While we can't make claims regarding any specific conditions, we can tell you what we would recommend for a loved one and how we can offer support. Like all supplements, CBD may affect different people in different ways. We would love to hear from you about your experience with our products, and are always available to answer your specific questions via our CHAT app, or through email at email@example.com
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is one of the many chemical compounds found in hemp and high-CBD strains of cannabis. It is non-psychoactive (it will not get you 'high') and is a wonderful nutritional supplement and super food.
WHY IS CBD GOOD FOR YOU?
CBD has been shown to support the proper functioning of the Endocannabinoid System. The role of the Endocannabinoid System is to protect and modulate the nervous system and the immune system by regulating cellular communication. Think of it as a natural way to push the reset button on both the nervous system and the immune system, pulling these natural bodily systems out of abnormal patterns and stress responses. CBD can support the return to normal cell communication, and help the body to remain in it’s natural healthy state (homeostasis). It is also a neuroprotectant, and helps guard against the aging of cells from oxidation.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of modern science’s newest and most revelatory discoveries, and is key in maintaining health in the human body. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function, and functions by using naturally occurring cannabinoids to communicate. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task! For more information, check out our CBD 101 Page HERE:
WHAT IS ‘FULL SPECTRUM’ CBD, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Full Spectrum refers to all the cannabinoids naturally found in hemp. There have been over eighty different cannabinoids isolated and identified, and these different cannabinoids all work together to provide the health benefits hemp is celebrated for. The main point to take away is that CBD has shown to be much more effective in the presence of all the other naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant (known in the scientific community as the Entourage Effect. Read more about the Entourage Effect on our CBD 101 Page here). As CBD gains an increasing amount of notoriety, it remains important to note that not all CBD products are made equal. Some mistakenly think the CBD isolate is what we are referring to when describing our products, but all Irie products are ‘full spectrum, CBD rich hemp extract’, that contain the full entourage of cannabinoids and terpenes known to work in concert to provide the best health outcomes. It is always this Full Spectrum oil that we produce, sell and recommend.
Cannabinoids are rare in nature. Even though all animals, including humans, internally create small amounts of cannabinoids, there are few other places in nature where they can be found in abundance. Hemp is by far the richest source for a wide range of cannabinoid substances. It is a unique plant that has been shown to have unprecedented healing properties.
TELL ME ABOUT CO2 EXTRACTION AND WHY YOU USE THAT METHOD?
CO2 extraction is a high pressure method of disrupting the cell walls of the plant material and extracting the rich material contained within, including the wide array of cannabinoids. This method is the cleanest way to extract the cannabinoids from hemp. There are other methods of extraction, including Butane or Hexane based extraction, as well as the Rick Simpson Oil method. All these methods use solvents which have varying degrees of toxicity and can leave residuals in the final product. At IrieCBD we believe in making the cleanest product possible, and CO2 extraction insures no toxic residue is left in any of our concentrates of oils.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
Hemp is the heirloom variety of cannabis. It is the unadulterated strain of the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabinoid and phytonutrient makeup in the hemp plant are closest to the ratios found in the naturally occurring industrial hemp strains, that are high in CBD and low in THC. What is commonly referred to as ‘Marijuana’ are strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant that have been bred to be high in THC and low in CBD. Both are varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is selective breeding and growing conditions that differentiate these two strains.
OILS AND CAPSULES
Oil is digested through the stomach, and is made with a base of hemp seed oil. You will 'feel' it faster, and it has a stronger taste.
Capsules are digested through the small intestine, and the base is coconut oil. Capsules are absorbed into the body well but take longer to 'feel', and are tasteless.
DO YOU HAVE TO REFRIGERATE THE OILS?
The shelf life of Irie’s oils unrefrigerated is about a year and a half (unopened). It will last longer if refrigerated (2 years). Just do your best to keep your product away from sunlight, extreme heat or other intense conditions.
When using plants to support proper functioning of physiological systems, the 'dosing' often doesn't need to be as exact as with medications. However, over time you will probably find the optimum amount that supports you the best. A normal, healthy person of average body weight, looking to CBD as a preventative health, i.e. a superfood supplement, would take 20 drops or nearly 1 dropper full daily (which would be about 8mg of CBD.) We suggest taking 1-2 drops per ten pounds of body weight. The amount of Hemp Extract Oil that people take on a daily basis can vary. You can take it with or without food - the optimal way to consume it is to hold it under the tongue for 30 seconds or longer before swallowing.
