FAQS

Will consuming Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD influence results of a drug test?

We are allowed 0.3 wt % THC in our final products.  This is like having only 3 brown M&M's in a batch of 1,000 M&Ms total (assuming all the M&Ms are the same weight).  It's a very, very small amount.  We prove our compliance through reputable analysis.  
What happens in a complex system like the human body that may or may not be using other cannabis based products or what the sensitivity/specificity of a given urinalysis test may be are huge factors in the validity of urinalysis results.   
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about 0% THC products as well, given that different drug tests use different antibody/antigen pairs that are sensitive to different metabolites and that CBD and THC are incredibly similar molecules.  An individual may metabolize a THC free product to contain a detectable metabolite on a drug test panel.....think about people testing positive for opioids with poppy seeds or the way false positive pregnancy test results can happen via urinalysis (more rare to get false pregnancy tests via blood). 
The bottom line is that there is no guarantee for a given individual that they will pass a urine drug test if they use cannabis/legal hemp products.  
Using legal hemp products tested by a reputable lab with THC at or below the legal limit makes it more probable that they would have a clean drug test, but there are simply no guarantees because there are too many other factors.
Really all we can tell you with certainty as a manufacturer is that we manufacture legal products with reputable testing.   We choose to source full spectrum hemp and minimize processing to retain more desirable plant profiles for bio-availability and quality. 
Going to 0% THC not only increases our price point, it diminishes desirable characteristics in the final product and it is also not a guarantee of passing a urinalysis drug screen, so we would rather have the better product with greater whole-plant synergies intact.  
It is completely understandable that people are concerned about passing drug tests, particularly when it is associated with their livelihood.  For people who are concerned about drug testing and legal hemp use, we encourage them to do their own research (projectcbd.org is a great site) and know that they have a right to confirm any positive urinalysis result with a blood test for employment reasons if they feel the results are in error.  
 There is a lot of information on the pharmacokinetics of THC/CBD out there, below is an excerpt from an NIH article on the long half life of THC and how metabolites vs. parent drugs are detected:
 

It hasn't been easy to get credit card processing for CBD or Hemp products lately.  

Currently we only accept E-check deposits through Green Payment Processing due to the recent shortage and difficulty in merchant processors giving accounts to new Hemp/CBD online and retail stores for credit card processing.  Green Payment is just like writing a check but it's done over our secure payment servers, and is verified in less than 24 hours.  We know many like to pay with credit cards, but for now we hope you find the value in using our E-check options.  As soon as we have credit card processing capability, we will let you know!  

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring, non-intoxicating molecule found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Read more about how Full Spectrum Hemp and CBD here. 

Will CBD help me with my health concern or conditions? 

Bent Herbalist products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.  Learn more about current CBD uses and research at www.projectcbd.org and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Read the blog "The Difference is in the Plants" by Bent Herbalist founder Matt Kleman. 

What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD Hemp and CBD Isolate?

Read the blog " The Difference Between Full Spectrum Hemp and CBD Isolate" by Bent Herbalist founder Matt Kleman. 

Why do your products refer to “active compound” versus CBD?

CBD as an isolated molecule, is currently under investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for potential therapeutic use and cannot be marketed and sold as such. Bent Herbalist products are formulated using full spectrum hemp oil and not the isolated molecule CBD alone. We use the phrase “active compound” to differentiate between isolated CBD and our naturally occurring CBD derived from a full spectrum, phyto-cannabinoid rich source.

Will consuming 0.3 wt% THC cause intoxication or being “high”?

No. The concentration of THC in our products does not contain enough of the psychoactive molecule to produce an intoxicating effect or dysphoria whatsoever. Our products are formulated for daily support and wellness of the endocannabinoid system, not for recreational purposes.

Is Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD safe to consume?

The World Health Organization published a report in (June 2018 https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlledsubstances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf) that CBD exhibits no effects indicative of abuse or dependence potential.

Do I need a medical marijuana card to purchase or use Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD?

No. Bent Herbalist products are derived from legal hemp. The legal definition of hemp means the product contains less than 0.3 wt% THC.


Are CBD products legal in all 50 US States?

Yes. As long as the product meets the definition of legal hemp (less than 0.3 wt% THC). Bent Herbalist products are considered personal care products and can be shipped legally to all 50 states. 

How is Bent Herbalist CBD extracted?

Our Colorado, USA sourced CBD oil is extracted from premium Cannabis sativa hemp flowers with a food grade alcohol solvent.  The use of a clean, food grade solvent allows for the full extraction of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant material.  Any residual solvent remaining from the extraction process is washed out and the final product is tested to ensure full solvent removal. 

What kind of laboratory testing is performed on Bent Herbalist products and what is the Certificate of Analysis (COA)?  

Certificates of Analysis or COA's are the way in which the manufacturer discovers what is in the raw product and best practices is to have all raw materials third party tested. The products are all tested by the producers, but the third party testing ensures there has been no bias.  
Currently the third party testing is done at lab in California that has the most rigorous testing standards in the US.  This particular laboratory has been testing hemp for over a decade,  we are pleased to give SC Labs the stamp of approval for their quality and knowledge. 
The manufacturer of Bent Herbalist products test the raw hemp oil which is the best place for anything like pesticides or heavy metals to be present in their potential highest concentration--you want to test the raw crude as the "worst case" scenario.  They test the products for 66 pesticides, mycotoxins, 20 residual solvents, heavy metals and utilizing high sensitivity PCR and flouroesscence detection for microbiological impurities.  
This comprehensive level of analytical testing brings us added assurance that we are manufacturing with high quality ingredients.  We are totally stoked to share this information with you!

Will CBD interact with my other medications?

At our daily recommended doses, it is unlikely that significant drug interactions will occur.  However, as with any product, always consult your primary health practitioner prior to use or with your specific questions.