What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. Historically, the medicinal benefits of CBD were sourced from marijuana. However, CBD and its medicinal benefits can also be found in hemp and other plants. Hemp derived CBD oil directly benefits the brain and immune system providing a natural anti-anxiety, antiepileptic and antipsychotic effect. Cannabis research has identified CBD as the medicinal component responsible for an overwhelming amount of marijuana’s benefits.

What are the uses for CBD?

The list of medicinal and therapeutic benefits contributed by CBD continues to increase as more research is authorized and performed. CBDs have been shown to remedy, treat, and manage a variety of ailments, conditions, discomforts, and numerous disorders by providing antiemetic (nausea/vomiting), anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral/anti-cancer, anxiolytic/antidepressant effects. Specific examples include acne, arthritis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Prion/Mad Cow Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and insomnia. Additionally, CBD assists as a digestive aid stimulating appetite and easing nausea.

Is hemp the same as marijuana?

While sharing the Cannabis genus (a sub-family classification), hemp and marijuana are two very distinct plant species with shared and varying cannabidiol compounds and benefits. Hemp products contain little to no THC, and therefore are 100% legal in all 50 states.

An automotive parallel can further portray the relationship between genus and species. The genus would be Ford (cannabis); examples of species being car or truck (hemp or marijuana).

How does our product differ from other CBD products on the market?

Why should I buy yours? The Cats Meow CBD began when we were searching for a product that we would use for ourselves and our family – a product that is legal, transparent, organic, plant-derived, medicinal-grade, solvent/metals-free, non-GMO and provides ACTIVE mg’s of CBD. Nothing that we found matched our criteria and that led us to our grower in Colorado! We formed a partnership with them to grow, cultivate, harvest, and produce our market-leading organic, full-spectrum, medicinal-grade CBD-rich hemp oil which is the foundation of our CBD-rich product line.

What does ACTIVE mean?

A true indicator of medicinal-grade CBD, ACTIVE denotes the CBD quality as having been derived directly from the plant rather than from a synthetic, concentrated compound (isolate) or infused solution. Our CBD quality is derived directly from our proprietary strain of organic hemp plants. Synthetic isolate and infused products are inferior and do not achieve our personal criteria for a premium, medicinal-grade CBD solution.

What is the difference between the different milligram strengths?

These dosage amounts identify the tangible amount of ACTIVE CBD in the product.

How is The Cats Meow CBD extracted?

Our CBD is CO2 extracted from our own organic farm grown whole plant material. CO2 extraction does not heat the plant and is the least harsh way of extracting the oil, therefore retaining all of the cannabinoids and terpenes that work together in your body. Inferior methods produce a less pure/potent CBD quality.

What is the carrier oil used?

We use MCT (coconut oil) as the carrier oil in our tinctures which is a very stable oil. Other companies use vegetable oils, or other oils that oxidize over time, causing harm to your body.

Can I drive while taking CBD?

How CBD affects a person will vary. Weight, personal metabolism, body fat, and dosage size will all be contributing factors. We recommend trying CBD when you are home so you can see how your body responds.

Can I take my prescriptions with CBD?

There is no documented data to support any known interferences with CBD and prescriptions. We always recommend checking with your physician.

Is it legal?

The legality of CBD truly lies in the origination of the CBD oil (cannabidiol). CBD can be derived from 2 distinct sources which is where the bulk of confusion over legality lies. If the plant being used for CBD cultivation is a THC producing plant, it is illegal including the CBD. CBD oil can also be derived from the industrial hemp plant, which according to Section 7606 of the Farm Bill defines industrial hemp as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” We always back up our CBD with labwork and third party testing and all of our CBD has 0 or less than .3% THC content. So, to avoid confusion and help educate consumers, we do not sell CBD oil sourced from marijuana. We sell CBD-rich hemp oil, which as with any industrial hemp product, is legal in all 50 states.

How much CBD do I take?

The right dose of CBD varies from person to person and from pet to pet. When beginning CBD, it’s best to start with the smallest dose possible. Please see our CBD for Beginners page for further details. Everyone reacts differently to various supplements. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dosage. Generally speaking larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. If you have a medical condition, always consult with your physician.