HOW MANY DROPS IN A BOTTLE?
20 drops per dropper = 8mg (recommended dose)
30 droppers full per ounce (or one month supply)
Therefore, a 500mg (2 oz. bottle) will last approximately 2 months
WHAT STRAIN OF HEMP DO YOU USE?
Irie CBD’s sustainably grown hemp is a Sativa dominant cross between Charlotte’s Web and Cherry. It creates an absolutely delicious oil that’s been CO2 extracted, then winterized and dewaxed. From flower and trim - grown in Colorado under an industrial hemp license
HOW DO I READ THE COA (Certificate of Analysis)?
To determine the CBD content of a product from the certificate of analysis, take the mg/g, then multiply it by the overall weight in grams (28.25 in an ounce).
For example, you would multiply 9.14mg x 28.25 = 258.20mg
Some of our products test +/-, and this is common in the industry. Substances like honey and glycerin create ‘pockets’ of cbd that make tests consistently inaccurate. Oil products test more accurately.
We ensure the closest accuracy possible of the content of all our products by testing the cannabinoid count of the raw CBD-hemp extract, before mixing, at the same lab where we test finished products - before we blend - this creates a proper baseline for concentration accuracy.
HOW MANY MG PER ML?
Appx 8 milligrams equals 1 milliliter. All concentrations are 250mg / 30ml (1oz).
HOW MUCH CBD IS IN A 250 MG BOTTLE?
The 250mg is referring to the amount of CBD in the bottle. If you squeeze the dropper top once then the dropper will be about half full which will contain around 8mg of CBD.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE OIL IS CBD?
The CBD extract Irie uses can vary in concentration from 40% up to 70%. We mix the appropriate amount in each bottle to produce a standardized concentration of 250mg of CBD in each ounce.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN CONCENTRATE BETWEEN BOTTLE SIZES?
What a great question! All of our concentrations are the same, only the bottles increase in size. For instance, the 250mg is 1oz, the 500 is 2oz, and so on., All doses would remain the same regardless of bottle size. People often buy the larger bottles to save money and have a larger supply on-hand in case they would like to take larger doses.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Shipping is auto calculated at checkout via USPS rates based on your address and choice of speed/service.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TINCTURES AND VAPES?
Tinctures are an easy way to get more CBD into the body as well as being precise in the dose amount. Vaporizing is the quickest way to get it into the body. So, for some who need to address immediate issues, vaping can be a great choice for quick relief and effect.
HOW DO I GIVE THIS TO A PERSON ON MEDICATION?
Treat our CBD products as a dietary supplement. A number of factors should be considered whenever mixing a dietary supplement with medications. It is always important to check with your doctor. Usually, a dropper (or more) under the tongue is advised (this dose can be split up morning and night). All concerns about potential conflicts with medications or treatment plans currently being administered should be gone over with a physician or primary care doctor.
HOW WILL CBD MAKE ME FEEL?
Personal experience from team IrieCBD can confidently make us say that CBD has made us feel more alert, focused and increased our overall sense of well-being. CBD will not get you high, but can affect mood disorders, lessening anxiety and depression.
It's true that what may work for one person may have slightly different effects in another. When you try it, we would love to hear from you.
For your first order, use the discount code ‘firstorder’ for 10% off.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CBD works by supporting the body’s the EndoCannabinoid System. This part of your body protects and resets the nervous system when it gets out of balance. It also helps modulate the immune system supporting it out of inflammatory patterns. Research is also suggesting that it increases apoptosis which is useful in supporting people with abnormal cell growth.
IS CBD CANNABIS OIL?
Cannabis oil is often thought to be cannabis extract from Marijuana plants that are high in THC. Ours is extracted from hemp, meaning it is high in CBD and low in THC, and will not produce a high when consumed. Hemp is the heirloom form of cannabis; it hasn't been selectively bred to be high in THC.
CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil. While both are wonderful products, and hemp oil is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, CBD oil contains concentrated levels of the CBD cannabinoid not found in hemp oil. The therapeutic effects of CBD are profound and wide ranging; many people experience beneficial effects that provide relief from neurological conditions, immune imbalances, inflammation, pain management and support while fighting cancer.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN THC?
