WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
In the US, both hemp and marijuana are related sub-species of Cannabis sativa and defined by the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Hemp is a legal definition describing cultivars of Cannabis sativa that are grown for seed, fiber, and hempseed oil. Hemp is typically tall, having thick stalks and thin leaves with few flowers. These plants contain negligible amounts of THC, less than 0.3%, and are not intoxicating. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most common cannabinoid in marijuana but is not intoxicating. Hemp contains naturally occurring cannabinoids including CBD which is recognized for its benefits on human and animal health. It is capable of affecting nearly every biological process in the body via the ECS. CBD is not intoxicating and will not cause feelings of euphoria like THC. It is generally well tolerated, even at high doses and has a remarkable safety profile.
Marijuana is mostly used medicinally or by responsible adults for its intoxicating and euphoric effects. THC is the most common natural cannabinoid in marijuana. Its activity in our brain is associated with the euphoric and intoxicating effects of marijuana. Because of legal restriction on growing marijuana, it can be challenging to grow and is often grown indoors leaving an enormous carbon footprint, depending on the growing conditions.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
Discovered in 1992, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is made up of neuromodulatory endocannabinoids (produced by the body) and receptors. This system modulates homeostasis and promotes balance across our body systems. Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body and bind with endocannabinoids. Today we are beginning to study the ECS in more detail and better understand its role in homeostasis.
IF THE NATURAL CANNABINOIDS IN HEMP ARE NON-PSYCHOACTIVE, ARE THEY LEGAL?
Yes, as of 2018, hemp is no longer an illegal controlled substance. The plant Cannabis sativa, having less than 0.3% THC by weight, is no longer considered marijuana. Forty-one states have passed legislation related to industrial hemp and at least 39 states have allowed for hemp cultivation and production programs with 17 actively cultivating industrial hemp for commercial purposes.
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
Hemp oil contains many bioactive compounds that interact to optimize health and wellness. The entourage effect refers to the complex interaction of these individual components with each other and the body. Hemp contains beneficial nutrients called essential fatty acid and naturally occurring cannabinoids including CBD.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING HEMP OIL?
Due to federal guidelines, we do not make specific claims about the effectiveness of our product for the treatment of specific diseases or symptoms. We encourage you to do your own research, consult with medical professionals, and to experience the benefits for yourself. Anecdotal evidence suggests that naturally occurring cannabinoids in hemp help promote a healthy inflammatory response, support the central nervous system and enhance cell vitality.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP SEED OIL AND HEMP OIL?
Hemp oil is produced from the arable parts of the plant and contains most of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, including CBD. Hemp seed oil is made from hemp seed and contains few natural cannabinoids. It is used in foods, beauty products, lubricants, and paints.
WILL I TEST POSITIVE FOR THC USING HEMP PRODUCTS?
Hemp contains naturally occurring cannabinoids including CBD and trace amounts of THC, less than 0.3%. Randy’s Remedy is made with whole hemp ingredients and may contain trace amounts of THC. While positive drug test results have not been reported by our customers we cannot guarantee that you will not fail a drug test when using Randy’s Remedy products. The amount of THC in Randy’s Remedy products is analogous to the amount of opioids in a poppy seed bagel.
HOW ARE RANDY’S REMEDY PRODUCTS PRODUCED?
Randy’s Remedy products are produced in Santa Cruz, CA in a certified commercial kitchen using industrial hemp and other botanical ingredients. Our hemp material is sourced from Colorado and Kentucky and contains naturally occurring cannabinoids. We chose to use domestically produced hemp over hemp grown overseas because we want to support the domestic hemp industry and reduce the cost and environmental impact of our products. Other botanical ingredients, containing essential plant terpenes, are added to balance the ratios of the active natural cannabinoids and essential plant terpenes to fully leverage the entourage effect. Essential terpenes are sourced from botanicals, such as lavender and hops, to create a botanically complete oil containing all the active and essential ingredients of the whole plant. The industrial hemp is processed using a solvent and infused, along with the added terpenes, into Randy’s Remedy products using a specialized method for ensuring consistently high quality. This process allows us to standardize from batch to batch which ensures the highest quality and consistency of Randy’s Remedy products. Our products are not certified organic but are made with 80% organic ingredients and are vegan-friendly. They are made with coconut and soybean oil and do not contain gluten.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A PRODUCT THAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Regardless of which product you choose, we encourage consistent regular use as the best way to maximize the health benefits of Randy’s Remedy products. Our products are scientifically formulated for enhanced absorption across the skin of CBD from hemp. Randy’s Remedy Everyday lotion is intended to be used liberally as a moisturizing body lotion while our Extra-Strength lotion is best applied directly to affected areas. For whole body benefits, Randy’s Remedy Daily is taken between the cheek and gum while Randy’s Remedy companion is administered orally to our animal companions. For personalized instruction, Randy’s Club offers free 30 minute consultations to help you make the best choice for your health. Contact us via our website to schedule a free consultation.
