Can Hemp Get You High?

Very simply…no!

Cannabidiol or CBD for short, is the main cannabinoid in hemp. CBD is also present in cannabis or marijuana. 

Tetrahydrocannabidiol or THC, is the most well known cannabinoid. THC is famous for its psychoactive properties, which create a “high”. The amount of THC in CBD oil can contain no more than 0.3% of THC to be legal in the United States. This very small amount of THC is not enough to create a high.

CBD vs. THC: What’s the difference?

Cannabidiol is a nonintoxicating, non-pyschoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) is a psychoactive and intoxicating, meaning it creates a wave of euphoria and an altered mental status. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but CBD does not have psychoactive effects on the mind.

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Kentucky’s Best hemp offers a variety of CBD oils, capsules, salves, gummies, CBD straws, lotion, flavored CBD dried fruits,bath bombs. pet treats & pet food additive. Always consult with a doctor before starting a CBD regimen. 


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  • First know use of definition 1962 Claire Hansen August 2019
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Kentucky’s Best Hemp CBD for Your Busy Life

CBD for a Busy Lifestyle

If you hit the snooze on your alarm in the mornings, chances are you don’t have a lot of time to do anything other than roll out of bed and go. Starting a CBD routine can be challenging like beginning any new habit. Before you know it, you are out the door and have probably not even eaten breakfast. The CBD you intended to take has been left behind.

Kentucky’s Best Hemp understands that many people have hectic schedules. We created our Gel Capsules with your busy life in mind. These are perfect for a convenient way to take CBD on the go. You can keep the whole bottle with you or individual capsules as needed.

Potential Benefits of Gel Capsules:

  • Support for normal everyday stresses
  • Healthy recovery from exercise
  • Support a sense of calm for focus
CBD Gummies

If you have a sweet tooth you may enjoy our CBD gummies. We offer sour & regular gummie bears that are both equally delicious. These are great for throwing in your bag for those times when you are on the run.


Potential Benefits of Gel Capsules:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Inflammation

Honey Straws The Kentucky’s Best Hemp also has Honey Straws that are great for convenience. They are slim and would fit perfectly just about anywhere. They are available in Honey flavor & Green apple flavor.

Potential Benefits of Honey Straws:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase your brain functions
  • Help you focus


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How Long Does CBD take to work?

Edibles: Our edible products such as Honey Sticks, Sour, and Regular Gummy Bears, and Hemp Extract Gummies all take around thirty minutes to an hour, for you to start to feel the effect. Capsules: Our Hemp Extract Gel Capsules take about fifteen to thirty minutes, for you to feel the effects, and they last between four to six hours. Oils: Our Hemp Extract Oils are usually placed under the tongue for a fast and full effect. Once you have taken the oil, the effects are almost immediate between ten and twenty minutes. This all depends on the strength and dosage amount you take as well. Salves and Creams: When applying our Full Spectrum Hemp Root Salve, the results can be sometimes almost immediate to help alleviate the pain. Most of our customers have taken the product for a certain discomfort in their joints and muscles, apply the salve at night, then wake up the next morning with a less amount of pain that they were in previously.

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How To Find A Reputable CBD Company

When you’re new to Hemp and CBD, finding a reputable company can seem like a monumental task! Every business is different, although, there are several common key factors that can truly tell if one is trustworthy or not. The soil is tested. The Hemp plant, in particular, is known for its abilities to absorb and remove toxic materials from the soil. While this is great for the environment, it can be problematic for the farmers trying to raise hemp for consumption. This is why it is important that CBD companies know who their farmers are and ensure they test the soil in their plots. Their Hemp is locally grown and manufactured. Related to the paragraph above; companies whose Hemp is produced locally can oversee the entire process – from seed to CBD – to ensure the quality of their products. Meanwhile products made with hemp grown overseas can be under-qualified, tainted, or otherwise problematic; because they are not subject to any state or federal testing. Have COA results from a third party laboratory. COAs; also known as a Certificate Of Analysis, are important for ensuring the quality and potency of a product. Companies that use a third party laboratory also tend to be more trustworthy as they cannot fabricate their results. See our COA Lookup here. The company’s employees are knowledgeable about their products. These days just about anyone and everyone can get into selling CBD products. Be sure the company you buy from truly knows what they’re talking about! Here are a list of terms every reputable CBD company will be able to readily explain: CO2 Extraction, CBD (Cannabidol), COA (Certificate Of Analysis), Aerial Parts, Entourage Effect, etc. Don’t make wild claims. The use of CBD is still newly legal to the market (in the U.S.), and thus does not have the proven scientific studies to back up the outlandish medical claims often heard by consumers. As stated in an article by The Texas Tribune: “Despite lofty and wide-ranging claims, CBD is only FDA-approved to treat two rare kinds of epilepsy via prescription drug Epidiolex. In part, this is because little research has been done in the U.S. on the hemp derivative.” This is where there is a gray area. Let’s explain. A company can say their products can or may help someone with a certain health problem; however they CANNOT claim to cure or treat any disease. Those that do should be avoided as that is illegal. Overall, it is up to the consumer to be cautious to ensure they purchase their CBD & Hemp products from a trustworthy brand. It is also important to talk to your doctor BEFORE starting a CBD regimen; especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have other health conditions. Resources: 1- Lisa L. Gill; Consumer Reports; 2- 3- Naomi Andu; The Texas Tribune;

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How Safe is CBD?