Our products have trace amounts of THC. This low level of THC is not intoxicating, and meets requirements to be classified as hemp, but still provides the full spectrum benefits that come when all cannabinoids and terpenes are included in an extract. At the bottom of each product’s description is a lab test that shows relative measures of cannabinoids. Our full spectrum (whole plant) extracts contain many other wonderful cannabinoids (CBG, CBC, CBN) and terpenes in addition to the CBD.
DOES IT HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS CANNABIS?
Hemp and Marijuana are both strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp (which is High CBD, low THC) does not have the same psychoactive (“high”) effect as Marijuana. Consuming our CBD Oil tinctures or honeysticks produces no psychoactive effect.
CBD can be very therapeutic and calming. If that is what you're looking for and you want a more pronounced effect, then you may want to try the vape. Vaping can introduce significant amounts into the bloodstream very quickly and most people feel the relaxing effect.
CAN I GET HIGH FROM IT?
You won’t experience a high with our products. You will however feel the effect of CBD, which contains nearly 70% of the medicinal value in cannabis. Want to dive deeper into these properties? Check out this article put together by The Colorado Pot Guide: https://www.coloradopotguide.com/images/blog/Health-Effects-of-Marijuana-Reduced.png
WHERE DOES YOUR HEMP COME FROM?
We source all of our hemp sustainably, and it is grown strictly by organic and biodynamic standards. As a vertically integrated company, the majority of our hemp comes from our own Irie Hemp Farm in Scio, Oregon, where it is grown with tender love and care, and guarded by the Irie mascot and farm dog, Cosmo. We also occasionally supplement with organic hemp imported from a biodynamic farm in Spain.
DO WE NEED A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD TO PURCHASE THIS?
No, you don’t. Our products are derived from certified organic industrial hemp, so no license required.
IS IT LEGAL?
We wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t believe it was legal. That said, a couple of states have gone out of their way to identify Cannabidiol as illegal, or requiring more research/study (Idaho and a couple of others.) Other than that, our position on legality is expressed here:
We ship all over the United States and the world daily.
Our hemp has well under the legal limit of THC and is grown legally under an industrial hemp license.
WILL THIS SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
There are different ways that companies test for drugs. Some drug tests are specific for THC and some are broader and test for all cannabinoids. It is best to check with your workplace prior to starting a product with cannabinoids.
IS IT SAFE FOR KIDS?
We are not qualified to expressly state whether it is safe for your child. If you’re concerned, it is recommended to ask a health care practitioner knowledgeable of your child’s health issues, and do your own research. We have never seen research showing it is not safe for children, but again, this is an informed decision you have to make. If you decide you would like to try CBD for your child, we recommend this product because it is flavored and sweet, making it so much easier to get kids to take it.
I SUFFER FROM _______ WHAT SHOULD I USE?
While we can't make any claims regarding specific medical conditions, we have many wonderful products that our customers turn to for a wide array of illnesses and diseases. The best answer is to do your research, consult with your doctor and if you have any more questions please reach out to us!
WILL CBD HELP ME IF I’M HEALTHY?
The simple answer is YES! YES! YES! Many knowledgeable professionals are considering the cannabinoids, particularly CBD, to be an essential food, or superfood. Because it plays such a vital role in neurological protection and assisting the body in dealing with stress, which we all undergo at one time or another, many consider it to be a staple we should not be without. The human body needs a certain amount of cannabinoids for the Endocannibinoid System to function correctly, and many health practitioners see chronic low levels of cannabinoids in the population at large, due mainly to our modern diet.
The cannabinoids from hemp have long been in the food chain in most cultures around the world. It was traditionally used as animal fodder. Because it is a rich source of proteins, healthy fats, and cannabinoids, it was a near ideal plant to grow for animal feed. Feeding animals that were raised for human consumption hemp fodder insured these cannabinoids were passed up the food chain.
CAN I USE YOUR PRODUCTS ON MY ANIMALS?
It is our favorite way of saying ‘Thank you, and we love you’ to our dear companions. They have an endocannabinoid system too! Check out our specially formulated Pet Blend!
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN MY PURCHASE?
At Irie Hemp Company we want you to get exactly what you want and need. If for any reason you are not pleased with the product, you may get a full refund upon return of the unused portion. This policy is for our small, 1 ounce size bottles. This does not apply to any larger sizes, so we suggest you try smaller sizes if you are unsure of your needs.
*PERSONS WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A SPECIFIC DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.