FAQ

Where do you source your hemp from?

All of our hemp is grown, tested and manufactured in Sisters, Oregon at Rainshadow Organics. We grow in the eastern foothills of the Oregon Cascade Range and produce the highest quality full spectrum CBD products currently on the market. We grow some of the finest genetics in the world using organic and biodynamic practices to provide the cleanest and most effective CBD. The rich volcanic mountain soils, dry climate and directly sourced mountain spring waters are what give us our uniquely pure and powerful CBD products. Our fertility programs only use on-farm and certified organic inputs. We also grow a variety of herbs and flowers on our farms that not only provide us with a direct source for some of our products but also support beneficial bugs and pollinators on the land.

Desert Green is a community of likeminded people that believe in creating local, sustainable and healthy products for future generations. We only use the highest quality extraction process with organic food grade ingredients making our product truly full spectrum, clean and safe to enjoy. We care for our land and our process, putting only natural and organic ingredients into every product we produce. We pride ourselves on contributing to the regeneration of the social, economic and environmental health of our planet.

 

How is your CBD extracted?

Our CBD is extracted using organic food grade ethanol in a cryogenic system that preserves the essential compounds of the plant, including the terpenes and flavonoids lost in other processes. Alcohol is a solvent made from plants for plants and is the only solvent that maintains the original chemical ratios contained in the plant prior to extraction. This means our extracts represent the most complete plant profile.

Since alcohol is both polar and non-polar it is able to dissolve a much wider range of molecules that includes almost all of the plants medicinal oils, polysaccharides and carboxylic acids. Alcohol also has ester formation. Esters are formed when an organic acid combines with alcohol. When carboxylic acid is esterified it changes into a more water soluble, bio-available form.

What is Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (FSHO)?

Unlike CBD isolate products FSHO includes a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids present in the hemp plant. Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve it can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids and terpenes synergistically work together in what is known as the entourage effect

    Terpenes

    Terpenes are chemicals that give the cannabis plant its unique scent. Even in tiny amounts, terpenes work extremely well with cannabinoids to heal the body. Here are some of the most prominent terpenes in our hemp flower:

    1. Myrcene
    2. Limonene
    3. Pinene
    4. Linalool
    5. Caryophyllene
    6. Humulene

    Vitamins & Minerals

    Full spectrum CBD oil contains vitamins A, C, & E along with complex B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine. An increasing number of people don’t consume beta-carotene, but it is abundant in full spectrum oil. Crucial minerals contained in this oil include zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.  Source

    What is a Cannabinoid? (pronounced Kuh-nab-in-oid)

    “A cannabinoid is a class of chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors found in cells. There are two types of cannabinoids occurring in nature. There are endocannabinoids, meaning cannabinoids produced by the body and phytocannabinoids produced by plants. Both work with your Endocannabinoid system, ECS. Endocannabinoid receptors are found through the entire body, your brain, organs, immune cells and connective tissue. Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids work synergistically in the body.  Over 113 cannabinoids have been found in hemp. They all interact differently with the ECS receptors located throughout the body. CBD is the most readily available cannabinoid.

    What is MCT Oil

    MCT Oil is concentrated with the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), capric acid and caprylic acid. MCTs are easily digested and are burned by the body for energy and fuel. Nutiva MCT oil is produced without chemicals, fillers or additives. It is derived only from 100% organic coconuts, and has a light and clean coconut flavor.

    What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

    First and foremost they are all Cannabis Sativa and the fundamental difference is a legal differentiation based on THC percentage. By law it is required there is less than 0.3% THC present in any Cannabis Sativa plant to be called Hemp or Industrial Hemp. If it has more than 0.3% THC by volume it is legally considered Marijuana and is classified differently in the legal system. 

    THC is the compound in Cannabis Sativa that causes one to feel intoxicated or “high”. Research into cannabis however, has found other substances (of which CBD is the most well researched) that provide a variety of medicinal effects without the “high” from conventional marijuana.

    Will hemp CBD get me high?

    Even though hemp does not cause the “high” that marijuana does, the amount of THC found in CBD products can vary, since it is legal for hemp extracts to contain as much as 0.3% THC. That amount isn’t enough to cause a person to feel “high”, but it may be enough to cause problems with a drug test.

    Our Hemp is tested here in Oregon to ensure that it has a THC content below the legally allowable limit (less than 0.3%), and that it is has all the appropriate documentation and certifications.

    Will <0.3 THC show up in a UA?

    See previous question.

    Can I add the tinctures to food?

    Feel free to add it to any ready to eat food or mix into any drink or dish of your choice.

     

    Can I use hemp CBD while pregnant?

    Please consult your physician/naturopath before using any herbal supplements while pregnant.

    How do I use your products?

    Tincture- Shake your tincture. Drop 15-20 drops or about 1/2 dropper under tongue and hold for 30seconds to 1 minute, then swallow or add to your favorite tea or beverage.

    Honey- 1tsp is equal to 20mg. Start with just one teaspoon and increase accordingly.

    What dose should I start with?

    Everyones cannabinoid system is different so the amount a person will vary. We recommend starting with 20mg CBD per dose (Honey=1tsp, tincture=20 drops) . Wait one hour and see how you feel, then if needed, take more.

    Difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil?

    Hemp seed oil is made from pressing the seed of the hemp plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil because it has negligible amounts of THC.

    CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers and leaves of industrial hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil. CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry, because it can be helpful without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana use.