An Introduction to CBD
Click on the FAQ questions below to learn about Hemp & CBD.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in all cannabis plants. Hemp and Marijuana are two different species from the cannabis family. All cannabis plants contain a variety of similar compounds called cannabinoids. Each species will have different levels of the cannabinoids, which is what sets them apart from one another. Hemp is known for its low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid in marijuana that gives you a "high") and its high levels of CBD.
We are organic hemp farmers from Silverton, Oregon and we believe in sustainable farming practices. As our name states, Whole Circle, everything is inter-connected: soil, water, and air. We believe outdoor hemp cultivation has many benefits. Hemp has a small carbon footprint, it is a water-resistant plant that requires little or no pest management, it cleans the soil and sequesters CO2 which is why hemp is used in many areas to clean contaminated soil. These are reasons we also believe you should know your hemp farmer and where it comes from.
Our hemp is Certified Organic through USDA, Oregon Tilth, and Certified Kind, with clean pesticide tests. The hemp is grown from May to October each year and we treat our plants with individual care. We strongly believe in using a Whole Plant Extraction when we extract the oil from our hemp. This oil includes all of the cannabinoids with the most abundant being CBD, along with the Chlorophyll and terpenes which creates a thick black paste which is used to make our products.Our products contain:
- No GMO's
- No Isolates
- No Pesticides
- No Nano Technology
All Whole Circle Farms products do not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels higher than 0.3% THC. We follow all regulations when growing hemp to ensure the THC levels are within the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture guidelines. CBD is considered to be undetectable in drug tests however it is recommended that all consumers concerned about drug screening do additional research.
Always consult a doctor before taking any new products including CBD.
Not all CBD is created equal. At Whole Circle Farms we believe you need to know where your hemp is grown. Hemp can be used to clean the soil from a toxic spill as it absorbs everything from the ground along with the nutrients. This is why we recommend CBD from an Organic Hemp Farm. We also recommend CBD from a Whole Plant Extraction process. Full Spectrum products contain all naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds from the plant including both CBD and THC, along with terpenes and chlorophyll. Nothing is left out. Broad Spectrum products contain most naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds including CBD and terpenes, but do not contain one component - THC. We frown on any products made from CBD Isolate as the process used to create these chemically pure isolated cannabinoids is toxic to us and our society.
Both the Marijuana plant and the Hemp plant come from the Cannabis family, however they are grown for different reasons. Marijuana produces higher levels of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive cannabinoid compound. Hemp produces higher levels of CBD, or Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound which has beneficial values. THC levels in the Hemp plant must remain below 0.3% so you do not get the "high" associated with Marijuana.
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