HOW MUCH HEMP OIL IS IN YOUR PRODUCTS?
Randy’s Remedy Daily contains 1% cannabinoids from hemp, Randy’s Remedy Extra Strength Lotion contains 0.5%, Randy’s Remedy Everyday Lotion contains 0.25% and Randy’s Remedy Companion contains 0.1%, cannabinoids from hemp.
WHAT IS ADVANCED ABOUT RANDY’S REMEDY ADVANCED FORMULATIONS?
Randy’s Club has been working with a leading contract research organization with expertise in topical product development. We worked with them to optimize our formulations to better deliver active natural cannabinoids across the skin and enhance the health benefits of our products.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RANDY’S REMEDY DAILY AND RANDY’S REMEDY COMPANION?
Randy’s Remedy Daily was developed for people but it wasn’t long before customers were reporting benefits for their companion animals. Not wanting to leave our furry friends out from being able to experience the benefits of Randy’s Remedy products, and to make it easier to use less with smaller animals, we created Randy’s Remedy companion with the same ingredients but at a lower concentration for smaller animals.
DO YOU TEST FOR POTENCY, PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS, AND RESIDUAL SOLVENTS?
All our products are generally regarded as safe. Our hemp oils are being tested for potency and safety to ensure consistent quality from batch to batch. A Certificate of Analysis (COA) and manufacturer safety data sheet (MSDS) for ingredients used to make Randy’s Remedy products are available upon request. Although hemp products do not yet require testing for pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and residual solvent, we plan to implement these tests in the near future.
HOW DO I ORDER AND STORE RANDY’S REMEDY PRODUCTS?
All orders can be placed directly through the shop at Randy’s Club. Orders are typically shipped within 48 hrs and take 2 to 3 days to arrive. Randy’s Remedy products are best stored in a cool dark place. Randy’s Remedy Daily and Randy’s Remedy Companion should be shaken well before each use. At this time, we only ship domestically to all 50 states.
We recommend consistent, regular use so our Randy’s Club subscriptions are the best price and no hassle option. We have many options available so you can create what is best for you. You can sign up for a subscription or update your current subscription directly through our website. If you have any questions please contact us directly and we will assist you in setting up your account.
HOW DO I RETURN, REFUND OR CANCEL AN ORDER?
Your satisfaction is our number ONE concern. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us directly through our website. If your product is broken, defective, or not as advertised, we would be happy to have it returned for a replacement or refund. Whether it is an exchange, return and/or refund; we want to be sure Randy’s Remedy meets your standards.
I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE BULK OIL, HOW DO I SET UP A WHOLESALE ACCOUNT?
To discuss wholesale or bulk purchases of any of our products or to learn more about our contract product development, manufacturing or sourcing services, please contact us directly through our website.
Myrcene is known for its relaxing and sedating. It’s pain relieving qualities and it’s ability to change the permeability of cell membranes allows for more absorption of natural cannabinoids by the cells. One of the most powerful terpenes, myrcene has an earthy, clove-like aroma and can be also found in hops, basil, thyme, mangoes. It has the ability to reduce muscle spasms and improve inflammation. It also helps alleviate insomnia, and naturally support good pain management.
D-Limonene is energizing and uplifting, it help elevate mood and improve anxiety, it also enhances synergies and the absorption of other terpenes and natural cannabinoids. It is found in citrus rinds, juniper, rosemary, and peppermint, and is responsible for the citrus aroma and mood elevating effects of Cannaka.
