FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

My Bud Arrived Moldy/seeded Out. What Do I Do With This Trash?

Sorry to hear that your flower arrived in crappy condition, trust me, that is NOT the norm. We hand pack each jar and as such, we generally are able to ensure that you get only usable goodies. If for some reason, a yucky bud manages to stow away in your jar, take a picture of the bud IN the jar, then a picture of the mold/seeds within 15 days of purchase and Rogue Apothecary will send a new jar out to you ASAP.

What Is Cbd? Will It Get Me High?

CBD or Cannabidiol, is one of over 100 chemical compounds that is derived from the cannabis plant. In order for a product to have psychoactive effects, there would need to be THC present in levels of 5-10% for beginning users. CBD products, by law, may contain no more than 0.3% THC, so achieving a “high” on CBD would be incredibly difficult. While you won’t be getting high on our products, you will be reaping loads of potential benefits such as pain relief, silky and clear skin, stress/anxiety reduction, decrease or elimination of certain seizures caused by neurological disorders, better sleep, lower blood pressure, and alleviation of certain cancer symptoms.

Is Cbd Legal? Can You Ship Cbd Out Of The State?

Thanks to the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act, Hemp is legal to grow and sell at the federal level. While it is legal to ship/sell CBD federally, that doesn’t mean your mama or boss will approve.  Rogue Apothecary encourages you to educate yourself about your rights to natural pain relief in your specific state. You can always DM us on social media if you have any questions.

What Are Trichomes?

Trichomes are the clear, sticky mushroom like protuberances that protrude from the cannabis buds-they looks like “crystals” on the outside of the flower to the naked eye.  They are actually what produces the hundreds of known cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that distinguish each strain. In short, trichomes are the “good stuff”.

What Is The Difference Between Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, And Cbd Isolate? Which Is Better For Me?

  • If an extract is full-spectrum, this means it contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp also come with a negligible THC content —  below 0.3%
  • Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, save for THC, which is completely removed after the initial extraction.

In a very simplified manner, broad-spectrum CBD is like a mix between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. It contains the entire spectrum of cannabinoids EXCEPT for the THC part.

  • CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, made by pulling it from its natural environment and removing it from all other ingredients. There is ZERO THC in isolate, as well as no other cannabinoids as well.

Full Spectrum CBD: Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  •  Allows the user to benefit from the entourage effect
  • The least processed form of CBD
  • Contains terpenes and flavonoids for additional health benefits
  • May show up on a drug screening
  • THC content may cause problems with the local law
  • Carries the natural flavor and aroma of hemp, which is pretty strong

Full-Spectrum is Best For:

  • CBD users who want to benefit from the trace amounts of THC in their extracts
  • Individuals with more severe symptoms that CBD isolate and broad-spectrum products fail to help with
  • Individuals living in states with a legal cannabis market

Broad Spectrum CBD: Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Offers the full benefits of the entourage effect
  • Less processed than isolate
  • No risk of psychoactive effects
  • Less researched
  • Less available than full-spectrum or isolates
  • May carry a strong, natural hemp flavor

Broad Spectrum Works is Best for:

  • CBD users with conditions that the isolate alone can’t help with
  • Individuals sensitive to THC
  • Individuals living in places with harsh THC regulations
  • First-time CBD users afraid of THC

CBD Isolate: Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • The most concentrated form of CBD
  • No risk of getting high
  • Highly versatile
  • Safe for all types of CBD users
  • Odorless and flavorless
  • You can pass a drug test with CBD isolate
  • Doesn’t offer all the benefits of the entourage effect

CBD Isolate is Best for:

  • CBD users who were recommended to take very high doses of CBD
  • Individuals sensitive to THC or other cannabinoids
  • Individuals afraid of failing a drug test
  • CBD users who prefer flavorless products
  • People living in states with harsh THC laws
  • New CBD users afraid of other cannabinoids

Ummm What Is An Entourage Effect?

Despite the complicated name, the entourage effect is fairly easy to understand. It refers to the synergy achieved by all the components in cannabis. These components work together to enhance the potential benefits of the plant. Each compound can amplify the therapeutic properties of the others while mitigating their potential side effects.

 

Does Using Hemp Products Result In A Positive Drug Test For Thc Or Marijuana?

