FAQs About Hemp Products

Get the answers you’re looking for when it comes to hemp-derived products and the different cannabinoids you can find in hemp stores.


Find the most frequently asked questions about THCA below.

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid–specifically Delta-9 THCA, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in hemp and cannabis (Cannabis sativa) plants. It is the acidic “precursor” to THC and exists primarily in young, freshly harvested cultivars. THCA is non-psychoactive until it converts to THC through non-enzymatic reactions when exposed to heat. 

Delta-9 THC and THCA are both tetrahydrocannabinol chemicals with a critical molecular distinction: THCA has a carboxylic acid group on a benzene ring, and THC doesn’t. The extra ring gives THCA a three-dimensional shape and a larger chemical structure. This makes it a crystalline solid while THC is a liquid. When THCA converts to THC, it loses that extra group and becomes the intoxicating compound we all know and love.

THCA shares many of THC’s therapeutic qualities. But the extra carboxyl group in THCA results in different interactions with the human body than THC.

Research shows that THCA has promise for multiple health benefits and medical uses, including: nausea relief, reducing inflammation, reducing chronic pain and much more!

THCA found in raw and unheated hemp is non-psychoactive, so it will not produce a high on its own. However, when THC-A is heated it goes through a decarboxylation process that turns it into Delta-9 THC. Only after this process do the high effects activate. So, in its raw form, THCA won’t get you high, but when heated or smoked, THCA does turn into a psychoactive compound that will produce a high.

Just like with any other cannabinoid, THCA levels across different cannabis plants will vary greatly. A typical THCA percentage falls between 15-20% while strains considered high in THCA could range from 25-30%. While high THCA flower may offer more therapeutic benefits, it is not recommended for those who are newer to their consumption journey. It’s important to find your ideal potency level by starting with a lower THCA percentage and then gradually increasing it until you find the dose that works best for you.

In its raw state, THCA doesn’t produce the same psychoactive effects associated with THC. Once heated, it may still have some side effects: positive, negative, or a combination of the two. Some short-term side effects that could be associated with consuming heated TCHA include euphoria and relaxation, altered perception, impaired memory and cognition, nausea or upset stomach, dry mouth and increased thirst, dry eyes, increased heart rate, or anxiety and paranoia. To help curb any potential negative side effects of THCA, consumers should “start low and go slow” to find their ideal dosage and potency.

THCA flower is a type of cannabis that’s high in tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THCA flower is made by drying and curing cannabis plants to preserve that particular tetrahydrocannabinolic acid compound. The potency of THCA flower can depend on a range of factors, including the plant’s genetics, growing conditions, and post-harvest handling. Once harvested, there are many ways that THCA flower can be consumed — including smoking it as is, or using it to create other products such as vapes, edibles, or tinctures.

Proper storage will maintain the potency, flavor, and terpenes of your THCA flower. We recommend keeping your THCA flower stored in an area that’s dark, dry, and cool because light, heat, and humidity all cause the compounds in cannabis to break down prematurely. A cabinet, drawer, or shelf in your closet that isn’t exposed to direct sunlight and stays cool throughout the day is ideal. For further protection, you can keep your TCHA flower in an airtight, UV-resistant container until you’re ready to use it.

Delta-8 & Delta-9 FAQs

Find the most frequently asked questions about Delta-8 and Delta-9 below.

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is THC anyway? THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is one of the primary components in Cannabis. In fact, it is this chemical compound that is mainly responsible for the psychoactive effects of Marijuana or what many people refer to as “high.” THC is the main ingredient in two FDA-approved medications. However, for the most part Marijuana and THC are Schedule 1 Controlled Substances in the United States. 

Delta-8 is a Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) much like Delta-9. However, Delta-8 is derived from Hemp, whereas traditionally Delta-9 comes from Marijuana. Hemp and Marijuana are both Cannabis plants. Cannabis plants that contain 0.3 percent THC or less are considered Hemp. Delta-8 occurs naturally in Cannabis plants. Like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 does produce intoxicating effects. Delta-8 THC is more mild than Delta-9, and its main effect is relaxation. Delta-8 comes in a variety of product forms.

We recommend that you take ½ to one gummy when enjoying Delta-8 Gummies. Those who are completely inexperienced with THC can start with a ½ or even ¼ of a gummy. Those who have more experience can start with one gummy. Heavy THC users may find the most benefit from two gummies. Always wait for at least one hour before taking more Delta-8! These THC Edibles usually take 30 minutes to one hour to kick in.

