FAQs


Always consult with your doctor before trying this, or any, dietary supplement. 

We have tried to compile as comprehensive an FAQ as possible. However, there are many questions that are not on this list. If you have any questions, and can’t find the answer here, please feel free to reach out via our “contact us” page.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • CBD is non-intoxicating
  • CBD products are safe to consume as long as they are acquired from a trusted source
  • How much should I take? It depends…
  • CBD can be good for many things like chronic anxiety and pain

Will it make me feel high?

Short answer: No. CBD is non-intoxicating. 

In Depth: No. Again, CBD will not make you feel high. People love to say that CBD is “non-psychoactive”, what they likely mean is that CBD is “non- intoxicating.”

We are being particular here but sometimes it is important to make sure we truly understand the terms being used – especially when it pertains to substances we put in our body. A substance is considered psychoactive when it acts primarily on the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes to mood, perception, consciousness and behavior. Caffeine is an example of a drug that is “psychoactive” in that it is commonly used to modify ones mental state. To make you feel more awake and alert. Caffeine, like CBD, is also non-intoxicating. 

A drug or medication that is “psychoactive” isn’t necessarily addictive, although many are. CBD is generally considered to be non-habit forming and non-addictive. According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…To date, there is no evidence of public health relate problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of about 100 cannabinoids that naturally occur in all hemp plants. CBD is safe to consume and non-intoxicating. 

Is CBD addictive?

Short answer: No. CBD is not considered addictive. 

In Depth: CBD is generally considered to be non-habit forming and non-addictive. According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…To date, there is no evidence of public health relate problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

How does CBD work in the body?

Short answer: All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects by interacting with CD1 and CB2 receptors found in the human body. 

In Depth: Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). In infancy our bodies source endocannabinoids  from our mothers milk. As we age our endocannabinoid system becomes less efficient and less able to synthesize the amount of endocannabinoids our bodies need. This may be part of the reason that as we age we are more prone to issues like insomnia, anxiety,  chronic pain, etc. Reintroducing an adequate supply of naturally occurring cannabinoids like CBD can help restore balance to our bodies and improve many aspects of our health.

There are two main cannabinoid receptors in the body, CB1 which is primarily located in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors which deal primarily with the immune system and affect inflammation and pain. 

According to the most recent research CBD does not appear to act directly on the CB1 and CB2 receptors but appears to affect the way other cannabinoids interact with the receptors. 

CBD may interact with the endocannabinoid system through other indirect mechanisms. CBD has also been show to modulate numerous non-endocannabinoid systems. 

What are some possible effects of CBD on my body?

Short answer: Evidence exists that CBD may help with anxiety, PTSD, falling asleep and staying asleep, chronic pain especially inflammatory and neuropathic pain, certain types of epilepsy, and many more. 

In Depth: CBD is often touted for a wide range of health benefits. Probably the strongest scientific evidence exists for its effectiveness in treating some forms of childhood epileptic syndromes which typically don’t respond to other anti- seizure medications. In many studies CBD was able to reduce the number or seizures and in some cases stop them altogether.

CBD is also commonly used to address anxiety, depression, and to help with insomnia.

CBD may also help with chronic pain. CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of pain to treat. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model that CBD could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis without the side-effects typical of other arthritis treatments.

Much more research needs to be done to better understand the many potential benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids. 

What are some drugs that may interact with CBD?

Special care must be taken when taking CBD in combination with other herbs and compounds that may encourage drowsiness such as St. Johns wort, melatonin, California poppy, etc. Taking CBD in combination with alcohol is also not recommended. 

Taking CBD can affect the livers metabolism of other substances. If you are taking other medications the CBD may cause your liver to take a bit longer to metabolize them. This is usually harmless but you should consult with your doctor before taking CBD along with other medications. 

How do I know which strain to choose?

This may require a bit of trial and error. Before we dig in to some details, here is the good part: CBD is well tolerated by the human body, even in high doses. So experiment. But always start low and go slow! 

There are many variables to consider but lets start with the big three: the individual, the delivery method, and the dosage. the most consequential of the three is that every human body is different. The same strain will effect different people differently.

The second variable to consider is the delivery mechanism. Are you smoking it? Vaping it? Using an oil or other ingestible? 

Finally the dosage. CBD is “biphasic” meaning a small dose may be invigorating and higher dosage may be sedating. Or vice-a-versa. 

There are many additional variables to consider as well, such as timing. Many users prefer a more uplifting strain in the morning and more sedating strain before bed. Again, some experimenting is in order. 

With all this in mind a good place to start would be to read the descriptions of our various products. We try to give some guidance as to how most users experience them along with some recommended methods of consumption. 

How much CBD should I take?

This will take some experimenting.  While CBD is well tolerated in the human body, even in high doses, it is best to “start low and go slow”. 

It is also important to keep in mind the desired end result. Someone taking CBD for trouble sleeping will probably need significantly less than someone taking CBD for chronic pain. 