Please Note:  Rogue Apothecary or any of its affiliate companies are not responsible in any way if you fail a drug test.  We politely tell any existing or prospective customers to refrain from consuming any hemp derived products if there is even the slightest chance they will have to take a drug tests.  If your tests are court related regardless of the matter, PLEASE don’t risk it.  Your freedom should be worth more than a bag of hemp.
This might not be what anyone wants to hear, but it’s the truth so we hope you appreciate our stance on the topic.  Below is a scientific response to Hemp and drug testing.

BECAUSE THC is widely recognized as being responsible for marijuana’s psychotropic effect and euphoria, a routine urine drug screen for marijuana use consists of an immunoassay with antibodies that are made to detect it, and its main metabolite, 11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH). SAMHSA has set the cutoff level for a positive urine screen in the immunoassay at 50 ng/mL. When the immunoassay screen is positive at the > 50 ng/mL level, a confirmatory GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) test is performed to verify the positive urine screen. The confirmatory GC/MS has a cutoff level of 15 ng/mL and is specific only to the 11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite.  Fortunately, the urine drug screen for THC-COOH is known to have very little cross-reactivity to other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), and others. This is good news for “normal” consumers of hemp oil.  That said, individuals using unusually large doses of a cannabinoid-rich hemp oil product (above 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil daily) could theoretically test positive during the initial urinary screen IF the products carry less than .3% THC in them. Although very rare, the urine screen in these cases would likely represent a “false positive” due to other non-THC metabolites or compounds, which may cross-react with the immunoassay. When this is the case, the confirmatory GC/MS test would be negative, since other cannabinoids will not be detected by the more accurate (and specific) GC/MS screen.

Some products, like isolate and broad-spectrum gummies, carry no THC, however there are some that carry the legal limit of .3% delta 9 THC. Please read the descriptions of each product and know what you’re buying in reference to this information on this page. Buy and consume at your own risk.

Keep in mind that most of the high-quality, reliable hemp oil products contain much less THC than marijuana. For example, hemp contains anywhere from 1/10th to 1/300th of the THC concentration found in marijuana. An individual consuming 1000-2000 mg per day of hemp oil would thus consume approximately 3-6 mg of THC. This exceedingly high dose may result in detection of positive urine screen in up to 11% to 23% of assays.

On the other hand, there is some data demonstrating that at daily doses of 0.5mg of THC from 3-5 servings of most commercial hemp oil products, the positive urine screen rate is < 0.2%. Again, most servings of typical high-quality, high-purity hemp oil products contain well below 0.1mg of THC and therefore have over 400-600 times less THC than marijuana products.

What does all this mean? Put simply, a consumer who uses a high-quality, scientifically vetted hemp-based product at the standard serving size is highly unlikely to test positive for THC and/or THC-COOH. However, it’s important to be cognizant that extremely high doses may result in a positive urine screen (that would be subsequently shown to be false via GC/MS). Ultimately, consumers need to be fully informed of the specific regulations posed by their employers and adjust their consumption of cannabinoid products accordingly.
Note: Most research suggests that for infrequent or ‘non-daily’ users of cannabis, a typical high-dose marijuana cigarette (containing about 40mg to 50mg of THC) would result in a positive THC metabolite screen for up to two days at this cutoff level. However, for routine and regular users of cannabis, this same screen could be positive for weeks, but this depends on many factors including, but not limited to:

  • how much and how often cannabis is used
  • the metabolism of individual being tested
  • the route of administration
  • other factors such as medications used, liver or kidney disease, etc.

This article is based on SAMHSA standards. Other organizations’ drug testing standards may vary, so keep in mind that the findings presented in this article may differ under alternative standards. If you have any concern about testing positive for THC when using hemp oil, please seek advice from your health care professional.

FALSE POSITIVE – Whether you agree with it in principle or not, testing for illicit drug use is a reality for many workers in the United States. Drug testing is mandatory for federal employees, and although it isn’t required in the private sector, more employers are implementing some kind(s) of drug screening.  When drug testing is mandated, employers almost always follow the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) guidelines because it puts them on solid legal ground. Typically, there is an overlap between testing guidelines and accepted cutoff levels for drugs and drug metabolites in confirmatory testing and screening.