Denver, CO: Does CBD need THC to work?

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  CBD, one of the compounds found in cannabis plants, can take many different forms. There are CBD oils, vapes, lotions, bath bombs, dog treats, gummies, and even inhalers! Of course, not all CBD is the same and it’s important to ask questions about how the product is made, where it is sourced and if it contains THC. One of the most common questions is ‘does CBD need THC to work?’


person holding grey tongs and kush Go into almost any dispensary and ask this question and the budtender will most likely say ‘yes’ or even go as far as saying that ‘CBD needs THC to activate it’ which is false. Why would a budtender misinform you? Maybe it’s because they often work on commission or it’s possible that they are just not as educated on CBD and hemp because it's simply not there specialty. After all, the majority of people that are walking into a dispensary are looking to find something to get them high. That’s not the case with people looking for a pure CBD remedy

 The fact is that CBD can be just as effective without THC. Some people even claim to feel more benefits when using pure CBD over full spectrum or even marijuana with high amounts of THC vs CBD. CBD does not need THC to activate it, but rather heat through a declaration process. Decarbing fresh hemp turns CBDA (the acid form of the compound which still is known to have some beneficial properties) to CBD. Pure CBD or CBD isolate is made from hemp plants and extracted until it is testing at 99.99% CBD with only trace amounts of terpenes left behind. Pure CBD has absolutely no THC.
(Example of a pure CBD tincture testing results) 



Benefits of Pure CBD...
Pure CBD isolate is the safest option for anyone undergoing drug testing for THC.  Government officials, professional athletes, and anyone who does not wish to have even the slightest trace amounts of THC in their system should exclusively use pure CBD. Recently, there have been more and more stories of people losing their jobs over positive drug tests and even parents going into custody battles in court because their children are testing positive for THC. Often these people are using a legal hemp product but fail to realize it is a ‘full spectrum’ product meaning it contains up to 0.3% THC. Full-spectrum hemp products are legal due to the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, but that small amount of THC builds up into the system and can cause a positive on a drug test. Other plus sides of pure CBD include it’s virtually flavorless and odorless and it’s generally more price effective.

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Is pure CBD the best option for you?
 If you are a business professional who absolutely can not risk testing positive for THC,  a parent using CBD for a child that may undergo drug testing, a person under probation with the chance of going to jail with a positive drug test, or simply someone who is extremely sensitive to THC, then YES pure CBD is going to be your ideal and safest option! If you never undergo drug testing for THC and won’t ever have to in the future then you should try all options and see which you personally prefer. Everyone is different and that’s why there are so many options when it comes to CBD remedies, so don’t be fooled by others that insist there is only one right way of using CBD. We are fortunate to have pure CBD as an option for those who still want a natural, safe and effective remedy without THC.

If you love the idea of using a remedy with no THC, but also would like to experience a combination of terpenes and other cannabinoids in addition to CBD, you may also want to consider a broad-spectrum product. When a broad-spectrum product is made, the extract undergoes additional steps to eliminate THC from the final product.

 If you are still unsure what type of CBD remedy is best for you, or want to learn more about how to use CBD for your personal needs, stop by our gallery on 44th and Tennyson or at the Belmar Shopping center or call (720)550-6807. Education is our goal so we will be happy to guide you to information and resources in a pressure-free environment.

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