Is CBD safe? A review by The World Health Organization says “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD
or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” The body generally tolerates CBD very well. The World Health Organization review also says “Controlled, human studies regarding the potential physical dependence effects (e.g. withdrawal and tolerance) of cannabidiol have not been reported.” CBD does not appear to have
any addictive qualities. CBD has been
found to have low toxicity. Is It for Me? When you begin taking anything new you should always consult with a doctor. If you are on other medications it is important to make sure that taking hemp products will not interact with your current medications. When you stop taking prescribed medications without a doctors consent, you can put your health at risk. There is not one particular product that will work the same for everyone. You can explore Kentucky’s Best Hemp products and decide what may be best for you. What about CBD for pets? All mammals have cannabidiol receptors in their spines. Therefore, our pets may enjoy the same benefits that we can get from CBD products. Just like humans pets can suffer from things like: arthritis stress anxiety inflammation seizures Kentucky’s Best Hemp offers a line of pet products that may help pets. We offer Doggy Bacon, Steak Bites, & Pet Spray Food Additive For more information about CBD & pets. You can also refer our blog post: How Pets Can Benefit From CBD Shop Kentucky’s Best Hemp: Connect with us! Always consult with your doctor before starting a CBD regimen. References: June 2018

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Forming a Routine with CBD

Getting Started Starting with anything new can be hard to remember at first. After a while of repeating a certain behavior, it becomes second nature. There is not a one size fits all amount of time that it takes to form a habit. Many people think that it takes 21 days to form a habit. While it could take 21 days, it could be more or less. An article on Psychology Today says ” According to a recent study, a daily action like eating fruit at lunch or running for 15 minutes took an average of 66 days to become as much of a habit as it would ever become. ” Deciding when to take CBD The buzz around CBD products derived from Hemp is all still pretty new. So with that, comes a lot of questions. People are asking when they should take their CBD. The best time to take your CBD products can vary depending on the person. Morning? Night? Adding CBD into your nighttime routine is a good place to begin.Keeping your products on your nightstand for easy access is a great idea. It is key to keep your CBD products in sight so that you don’t forget them. If you prefer taking your CBD in the morning, keeping your products in the bathroom next your morning essentials may work best for you. Choose what suits your lifestyle best so that you are on the right track to maintaining your CBD regimen. Tips for Remembering to take your CBD Set an alarm Written reminder ask a loved one to hold you accountable Leave you products out where they are visible Setting an alarm on your smart phone is the easiest way to remind yourself to take your CBD. You can set the alarm to go off everyday with a label that says something like ” take CBD” . A sticky note on your refrigerator will also help you to remember. If you don’t live alone, ask your roommate, friend or spouse to remind you. Finally, the best way to remember to take you CBD is leaving your products in a visible, convenient spot. If you have children, make sure they are out of reach so that they don’t get into them unsupervised. Shop Kentucky’s Best Hemp: Please consult with your doctor before starting a CBD regimen.

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What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

To explain it’s important to know the basics. Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family, which consists of three primary species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Marijuana and Hemp are a sub species of the Cannabis plant; the main difference between them being the level of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC they contain. Marijuana contains higher levels of this cannabinoid, whereas Hemp contains only 0.3% or less. Okay, but how can I tell them apart? Majority of the time Marijuana and Hemp are nearly physically indistinguishable (their only difference being in THC levels). However, in certain strains-such as industrial hemp used in textiles-the physical appearance is obvious. These plants are typically tall with large stalks and less leaves. The fibers are what are most important in these plants as they are used in anything from construction, clothing, or plastic. Recreational Marijuana plants are typically short, bushy, with lots of leaves and buds. Hemp used for CBD purposes resemble industrial hemp, however they are shorter with more leaves and naturally have higher levels of CBD (and little to no THC). I thought weed was illegal though? In short, it is. Let’s elaborate. Since the Farm Bill for controlled substances passed in 2018, hemp has become legal in ALL 50 states in the U.S. for the first time since the Controlled Substances Act was passed in 1970. This made Hemp legal, while Marijuana’s legality remains up to the state itself. This has caused a huge boom in CBD and hemp products flooding the market; but also a lot of skepticism among its new consumers. For help on that visit our other blog: How To Find A Reputable CBD Company? As always, consult with your doctor before starting a CBD regimen. References: 1) 2)

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Traveling with CBD

Can you drive while taking CBD oil? Yes, you can! It is safe to drive because CBD does not impair the parts of the brain that are involved in driving. Taking CBD can alter mood, but does not intoxicate or hinder driving. This is a question that a lot of people ask us at Kentucky’s Best Hemp because of the relationship between CBD and THC. THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the most abundant of all cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant. The only similarity between CBD & THC is that they are both extracted from the hemp plant. The THC level in CBD oil is 0.3% (the legal limit) does not create a “high”, however CBD changes the mental state resulting in a relaxed state, decreasing excitability and nervousness. Always let your body become accustomed to how CBD affects you before going for a drive. And as always check with your doctor before starting a CBD regime.

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Will Taking CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

One of the most asked questions we get is “Will CBD show up on a drug test?” CBD should not show up on a drug test, however if you are using CBD products that contain THC, trace amounts could still be present. In very rare cases this could potentially lead to a positive drug test. Full spectrum CBD oils and edibles contain 0.3% THC (psychoactive element of CBD). If taken in excess this could create the potential for the levels of THC in your system to be detectable on a test. In our blog post “A Newbie’s Guide to CBD Terms & Lingo” we discuss all of the differences between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate. Depending on these factors we all metabolize compounds differently: · Height · Weight · Length of time taking the product · Dosage amount You should always take the product as directed. All of our CBD oil products, with the exemption of the THC Free products, contain 0.3% THC or less. If you are concerned with THC showing up on a drug test we recommend our THC free products. You can refer to our other blog to see all the products and how to use them. You should always consult with your doctor before beginning a CBD regimen, as well as your HR where you are employed to confirm what the regulations are. Shop Our THC FREE Collection

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