FAQ

Lab Testing

What is “Full Spectrum” hemp and what does it have to do with the “Entourage Effect?”

In the world of cannabinoids there are a lot of different terms that marketing teams, the cannabis culture, and the scientific world have intermingled. It can be confusing at times, but most hemp products carried by us will fall into three categories – “T-Free”, “Broad Spectrum, and “Full Spectrum.”

T-Free refers to a hemp product that has a non detectable level of delta-9-THC. The farm bill of 2018 and the USDA regulate the hemp industry – any product that falls below a 0.3% concentration by weight of delta-9-THC is considered legal. That being said, some customers prefer products without the residual delta-9-THC due to being drug tested regularly for a job or other personal reasons. Generally these products are very refined and only contain a single cannabinoid.

Broad Spectrum hemp products refer to a product that has CBD, the primary cannabinoid in today’s current hemp market, and a variety of other cannabinoids in it while still featuring a 0% delta-9-THC level. These products are great because they offer more interaction and synergy when cannabinoids are mixed. This exponential increase in effects is sometimes referred to as the “Entourage Effect.” It is our belief here at Canna Bloom Farmacy that nature has created some absolutely amazing plants for us to research and utilize – and that we should take advantage of the variety of interactions these cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids can produce when used in tandem. 

Full Spectrum products make up 99% of what we offer here at Canna Bloom Farmacy due to a firm belief in them being the most beneficial. These products contain under the legal limit of 0.3% delta-9-THC but this residual amount interacts with a variety of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in our products to produce the ultimate effect set for your needs.

How do you test your products?

Here at Canna Bloom Farmacy we have seen that this industry is plagued by an issue pertaining to small and large companies alike: Lab Testing. As described above, all hemp products must contain a concentration by weight of delta-9-THC under 0.3%. Almost every single lab in America was primarily equipped to test for this already, but what the industry did not foresee was the rate that hemp research would progress at. With the popularity of other minor cannabinoids like delta-8-THC, THC-O-Acetate, and CBG as well as other families of hemp derived compounds entirely, such as THC-V – the “Varins”, and HHC – the “Hexas”, it left labs understandably scrambling to not only purchase, but develop new equipment and procedures to perform these tests.

It left companies in this industry in a holding pattern – often getting unreliable, fake, or inconsistent results in the meantime. With the exploding popularity of hemp in America and it’s enlarging retail footprint taking hold, most companies either decided to skimp on testing due to financial reasons – inconsistent tests could cost up to $1000 each, skip it entirely due to the “gas station CBD” mentality, or were truly oblivious and uninitiated to the process entirely due to it not being a standard for the industry when they arrived in it.

While the scientific community is finally starting to make progress towards catching up in this regard, many of our competitors have not. We at Canna Bloom Farmacy were overwhelmed by the popularity of our hemp products and the state of the lab testing community just as they were as well – but at every step of the way have invested tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours into the necessary infrastructure to elevate our own standards. 

What sets us apart now from our competition in a large way is simply our testing and production procedures. Every product you see offered has a certificate of analysis from a DEA certified lab. We go the extra mile and not only analyze our potency to make sure our products contain consistent dosing, but also test for mycotoxins, heavy metals, pesticides, microbials, and residual solvents. It’s expensive, but the investment is worth it to elevate this industry as a whole.

As we go into a new year and phase out many of our old product lines on clearance we seek to continue to improve our standards. As of 2022 all of our handcrafted products will not only contain this verified lab test but will also be individually numbered with lot and batch information so you can trust that your unit was personally inspected for quality, safety, and potency by one of our team members at 2770 East Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027.

If you want to see if your product is authentic – simply scan the code on your product and then verify the results shown against those located on our “Lab Results” page.

About CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural occurring, non-psychoactive cannabinoid which is found in Cannabis plants. CBD is responsible for many of the medical benefits associated with Cannabis.

What are the benefits to CBD?

Some of the reported benefits associated to using CBD include:

 

  • Relieves arthritis pain
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Reduces chronic nerve pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces muscle spasms and other MS symptoms
  • Reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting for cancer patients
  • May slow cancer cell growth
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Relieves insomnia and improves sleep
  • Helps treat acne and psoriasis
  • Aids nicotine and heroin addiction recovery by reducing withdrawal symptoms

About CBG

What is CBG?

CBG (cannabigerol) is a natural occurring, non-psychoactive cannabinoid which is found in Cannabis plants. CBG exhibits many of the same characteristics as CBD but also has a few unique effects not found in CBD.

What are the benefits to CBG?

Some of the reported benefits associated to using CBD include:

Antibacterial

Anti-Inflammatory

Anxiety and Depression

Bladder Dysfunction

Cancer

Muscle Relaxant

Neuroprotectant

Pain relief

Psoriasis

Strengthen Bones

About Delta 8

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a natural occurring, psychoactive cannabinoid which is found in the Cannabis plant. Delta-8 has the same chemical formula as Delta-9, but the arrangement of their atoms are different.

Is Delta 8 legal?

Although it is compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill and is federally legal, some states have laws that don’t allow possession or use of Delta 8. Be sure to check your local state laws.  

What are the benefits to Delta 8?

There have been many reported benefits associated to using Delta 8 including:

  • Mood boost/happier
  • Calming effect/relaxation
  • Soothes aches & pains
  • Increased motivation
  • Better sleep
  • Increased sex drive
  • Less nausea
  • Increased appetite
Which Delta 8 product is right for me?

When it comes to Delta 8 products there are many options to choose from.

Vapes and combustibles; Smoking or vaping Delta 8 THC is favored amongst users who are looking for near instant effects from their Delta 8. Smoke and vapor both allow Delta 8 THC to be absorbed into the bloodstream thus allowing the effects to take place within a few moments of inhaling.

Edibles; Though having the slowest effect onset of the group, edibles pack quite a heavy punch due to the way the molecule interacts with our digestive systems. When Delta 8 is processed through our bodies it is converted by our liver into 11 hydroxy THC. This Cannabinoid can be up to 7 times stronger than Delta 8 and it is recommended to take small doses at first until you are fully aware of the effects.

Tinctures; Users hold tinctures under the tongue for around 30 seconds before swallowing allowing the Delta 8 to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Having numerous blood vessels in the mouth allows for tinctures to be absorbed much quicker than edibles. This in turn results in a quicker onset of effects from the Delta 8.

Topicals; Users who deal with muscle pains, body aches, and in some cases skin conditions, have reported numerous benefits to using Delta 8 in a topical form. Delta 8 in creams/lotions can be absorbed into the skin similar to tinctures allowing for rapid relief from pain.

About Terpenes

What are Terpenes or "Terps"?

The Cannabis plant produces numerous molecules that provide it with varying aromas and flavors that can aid in the effects on the body when consumed. These molecules are called Terpenes and they play a key role in what distinguishes different strains and the effects that come with those strains.

CDTs & BDTs

What are CDTs & BDTs?

The Cannabis plant produces numerous molecules that provide it with varying aromas and flavors that can aid in the effects on the body when consumed. These molecules are called Terpenes and they play a key role in what distinguishes different strains and the effects that come with those strains.

Other Cannabinoids 

Are there other Cannabinoids like Delta 8?

There are many other Cannabinoids that are produced by Cannabis including numerous Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) varieties including:

  • THC-O: Heavy sedation, pain relief, some users state slight psychedelic effects in high doses.
  • Delta 10: uplifting, creative, energetic, alert.
  • HHC: Anti-nausea, anxiety relief, reduce inflammation, aid in sleep.
  • THC-P: Pain relief, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, hypomotility.