Frequently Asked Questions
CBD (cannabidiol) is the second most predominant and recognized of the active chemicals in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of many hundreds of components in cannabis. It does not cause the typical “high” associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD.
The effects of CBD vary based upon the concentration of various terpenes and how they interact with each other. It is known to be calming and relaxing. People report that CBD has helped with a variety of health conditions, including back pain, arthritis and joint pain, anxiety, nausea, and headaches.
There are two main types of pain: musculoskeletal and nerve. CBD could benefit both conditions and there is some evidence which suggests CBD works best for pain when combined with a little THC.
The only CBD medication that is currently FDA-approved is Epidiolex, which the agency approved last year for the treatment of certain types of epilepsy.
Side effects are typically minimal in comparison to the side effects possible with many pharmaceuticals, i.e. nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can interact with some medications, so it is best to check with a health care provider if you are taking medications.
CBD is considered a dietary supplement. The FDA does not currently regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements.
Full spectrum CBD products are extracted in a manner that preserves all of the plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Full spectrum CBD products are always recommended over other types of CBD extracts because the presence of minor cannabinoids and terpenes enhances the therapeutic effects of CBD. This is known as the entourage effect. Full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, however the federally compliant limit of 0.3% is too low to produce intoxicating effects.
Broad spectrum CBD products begin as full spectrum extracts, and then undergo an additional refinement process in which the THC compounds are removed. Broad spectrum products will still produce the entourage effect, and are the next best option to full spectrum if a THC-free product is desired.
CBD isolate is a highly processed, pure form of CBD. The CBD compounds have been separated from the plant, leaving behind beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, waxes, and lipids. Isolate products will not produce the therapeutic entourage effect, but are the most appropriate option in certain situations.
THC binds to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system and creates a “high” feeling but has many medical benefits. CBD is a molecule shaped in a way that it binds more directly to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system. CBD doesn’t create any of the typical euphoria associated with THC’s high, so it is great for people who want to benefit from cannabis but not feel high.
Unlike THC, CBD does not make you feel “stoned” or “high” because CBD and THC behave in different ways on disparate receptors in the brain and body. CBD can actually lessen the psychoactive or "high" effects of THC, which makes CBD great for people who want to reap the benefits of cannabis with out the “stoned” feeling. All the products we carry at Zenbarn Farms do not go above 0.03% THC which means you’ll never get high from them.
A fully tested, quality, Isolate CBD product has 0 THC and is highly unlikely to show up on a drug test. That being said, some Full Spectrum CBD products contain traces of THC (0.03% THC), in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug.
We are proud to offer a highly curated selection of the best Vermont made CBD products. We’re the best place to shop because each of our products is not only third party tested for potency, but they are also thoroughly vetted by our team of hemp and CBD experts so that you know exactly what you’re buying and can feel safe doing so.
Studies suggest that CBD is effective for promoting a feeling of calm, but it is not intended to be used as a cure or treatment for any specific condition.
CBD often can help bring a feeling of calm to the user but it is not intended to cure, diagnose or treat any medical condition.
Many people love to use CBD as a way to manage their chronic pain and aches from exercise induced soreness. Everybody is different and the benefits of CBD will vary. When you purchase Zenbarn Farms products online they are not designed to cure, treat or diagnose any ailment or medical condition.
CBD v.s. CBG- What’s the difference?
If you’re already one of our awesome followers, you probably have a pretty good idea of what CBD is and what it does for you, but what about CBG? While the two compounds share several similarities, there are some important differences that can be found upon closer examination. To start, CBG (cannabigerol) is found in very low concentrations in mature cannabis flower, as much of a cannabis plant’s CBGA (acidic form of CBG) is converted into CBDA, THCA, and CBCA, leaving the matured flower with very little CBG. Due to this fact, many breeders have taken to cross breeding and genetic manipulation in order to achieve more concentrated amounts of CBG in their flowers. So what is all the buzz about?
What are the benefits?
CBG is unique in the sense that it takes effect through direct interaction with our brain’s cannabinoid receptors unlike CBD, which takes effect mostly through indirect interactions with our bodies endocannabinoid system. Unfortunately, there is little research regarding the beneficial effects of CBG (largely due to its difficulty to produce) compared to the mounds of research available about THC and CBD, however there are a few studies that link CBG to a whole number of therapeutic benefits including; Decreasing inflammation, inhibiting tumor growth, and combating Huntington’s disease.
Where can I get it?
Currently, ZenBarn Farms has one strain of CBG flower dubbed “The White,” which boasts just under 13% (12.9%) CBG content!
CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages.
Studies on CBN have found that it may be a potent antibacterial agent. In lab settings, CBN was tested on strains of MRSA bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Researchers found it to be a potent antibacterial agent against these resistant strains.
CBN may also be a powerful neuroprotectant. In one rodent study, researchers used CBN as a treatment for ALS and found that it was able to delay the onset of the condition.
In rodent studies, CBN increased the amount of food that rat subjects ate, suggesting that it could be an effective appetite stimulant.
CBN may also be helpful for those suffering from glaucoma. One study on rabbits found that CBN (as well as THC) reduces intraocular pressure—the biggest risk factor for glaucoma.
CBN may also be a potent anti-inflammatory agent capable of helping those with rheumatoid arthritis. In one rodent study, CBN was shown to reduce arthritis. While more research needs to be done, this could end up being an incredible help to those suffering from this debilitating condition.
Another misconception about CBN is that high CBN products will always be non-intoxicating. While CBN alone is non-intoxicating, it can actually increase euphoric effects of THC. If you are looking to take advantage of CBN’s benefits without a high, make sure you are using products that don’t contain much THC.
CBN as an appetite stimulant. This is one area in which CBN behaves very differently from CBD. While CBD has appetite-suppressing effects, CBN appears to stimulate the appetite. This may make CBN a therapeutic option to help increase appetite in people who struggle to maintain an appetite because of another illness, such as cancer, or it’s treatment.
CBN as a cancer fighter.
There’s also some promising preliminary evidence that CBN may have direct cancer-fighting capabilities. Cannabinoids including CBN are being studied for their ability to slow or stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. CBN was one of several cannabinoids found to reduce tumor size in one form of lung cancer.
CBN as an anti-convulsant
One of the most promising therapeutic uses for CBD is in epilepsy treatment, because of this cannabinoid’s strong anti-convulsant capabilities. Though it appears to be less strong than in CBD and THC, CBN has also been shown to function as an anticonvulsant.
CBN for bone healing and growth.
Research indicates cannabinoids including CBN can help to stimulate the production of new bone, by activating stem cells to help make new bone cells. There are also indications that CBN and other cannabinoids may be helpful in healing fractured bone and helping reverse bone loss, making it of interest to scientists as a potential therapy for osteoporosis.