Is the purchase and consumption of CBD legal?
Yes. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow hemp across the country, as long as the crop contains less than .3% THC, and subject to state-specific laws, regulations, and licensing. We encourage our customers to do their own research regarding rules and regulations specific to their state, but our customers have had no problems so far. Blue 42 Organics takes every precaution to ensure that we operate within the bounds of the law in supplying our customers with premium CBD remedies.
What is the difference between a full-spectrum CBD oil and an isolate-based CBD oil (B42 Pro Line)?
Full-spectrum CBD oils contain the complete profile of elements present in the plant, which means that there are dozens of natural compounds present in each drop, just like the plant exists in nature. Full-spectrum products are derived from distillate, which is a refined oil that still contains the entire natural profile of elements found in the plant, including trace elements of all the phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in our hemp. Isolate, on the other hand, is a further refined product, wherein the CBD is isolated down to a powder, ensuring that the only element present is CBD (no THC, CBG, CBN, etc). In other words, full-spectrum CBD oil contains federally-legal trace amounts of THC, while isolate products do not contain any THC. There is also a taste difference between the two. Full-spectrum tastes like the plant, and the isolate only tastes like the carrier oil (B42 uses almond oil) and natural flavors which are added to the product.
Where can I find independent studies and information that show the risks, benefits, and medicinal potential of CBD?
Many universities and research institutions are currently studying the long-term risks and benefits of regular CBD consumption. Due to the stigma and misclassification of this plant in the past, research is lagging far behind where it should be. Fortunately, the changing legal and regulatory status around this plant is allowing for new research. If you would like to review some technical studies and research, we encourage you to visit the following links: