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Have questions about CBD? You’ve come to the right place.
We answer some of your most frequently asked questions about CBD so you can make the best, informed decisions for your body and health. Whether you’re just starting to explore the benefits of CBD or you’ve been using it for years, chances are you’ll find some helpful information here.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid compound found in cannabis plants. Unlike another well-known phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is a nonintoxicant compound.

What are some of CBD’s benefits?

Studies show CBD can support homeostasis and promote relaxation and recovery.
You can also learn more about CBD at The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Project CBD.

How is CBD made?

CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, sometimes through using a liquid solvent or CO2. Extracted CBD can then be used to create capsules, topicals, tinctures and many other products.

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

THC and CBD are both naturally occurring phytocannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. While both offer benefits, THC is considered an intoxicant and highly regulated or illegal in many states. CBD, on the other hand, is nonintoxicating. The cannabis plant produces thousands of various phytocannabinoids and terpenoids, but THC and CBD are the most well-researched and discussed.

What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

While both hemp and marijuana are considered varieties of the cannabis plant, the primary differentiator between the two is their chemical composition. Both hemp and marijuana can produce CBD and THC, but THC varies greatly according to variety. Hemp is cannabis containing 0.3% or less of THC.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

Each of our cells has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is comprised of cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid signaling molecules and enzymes that control signaling. It is a large receptor system that influences many of our major body systems, and when engaged, helps to keep them running smoothly.
Our bodies create their own cannabinoids – called endocannabinoids – that activate the ECS and encourage homeostasis. If we’re sick, in pain or stressed out, our endocannabinoids become low – and that’s where CBD supplements come in. CBD supplements support our body’s creation of its own endocannabinoids, allowing us to find relief and balance.

What is broad-spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum CBD (in contrast to CBD isolate) contains a multitude of other naturally occurring phytocannabinoids beyond CBD, which work synergistically to help us find relief and balance.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like: just pure cannabidiol, minus other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids.

How does CBD work?

Whether you ingest, inhale or apply CBD topically, the compound finds its way into your body’s endocannabinoid system. When our bodies are stressed, our cells produce excess amounts of the enzyme FAAH. FAAH degrades our endocannabinoids before they can reach their receptors and induce positive physiological changes. CBD is one of the few compounds that can degrade FAAH, allowing our body’s endocannabinoids to perform effectively and provide relief.

What’s the best way to consume CBD?

CBD consumption is up to the individual’s preference. These days, you’ll find CBD in drops, capsules, balms and even food or drinks. Try a few products to determine what works best for you. Many people choose to stack supplements together – like capsules and drops – to maximize benefits.

How does 'Sugar Island CBD' source its CBD?

'Sugar Island CBD' partners with organic hemp farms throughout the United States to produce high-quality CBD products.

Where does 'Sugar Island CBD' source its terpenes?

'Sugar Island CBD' partners with the Werc Shop® to produce high-quality terpene blends for products that taste (and feel) good.

Is CBD legal?

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is federally legal when it contains 0.3% THC or less. However, individual state laws may differ. If you live in a state where CBD is legal, you can purchase our products. Please review the current laws for where you live regarding the sale and use of CBD products.

Will CBD interact with other medications I’m taking?

Please consult your physician before taking dietary supplements that contain CBD.

Is it possible to overdose on CBD?

CBD is nontoxic. There are no known reports of fatal CBD overdoses.

Does CBD have any side effects?

Please consult your physician before taking dietary supplements that contain CBD.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Conventional drug tests in the United States test for THC, not CBD. 'Sugar Island CBD' products are formulated and tested to ensure less than 0.3% THC – not enough to trigger a positive test.

Can I travel with CBD?

According to the Transportation Security Administration website: “Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.)” Because our products contain less than 0.3% of THC, Sugar Island CBD products are allowed on a plane. Please confirm travel laws regarding CBD from your selected airline, and associated governments of destinations. 

How does 'Sugar Island CBD' test its CBD products?

'Sugar Island CBD' triple-tests all our CBD extracts, isolate and supplements at third-party laboratories. We test for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus) and pesticides.