Another citrus terpene is citral. Also found in lemongrass, ginger, and sweet basil. Citral is known to have sedative effects in addition to antimicrobial activity. Has a lime-like citrus smell that when combined with Myrcene, enhances its relaxing effects.
Smells sweet and summery with floral notes of rose and geranium. Geraniol has antifungal and antibacterial effects. It has been found to help with nausea and stress. It is widely used by flavor scientists to capture the essence of many fruit flavors.
Responsible for the familiar scent of Lavender, Linalool has been used for thousands of years for it’s a calming and relaxing effects. Consumed orally, burned as incense or vaporized as an oil, linalool is commonly associated with sleep and relaxation. Combined with myrcene, linalool enhances the mood elevating and relaxing effects, elevating mood, calming tense muscles, and supporting good pain management.
The familiar scent of pine forests comes from the terpenes, Alpha (A) and Beta (B) Pinene. Pinenes are also found in rosemary, and basil, Pinene has antimicrobial effects and also promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Used in combination with other terpenes and natural cannabinoids it promotes good pain management and also supports cell vitality. Pinene has also been shown to improve memory retention and to enhance overall brain function. This contributes to its alerting and mentally stimulating effects.
β-Caryophyllene is the only proven dietary cannabinoids found beyond the cannabis plant. It has a spicy, earthy aroma and supports gastrointestinal (GI) health and promotes a healthy inflammatory response. It is responsible for the bold taste and aroma of black peppercorns, cloves, hops, and echinacea. It also has antimicrobial effects which can improve pain and other symptoms of GI distress. β-Caryophyllene is not intoxicating.
Also found in coriander, apples, lilac, sage, and tea tree. Terpinolene has many benefits related to inflammation and infection. It also supports good pain management and aids in digestion. It has a strong, aroma of related to pine, herbs, and lime. It is responsible for many of the familiar astringent floral aroma of many herbs.
Terpineol is another floral-scented aromatic terpene that is known to promote blood flow to the brain. It promotes clear, calm cognitive function, and overall mental stamina. It is also found in pine oil and black tea. It has an aroma similar to lilac and is responsible for the clear-minded, subtle effects that keep you focused and productive
Named after the valencia oranges from have a uniquely sweet, citrusy aroma with hints of grapefruit, wood, and orange. Aside from its amazing taste, valencene adds to the mental stimulation and cognitive benefits of Cannaka.
All cannabis, including hemp, is not federally approved, regulated or lawful except under DEA license as a Schedule 1 drug agricultural commodity (i.e., food).
Hemp imports of material sourced from stalk and seed only had increased materially since a 2004 9th Circuit ruling where HIA won the right to import hemp products, expressly omitting inclusion of the hemp flower and affirming that the naturally occurring cannabinoids in products exempt from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) are also exempt.
US Farm Bill (Section 7606) creates a federal structure for state-level industrial hemp pilot programs engaging in growth, cultivation, and marketing. Corresponding state legislation and regulatory structure provides a federally legal architecture for low-THC hemp production.
A U.S. Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains an amendment allowing for the movement of hemp plant matter, including seeds, across state lines.
Congress signs the Omnibus Act, which further protects the GenCanna™ program by preventing federal monies from being spent to “prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with” Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill.
The USDA, in conjunction with co-signers from DEA/DOJ and FDA/HSS, issues a Statement of Principles that signify the federal acceptance of hemp.
NIFA, part of the U.S.D.A., announces that it will accept hemp-related projects for funding grants. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) clarifies its support of hemp, hemp-derived cannabinoids, and corresponding agricultural development for its farmers and processors. Various other governmental actors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, provide further written support for hemp as an agricultural commodity. The KDA issues its 2017 Policy Guide, the nascent hemp industry’s most significant regulatory guide.
Kentucky passes SB 218, clarifying the role of the KDA in relation to Kentucky’s hemp regulation. The 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill passes, including previous hemp language and clearly articulating state/international line transportation. Expectations of the introduction of The Hemp Farming Act of 2017 are high.