It all started with the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized Hemp and removed it from the controlled substances list. This allowed for the sale, purchase and use of Hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD and Delta-8 as long as they contain less than 0.3 percent THC (Delta-9).

Delta-8 is federally legal as long as it is sourced from Hemp and contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, per the terms of the 2018 Farm Bill. Some states disagree with the federal bill or interpret it differently so it is important to know your state laws regarding Delta-8.

Like CBD and other cannabinoids, Delta-8 works with the Endocannabinoid System within your body. The Delta-8 molecule attaches to receptors and produces feelings of relaxation, mild intoxication, and even euphoria.

Delta-9 is the most widely known form of THC. It is also the most prevalent type of THC in Cannabis, especially Marijuana. It does occur naturally in Hemp as well, just at lower levels. 

Delta-9 that is derived from Marijuana is a controlled substance at the federal level, and, therefore, illegal. However, there are several states that have legalized Marijuana and THC. Hemp-derived Delta-9 that contains no more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight is federally legal.

Delta-9 is THC, so pure Delta-9 THC would technically be 10% THC. However, in order to be legal under the Farm Bill, Delta-9 products must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight. 

While Delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC are both cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, they differ in their chemical structure and effects. Delta-9 has a higher potency, delivering more robust and intense effects. On the other hand, Delta-8 is milder and known as the “lighter option” that provides more subdued, functional experiences.

The simple answer is yes, Delta-8 and Delta-9 can show up on a standard drug test. Because these compounds are chemically similar to THC, they can cause a positive result for cannabis even if you don’t use “regular” psychoactive products.


Find the most frequently asked questions about CBD below.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is found only in cannabis plants. Hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa plant, and marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plants. Hemp is the term for cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, and marijuana is the term for cannabis that contains 0.3% or more THC. THC is the chemical that makes a person feel "high."

CBD is the same chemical regardless of whether it's found in a low-THC or high THC cannabis plant.

Humans have the endocannabinoid system, and we naturally respond to the influx of cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. The endocannabinoid system is made up of neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), which are spread throughout the entire body. CB1 receptors are found in largest concentrations in your brain and central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are more commonly present in peripheral organs, especially cells involved with the immune system. The endocannabinoid system, along with its receptors and neurotransmitters creates a communication network between the vital systems in your body, regulating a vast range of biological functions, such as sleep cycle, mood stability, pain and pleasure perception, appetite, and much more. When administered, CBD oil stimulates the cannabinoid receptors and may positively impact your body and brain. Moreover, it prompts the body to produce more of its natural cannabinoids.

CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status is in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction.According to the federal law, CBD can only be included in "cosmetic" products such as lotions. It cannot be legally included in foods or dietary supplements.Many states, like Nevada, have passed state laws making marijuana and CBD legal for recreational and medical purposes. According to the Washoe County Health District (WCHD), in Nevada, it is legal to purchase recreational marijuana, and CBD products manufactured and/or sold only in Nevada licensed dispensaries.

No - CBD is designed to offer you clear-minded wellness so you can nourish your mind and soul while getting all the wellness benefits that CBD offers.

No. CBD and hemp oil are made from opposite parts of the hemp plant, also known as the cannabis sativa plant.

Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant and contains no CBD, while CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, stocks, and leaves of the plant. These parts of the plant are rich in CBD.

CBD is often used for the treatment of anxiety, sleep disorders, pain, etc. while hemp oil, being rich in omega fatty acids, is used more as a nutritional supplement, and provides hydration for dry skin.

Our products are conveniently labeled so you can ensure you know the exact dose of CBD you are taking.

Broad-spectrum CBD contains a range of naturally occurring compounds including additional terpenes and flavonoids, without the THC. 

Full spectrum CBD uses whole plant extracts including flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids like CBN & CBG. It can include trace amount of THC, under the federal legal limit of .3%

Since every person metabolizes the products differently, it is impossible to suggest an exact dose for every person specifically. We are happy to talk with you to find somewhere to start.  

All of our products meet the  2018 Hemp Act, being under .3% THC.   Our Full Spectrum products do have trace amount of THC in them. 

However, since the extract itself does contain trace amounts of THC, we cannot legally guarantee that consuming significant amounts will not cause anyone to fail a drug test. For information on a specific products, our COA's are posted on our website. 

Our broad spectrum products all have non detectible levels of THC.