Answers To Common Questions

We’re an open book! If you have questions about Beyond Botanicals, CBD, or our products, please check the questions and answers below as well as our CBD Basics, CBD Product Guide, and About Us pages.




What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

Cannabidiol is the focus of many medical studies for a variety of potential benefits. It is commonly abbreviated to CBD, and is one of the many active compounds present in industrial hemp. These active compounds are referred to as cannabinoids. CBD is the most dominant cannabinoid in hemp, constituting up to 20% of hemp plants by weight. Unlike THC, it is non-intoxicating. 

Is CBD Legal?

Yes. Beyond Botanicals’ CBD is extracted from federally legal hemp plants so we can ship to all 50 states. You do not require a license or doctor’s note to purchase.

If any state legislation changes this standing, we will do our best to provide immediate updates.

Will CBD Get Me High?

NO! CBD is an active cannabinoid derived from hemp, but it is not intoxicating, meaning it will not get you “high” or inhibit you in any way, shape, or form!

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?

Federally legal hemp extract has THC levels that are less than 0.3% by weight. This means that our full spectrum extracts contain trace amounts of THC. Although it isn’t enough to get you high, it could build up in your system over time and cause you to fail a drug test. For this reason, we also offer THC-free products made with pure CBD. These products test free of THC.

Due to the varying nature of different drug tests and individual employer standards, this response should not be taken as legal advise – please consult your employer policy on hemp products for a concrete answer.

What is CBD used for?

In 2018, Epidiolex was approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first cannabinoid-derived medication. The FDA does not allow us to make medical claims regarding the benefits of our products beyond recommending them for general well-being.

If you are suffering from a disease or illness, or believe you are suffering from a disease or illness, it is best to consult your healthcare provider.

If you are interested in reviewing the studies performed on the benefits of CBD so far, you can search PubMed, the US Government repository of medical research.

What's the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD extract?

Good question! Less reputable companies sell hemp seed oil claiming that it is CBD oil, so it’s important to know the difference.

Hemp seed oil is made by pressing raw hemp seeds and collecting the liquid oil that is expelled. It is a good supplement and cooking additive. It does not have concentrated cannabinoids or terpenes.

CBD extract is made by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of the hemp flower. This concentrates the active cannabinoids and terpenes to very high percentages, resulting in the CBD oil we add to our products.

What's the difference between hemp and marijuana?

When people think of marijuana, they think of the classic Cannabis sativa plant. What many don’t know is that marijuana can be of the indica and ruderalis varieties as well. Comparatively, hemp is only the Cannabis sativa plant.

While they are the same plant, there are distinct genetic differences between the two. Marijuana plants are generally bred to have very high amounts of THC at the expense of other cannabinoids including CBD. Hemp is the inverse, containing large amounts of CBD and little to no THC. This means that hemp is an ideal plant for those seeking cannabis benefits without the intoxicating experience.

Marijuana plants are usually slender and bushy with large amounts of flowers, whereas industrial hemp plants are taller and thinner with pronounced stalks and little to no flowers. Industrial hemp has a myriad uses including as a component of clothing, paper, rope, plastics, oils, and foods. Medicinal hemp tends to more closely resemble marijuana in appearance.

Legally, the two plants are separately defined by the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, which establishes “Industrial Hemp” as a cannabis sativa plant with a THC concentration below 0.3 percent by weight.

How much CBD should I take?

Everybody responds differently to CBD so the best approach is to try it out and titrate to find out what works best. Titrating is the concept of starting with a small dose and trying progressively larger doses until the desired outcome is reached.

For most people, a daily dose between 20 and 50mg of CBD is most beneficial.

As always, consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Questions About Beyond Botanicals

How much CBD is in Beyond Botanicals products?

Our products range from 300mg of CBD all the way up to 3000mg. To accommodate as many people as possible, we are constantly developing new product lines with a range of potencies. Each product will clearly state how much total CBD it contains, as well as how much CBD per dose.

How are Beyond Botanicals products made?

Our products begin with legal American industrial hemp. The hemp undergoes supercritical carbon dioxide extraction to achieve high concentrations of CBD. No solvents or harsh temperatures are used in processing our hemp, guaranteeing the highest purity and effectiveness. Although the overall ingredients and processes vary from product to product, we employ the same levels of scrutiny in production and testing with each of them. All products are made by hand in our FDA-registered, GMP-compliant facility in Connecticut. Our facility is also licensed and inspected by the Departments of Drug Control and Consumer Protection as a Hemp Product Manufacturer.

What is carbon dioxide extraction?

Carbon dioxide extraction is a process that we use to remove the CBD from hemp plants without introducing any harmful solvents. This process applies temperature and pressure to plant material in the presence of carbon dioxide, liquefying it and allowing it to remove active CBD from the hemp plant. When the machinery is turned off, the liquid CO2 is exposed to room temperature and pressure, where it turns back into a gas and evaporates, leaving behind only active hemp extract. You can read more about supercritical carbon dioxide extraction on Wikipedia here.

Are Beyond Botanicals products safe?

Yes! In addition to a host of certifications and licenses to prove our processes are safe and regulated, we perform third party testing on all finished product to ensure that your products are strong, safe, and uncontaminated. You can read more about our testing and view lab test results here.

How does Beyond Botanicals perform product testing?

We regularly audit our own products and have third party labs test them to ensure safety, potency, and purity. You can learn more about this process by reading about our Quality Assurance program.

Where does Beyond Botanicals hemp and CBD come from?

Our hemp is sustainably farmed to organic standards in the United States. Currently we have farming operations in three different states. The CO2 extraction process is performed immediately after harvesting to ensure the freshest possible oil. We blend raw CBD oil into finished products in our Connecticut facility.

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Questions About Ordering

How are orders shipped?

All retail orders are shipped for free via USPS First Class mail. For faster delivery and insurance, USPS Priority Express shipping is available for a $7.00 charge per order.

Each order is shipped discretely in padded packaging that does not describe its contents.

Can I get Beyond Botanicals products in my city, state, or country?

CBD products derived from industrial hemp are federally legal. Individual states have the option to regulate CBD differently, so if you are in doubt you should check with your local legislation. Currently, we will ship to all 50 US states. We do not ship outside the United States. Please ensure no recent legislation has changed the status of CBD in your area prior to placing an order with us.

Can I purchase Beyond Botanicals products for my store?

We welcome the opportunity to work with stores focused on promoting the benefits of the hemp plant by offering competitive wholesale pricing, marketing assistance, and dedicated account representatives.

Read more about our Wholesale Program.

Can I purchase Beyond Botanicals products in bulk?

We offer competitive white label and private label pricing on our product line.

Read more about our Direct Sales Program.

Can I private label Beyond Botanicals products?

Absolutely! We’re confident that we offer the best private label program in the business. Competitive pricing on quality products is only the beginning. Our comprehensive, vertically-integrated private label CBD program includes product formulation, label and logo design, custom packaging solutions, website design, and a dedicated marketing/SEO account manager to ensure your business is found among the competition.

Continue reading about our Private Label Program.