Frequently asked questions
What is CBD
HOW IS CBD DIFFERENT FROM MARIJUANA?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
The above is an exerpt from 2019 Harvard Medical School Health Blog
DOES CBD GET YOU HIGH?
CBD and THC are two types of cannabinoids found in cannabis. They both have an impact on cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. However, the type of impact tells you a lot about why they produce such different results.
THC activates these receptors. This causes a euphoria or the high associated with marijuana.
CBD, on the other hand, is a CB1 antagonist. It blocks any intoxicating impact caused by the CB1 receptors. Taking CBD with THC may inhibit the effects of THC.
In other words, CBD will NOT get you high. In fact CBD may block the high effects.
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IS CBD LEGAL?
Under Wisconsin state law, Ripley Green may only sell “full-spectrum” hemp products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.3 percent or less. THC is a psychoactive substance that is present in hemp but at a far lower — and legal — concentration than in hemp’s cousin, marijuana, which is illegal to possess in Wisconsin. Products from Ripley Green offer all the medical benefits of marijuana, without any of the THC downfalls of addiction and being “stoned”.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IT'S HIGH QUALITY CBD?
To get the most potent and high-quality product, try and remember these points:
1)Check for the products’ lab reports: If you’re buying CBD online, expect to find the products’ CoAs to be posted on their website. A CoA or the Certificate of Analysis is the third-party lab report that stands proof of the product’s genuineness, potency, purity, and safety.
If you don’t find them on the brand site, call or drop the company an email, requesting for the CoA of the product of your selection. CBD oil tinctures are available in different concentrations. Most brands sell a varied range of tinctures having different strengths, spectrums, and flavors. If you don’t get a positive response from them, then you may want to stay away from that brand.
If you do get a response, find out if the laboratory that conducted the tests is an accredited one (as per International Organization for Standardization-ISO) and that the tests were done recently, and not 2 – 3 years ago.
In the report, look for:
• organic and inorganic contaminants
• ingredients, including natural (whether organically grown or not) or artificial flavorings and carrier oils
•cannabinoid concentration and profile; make sure it matches with the label THC level
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IS IT LEGAL TO BUY CBD ONLINE?
Yes, you can legally buy CBD online across the US as long as it is derived from industrial hemp (containing THC below 0.3% by weight).
Products made by brands that comply with the 2014 Farm Bill (and its 2018 update) are safe to consume. That is to say, only if the CBD is derived from industrial hemp. Besides, the Bill had made hemp cultivation legal across the country. Hence, people in the US now have access to CBD sourced from hemp grown in regulated local farms in this country.
So, for instance, if you’re located in Washington DC, you don’t have to worry about receiving a package of CBD oil or flower from, say, Wiscoinsin.
WHAT IS CBD FLOWER?
CBD flower is the dryed bud of the cannabis plant that helps people relax without feeling out-of-their-mind high. CBD looks like traditional "pot" and smells like it, but it is NOT pot because it contains less than 0.3% THC.
HOW MUCH CBD OIL SHOULD I (or my dog) TAKE?
We can’t tell you exactly how much CBD to take because that number rests of a variety of factors. However, we can provide you with some rough guidelines to help you out. Remember that you should always start small. What is suitable for someone else might not be suitable for you.
Here is a breakdown of how much CBD is the average taken per day for different weights and different conditions. Since it is based on weight, the table may be applicable to both dogs and humans.
<25 lbs: 4 mg
25-50 lbs: 5 mg
51-100 lbs: 6-7 mg
101-150 lbs: 8-10 mg
151-230 lbs: 12-15 mg
230< lbs: 15 mg+
Lastly, if you can talk to a professional about these issues, then do not hesitate to have a conversation with them. If not, then you can use these guidelines along with a CBD journal – always making sure to listen to your body.
HOW MUCH CBD IS IN A DROP OF OIL?
CBD oil is sold as an entire dosing amount/bottle. So dosing CBD relies heavily on knowing how the concentration of CBD in your bottle. Ripley Green sells CBD oil in 500mg and 1000mg, both of which come in the same size (30ml) bottle. So the 1000 has twice the concentration of CBD per drop as the 500, but both come in the same size 30 ml glass bottle.
Here is the equation you need to follow:
[Total CBD strength] ÷ [Amount of ml in bottle] = Total mg of CBD in the dropper
1000mg total CDB ÷ 30ml bottle size = 33 mg of CBD in one dropper
500 mg total CBD ÷ 30ml bottle size = 16 mg of CBD in one dose (dropper)
WHERE IS RIPLEY GREEN? WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WHEN I VISIT?
Our products are available at our flagship store in Cambridge, Wisconsin. Its full address is: 226 W. Main StreetCambridge WI 53523.
Cambridge, Wisconsin is a friendly community about 28 miles from Madison, Wisconsin and next to Lake Ripley. It's known for world class potters, great bike trails, and home to Dancing Goat Distillery.