FAQ

How do I know what dose of CBD I should take?

We’re not in a position to make those recommendations but Project  CBD has published a Cannabis Dosing Guide for patients and health professionals that we think would be a good place to start.

How do I know if CBD is working?

Unlike THC, the onset of CBD is neither quick nor is it obvious. Many studies suggest that CBD helps regulate the body more effectively, but the benefits of that process may not be evident at first. Regularly tracking your progress can help to determine any changes or improvements.

I’ve heard that CBD Is Non-Psychoactive. What does that mean?

The term non-psychoactive generally means CBD doesn’t get you ‘high.’ While it’s true that CBD won’t get you high the way THC does, it can lead to changes in perspective, mood, and behaviour.

How do i use the dropper that comes with the CBD oil?

Unscrew the lid, tilt the bottle upside down and that’s it. It may take a second for the drops to come out. You can put the drops under the tongue, or in food and drink. When taking CBD oil under the tongue hold it for about 30 seconds to let it permeate the membrane. At a potency of 50mg per ml, our CBD oil contains 1.5mg per drop.

Does CBD Oil make you nauseous?

Unlikely, but be sure to check ingredient lists for carrier oils that may aggravate sensitivities.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

Yes, it can, so be sure to check with a pharmacist regarding your individual needs. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. It may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD in some situations. See CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.

Will I flunk a drug test if I medicate with CBD-rich cannabis?

Maybe. CBD products often contain trace amounts of THC. LoFi products are made using high-CBD hemp with less than 0.3% THC, but in some cases, this may be sufficient for failing a drug test.

What does the science say about CBD?

Although cannabidiol (CBD) has been studied since its molecular structure was discovered in the 60s, only a few clinical studies (using people as test subjects in a controlled setting) have been conducted. While these studies strongly suggest that CBD will benefit people, more real-life investigation is needed.

I am looking for CBD-rich flower. Do you sell any?

Not yet.

What's Full-spectrum CBD?

Products marketed as Full Spectrum tend to include a full spectrum of the plant’s beneficial compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. For a deeper dive into what exactly full-spectrum CBD is, click here.

I have heard that CBD is the dominant cannabinoid in hemp plants. Can I just smoke or ingest hemp or to get the healing effects of CBD?

Probably not. By definition, hemp is cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the plant is rich in CBD. Most of Canada’s approved cultivars are low in CBD as they are intended for things like textiles or animal feed. Translation: even with high-CBD genetics, it will take a LOT of hemp to get the same effect as a hemp-derived extract.

What is the best way to produce CBD-rich cannabis oil?

It depends. There many ways to extract CBD oil from cannabis and there are pros and cons to each. LoFi works with multiple extraction partners based on the product being made, each with a slightly different approach to their craft. If you’d like to know more about the extraction process used in one of our LoFi products, check out that product’s section on “How it’s Made”.

Does it matter if CBD is extracted from cannabis or hemp?

From a scientific perspective, cannabis and hemp are the same plant, and molecularly, CBD is the same. The key differentiator is the level of THC the plant contains. If it contains over 0.3% THC, it is legally cannabis and is subjected to stricter rules for production, storage and sales. Industrial hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC, costs less to produce, is sustainable and is ideal for CBD extraction.

Can I vape CBD Oil?

It depends on what you mean by CBD oil. If you’re asking about the oils and drops commonly referred to as tinctures, the answer is definitely not. These products contain other ingredients like carrier oils and flavouring agents that could cause serious harm to your lungs when vaped.

Can you tell me where to find quality CBD Products?

Because of how the regulated industry was set up, licensed cannabis stores tend to carry a similar variety of CBD products. We encourage our customers to seek a shop with a knowledgeable staff who can help guide you towards the products you’ll enjoy most.
If you’re curious about the retailers that LoFi is proud to call partners, drop us a line, and we’d be happy to make an introduction.




