Since the removal of CBD as a Schedule 1 substance and the FDA’s approval of the first CBD medication in 2018, there has been a flood of CBD products in the market.

It can be hard to sift through the claims, rumors and differing CBD products to understand which products are right for you.

We’ve answered the most common customer questions on our CBD to help you along the way…

What is CBD?

CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid compound found in the cannabis plant. There are hundreds of cannabinoids found in cannabis, but the two most common you’ll hear of are CBD and THC. Unlike THC which gives users a stoned feeling, CBD won’t make you high. So, it can provide users with all the potential health benefits of cannabis without the high or can be used to lessen or to balance the psychoactive effects of THC.
The therapeutic benefits of CBD are still being researched, however there are numerous anecdotal stories on how CBD has provided people with relief for anxiety, inflammation, headaches, and chronic pain among other things.  

Where does our CBD derive from?

Our CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. Not from the hemp plant.

What is the difference between hemp-derived and cannabis-derived CBD?

CBD can be harvested from two different sources- hemp or cannabis – two different plant varieties from the same species.

Cannabis-derived CBD is less accessible than hemp and is more regulated. It’s required to be grown under state licensed cannabis cultivation premises and subject to certain regulations and testing protocols.  You’ll find many of the CBD products on the mass market are hemp derived.

Cannabis plants typically contain around 18-20% CBD vs the 3-5% CBD contained in hemp plants. It’s more efficient to produce CBD oil from cannabis as a smaller amount of plant matter is required.  The cannabis plant also typically has other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes naturally surrounding the CBD. Terpenes play a significant part in how cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system. They also contribute to the aroma and the flavour of the flower. This is referred to as “full-spectrum” or the “entourage effect” and is described below.

Where do we source our cannabis-derived CBD?

We lovingly grow our proprietary CBD strains in our state-of-the-art facility located in San Francisco.

Our high-quality cannabis-derived CBD flower is called EVE. EVE descends from one of the most ancient cannabis strains on earth and is our own exclusive propriety strain. We consider this strain to be incredibly healing and therapeutic at 26:1 CBD/THC.

At Eve Farms we take pride in cultivating with absolutely no harsh chemical pesticides, so you can enjoy the purest cannabis possible.

What is “full-spectrum CBD” and the “entourage effect”?

Our cannabis-derived CBD is single source and truly full-spectrum, meaning it contains all the terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids naturally surrounding the CBD.  Full-spectrum also refers to the “entourage effect” introduced in 1998 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam who is known as “The Father of Cannabis Research.” The interactive synergy between all the cannabis compounds is considered to be the entourage effect and is believed to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components.  So simply put, when a product has CBD along with THC, terpenes and other naturally occurring cannabinoids, it’s considered to be more medically beneficial vs. CBD or THC by itself. Some companies are also re-introducing food grade terpenes back into cannabis products and claiming they are full spectrum. It is not the same thing as cannabis derived terpenes.

Are all your products tested?

Our products are tested for potency, pesticides, microbial impurities, moisture, residual solvents and chemicals, heavy metals, and mycotoxins.

We also invest in testing the healing and therapeutic benefits of our products and partner with notable industry leaders to undertake cannabis research and support clinical trial programs.