The type of CBD used, whether full spectrum, broad spectrum, distillate or isolate will effect the dosage as well. Typically using an isolate will require the highest amount of CBD with Full Spectrum at the other end, typically requiring the least. (See information about the “entourage effect” below to learn more). 

Following are two different perspectives to consider. Think of them as gentle suggestions. A starting point. You will need to adjust based on what product(s) you are using and your desired outcomes. So as always, start low, go slow, and experiment! Have a question or a comment? Get in touch, we’d love to talk! 

By condition

  • Depression: 10-20mg of a mixture of CBD and CBDa taken twice daily.
  • Anxiety: 10-20mg of CBD taken daily with more as needed for acute episodes. 
  • Chronic Pain: 2.5 to 20 mg of CBD taken once or twice daily.
  • Epilepsy: 200 to 300 mg of CBD taken orally every day.
  • Sleep Disorders: 40 to 160 mg of CBD taken orally before bed.
  • Glaucoma: 20 to 40 mg of sublingual CBD.

By bodyweight and severity (per day) to start.

SeverityBodyweight




50-100lbs100-150lbs150-200lbs200-250lbs250lbs +
Mild10mg15mg20mg25mg30mg
Medium15mg20mg25mg30mg40mg
Sever20mg30mg35mg45mg50mg
How long will it be detectable on a drug test?

It is typically detectable on a test for about a week. In certain circumstances it can be detectable for much longer. 

Will consuming CBD hemp flower cause me to fail a drug test?

We can’t give you a definitive answer on this one. In a word, maybe. While all our flower complies with the federal guidelines regarding minimal (less than 0.3% THC) as required by law, there does remain the chance that trace amounts of THC may be detected. If passing a drug test is required for your employment we don’t feel it is worth the risk.

What is the “entourage effect” and why does it matter?

Short answer: The “entourage effect” is what we call the synergistic relationship between cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and the hundred of other compounds that exist in all cannabis plants. This matters with CBD products because simply looking at the mg of CBD is just the beginning of the story. The synergistic effect of all the ingredients in concert is what makes “full-spectrum” products so effective at treating a wide range of ailments. 

In Depth: When we consume full-spectrum cannabis products our bodes take in hundreds of compounds. Each one has unique properties and benefits and the behavior of each may change or be enhanced by the presence of the other compounds. 

Cannabis is far more than THC and CBD and the potential mixtures of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins and other compounds is hard to comprehend. But, as an example of this synergistic effect with just two cannabinoids in a 2010 study, patients with cancer were given pure THC or a mixture of THC and CBD. Patients receiving the combination reported having less pain.

This diversity of cannabinoids, terpenes and other substances is why we only produce and sell full-spectrum products and why our most preferred method of consumption is to vape the flower. This maximizes our access to all the compounds that naturally occur in cannabis. 

Some more examples of the synergies between cannabis compounds:

  • CBD and the citrus scented terpene limonene might work together to lessen anxiety. 
  • CBDa and CBD may work together to help alleviate depression 
  • CBD and the terpene caryophyllene may help in the treatment of addiction. 
Explain the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Distillate and Isolate.

CBD Isolate is 99%+ pure CBD molecule. Distillate tends to be about 50%-70% CBD and contains some of the other compounds found in cannabis. Broad spectrum contains all the compounds except for THC. Full spectrum is most like the original plant and contains all the original compounds found in the plant. 

What is CBD Oil?

Simply, CBD Oil or “tincture” is a mixture of extracted hemp flower (which in our case includes CBD, CBDa, other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins and other compounds) suspended in a carrier oil. Different carrier oils can be used such as olive oil, MCT oil, hemp seed oil, etc. We choose to use organic hemp seed oil as we feel it offers the most health benefits in combination with the extracted hemp flower.

How is CBD extracted?

There are numerous ways to extract compounds, including CBD, from a cannabis plant.  These include ethanol extraction, hydrocarbon extraction, “pressing” with heat and pressure, CO2 extraction as well as numerous at home methods. We choose to utilize CO2 extraction because we feel currently it offers the best combination of effective extraction with zero chance of any residual solvents in the final product.

Do you have a military discount?

Yes, we do. We are proud to support our active duty and retired military with 25% off all our products all the time. Please write ciara@schoppee.com for a code. 

Is CBD covered by insurance?

No. Unfortunately CBD is not covered under insurance plans.

What if I can’t afford to purchase your products?

Please contact Ciara at ciara@schoppee.com and we will find a way. We believe cannabis is medicine and we believe everyone should have equal access to the medicine they need. 

What is the difference between THC and CBD?

Short answer: THC (tetrahydrocanabinal), and CBD (cannabidiol) are both naturally occurring cannabinoids. THC is psychoactive and it is intoxicating. It is the component of marijuana that gives users the “high”. 

