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      Straight Hemp CBD Blog

      Finding the Best CBD Oil: What You Need to Know

      There are several things to look for in CBD oil to see if it’s at the highest standards. The top three things to consider when choosing the best CBD oil products are: 1. What it contains 2. If it has been tested (and the results) 3. How it was extracted.

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      Why Americans Use CBD Products

      Since the Federal legalization of CBD in 2018, CBD has been adopted by consumers at an extremely rapid pace. The study performed by Gallup in the summer of 2019 found that 1 in 7 US adults currently use CBD products to help with conditions.

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      Why only full spectrum hemp and no isolates?

      We strongly favor full spectrum products that include terpenes and a wide variety of cannabinoids, as naturally produced by hemp. When we talk about full spectrum we mean that we extract from the whole plant: CBD and other cannabinoids (including very small amounts of THC) and terpenes. In fact, we don't offer any isolate products. Why not? 

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      Terpenes and the "Entourage Effect"

      The Straight Hemp secret sauce

      While terpenes are considered the flavor and scent compounds of plants, they deliver so much more as they also produce amazing benefits of their own.

      Terpenes interact with many of the same body parts as cannabinoids, but in different ways. While they may show little or no effect on their own, they synergize and amplify the effects of other terpenes and cannabinoids.

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      Extraction methods matter. And ours are the best.

      Straight Hemp uses the widely-recognized top extraction method, Subcritical CO2, which takes place at cool temperatures and low pressures. It is the slowest of extraction processes, but the result is an oil that preserves many more cannabinoids and terpenes, for better taste and maximal "entourage" effects. We clearly notice the difference, and we’re sure you will too.

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      Hemp vs. Marijuana

      Straight Hemp is exclusively a hemp company.

      Hemp and marijuana are different. While both plants are members of the same plant family (Cannabis sativa), they possess different chemical profiles and have distinct uses.

      While both produce cannabinoids and terpenes, the relative quantities of each are different. Hemp-based products have far less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the compound that gives recreational marijuana users a "high”—than a marijuana-based product.

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