What is CBD and Full Spectrum Hemp?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive chemical found naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD, other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and less than 0.3% THC are all present in full spectrum hemp. Full spectrum represents more of the entire plant, which has potential health benefits.

There is no detectable THC in broad spectrum hemp, but it is strong in CBD and other minor cannabinoids. For individuals who do not want or are sensitive to THC, this is an excellent option.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Please check out the LPG Wellness Blog for more information.

Can I take CBD/hemp products if I get drug tested?

Our finished goods can include up to 0.3 percent THC. This is the equivalent of having only three red Skittles in a batch of 1,000 Skittles (assuming all the Skittles are the same weight). It’s a teeny-tiny fraction of a percent. We use renowned analyses to demonstrate our compliance.

What happens in a complicated system like the human body, which may or may not be using other cannabis-based products, or what the sensitivity/specificity of a given urine test may be, are big determinants in urinalysis results validity.

Given that different drug tests utilize different antibody/antigen pairings that are sensitive to different metabolites and since CBD and THC are remarkably similar molecules, there’s a lot of confusing information out there about 0 percent THC products as well. Consider how testing positive for opioids with poppy seeds or how false positive pregnancy test results can be obtained through urinalysis (it’s rarer to get false pregnancy tests via blood).

The main fact is that using cannabis/legal hemp products does not ensure a person’s ability to pass a urine drug test.

Using legal hemp products that have been tested by a credible lab and have THC levels that are at or below the legal limit increases the chances of a clean drug test, but there are simply no certainties because there are so many other variables.

It’s reasonable that people are concerned about passing drug tests, especially when their livelihood is on the line. We encourage people who are concerned about drug testing and legal hemp use to do their own research (projectcbd.org is a great resource) and to be aware that they have the right to have any positive urinalysis result confirmed with a blood test for employment purposes if they believe the results are incorrect.

There is a lot of material out there about THC/CBD pharmacokinetics. Here’s an example from an NIH paper about THC’s lengthy half-life and how metabolites vs. parent medicines are detected:


Will CBD help me with my health concern or conditions?

The FDA has not tested Love Peace & Grow’s products, and they are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness. Visit www.projectcbd.org and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov to learn more about current CBD usage and research.

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

No, the THC concentration in our products does not contain enough of the psychoactive chemical to cause intoxication or dysphoria in any way. Our products are not intended for recreational use, but rather for daily support and wellbeing of the endocannabinoid system.

Is Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD safe to consume?

CBD shows no indication of potential misuse or dependence, according to this report issued by the World Health Organization in June 2018 (https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/279948/9789241210225-eng.pdf).

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

No. Love Peace & Grow CBD is produced from hemp, which is lawful. Hemp is defined as a product that has less than 0.3 percent THC by weight, according to the law.

Are CBD products legal in all 50 US States?

Yes and No. Love Peace & Grow CBD products are classified personal care items and can be lawfully distributed to all 50 states as long as they fulfill the definition of legal hemp (less than 0.3% by weight THC). If you live in Idaho, Iowa, or North Dakota, however, you should check the legislation to see if carrying CBD on your person is against the law.

How is Love Peace & Grow CBD / Hemp extracted?

Our CBD/Hemp oil is derived from excellent Cannabis sativa hemp flowers and extracted with a food-grade alcohol solvent in Oregon, USA. The full extraction of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp plant material is possible thanks to the use of a clean, food-grade solvent. Any remaining solvent from the extraction process is rinsed off, and the final product is tested to ensure that all solvents have been removed.

What kind of laboratory testing is performed on Love Peace & Grow CBD 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.

The manufacturer Love Peace & Grow CBD /Hemp 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 fluorescence detection for microbiological impurities. This extensive level of analytical testing provides us with further assurance that we are using high-quality ingredients in our manufacture. We’re ecstatic to be able to share this with you!

Will Full Spectrum Hemp interact with my other medications?

Significant medication interactions are unlikely to occur at our daily recommended doses. However, there is some evidence that cannabidiols impede the action of cytochrome P450, an enzyme that aids in the metabolism of other medications. This is dose dependent and linked to increasing doses, according to the research. Always consult your primary health practitioner before using any Full Spectrum Hemp product or if you have any specific queries. A fantastic place to start learning more about this is https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cbd-drug-interactions/p450.