Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CBD (cannabidiol) is essentially a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. CBD is one of hundreds of active chemical compounds or ‘cannabinoids’ in the marijuana plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is not psychoactive. To be classified as CBD, products must contain less  than 0.3% THC, otherwise they are considered marijuana and legislated as such.

CBD acts on a complex system in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system. This system mainly works in our central and peripheral nervous system, the exact pathways and functions are still being studied. Endocannabinoid system is believed to be involved in our memory, appetite, immune system, stress response, pain, sleep, and thermoregulation. 

PearlCBD products contain less than 0.3% THC and will not produce a “high”. CBD is non-psychoactive, so it will not negatively affect your senses, awareness, consciousness, perception, or behavior.

Yes. The Farm Bill passed in 2018, lifting long standing restrictions on hemp and rendering the plant no longer regulated as a controlled substance. This ended a historic prohibition that had spanned decades and it left the FDA with regulatory authority over CBD. Our full-spectrum CBD contains less than 0.3% THC and is legal in all 50 states. 

Yes. CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the hemp plant and is not synthetically made. Our products feature full-spectrum, organically grown hemp and are vegan, non-gmo, paraben free, not tested on animals. Our hemp farms do not grow with pesticides or contaminants of any kind, nor does our FDA-registered lab add any toxic additives to our products. 

Marijuana and hemp come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L) and CBD is found abundantly in both. CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flower buds (which is the part that people smoke). The hemp plant is a different strain of cannabis that contains larger quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc.) and minimal traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is technically a “marijuana” plant. Our CBD-based products use full-spectrum, whole hemp plant derived oil.

THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system, while CBD is a different shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system – think brain verses body. THC is the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana,  whereas CBD does not have psychoactive effects or get you “high”.