This blog contains the ten most commonly asked questions Green Garden Gold receives from customers and visitors. These questions are important to people; just the fact we keep getting asked them for over five years is proof of that. For this reason, I have decided to compile a list of answers for people to share with their friends and family who are considering to start to using CBD. So, let’s get started.
Q. What is CBD?
A. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is one of many phytocannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound which has a myriad of health benefits, and is used successfully for improving overall wellness. It can be derived from marijuana or hemp. However, at Green Garden Gold, our products all contain CBD derived from hemp, as do most products you will see on the shelves of local shops and online.
Q. Will it get me intoxicated or “high”?
A. CBD does not contain THC, and is non-psychoactive. Therefore, no, it will not get you high or intoxicated.
Q. Is it legal?
A. As long as the CBD is derived from a hemp plant (meaning a plant with less than 3% thc), it is legal. With the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018, hemp became legal across the country.
Q. Does it come from Marijuana?
A. CBD can come from Marijuana or Hemp. However, Marijuana is still illegal federally/nationally, so our products are strictly derived from Hemp. In order to access CBD from Marijuana, you would need a medical card, or visit a dispensary. CBD from Hemp is accessible to everyone.
Q. Is it safe to use?
A. CBD is widely regarded as generally safe. With the popularity of CBD spreading like wild fire we are seeing a pool of millions of people that are taking CBD with little to no reported problems arising. However, we suggest spending some time on your favorite search engine and see if you can find any credible reports discussing it’s pros and cons. You can also look at our own collected research archive here. Also, we post all of our third party lab tests on our site for your convenience. Before purchasing CBD anywhere, we encourage you to request their lab results and view them to ensure you are getting a safe, vetted product. You can find our own at the bottom of our product descriptions. However, as with all supplements, we urge you to check with your Doctor or a medical professional before adding it into your routine.
Q. Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
A. Drug tests are looking for a varied number of compounds; such as the THC found in Marijuana. Drug tests do not target CBD. Our products contain less than the federally allowed amount of 0.3% THC. These trace amounts are usually not a high enough percentage to trigger positive on a drug test. That being said, there are broad spectrum tests, in which case you will receive a false positive. There is always a chance that this might happen, so we always recommend disclosing your use of our product to your employer, or whomever is administering the test. We can say that in 5 years of business, we have never had a customer claim that our product made them fail a test.
Q. Will it help with what ails me?
A. There are limits to what a company can claim concerning products that qualify as a drug and/or supplement per FDA regulations & definitions. You may have noticed several of your favorite CBD stores dialing down some of their claims and marketing jargon in efforts to being more FDA compliant. While we cannot make any medical claims as to the efficacy of our products, we want our products to work for you, and we have great faith in our products. This is what gave birth to our 30 day money back guarantee. If you buy our products (from our online store) for a specific need, we have confidence that our product will meet that need. If it doesn’t work for you within a few weeks, then we want you to tell us so we can fully refund your order. If it doesn’t work or doesn’t meet your expectations, we don’t want your money. Green Garden Gold boasts the highest customer satisfaction on the market, with a return rate lower than .0011 ( it recently has gone down from .0012! ). This rate that means for every 10,000 orders only 11 ask for a refund. Guess its working.
Q. Where can I find other people’s experiences with CBD?
A. We have reviews posted for all of our products, with others’ experiences. Unfortunately, to remain FDA complaint CBD sellers have to remove some reviews that make strong claims that can’t be made; but even more important is we don’t want other customers reading some of those reviews and getting their hopes up after reading about someone else’s miracle. CBD effects people differently, this is fact. If you have witnessed a miracle concerning CBD we are truly happy for you, but until the industry changes you are going to have to share it with loved ones the old fashion way; by telling them in person or by phone. You will only find a tiny fraction of the miracle CBD stories that exist on stores that sell CBD because the industry is trying to be FDA compliant. As a CBD seller ourselves, Green Garden Gold cannot link you directly to non-seller sites that have forums where people are sharing their miracles with each other. You can also find reviews on our blog, as well as Instagram, and Facebook.
Q. How much CBD should I take?
A. This is a tricky question to answer, because each person metabolizes it differently. You may need more or less depending on a myriad of factors including (but not limited to): weight, gender, tolerance, severity of symptoms, and more. We recommend starting with 10-15mg once a day. You can titrate up or down from there, depending on how you feel. If you are not finding a sense of relief, take bigger doses or take it more often. If you find yourself becoming lethargic, take less.
Q. Does the method of taking CBD matter?
A. The method in which you consume CBD is based off personal preference and/or the reason you are taking it. Vaping it or taking it sublingually (hold for 30 seconds under the tongue before swallowing) tend to get it into your system faster than say swallowing a capsule. However, some prefer to take a capsule as it has no flavor. Some have joint or skin issues and prefer to use a topical, or use a topical in conjunction with an internal method for a combined effect. Dosage strength is one of the strongest factors and I welcome you to read our blog that can guide your dosage plan. Within reason, there is no “wrong” way to take CBD – it’s really whatever works best or is most comfortable for you!