Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of many (over 200) cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high.
Both hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis.
As of 1994 the US government defined hemp as the cannabis plant with less than .3 % THC. (https://nifa.usda.gov/industrial-hemp), thus Marijuana is a plant with over .3% THC.
Hemp has long been used for the industrial production of items such as clothing and rope. It is popular as a cooking oil, superfood (hemp seeds) and in many beauty products.
Low THC (< .3%) is the single difference most rely on to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana.
In general, today, it is the THC level that defines the difference between hemp and marijuana.
Marijuana is not legal federally, but in some states it is legal, whereas hemp is federally legal in all states.
Therefore, since marijuana is not legal in Texas (for example), products in Texas can only be made from hemp. In Colorado (for example) products can be made from both hemp and marijuana since marijuana is both medically and recreationally legal.
We are continually researching and vetting various companies and their products. We go through an extensive process which includes reviewing: labs, business ethics/practices, pricing, energetic testing to make sure it is compatible the the human body, medical professional reviews, and detailed client reviews and testing. We will honestly tell you the difference between products. We do the research so you don’t have to.
The labs on all of our products can be found in our FAQ. We choose products after a detailed review and testing, which typically takes us about 3 months.
We only deal with very professional growers and manufacturers. They must care about their products, customers and must be from US grown plants.
The Endocannabinoid System, named after the plant that led to its discovery, and the receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the endocannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
As we continue to sort through the emerging science of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing remains clear: a functional endocannabinoid system is essential for health.
To read more we recommend this article: https://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system
There is a wide range of dosage suggestions. But one point most medical professionals agree on is “start low and go slow”. Start with the lowest dosage and slowly increase. It takes time for the body to adapt and respond. As a general rule a 150 lb person with mild to moderate issues will need about 20 mg whole plant CBD daily. It is recommended this be split into 2 or more doses throughout the day. A person with moderate to severe issues will need about 30-60 mg per day.
Absorption is an issue. If a person has gut issues and doesn’t absorb nutrients well, much of the product will not be absorbed. If the product is an oil-based, it is recommended to drop the product under the tongue and hold it for as long as possible, then swallow. This allows the product to absorb through the membranes of the mouth. Also, the result is much quicker than swallowing alone. This is important for people needing more immediate relief. Water-soluble products absorb quickest when mixed with water and taken on an empty stomach.
Many people find that consistent blood levels throughout the day is beneficial. No matter how much you take, the body will metabolize it. So, splitting the daily amount up to twice a day will keep a more consistent level in the body vs. 1 x a day is best. For more information look at our guidelines:
“Research has shown that small doses of cannabinoids from cannabis can signal the body to make more endocannabinoids and build more cannabinoid receptors. This is why many first-time cannabis users don’t feel an effect, but by their second or third time using the herb they have built more cannabinoid receptors and are ready to respond. More receptors increase a person’s sensitivity to cannabinoids; smaller doses have larger effects, and the individual has an enhanced baseline of endocannabinoid activity. Small, regular doses of cannabis might act as a tonic to our most central physiologic healing system.” https://norml.org/library/item/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system
This is why we have guidelines we give for every product we sell. Also look at our guidelines on how much to take: Titration, How Do We Know How Much To Take?
Terpenes are a group of compounds found in the essential oils of plants, especially flowers, conifers and citrus trees. They tend to be very strong smelling and tasting. These essential oils give Cannabis its distinct smell and taste. Many compare it to lavender, pine, eucalyptus, and citrus. These are very strong smelling/tasting oils naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. For someone looking for whole body therapy, it is essential to take a whole plant product. You can tell if a product is made from the whole plant by checking the smell and taste and making sure it has a strong distinctive smell and taste. This is another reason why we look at labs to verify the product contains a variety of terpenes.
We must first preface any answer to this type of question by saying we are not lawyers nor doctors and cannot provide legal or medical advice.
Most employers performing a drug screening will use the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) guidelines. These guidelines specify an initial urine test for the analyte THC (the psychoactive compound). Other non-psychoactive cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, CBG, etc) will not typically be identified in this test.
If a test looks for all cannabinoids or comes back positive the SAMHSA guidelines specify a more accurate GC/MS analysis is usually performed to eliminate any potential for false-positive results from the urine analysis. In a GC/MS analysis, the molecule differences between CBD and THC are easily identified.
You must consult your employer’s guidelines and acceptance criteria for their definition of what is considered illegal drug use. Some companies may include all cannabinoids in their policy, which can impact drug testing results for CBD users.
An additional note: many testing agencies use a test similar to the one that can be bought at any local drug store.
As a word of caution, no matter what CBD product you take, always make sure you see the labs for potency and make sure the product is .3% or less THC.
This does not apply to Delta 8 or other new cannabinoids on the market. These will cause a positive drug test.
When we consult with clients, if there is any chance of a drug test, we suggest products with zero THC. (The THC has been pulled out in manufacturing.)
Artistic Organics is pleased to offer a Compassionate Care Program to those in need of financial assistance. Chronic conditions shouldn’t drain your finances. Artistic Organics wants to help give you some natural relief. Please email us with your information and a doctor’s diagnosis report. Our team will review your application and give you a coupon code for 20% off to use for your monthly care.
If you read only one FAQ, please read this one
This Cannabis industry is like a roller-coaster. Creative marketing is everywhere. There are no regulations on wording, any manufacturer can use any wording. They are all competing to gather market share because demand from consumers is so high. You hear crazy stories of miracle healing. People who the traditional medical industry can’t help are finding hope. So let’s take a step back and look at how a consumer should approach the industry.
