ERBA CBD Products

The use of legal CBD products is relatively new and many folks have questions and concerns about what it is, whether or not it is legal, and how it might affect them.  Hopefully your questions are answered below.  If not, please email or call - I'd be happy to share what knowledge I have and give you references of happy customers!

Our CBD products will be labeled with the trade name of Erba so you will know which products contain CBD.

FAQ's

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds and stem of the hemp plant.  Hemp oil can be extracted by both mechanical and chemical methods.  Cannabinoids are patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as "antioxidants" and "neuroprotectants", and these properties are retained in their extraction.  

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial hemp and marijuana are the same plants, but they have a drastically different genetic profile.  Marijuana strains tend to yield smaller, bushier plants full of flowering buds.  Hemp is typically a taller plant grown from feminized seed.  This allows more production of cannabinoids without the higher concentrations of THC.

Is Hemp-derived CBD legal?

It has been legal to grow hemp in the United States since the 2014 Farm Bill was passed.  This bill gave states the freedom to launch pilot hemp research programs.  The source of our CBD extract grows under such a program through the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  This Oregon hemp farm has recently been certified a B Corp Hemp Farm & CBD Company, meaning it meets rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.  

What is the difference between industrial hemp and medicianal hemp?

By legal definition, the term "hemp" encompasses cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC content (THC is the compound that produces a "high").  Just as there are many varieties of tomatoes or roses, there are many varieties of cannabis, each with distinctive characteristics.

Industrial Hemp:   People often think of hemp as the tall, spindly plants with thick, fibrous stalks  used to make rope, paper or fuel.  It may contain THC and CBD in varying degrees.  This is the type of hemp traditionally grown in China or India.  It is highly efficient and versatile, but these varieties of hemp have very low cannabinoid profiles, so they are not well-suited to crafting wellness products.  Many bargain CBD products use CBD isolate derived from this type of industrial hemp, which is problematic for a number of reasons, mainly the risk of contamination with pesticide, solvent, and heavy metal residues.   Buyer Beware!!

Medicinal Hemp:  a high cannabinoid (CBD) strain of cannabis (hemp) that contains trace amounts of THC. Until recently, the non-psychoactive compound of CBD had been bred out of the plant for the purpose of developing high THC strains.  Now that people are realizing the benefits of cannabinoid, it is being bred back into the plant.  FDA guidelines state that cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC are are considered hemp, or medicinal hemp. 

What are cannabinoids?

The CBD extract used by Erba is a whole plant extract with a spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.  Cannabinoids are phyto-compounds produced by the hemp plant.  All mammals contain receptors for cannabinoids, particularly in the skin, organs and immune system.  This system enables the body to maintain good health.  

Where does your hemp come from?

Our hemp is purchased from licensed, organic growers in Oregon.  The plants are grown outdoors, allowing natural sun and rain to infuse healing properties into the plants and bring out the best whole plant essence.

Do I need a prescription or a Medical card?

No, Erba CBD products are classified as hemp and thus, legally available to anyone who wishes to purchase them.

Will Erba CBD products cause me to fail a drug test?

As with all hemp products, there is a chance that consumption could trigger a positive drug test.  It is much less likely that use of a topical CBD product would do so, but everyone is different in the amounts of CB2 receptors in their body.  Please consult with your doctor or employer if this is a concern.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

There are cannabinoid receptors in all mammals.  This receptor system is essential for maintaining good health.  The system is designed to repair damaged cells and provide a state of internal stability.  Receptor sites are located in the skin, immune system, brain and internal organs.

Do you have test and analysis results of your CBD?

Test and analysis results are available upon request.   Please email to request a test result from your most recent order.

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