Frequent Questions

Are there any legality issues with this product?

No.

The product is derived from compliant industrial hemp crops grown in the United States (Colorado) and audited by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. All oils were processed in our laboratories in Loveland, Colorado that was the first to obtain certification from the Denver Health Department for CBD oils sold in the City of Denver. Naturally occurring cannabinoids in legal hemp crops were defined as legal by the 9th circuit court in the 2004 HIA vs. DEA precedent, and then reinforced in the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized domestic hemp production nationwide.

Can I give this to my pet?

Animals have an endocannabinoid system very similar to that in humans. In most cases, CBD is safe to give to your dog, cat, horse, and many others. Click here for more information on the animal endocannabinoid system. Click here to shop for pets.

Can I verify how much CBD is in my product?

When purchasing CBD, it is very important to verify you are receiving what you are paying for. At Elite Botanicals, we take transparency to our customers very seriously. We test every product through a third party laboratory. The Certificates of Analysis (COAs) are readily available for customer viewing on our website. Customers can also scan the QR code on the product and type in the corresponding batch ID (located on the bottom of the package).

How does CBD work?

The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) interacts with phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. This occurs with the use of the system’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, located throughout the body. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with these receptors to maintain homeostasis in the body. For more information on the body’s endocannabinoid system, click here

How is the CBD extracted?

All of the CBD oil used in our products is fractionally distilled and the purest full-spectrum oil possible to use. Most companies don’t go to that level of refinement for inputs to pet products, but it is what we have always done and what we have always used in the university studies we have participated in. The crude part of the extraction from the plant material is performed with either CO2 or alcohol, but then it is winterized, filtered several times, and fractionally distilled in two passes – one through a wiped film system and the other through a short-path distillation system. Potency and purity are tested at multiple stages both through refinement as well as in the final product for the comprehensive COA that is available to our customers.

For what it’s worth – there is a lot of misinformation published regarding extraction methodologies – Anyone using CO2 and winterizing the oil uses alcohol/ethanol in that process…and anyone using a CO2 extraction system that processes hemp – 99.999% of the time is using ethanol as a co-solvent to speed up the process. In the end – when you are fractionally distilling the final product, the early stage extraction isn’t very relevant to the final product outside of process efficiency. Most companies just like to tout the use of CO2 cause it makes people feel warm and fuzzy as if it’s compressed air doing the extraction…it’s not 🙂

Is this a hemp or medical cannabis product?

When asked if our plants are hemp or cannabis (or marijuana even), there is a bit of clarification needed:

In botanical terms, all are ‘cannabis’ (‘marijuana’ is just a derogatory term used during prohibition). Hemp is generally referring to fiber and oilseed varieties that produce very little in the way of cannabinoids such as CBD. Some companies (primarily in Europe where there is an abundance of hectares of fiber and oilseed hemp) will process massive amounts of bulk to retrieve small amounts of oil/cannanbinoids. On the other side of the cannabis family are what are considered drug varieties and they come in 4 primary ‘types’ – three of which include: Type1=THC dominant, Type 2=balanced THC:CBD, and Type 3 = CBD dominant.

Under U.S. Industrial Hemp regulations – there is a unique situation where farmers are allowed to grow CBD rich cannabis strains (type 3 drug varieties), harvest them at a appropriate date/timeframes, and maintain compliance with ‘industrial hemp’ regulations – that is ensuring there is very little (below .3% THC) in the final plant material. This allows for the hemp farms to produce a full-spectrum cannabinoid rich oils that are still derived from ‘industrial hemp’.

So while we call our plants ‘hemp’, that is simply a nomenclature issue based on regulatory compliance. All of the Elite Botanicals CBD products are made with fractionally distilled, full-spectrum CBD oil.

Should I consult with my doctor or veterinarian?

This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We highly recommend consulting with your doctor or veterinarian if you or your pet take medication, have health concerns, or are pregnant/breastfeeding. 

What is cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 120 phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive, making its effects much different than that of THC. Alongside phytocannabinoids like these, are endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids naturally occurring within the body. Both forms of cannabinoids are maintaining homeostasis in the body by working together and interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). For more information on CBD and its interactions with the ECS, click here

What is the appropriate dosage?

The doctors that we collaborate with have recommended between 1/2 to 1mg per pound of body weight depending on severity and whether being used as maintenance or to specifically treat an issue.

For the Drops products – a full dropper is approximately 1ML.

  • The 600mg formula has 20mg per ML / Full Dropper
  • The 1200mg formula has 40mg per ML / Full Dropper
  • The 2400mg formula has 80mg per ML / Full Dropper
  • The 3600mg formula has 120mg per ML / Full Dropper
What should I do about the crystals forming in my sublingual drops?

Simply place the bottle with the lid on in a shallow hot water bath. After a few minutes give it a good shake. Place back in the bath and repeat until crystals have dissolved.

When will I get my order?

Orders placed before 4pm will ship the following day with free ground shipping via UPS. Priority shipping options are available for an additional fee that can be calculated with your order.

Will I fail a drug test?

Considering the 0.3% THC regulation, it is important to note that we cannot guarantee passing a drug test. This includes isolate (99.9% CBD) based products. We recommend consulting with your employer to see if our products could still be an option for you. 

Will I get high?

CBD, by itself, is non-psychoactive. The U.S. Department of Agriculture requires companies that work with industrial hemp to have under 0.3% THC in their products. Low and slow dosing is key. For those who do not consume hemp or cannabis products regularly, 0.3% THC could be a lot. For example, in a 50 mg serving of a CBD product, one could be consuming as much as 0.15 mg of THC.