Your journey to wellness with CBD starts here!

As part of our commitment to providing our customers with safe and reliable experiences, we have put together this starter page on CBD, answering questions about what it is, how you can ingest it, and how much CBD to take.

We have A Beginner’s Guide to CBD ebook that you can download for free. This guide has more in depth information on the way CBD works with our body.

As part of our commitment to #knowyourdose, we also have a worksheet that will help you learn the dose that is most effective for you. This worksheet is designed to help you track your CBD therapy and dial in the dose you need to feel your best.

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the four questions we get asked the most. Click on the question for the answer.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant, but unlike THC (marijuana), CBD does not produce any intoxicating effects. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors in the body as THC does.

How do I take CBD?

Four primary methods: Inhalation; Topical Application; Sublingual (under the tongue oil tincture); and ingestion. Each has its own benefits and experimentation is the best way to find the most effective vehicle for your needs.

How much CBD do I take?

Every person will need to determine for themselves how much CBD take to achieve their desired outcome. Start with a low dose and gradually increase depending on the perceived effects. Effect increases over time. There is NO hazard from overdosing on CBD.

Why Dr. Norm’s?

Dr. Norm’s is passionate about providing the highest quality products to our patients. We truly believe in the medicinal benefits that CBD provides and are thrilled to be able to offer products that are both delicious tasting and highly effective.

Our commitment to you revolves around three principles:

  • Consistent & Accurate Dosage

    It’s really the mantra of our company (and we’ve trademarked the phrase). We say KNOW YOUR DOSE™. We want to make sure that you use the appropriate dose to achieve your desired results.

  • Organic, Medical-Grade CBD

    We use only organic, medical grade CBD oil, sourced from accredited hemp growers. Because of the tremendous popularity of CBD, there are many unscrupulous manufacturers putting out inconsistent or even contaminated products.

  • Lab-Tested Products

    We proactively lab test our products to ensure that our patients are getting 1) accurate dosage – our products deliver the exact amount of CBD that is stated on the package; 2) no pesticides or other toxins – since CBD is not yet regulated by the FDA, the buyer has to be careful what they are getting. Our lab tests prove our quality.  We provide you with these lab tests on every product we sell.

More questions about CBD

CBD has no psychoactive effect. A study conducted in 2012 collected data that showed unlike THC, CBD had no effects on sedation, intoxication, or psychotic symptoms.

In a World Health Organization summary of cannabidiol, they affirmed CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. In other words, you can’t get addicted to CBD.

In a World Health Organization review of CBD, they found that a wide range of oral doses have been reported in the scientific research literature, with most from 100 – 800mg/day

Each of us will have a different sweet spot for the right dose of CBD. It will depend on how big our bodies are as well as the effects we are looking for.

To start, take one dose of CBD (either one cookie or one dropper of CBD oil) and then pay attention to how you feel. If you are experiencing the effects you want, then you have found your optimal dose. If you don’t experience what you need, a second dose can be added.

Repeat this until you find your optimal dose. It might help you to keep a journal as you start a CBD therapy regimen to make sure you get the exact results you need. Write down your dosage and how you feel and keep track until you get to your sweet spot.

According to current federal law, cannabis is considered hemp – not marijuana – as long as no part of the plant exceeds a THC concentration of “more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

Any plant that tops 0.3 percent THC is considered marijuana and is therefore federally illegal to grow. Recent Federal legislation removed Hemp from the list of Controlled Substances.

CBD comes from the Cannabis family of plants. The Cannabis family has two primary classifications – indica and sativa.

Hemp is a member of the sativa classification and is defined by a very low concentration of THC.

CBD is present in hemp and we use only hemp-derived CBD in our products.

Cannabis contains over 100 different compounds called Cannabinoids. The 2 most prevalent are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

Both Cannabinoids have shown to provide profound benefits to the human body; however, THC induces psychoactive effects (gets the user “high”), while CBD does not have any intoxicating properties

In general, CBD is safe to consume.  The FDA has approved its use in one medication, Epidiolex, used to treat a specific form of epilepsy in children.

However, because no other CBD product is currently approved by the FDA, products on the market may be mislabeled or of poor quality. It is important to do your research and make sure that the products you are buying  have been lab tested to ensure there are no pesticides or toxins, THC or other unwanted chemicals.  In addition, these lab tests will confirm the amount of CBD in each product.

Please consult your physician prior to beginning any CBD regimen.

Download Our CBD Resources

We have put together two very valuable resources for you. One is a guide to how CBD works in our body and the other is a worksheet to help you calculate the CBD dose that works best for you.

Download Our Free CBD Guide

Interested in learning more about what CBD is and how it works? Click the button to enter your email address and we will send you this free guide with more info.

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Download Our Free Worksheet

We have a worksheet that will help you track your CBD dosage and the effects you feel. This way, you will know your dose and can enjoy all the therapeutic benefits of CBD

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