assists in various biological tasks, including appetite, analgesia, energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, stress response, thermoregulation, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.

A cannabinoid is a compound that fits into a cannabinoid receptor. Hemp produces over 80 different cannabinoids that work synergistically with a mammal’s endocannabinoid system.

FlowerChild products are whole-plant extracts that include a range of beneficial compounds found in hemp, including cannabinoids and other phyto-compounds (such as terpenes and flavonoids) that work together to heighten health benefits, otherwise known in science as the Entourage Effect.

When our bodies are deficient in endocannabinoids, FlowerChild’s natural phyto-cannabinoids can be introduced to stimulate activity in the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. The effects are systemic and restore proper balance, allowing for a self-regulated immune response to a variety of ailments.

Do I need a Prescription or Medical Card?

No. FlowerChild CBD products are classified as hemp and are thus legally available to anyone who wishes to purchase them.

In contrast to marijuana, federal law does allow for the cultivation, processing and marketing of hemp and hemp products, which would include cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp, under the conditions set forth in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka the “Farm Bill”). Passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2014, the Farm Bill permits the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in states where hemp is legal to grow. This legislation, coupled with our status as a commercial industrial hemp registrant with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, allows for FlowerChild to operate in accordance with Federal hemp law.

What are Phytochemicals?

Phytochemicals, according to Arts (as cited in UC Davis, 2008) are a large group of plant-derived compounds hypothesized to be responsible for much of the disease protection conferred from diets high in fruits, vegetables, beans, cereals, and plant-based beverages such as tea and wine.

Do I Need to Refrigerate my CBD Oil?

Your CBD Oil does not need to be refrigerated, but if you prefer to take it when it chilled you can store it in the fridge without that impacting the product. We recommend storing your oil anywhere that the bottle isn’t exposed to constant light and or heat.

How Do I Track My Order?

Once we print out your shipping label, an automatic email is sent to your account from Stamps.com stating that your shipment will be available to track.

Will FlowerChild CBD Oil Cause Me to Fail a Drug Test?

As with all hemp products, there is a chance that consumption could trigger a positive drug test. Please consult with your doctor and/or employer if this is a concern.

What is the Shelf Life of CBD Oil?

We continually evaluate the long-term stability of our products, and preliminary data shows that if stored properly, there is no observed degradation of FlowerChild CBD products for up to 1 year.

What is in the CBD Pet Tincture?

350mg or 700mg (depending on the strength you choose) CBD extract, added to grape-seed oil in a 30ml (1oz) bottle.

Grapes and raisins are bad for pets and can cause renal failure. However, the grape seed is not toxic but loaded with beneficial Omega-6 fatty acids and other plant constituents. Both grape seed oil and extract contribute to healthier tissue, shiner coat, stronger teeth and gums, and a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

Are There any Side Effects to Giving CBD Oil to my Pet?

There should be none as long as the suggested serving allotments are followed. If too much hemp extract oil is given, temporary drowsiness may occur. Additionally, too much oil (not hemp extract), can cause animals to have an upset stomach and potential diarrhea. Stick to the recommended serving sizes to ensure a happy pet!

You Have Grape-Seed Oil in the Pet Tincture, Is That not Bad for Pets?

Grapes and raisins are bad for pets and can cause renal failure. However, the grape seed is not toxic but loaded with beneficial Omega-6 fatty acids and other plant constituents. Both grape seed oil and extract contribute to healthier tissue, shiner coat, stronger teeth and gums, and a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

Do You Have Test and Analysis Results for Your CBD Products?

Looking for test and analysis results? These are available upon request. Please email us to request a test result from your recent order.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds, and stem of the hemp plant. Hemp oil can be extracted by both mechanical and chemical means. In the extraction process, the oil retains a range of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found naturally in hemp. Cannabinoids are patented by the US Department of Health & Human Services as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants,” and their antioxidative and neuroprotective properties are retained when the oil is extracted. Oil that comes from only the seeds of hemp— hemp seed oil — does not include all of the same plant compounds and is primarily composed of dietary fats.

FlowerChild CBD is a whole plant hemp extract with a spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Cannabinoids are phyto-compounds produced by the hemp plant. Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast and vital receptor system essential for maintaining homeostasis, or good health. It exists in the immune system, many organs, and the central nervous system. The ECS accepts our bodies’ internal endocannabinoids as well as the cannabinoids found in hemp. FlowerChild CBD naturally contains the cannabinoids cited in the US patent, but also other phyto-compounds that work synergistically to heighten their positive effect, otherwise known in science as the Entourage Effect.

FlowerChild CBD is legal and can be shipped to all 50 states.

What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Oregon hemp!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

Do Your Products Contain THC?

Yes, our Flowerchild products contain 0.3% THC. The hemp flower is tested by the Dept of Agriculture and needs to come in at 0.3% or less to be considered hemp. Even though this is a very small amount of THC it may still show up positive on a drug test.

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