Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound extracted from cannabis plants, and the main compound found in the hemp plant. CBD is not psychoactive, so it does not alter a person’s state of mind, so you do not get ‘high.’

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main compound found in marijuana plants. THC is what gives marijuana its psychoactive properties or “high” effects.

Are CBD and marijuana from the same cannabis plant?

No, CBD and marijuana come from different plants; however, they do come from the same species of cannabis plant. There are three recognized species of cannabis plants—Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Both CBD and marijuana are derived from the Cannabis sativa species; however, they are derived from different species of Cannabis sativa. CBD is derived from hemp, while marijuana is derived from the marijuana species.

Do CBD products contain THC?

CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC to be legal according to Federal Law.

Is CBD legal?

Yes, with the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, CBD is legal in all 50 states with varying laws within each state. Moreover, a medical card is NOT required to purchase CBD products.

Is CBD the only cannabinoid in the hemp plant?

No. CBD is one of many cannabinoids within the hemp plant, but it’s currently the most popular one
being researched for potential wellness benefits.

How does CBD get incorporated into beauty products?

Once extracted, CBD can be combined with a carrier oil, which is then incorporated into topical
creams, lotions and more.

Who to trust for CBD?

It seems like everyone is selling CBD these days, so it’s smart to ask questions about quality and
sourcing. Bethesda Hemp & Wellness is committed ensuring potency, purity and consistency by only
carrying high-quality products.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD in my body?

The timeframe in which you will feel the effects depend not only on the person and dosage, but also
on how it’s taken. Inhalation is the fastest method, but produces the shortest lived effects while
capsules is the slowest, but produces the longest effect.

Will CBD products show positive on drug tests?

CBD shouldn't show up on a drug test; however, many CBD products contain trace amounts (up to
0.3%) of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test.
This means that in rare cases, using CBD might lead to a positive drug test. Most user choose either
Broad-Spectrum or Isolate products when drug testing is an issue.

What are the side effects of taking/using CBD products?

Side effects are inconsequential when compared to pharmaceutical drugs. The reported side effects
include diarrhea, change in appetite, and fatigue.

Can CBD interact with pharmaceutical drugs?

CBD may interact with several medications, so it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor first.
This is especially important if you take medications or supplements that come with a "grapefruit
warning." Both grapefruit and CBD interfere with cytochromes P450 (CYPs), a group of enzymes that are
important to drug metabolism.