Frequently Asked Questions


What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an organic compound that comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis. It is the most widely accepted non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp-based CBD extracts should not be confused with marijuana based CBD, even though they both derive from the same plant – all of our cbdMD Premium CBD products contain CBD extracted from 100% all-natural, industrial hemp.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Hemp-derived CBD oil and other hemp-derived products are federally legal to be used and sold within the United States. The use, possession, and selling of hemp-derived CBD has become nationally legalized through federal enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill which the US Congress passed and signed into law.

Will using CBD oil get me “high?”

Because CBD is a non-psychoactive component from industrial hemp, it doesn’t any elements of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is familiar with cannabis; therefore, there’s no “high” effect as a result of using CBD.

Will I Get High from Using CBD?

No. CBD extracted from industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which federal law has deemed non-intoxicating; therefore, there is no “high” effect as a result of using CBD. All cbdMD products use a unique hybrid manufacturing process, resulting in pure, hemp-derived CBD oil that contains NO THC

How Will CBD Affect My Body?

CBD derived from industrial hemp affects the body by triggering certain receptors of the endocannabinoid system within your brain and nervous system. These receptors regulate various body parts and biological systems, ranging from mood to relaxation to overall body balance – also known as homeostasis.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?

CBD effects can usually take up to 30 minutes depending on the dosage. Because there are no psychoactive ingredients with CBD oil, there is no “high” effect; however, a significant decrease in symptoms – reduced pain, calming sense, etc. - should be noticeable. Again, results are dependent on your dosage and purpose for using CBD.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and How Does it Work?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex arrangement of cannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and nervous system of humans and other mammals. These receptors regulate various functions of the body and are responsive to the cannabinoids of Cannabis sativa. The ECS affects many different body systems including, but not limited to, sleep, appetite, mood, pain, and memory.

Are there any side effects of CBD?

Any side effects of CBD are insignificant at best – nowhere near as relevant as those side effects from pharmaceutical medicines that are approved by the FDA. The most that CBD users have reported is minor abdominal discomfort or mild sedation. Again, there’s no “high” effect or psychoactive properties with CBD, so no worries about your ability to perform day-to-day duties.

Is it possible to take too much CBD at once?

CBD dosages will vary from person to person. Some cases may only need a little dosage while others may require higher intakes – it depends on which symptoms you’re trying to relieve. There are no reports of any lethal or deadly doses of CBD.

What does “Entourage Effect” mean?

The “entourage effect” describes utilizing all of the beneficial compounds found in hemp rather than just a single-compound extracts; two Israeli scientists first used the term in the late 1990s.

What exactly is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are typically molecular compounds naturally made from hemp plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produce by our bodies. Science classifies cannabinoids as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.

What makes hemp plants different from marijuana plants?

Hemp and marijuana essentially come from the same plant family, cannabis sativa. The main difference between the two is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the illegal, psychotropic cannabinoid. According to the Agricultural Act of 2014, the Obama Administration describes legal hemp plants as containing less than 0.3% THC which also makes cannabinoids extracted from hemp, such as Cannabidiol (CBD), legal as well.

What is “Broad Spectrum Extraction?”

Broad Spectrum extraction is a process that allows preservation of valuable terpenoids, essential oils, amino acids, and other beneficial cannabinoids. Because of broad spectrum extraction, cbdMD products successfully provides the “entourage effect” with each dose.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use cbdMD products?

Not at all - cbdMD legally operates in full accordance with the Federal Hemp Law. Our products categorize as hemp dietary supplements which are legal to be purchased anywhere in the U.S.

Will using CBD oil show up on a drug test?

There is a small percentage that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test, as it does with any product made from hemp. If this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use.

What’s the proper way to store CBD products from cbdMD?

We suggest storing our products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. For any questions, please contact us at 1-800-973-3984 or

What ingredients are used in cbdMD Premium CBD Oil?

cbdMD products use 100% organic, all-natural, USA-grown industrial hemp that is non-GMO and vegan certified. Please reference our product listing pages for a line-up of other ingredients per product including all-natural flavorings.

Is there an expiration date for CBD products?

There is a “shelf life” mainly for our CBD vape oil which means there’s a timeline it should be consumed. With proper storage, we guarantee 3 to 4 months for vape oils and up to 2 years for other cbdMD products.

How much CBD should I take?

Because each person’s body and health condition is unique, it is difficult to set a predetermined dosage that is right for everyone. For severe symptoms, a higher dose may be required while mild symptoms won’t need as much. We recommend a consultation with your doctor or health professional to determine an amount right for you.

What Are Some Health Benefits of CBD?

Due to FDA regulations, we may not suggest the use of hemp-derived CBD for anything other than general wellness; however, there are many professional studies and cases published online detailing various medical breakthroughs with CBD application.

We also recommend speaking with a doctor or health professional to determine if CBD is beneficial to your particular condition.