FAQ

How do I know if CBD is working?


Unlike THC, the onset of CBD is neither quick nor is it obvious. Many studies suggest that CBD helps regulate the body more effectively, but the benefits of that process may not be evident at first. Regularly tracking your progress can help to determine any changes or improvements.

How do I know what dose of CBD I should take?


We’re not in a position to make those recommendations but Project CBD has published a Cannabis Dosing Guide for patients and health professionals that we think would be a good place to start.

I’ve heard that CBD Is Non-Psychoactive. What does that mean?


The term non-psychoactive generally means CBD doesn’t get you ‘high.’ While it’s true that CBD won’t get you high the way THC does, it can lead to changes in perspective, mood, and behaviour.

How do i use the dropper that comes with the CBD oil?


Unscrew the lid, tilt the bottle upside down and that’s it. It may take a second for the drops to come out. You can put the drops under the tongue, or in food and drink. When taking CBD oil under the tongue hold it for about 30 seconds to let it permeate the membrane. At a potency of 50mg per ml, our CBD oil contains 1.5mg per drop.

Does CBD Oil make you nauseous?


Unlikely, but be sure to check ingredient lists for carrier oils that may aggravate sensitivities.

Will I flunk a drug test if I medicate with CBD-rich cannabis?


Maybe. CBD products often contain trace amounts of THC. LoFi products are made using high-CBD hemp with less than 0.3% THC, but in some cases, this may be sufficient for failing a drug test.

Does CBD interact with other medications?


Yes, it can, so be sure to check with a pharmacist regarding your individual needs. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. It may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD in some situations. See CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450 for more information.

What does the science say about CBD?


Although cannabidiol (CBD) has been studied since its molecular structure was discovered in the 60s, only a few clinical studies (using people as test subjects in a controlled setting) have been conducted. While these studies strongly suggest that CBD will benefit people, more real-life investigation is needed.

What's Full-spectrum CBD?


Products marketed as Full Spectrum tend to include a full spectrum of the plant’s beneficial compounds, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. For a deeper dive into what exactly full-spectrum CBD is, click here.

I am looking for CBD-rich flower. Do you sell any?


Not yet.

I have heard that CBD is the dominant cannabinoid in hemp plants. Can I just smoke or ingest hemp or to get the healing effects of CBD?


Probably not. By definition, hemp is cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the plant is rich in CBD. Most of Canada’s approved cultivars are low in CBD as they are intended for things like textiles or animal feed. Translation: even with high-CBD genetics, it will take a LOT of hemp to get the same effect as a hemp-derived extract.

What is the best way to produce CBD-rich cannabis oil?


It depends. There many ways to extract CBD oil from cannabis and there are pros and cons to each. LoFi works with multiple extraction partners based on the product being made, each with a slightly different approach to their craft. If you’d like to know more about the extraction process used in one of our LoFi products, check out that product’s section on “How it’s Made”.

Can I vape CBD Oil?


It depends on what you mean by CBD oil. If you’re asking about the oils and drops commonly referred to as tinctures, the answer is definitely not. These products contain other ingredients like carrier oils and flavouring agents that could cause serious harm to your lungs when vaped.

Does it matter if CBD is extracted from cannabis or hemp?


From a scientific perspective, cannabis and hemp are the same plant, and molecularly, CBD is the same. The key differentiator is the level of THC the plant contains. If it contains over 0.3% THC, it is legally cannabis and is subjected to stricter rules for production, storage and sales. Industrial hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC, costs less to produce, is sustainable and is ideal for CBD extraction.

Can you tell me where to find quality CBD Products?


Because of how the regulated industry was set up, licensed cannabis stores tend to carry a similar variety of CBD products. We encourage our customers to seek a shop with a knowledgeable staff who can help guide you towards the products you’ll enjoy most.
If you’re curious about the retailers that LoFi is proud to call partners, drop us a line, and we’d be happy to make an introduction.