In Depth: In contrast to THC, CBD has no effect on heart rate or blood pressure under normal conditions, but in animal models of stress it reduces hear rate and blood pressure. [Sultan, S.R., et al]

What is better? THC or CBD?

This question is really impossible to answer. It will depend on the person, the situation, the desired outcome, and many other factors. And often the answer is both together is best. 

What are some ailments that CBD might help with?

Little is considered “proven” at this point, however, there are many possibilities, with varying levels of supporting evidence, including: 

  • chronic pain
  • chronic anxiety 
  • multipel sclerosis
  • rheumatism 
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • diabetes 
  • drug-resistant infections
  • Schizophrenia
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Insomnia 
  • Depression,
  • Drug addiction including alcoholism and chain smoking
  • Epilepsy 
  • Alzheimer’s
  • PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder
Does CBD exhibit anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties?

There is some evidence that in certain circumstances it does.

Here is just one example of a study where CBD exhibited in vitro activity against hepatitis C.

Are there possible positive effects of CBD?

Yes other possible effects of CBD are:

  • Neuroprotective
  • Promotes neurogenesis 
  • Powerful antioxidant 
  • Helps with skin conditions like  acne and rosacea
Is CBD safe? What are the possible side effects?

CBD is well tolerated by the human body, even in high doses. 

CBD does not make its users experience dysphoria, lethargy or anxiety typically associated with THC. CBD also does not affect users inhibitions, behavior, sensory perception, alertness and wakefulness (unlike alcohol and THC). 

Taking CBD can affect the livers metabolism of other substances. If you are taking other medications the CBD may cause your liver to take a bit longer to metabolize them. This is usually harmless but you should consult with your doctor before taking CBD along with other medications. 

Some users report dry skin or dry mouth after using CBD but this is not typically reported. 

Are there any patients that should use extra caution before using CBD?

If you are pregnant or nursing it is not recommended to consume CBD because of the lack of studies addressing whether or not it effects pregnancy. The majority of studies address THC and pregnancy and the results are inconclusive. 

How long will it take to work?

It depends on the delivery method you choose. 

  • Putting the oil under your tongue, smoking, and vaping can all produce almost immediate effects. 
  • Taken as a capsule or applying to the skin will take about an hour. 
  • Eating an ingestible such as a gummy or a cookie can take as long as 1 to 2 hours. 
How long will it stay in my system?

Short answer: About a week. 

In Depth: For most people it is in the range of 2 to 5 days. For some it can be weeks. It depends on many variables including, how much you use, how often you use, the method of delivery, and your body. 

As with most things the higher the dosage the longer it will stay in your system. 

CBD builds up in your body over time. This is why for many people it can take a week or two before they start to feel the effects. Up to a point the longer you take it, and the more it has a chance to build up, the longer it will take to clear out of your system

The method of use is also very important. If, for example, you smoke a pre-roll the CBD will be very quick to enter your system and relatively quick to exit. Oils and tinctures placed under your tongue are absorbed in to your bloodstream quickly but will linger longer. Your digestive system metabolizes edible forms of CBD like gummies and cookies which can take a while. Topicals like creams and lotions are also slower to get in and out of the body. 

Every body is different. Your BMI, metabolism, water content, sensitivities, to name a few, will all affect how long CBD will stay in your system.

How is CBD removed from the body?

CBD is metabolized extensively in the liver.

Is CBD “biphasic?” What does that mean?

Yes, CBD has biphasic action. This means at one dosage it may have one set of effects and at another dosage, in the same individual, it may have a different set of effects. For example, at a low dosage, say 10mg our Suver Haze strain of smokable flower may be just right for winding down before going to bed. But consumed at a higher dosage, say half of a pre-roll, it may be enlivening and invigorating. Now what you’d want if you’re trying to sleep. 

This is another reason it is key to experiment with strain, delivery method, quantity and timing. They all matter and they all will directly effect the experience. 

Are your products Full Spectrum?

Yes. We only provide full spectrum products. The synergy created by having all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins and many more natural occurring compounds is a big part of what makes our products so effective.

What are some different ways of ingesting CBD?
  • Smoking the flower
  • Vaping the flower
  • Vaping the oil
  • Topical application 
  • Ingestibles/Edibles
Is this marijuana? Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?

No. Hemp and marijuana are not the same. They are derived from the same plant species, cannabis sativa, and this is where the confusion starts. There is, however, a crucial difference between the two. Mainly the amount of intoxicating Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) each plant produces. While marijuana can contain up to 30% THC or more, hemp is defined legally as a cannabis plant containing no more than 0.3% THC. The THC content explains the difference between high CBD hemp flower and high THC marijuana. All hemp products that have been cultivated and processed in accordance with state regulations are federally legal.

Is CBD hemp flower legal?

Yes. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill all hemp flower containing less than 0.3% THC and cultivated and processed in accordance with state regulations are federally legal.

Do I need a prescription to purchase CBD?

No, you do not need a prescription.

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