faqs – frequently asked questions about CBD.

CBD Centres’ aim is to provide an easy, accessible experience with high quality organic products. We understand there are many questions regarding CBD.

Questions about CBD, or CBD Centre, can be submitted using the form below if not answered here.

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol), is one of over 100 components that make up the Cannabis plant. For decades, CBD has been overshadowed by THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), responsible for the ‘high’ associated with the use of cannabis.

In the UK, Cannabis grown with less than 0.2% THC content is commonly referred to as Hemp. All of our products are certified and tested by Third Parties to ensure that our products contain less than 0.2% THC.

In recent years, the benefits of CBD have been researched and tested and now a variety of CBD based food supplements have become available, whilst the attitude towards cannabis is shifting.

Which strength of CBD should I use?

This varies based on the individual. A range of strengths and products are available at CBD Centre. Finding out what works for you is a matter of trying products at various strengths to determine which  achieves the desired effect. Generally, it’s a very simple equation; the higher the CBD content, the more obvious the results.

What CBD product types are there?

CBD is conveniently versatile and can be consumed in a variety of ways, including;

CBD Oil

One of the most common ways of consuming CBD is the use of CBD oil because it is discreet, easy to use and has the advantage of being able to clearly track your dose. For example, if you know that ½ a pipette is ideal for you then you could base your dose around the halfway mark every time easily.

CBD Paste

Paste is packaged in syringes as its’ consistency is thicker than that of oil. This product is generally available in higher strengths.

CBD Flower

CBD flower the plant is in its rawest form (after a trim of course) and comes in a variety of strains in varying levels of CBD.

CBD Crumble

For those that are looking for a more concentrated CBD content delivered quickly, then crumble is likely to be your choice of product. CBD crumble is a full spectrum product containing all of the cannabinoids present in the plant. Crumble gets its name from the texture as it is very easy to break apart.

The crumble is both very high in terpenes (what gives the plant its distinctive flavours) and high in CBD content.

Why use full spectrum oil?

Cannabis is subject to a phenomenon known as the ‘entourage effect’ which means although each individual cannabinoid has its’ merit, they are known to work best in conjunction with each other.

Will CBD get me high?

No. CBD will not get you high. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is responsible for the ‘high’ associated with the use of cannabis. All of our products are certified and tested by Third Parties to ensure that our products contain less than 0.2% THC.

Is CBD legal?

Yes. In the UK, CBD is legal. The part of the plant that has been criminalised is specifically THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) over 0.2%. Cannabis plants grown under this limit are classed as industrial hemp, which is legal in the UK. It is from industrial hemp that CBD Centres’ products are derived.

Is hemp the same as cannabis?

No. Although they are scientifically the same plant, hemp and cannabis are often differentiated by the levels of THC in the plant. Cannabis is likely to contain more than 0.2% THC, whereas hemp usually falls below that level. Hemp is primarily used for its strong fibrous properties.

Can the packaging be recycled?

With growing concerns about the environment and single use packaging, we have ensured that all of our packaging can be either recycled or is biodegradable.

Wax pot recycling

Our wax pots are part-made from untreated bamboo which is an extremely eco-friendly crop as it does not require any pesticides to grow, absorbs high amounts of CO2, produces large amounts of oxygen and has a low water footprint. Furthermore, our bamboo pots will biodegrade within a matter of months. To recycle the pots, remove the inner plastic (which can be recycled locally) and drop the bamboo into a compost bin.

Oil bottle recycling

CBD Centres’ glass oil bottles can be recycled locally. The bamboo should be separated from the plastic dropper placing the bamboo into the compost bin, and the plastic dropper into your plastic recycling bin.

Flower pouch recycling

The stand up pouches that we use for our flower products are unfortunately not yet recycled at a local level. However, you can send the pouches back to us and we will forward them to a company who will turn them into a fuel similar to diesel with a lower sulfur content. This fuel is used particularly for boats, machinery and land vehicles. ‘Plastic-to-fuel’ requires no combustion to produce. Further benefits to this are knowing that our packaging does not make its’ way into the ocean or a land fill, whilst also supplementing the need for further fossil fuels to be extracted from the ground.

Should you wish to return your pouch for recycling, please send your used pouch(es) to :

CBD Centre LTD, 91 Woodside Road, Lower Woodside, Luton, LU1 4DJ

 

I don't like the taste of CBD, what can I do?

There are numerous ways of working around the taste of CBD if you don’t like it.

Our top 3 tips for taking CBD oil if you don’t like the taste;

  1. Carry mints, chewing gum, chocolate or a small tasty snack to replace the flavour in your mouth quickly.
  2. Add your oil to meals, drinks and your favourite edibles to mask the taste.
  3. Hold your nose while taking it.

Are the CBD strains related to the THC strains that share their name?

CBD strains with real genetics of Bubba Kush, for example, will rarely/if ever be classed as hemp. The breeding out of THC, from known THC strains is generally only something that happens in states/countries where THC cannabis has been legalised as, firstly, the whole process of growing any THC strain is illegal and it often takes a long time to get the plants stable (i.e always under 0.2% THC) and is not always possible to do so without losing the characteristics of that strain, which in a way makes the process pointless. Furthermore, in America, hemp is classified as under 0.4% THC . So there’s not really any incentive to keep bringing it down to EU limits as it is a lengthy, involved process. It is much easier to experiment with different strains of industrial hemp and breeding them with low THC strains to bring out the characteristics. Once the strain is stabilised and of a quality worthy of sale it is either given a brand new name or if the profile are similar to that of a well known THC strain then they are often named after it.

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