What is CBD

Cannabidiol (can·na·bid·i·ol) CBD—is one of more than one hundred unique compounds called cannabinoids found in cannabis that many people find beneficial to their daily lives. All Vermont Farmed CBD is derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC. It is non-intoxicating and appeals to people seeking a mindful way to take a break from it all.

What is Hemp

Hemp is a non-psychoactive variety of Cannabis which is the source of all Vermont Farmed CBD products. The plant is one of historical importance and is re-emerging as a renewable and sustainable resource for a wide variety of consumer and industrial products.  Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  It also contains CBD along with more than 100 other cannabinoids.  The plant grows pretty much everywhere and readily absorbs whatever is in the soil.  So, where and how its grown becomes very important when consumed by ourselves, our loved ones and our pets. Good soil makes good hemp.

Will CBD get me high?

CBD is non-intoxicating so it will not get you “high.” All Vermont Farmed products are derived from Hemp, a variety of cannabis containing 0.3% THC or less. THC is the compound that in larger concentrations produces the “high.” That said, nothing we sell contains enough THC to have an intoxicating effect.

How much CBD should I take?

The best dosage and frequency will vary depending on the product you choose and your individual needs. Unlike traditional supplements, effective serving size of CBD varies widely among individuals.  A standard recommendation of 1 to 6mg per 10lbs of body weight is a good place to start. We suggest starting with a lower dosage and increasing as necessary until you find what works best for you. Our customers typically experience results within a few days and modify future dosage based on those results.

Of course, consult with your health-care provider prior to using CBD products.

Here are some tips that will help get you started: 

  • Take the product consistently, every day.
  • Be patient. While some people report results within a few days, others take 4-6 weeks before their desired effect.
  • A journal can help establish a consistent routine and help establish the concentration that is best for you.
  • While CBD effects everyone differently, adjust your routine over time based on your desired results. Adjusting the time of dosage may improve your desired results. You can always supplement your daily routine with Hemp Honey or Topicals.

Remember, if you “don’t feel anything”, don’t feel frustrated. It just means you haven’t found the concentration that works for you yet.

Why do people take CBD?

CBD appeals to a broad diversity of individuals. To understand the benefits of CBD, however, you need to understand what it does in your body.

CBD is a type of compound called a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids work naturally with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS plays an important role in a number of bodily functions. Basically, the ECS helps maintain homeostasis in your body, otherwise known as balance.

Whether putting hemp honey in their evening tea, rubbing CBD topicals on their skin, or taking a daily dose of tincture, many report an improvement in their overall well being over time. CBD will by no means eliminate all of life’s challenges, but it appears that adding CBD to your daily routine can promote a general improvement in your daily life.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

CBD interacts with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS relates to a number of important systems in your body and helps regulate homeostasis or what is often referred to as one’s overall sense of well-being. ECS receptors work with naturally occurring endocannabinoids produced by your body and can be augmented by plant-based phytocannabinoids such as CBD.  

What is Homeostasis?

Is your CBD/Hemp free from pesticides and other chemicals?

Vermont Farmed is committed to producing consistent, high quality, toxin-free CBD products. All of the hemp used in Vermont Farmed products is non-GMO, pesticide free and sustainably grown in the State of Vermont. Hemp readily absorbs what’s in the soil, so it is very important where and how it is grown. We test our soil for toxins and heavy metals every year before putting seeds in the ground. We then test our hemp in the field, once harvested and ultimately our products before anything goes to our customers. We grow with integrity, but verify through third party testing for potency, terpene profile, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbial levels. We do everything we can to ensure our customers get the cleanest, highest quality, and most consistent CBD products available. We’re 100% Vermont grown and processed.

Is your oil safe for children?

Many customers give our products to their children. Of course start low and work your way up to the amount that works best for your child’s individual needs. As always, consult with your family physician prior to starting a cannabinoid based regiment. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase out products.

Can I return a Vermont Farmed Product if I am not satisfied?

