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ARE GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS LEGAL TO SHIP TO ALL 50 US STATES?
Yes. GenCanna™ legally ships its proprietary hemp-derived CBD products to all 50 States. The United States Farm Bill of 2014 classified industrial hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC. Because our products contain either 0.0% THC (Hemp-Derived CBD isolate) or less than 0.3% THC (full-spectrum), we are allowed by U.S. federal law to ship to all states.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and have been patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” While there are dozens of identified cannabinoids, GenCanna™ plants have naturally high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) while having only trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). GenCanna products either contain 0% THC (Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate) or less than 0.3% THC (Full Spectrum).
ARE GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS PURE AND NATURAL?
Yes. The purity of GenCanna™ products is derived from the fact that all of our formulations are tested by independent third parties. This ensures that the premium quality of our raw ingredients makes it through to our final products. Being natural starts with the high levels of CBD naturally found in our proprietary hemp cultivars and continues in how we pride ourselves on ensuring that our hemp crops are sustainably farmed on U.S. family farms and are free of pesticides.
ARE GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS RICH IN PHYTOCANNABINOID HEMP OILS?
Yes. Phytocannabinoids are the dozens of different cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant. GenCanna™ hemp genetics have a naturally high concentration of the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) while also containing a full spectrum of all other phytocannabinoids, which makes our products unique in this regard. GenCanna™ Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products are also produced from these rich phytocannabinoid oils.
ARE GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS TESTED BY 3RD PARTIES FOR SAFETY AND QUALITY?
Yes. While GenCanna™ products are produced in an FDA registered food-grade facility, we take the extra step to ensure safety and quality by having all products independently tested by a third party.
IS THE GENCANNA™ AGRICULTURAL PROCESS VERTICALLY INTEGRATED?
Yes. GenCanna™ grows its hemp-derived CBD on U.S. family farms, primarily in the rich, fertile soils of Kentucky. The GenCanna Production System™ (GPS) provides farmers with proprietary genetics, agronomic training and resources, and a platform to turn hard work into profits.
WHY DOES HEMP-DERIVED CBD WORK WELL FOR SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS?
Discovered in the late 1990s, all mammals produce cannabinoids naturally as part of what’s called our “Endocannabinoid System” (ECS). The ECS serves to help the body’s immune, central nervous, and digestive systems maintain balance, or homeostasis. When our bodies are deficient in cannabinoids due to genetics or environmental stress, a variety of neurological conditions can develop. Fortunately, plant-based phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), can be introduced into our diets when cannabinoid deficiencies exist. This helps restore our bodies to homeostasis, which allows natural healing.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL-SPECTRUM HEMP-DERIVED CBD AND HEMP-DERIVED CBD ISOLATE?
GenCanna™ full-spectrum hemp oils contain dozens of cannabinoids patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, including cannabidiol (CBD). Our CBD Isolate products contain only the single CBD cannabinoid and are available in oils or powders.
WHICH IS BEST, FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OR CBD ISOLATE?
Some people prefer to consume CBD in conjunction with all other naturally occurring cannabinoids (full-spectrum). Others prefer to only consume CBD by itself, whether it be due to personal preference or to avoid a positive THC drug test. Some swear that full-spectrum oils perform better for health concerns due to the “entourage effect” of all cannabinoids working together, while others indicate tremendous results from our Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products. With limited extant medical research, it is a personal preference as to which is best in any individual case.
WHAT IS THE “ENTOURAGE EFFECT” AS IT RELATES TO HEMP-DERIVED CBD?
The “entourage effect” is the theory that full-spectrum oils perform better for health concerns than do Hemp-Derived CBD isolates due to a superior impact from the “entourage” of all cannabinoids working together. With limited medical research existing, GenCanna™ offers both full-spectrum and THC-free Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD TO USE GECANNA™ CBD PRODUCTS?
No. GenCanna products are classified as industrial hemp food products and are therefore available legally to everyone.
Under Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014), Congress permits the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp under state sponsored departments of agriculture. GenCanna operates in accordance with the Farm Bill and under the supervision of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
ARE GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes. As famously evidenced by the miraculous impact that CBD had on little Charlotte Figi’s life without adverse side effects, our products are safe for children. GenCanna™ products contain the same genetic cultivars and are formulated by the same team of scientists that made Charlotte’s first, miraculous hemp oil.
WILL GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS MAKE ME FAIL A DRUG TEST?
GenCanna™ Hemp-Derived CBD Isolate products contain 0.0% THC, so they are safe for those who must take a test for the positive presence of THC. As with all hemp products, using our Full Spectrum products creates the chance that a positive test for THC could be triggered despite there only being trace amounts present in the oil. We recommend that you consult with your employer or doctor before taking our Full Spectrum products if a positive test for THC is a concern.
DOES GENCANNA™ SELL HEMP SEEDS OR CLONES?
No, GenCanna™ does not sell seed or clones. Any products purporting to be such are not affiliated with GenCanna™ in any way.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHARLOTTE’S WEB™ PRODUCTS AND GENCANNA™ HEMP-DERIVED CBD PRODUCTS?
There is no genetic difference in terms of the hemp-derived CBD utilized in each of these products. Charlotte’s Web is a specific consumer brand which happens to use the same hemp cultivar as GenCanna™ . Our vast economies of scale allow us to mass produce this high-CBD hemp strain on a global level and serve both businesses and consumers.