Question Is Hemp Weed?
AnswerThe short answer is, no. 

It’s fairly common for people who are unacquainted with cannabis to wonder: Is hemp weed? Although hemp and sativa are both classified biologically as cannabis, there are a number of important differences between them. 

The legal definition of hemp is: a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight). This means it has none of the psychoactive effects attributed to its cannabis cousins: sativa and indica (commonly refered to as marijuana).

Both hemp (also called industrial hemp) and sativa come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods.

As a result of the long-term prohibition, most people have forgotten the industrial uses of the hemp plant and continue to misidentify hemp with its cannabis cousins.

Question Can Hemp Get Me High?
AnswerThe short answer is, no.

Hemp isn’t completely absent of intoxicating compounds, but that doesn’t mean it will get you high. Hemp plants produce a broad range of cannabinoids, including THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the cannabinoid that makes users “feel high.” However, hemp produces less than 0.3% of THC which is not enough to have an intoxicating effect on you.

CBD, though psychoactive, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and won’t produce any form of a euphoric high on its own.

Question Is Hemp Illegal?
AnswerThe 2018 Farm Act made hemp production and distribution legal on a federal level and left it up to the states for regulation. The bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. At least 47 states have enacted legislation to establish industrial hemp cultivation and production programs.
Question Will Hemp Show Up on a Drug Test?
AnswerDifferent types of drug tests have different detection thresholds.

A hair test is designed to catch chronic substance use. So if you’re using products with trace amounts of THC in it (0.3% is the standard amount if there’s any in it at all), and you’re not chugging it by the bottle, it probably won’t show up in a hair test. It’s worth noting that because CBD isn’t regulated, you should always check the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) of any products you use.

If you’re taking a urine or oral fluid test, the detection thresholds are even lower.

However, depending on the amount one consumes, how often one uses CBD products, and body composition—it is possible (but highly unlikely) that these trace amounts of THC could accumulate and then be detected in a drug test.

Question What is a COA?
AnswerA Certificate of Analysis, or COA, is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the quantity of various cannabinoids in a product. Manufacturers should send every batch of every product they make to a lab for testing, to protect their customers and prove that their products have exactly the cannabinoids they advertise.

*You can find the COA for all products sold at United Hemp Products on the individual product page.

Question Why Does Atlas Alchemy Use Vegetable Glycerin?
AnswerOur experience tells us that coconut oil draws out higher concentrations of cannabinoids, usually leading to a more physical result (body and mind high).  Whereas vegetable glycerin (VG) draws out higher concentrations of flavinoids and terpenoids, which have a more systemic affect that is not often felt immediately. Some research suggests that terpenoids and flavinoids are more effective for certain blood and respiratory conditions due to their aromatic nature.

Our limited batch of Atlas Alchemy CBD VG supports system balance in you and your pets, so that you can retain your health and resume your life.