All Vermont Farmed products come with a thirty-day satisfaction guarantee. We are proud of the high quality and consistency of our products and stand behind them 100%. If you are not satisfied with a Vermont Farmed product, you may return the unused portion within 30 days for a full refund or the opportunity to exchange it for another product. 

What is the shelf life of Vermont Farmed Products?

If stored out of direct sunlight, at room temperature or refrigerated, Vermont Farmed products will maintain their potency for up to two years.

Will Vermont Farmed CBD/Hemp products show up on a drug test?

All Vermont Farmed products are produced with hemp distillate or full-spectrum hemp extract, both of which contain trace amounts of THC.  While the THC content of our products is at or below the Federal legal limit of 0.3%, because our products contain even these trace amounts of THC, we cannot guarantee that you will pass a drug test. If you are subject to drug testing we strongly suggest consulting with your employer and health care provider before consuming any hemp products.

What should I expect from CBD?

CBD’s effects are subtle.  How it effects you will depend a great deal on how you take it and why. It is non-intoxicating and you will not feel “high,”  however, you’re likely to feel a gradual improvement in your overall well-being over time. As with any supplement, consistency and patience are the key to success.

What is the “right” amount of CBD to take? How often should I take it and what delivery system should I use?
  • Start with a single serving as listed on the package. Take this for a few days then add more as needed.
  • Everyone is different. Portion size is not based solely on height and weight. You have to experiment over time to find what’s right for you.
  • While some people note immediate results, it is recommended that users take CBD daily and increase or decrease their amount to achieve the desired effect.
  • Try different products to determine the delivery method that work best for you.
How do I best use CBD? What is the best way to take/use CBD?

CBD can be applied topically, put under your tongue, inhaled or swallowed. It comes in many forms with varying strengths and each person must decide what works best for them. We suggest starting with a low dose and working your way up until you find what works best for you.

Our products and common delivery methods:

Sublingual Tinctures:

Membranes under your tongue allow CBD to be absorbed immediately into your blood stream eliminating the time necessary to pass through your digestive system and liver. These offer a highly efficient delivery method and are easy to use: Just place the desired amount under your tongue using the provided dropper and wait a few seconds before swallowing. If you like, you can wash it down with water or juice. The effects of this method can last from 4 to 8 hours.

Topical Beeswax Salve, Green Cream Lotion or CBD Sport Stick: 

Topicals are the least invasive CBD option. These products are absorbed through the skin and are generally effective within a limited area and typically no more than one inch below the skin. The effects can be felt in as little as 15 minutes and last up to 4 hours.

Edible Honey:

Edibles are a convenient and non-intimidating way to ingest CBD.  Hemp Honey, for example, can be enjoyed in tea, on toast or right off the spoon. Edible CBD is absorbed through digestion so it takes a little more time to have an effect but typically lasts longer. Edibles take effect in 30-90 minutes but can last up to 8 hours.

Inhalation through smoking Pre-Rolled flower:

The effects from inhalation can be felt almost immediately as CBD is absorbed into your bloodstream through the lungs. Like under the tongue, this method avoids the digestive system allowing a more rapid effect.  This has long been the traditional method of cannabis ingestion and many find smoking hemp relaxing in and of itself.
The effects of inhalation typically last from 2 to 4 hours.

Is Hemp Legal?

The legal landscape surrounding Hemp and CBD products continues to evolve at both the State and Federal level.  Any information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must make your own judgment regarding whether you should purchase CBD products in your area.  

Our CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp which is legal according to federal law. Industrial hemp is described by the 2018 Farm Bill as having less than 0.3% THC. THC is the compound found at much higher levels in Marijuana that produces the “high.” The Hemp/CBD in Vermont Farmed products is non-intoxicating and does not contain enough THC to generate this “high.”

Please note that the Federal Farm Bill specifically permits States to more stringently regulate hemp and many States have done so. State laws are currently in a rapid state of change, tending strongly in favor of legalization. Still, CBD is not fully legal in all States and some states still insist on conditions around its purchase. While enforcement of these stricter rules against individuals has been fairly rare, there are reports of some prosecutions. Thus, we strongly recommend that you educate yourself on the laws and regulations in your state.

