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, how much CBD to take, and potential health benefits.
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 to provide improved health and wellness.
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.
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 take the appropriate dose to achieve your desired results.
Organic, Medical-Grade CBD
We use only organic, medical grade CBD oil, sourced from accredited growers. Because of the tremendous popularity of CBD, there are many unscrupulous manufacturers putting out inconsistent or even contaminated 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.
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
Current scientific research confirms that hemp-derived CBD is safe in food, supplements, and beverages and has provided general health and wellness benefits to millions of Americans.
In addition, hemp-derived CBD does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.
However, ecause CBD is not 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 source you are buying from is credible and that they have products that have been lab tested to ensure there are no pesticides or toxins
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.