Ignore the hype. Let’s set some realistic expectations…. This is plant-based medicine. It probably won’t work like ‘popping a pill’. Most consumers try 3-4 products before they find one that works for them.
So, how do we wade through this confusion?
1 – Read the online reviews about a business. Are there any reviews from people that state it didn’t work for them? That’s good because you know the company posts all reviews, not just the good ones.
2 – The industry has very little regulation, therefore it is up to the consumer to make sure the product is clean, contains what is on the label and has no solvents or pesticides. Ignore the marketing, look at the lab results. The products are made from a plant that works on nerves and cells at a cellular level, and you don’t want any toxic items! When reviewing a company, do they have labs with actual values next to each item tested? Did you know that if you see “NT” as a lab value it means Not Tested? Read the fine print. Manufacturers will post labs with a long list of NT, and state…” Look we tested our product”.
This can be tedious and you may feel you need a degree. Don’t stress, we review every lab and product we sell so you don’t have to.
3- Understand that this plant brings the body into homeostasis. That means each part of the body tries to come to a level or stable state of equilibrium. It doesn’t mask conditions, it adjusts body function to what it should be. People notice the “absence” of their issues. This doesn’t happen overnight, after all, it took your body years to get these issues. Research suggests 3-4 weeks is typical, with some conditions changing sooner and some much later. This is especially true for deep / chronic issues.
4- So, after you’ve read reviews, looked at the labs/talked to the store, and have realistic time expectations…. buy enough product to test for 30 days and start at a very low dose. This is typically 5-10mg. Then adjust the dosage up every few days. Pay attention…are you less forgetful? Is your pain less? Are you suddenly more engaged with life? Do you sleep better? Is your digestive system calmer? Pay attention to your body. Don’t be surprised if, for example, you got the product for your back pain and you notice you remember where you put your keys more often. Look at the various issues with your body. Pay attention to what “disappears” and “gets better”. The body will decide what it wants to balance and each ‘issue’ you have may balance one at a time.
5 – So you’ve bought a product and have questions. Contact us! Most of our clients reach out to us with questions within 2 weeks. We will quiz you on how it is working and may suggest adjustments. Our goal is to tailor both application and product selection for your body.
6 – It is highly recommended to have a partnership with a medical professional or pharmacist. Products can interact with Rx medications and other supplements. Share your experiences with them. Plus share your excitement at your successes. Your experience could help another patient! Nothing is better than knowing your story has helped others.
Here at Artistic Organics we want to hear your story. Most customers let us know how they are doing at the one and two week mark. Many times we suggest small adjustments that make a big improvement.
7 – Enjoy the experience….as you heal you may have a wild and crazy story of your own. Tell your friends and share your story, but let people know realistic expectations.
8 – Share your review on Google. This is where many people look for honest feedback on a store and their products.
Information We Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example) if you contact us directly.
Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It
We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms, and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, We may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact
For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Artistic Organics LLC are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at info@ArtisticOrganics.com or through the Contact tab on our website: www.ArtisticOrgancis.com
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Please review our other policies, such as our Shipping and Returns policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to Artistic Organics. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
We ship everything USPS insured within 3 days of ordering.
IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING FOR ONLINE ORDERS:
We take customer satisfaction very seriously. All of our products are tested for quality and all shipments are carefully inspected before leaving our warehouse.
Please check your shipment carefully upon arrival to ensure it has not been damaged during shipping. All claims for damaged products must be made within 72 hrs of receipt of your package. Please keep all packaging, and contact us and provide detailed information including photos of all packaging.
Artistic Organics – CBD Wellness offers a 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee for our products, except Flower (There are no returns/refunds on Flower). If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase you may return the unused portion for a full refund less any shipping and handling. Please note that although we often offer FREE shipping to Texas, we will still deduct our cost of shipping from the refund. To request a refund, please contact our customer care at email@example.com with “Refund” in the subject line.
All Products Are Lab Tested And Below Federal Limits of .3% THC. Please see our FAQ for our labs,
Our CBD products are derived from the Cannabis hemp plant and comply with the federally mandated amount of a 0.3% Delta 9 THC limit. Routine drug tests, such as those you may take for a job often screen for THC, the psychoactive compounds found in Cannabis or Cannabinoids in general. There may be a possibility for a false positive or true positive result. If this is a big concern we recommend not taking CBD as we cannot be held liable for test results.
Choosing Artistic Organics suppliers/vendors for both products and services is a serious, core mission of ours. Everyone will go through a multi-step proprietary process to ensure we offer top-quality products/services to our customers. Over 90% of the products/services we review do not make it through our first round of screening. We care deeply about what we carry and the quality of the companies we partner with. We do a deep dive, using our proprietary process, into the company and products. On average, from the time we receive samples until the product is on our shelf is 2-3 months. This process initially includes a thorough investigation of the company (including customer reviews), labs, manufacturing standards, product consistency, ingredient check, and product quality.
Our store and business hours are for us to focus on our customers. Please do not come into our store to talk to us as we are busy and it is not the right place/time. You will be turned away and asked to please read this post.
To be considered you must first send us samples to the store: Artistic Organics, Attn: Owners, 7227 Main St #300, Frisco TX 75034. The box must include samples, full labs for every product, price sheets, and contact information. For services, please email/mail us a custom proposal for our industry with specific examples that pertain to us. If any info is missing your products/services will not be considered. We will evaluate your company and products and get back to you within 10 days for the next steps. If you have not heard from us please email us at: info@ArtisticOrganics.com
We look forward to working with you.