Can I give CBD to my pets and how much should I give them?

Increasingly, people are sharing CBD with their pets. CBD is non-intoxicating and our bacon flavored tincture tases great.

Our pet products are formulated for animals of all shapes and sizes and made with the same commitment to quality that goes into our human CBD products. Each batch is 3rd-party lab tested for potency, terpene profile, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents and microbials to ensure our customers get the cleanest, highest quality, and most consistent CBD products available. Our pet products are not intended for pets under 12 weeks old. Consult with your veterinarian if your pet takes any medications.

The easiest way to give your pet CBD is to put it in their food or on their favorite treat. You can put the drops directly into their mouth, however, this is typically more challenging and less pleasant for your pet. Remember, we’re trying to promote calm and well-being so whatever is easiest is probably the best.

Like humans, optimal dosage will vary among individual animals, however, we recommend the following to determine a good starting point based on your pet’s weight.  Start at the lower end of the range and adjust until you find the effect you’re looking for.  Don’t hesitate to give them a double or even triple dosage when facing a particularly challenging experience.

A good starting point is .2-.25mg per pound: that’s 2-2.5mg per 10lbs. You can use the markings on the graduated dropper to determine servings, or you can go by the drop. There are 990 drops per bottle with .6mg of CBD per drop. Basically, 3-4 drops per 10lbs up to 4 times a day is the correct starting point. You can increase or decrease serving size as needed.

Under 15lbs – 1.25 mg – 3.75 mg per serving (2-6 drops)

15 – 50lbs 3.75 mg – 12.5 mg per serving (6-21 drops)

Over 50lbs 12.5 mg – 20mg per serving (21-34 drops)

Whole Plant/Full Spectrum vs CBD Isolate

Whole Plant (Full Spectrum) extract and cannabidiol (CBD) are not the same. Full-Spectrum products contain the complete range of cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds found in hemp.  CBD, on the other hand, is one of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. While CBD has been widely advertised and popularized through the media, the full range of cannabinoids and compounds working together may produce the greatest effect.  

In practice, the term “CBD” has become a standard label for the entire range of hemp products across the industry. You have to read the label to know what’s in the product you’re looking at. “Whole Plant” or “Full Spectrum” means the entire range of compounds is present. CBD “Isolate” is CBD alone with everything else removed.

Full Spectrum:

Full-spectrum is the most complete representation of the hemp plant. 

Full-Spectrum goes through the least amount of processing. 

Full-Spectrum may offer a more complete “entourage effect.”

CBD Isolate:

CBD Isolate does not contain THC.

Are Vermont Farmed products Tested?

All of our products are third party tested for potency, terpene profile, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbial levels. We do everything we can to ensure our customers get the cleanest, highest quality, and most consistent CBD products available.  We test our soil every year before planting. We then test our hemp in the field, once harvested and ultimately our products before anything goes to our customers.  A Certificates of Analysis, generated by a third-party independent laboratory, is available for each of our products.  Find them on our website under the individual products and Lot #’s, or email us at [email protected].

Is Hemp different from Marijuana?

Hemp and Marijuana are close relatives but not the same.  The distinction between them is based on their (tetrahydrocannabinol) THC content.  THC is the psychoactive compound, found in much higher concentrations in Marijuana, that makes you “high.”  Hemp by definition contains less than 0.3% THC but has naturally higher levels of CBD.  All Vermont Farmed products are derived from hemp plants, not marijuana. 

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found naturally in fruits, flowers and herbs. In hemp plants, terpenes and CBD coexist.  Research indicates that a natural profile of terpenes may enhance the body’s ability to process CBD. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect”.

What is the entourage effect?

There are several types of hemp extract ranging from Whole Plant to Isolate.  Isolate is just that: the isolation of a specific compound from the plant, typically CBD.  Whole Plant, on the other hand, contains the “Full Spectrum” of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds found in hemp.  And when these are taken together there is a greater cumulative effect than when consumed separately.  This is known as the “entourage effect.”  Many report that this Full Spectrum of compounds working together provides the greatest effect.  Essentially the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.