Discover the potential benefits of Hemp Cannabidiol Botanicals.  Find out if Hemp cannabidiol is a good fit for you and learn how to integrate these natural wellness wonders into your routine.


  1. Does CBD Contain THC?
  2. Comparing Full Spectrum CBD to conventional Cannabis?
  3. Exploring different cannabinoid extracts and the benefits?
    • Delta 9
    • Delta 8
    • THC-V
    • THC-P
    • CBN
    • CBG
  4. Possible Risks & Side Effects?
  5. Dosage and potency?
  6. Variety of Hemp Products
    • Edibles
    • Tinctures
    • Topicals
    • Vapeables
  1. Can CBD result in a positive drug test?
  2. Testing and quality?
  3. Conclusion

The landscape of cannabidiol extracts has undergone significant changes since the 2018 Farm Bill. While the chemical composition of THC remains consistent, it is now subject to varying legal frameworks across the nation.

Understanding the terminology surrounding THC can be confusing, particularly when exploring concepts like hemp-derived extracts. Cannabidiol, is just one among 114+ cannabinoids extractable from hemp. CBD, along with other valuable compounds, can provide more comprehensive support to the body than CBD alone. In essence, hemp is a variant of THC, and when sourced from hemp rather than cannabis plants, it is termed hemp-derived extract or hemp-derived cannabidiol.

Regardless of its origin, all cannabinoid extracts operates in the same manner. It binds to cannabinoid receptors in the body.

The primary distinction between hemp-derived full-spectrum cannabinoid extracts and traditional marijuana lies in the extraction process. As hemp plants enjoy federal legality, manufacturers opt to extract cannabinoid strains from hemp rather than marijuana, which still holds federal illegality.

Does CBD Contain THC?

Yes, CBD products labeled as “Full-Spectrum” or containing additional components such as Delta-9 THC, CBN (cannabinol), or CBG (cannabigerol) may indeed contain THC. Full-Spectrum CBD products are derived from the whole hemp plant, and they include a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in the plant. This includes trace amounts of THC, below the legal limit of 0.3% THC in hemp-derived products.

It’s essential to carefully review product labels and information provided by manufacturers to understand the composition of the CBD product. If a product is labeled as “Isolate” or “Broad-Spectrum,” it generally means that it does not contain THC or only contains trace amounts within the legal limit. Individuals subject to drug testing or those concerned about THC content may prefer such products to minimize any potential risks.

Comparing Full-Spectrum CBD to Conventional Cannabis

At the molecular level, the difference between standard cannabis and hemp is minimal. As a result, extracts obtained from hemp can invoke comparable potent effects, contingent on the products concentration.

Hemp and cannabis represent distinct varieties of Cannabis sativa plants. They share numerous compounds such as CBD, Delta 9, and Delta 8. The key difference lies in the allowable THC content for federal legality.

Exploring Different Cannabinoid Extracts and the benefits

A significant benefit of extracts derived from hemp is their legality at the federal level in the United States, guaranteeing secure consumption without the concern of legal consequences.

Full-spectrum cannabinoid extracts are recognized for their potential advantages, including anxiety relief, pain management, and anti-inflammatory effects, paralleling the therapeutic properties of traditional marijuana. These benefits encompass mood enhancement, a sense of well-being, appetite stimulation, and improved sleep. Let’s explore the diverse offerings of various strains…

Delta-9 THC

Delta-9 is a well-known cannabinoid that is primarily associated with the psychoactive effects of cannabis. D9 derived from hemp contains a low concentration of THC. The inclusion of D9 THC at a moderate dosage aims to provide a sense of relaxation and potential relief, promoting general wellness.

Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that offers a milder psychoactive experience compared to its cousin, Delta-9 THC. It can provide a subtle euphoric effect and is often associated with increased focus and mental clarity.


Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC-V) is another cannabinoid found in hemp. It has unique properties and is known for its potential energy-boosting and stimulating effects. THC-V is believed to have a different interaction with the endocannabinoid system, potentially promoting a clear-head and invigorating experience.


Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) is a cannabinoid that has gained attention for its potential to have a stronger affinity for the body’s cannabinoid receptors compared to other cannabinoids. THC-P is believed to offer unique benefits and has therapeutic relief.


Cannabinol (CBN) is a cannabinoid forms as the plant ages. It is known for its potential sedative and sleep-promoting properties. CBN is added to enhance the relaxing and sleep-inducing effects, helping to improve the quality and duration of sleep.


Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is often referred to as the “mother cannabinoid” because it is a precursor to other cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. CBG is found in smaller quantities than other cannabinoids. In our bodies, CBG imitates endocannabinoids, the natural compounds our body makes. But it does not have THC psychotropic effects, so it will not give you a high.

Possible Risks and Side Effects

Like marijuana, products containing full-spectrum cannabinoids (CBD) are generally considered safe when used moderately. However, adverse effects can arise with excessive consumption or potent products. These effects can encompass paranoia, heightened anxiety, sedation, confusion, dry mouth, and feelings of unease. We encourage full-spectrum cannabinoids users to drink lots of water and always stay hydrated.

When using full-spectrum cannabinoid extract, it is important to exercise caution and avoid operating any heavy machinery. If you have underlying health conditions, take medications, or have concerns about potential interactions with the gummies, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating them into your routine. Your healthcare provider can provide personalized guidance and address any specific concerns related to your health and medication regimen. Prioritizing safety and seeking professional advice ensures a responsible and informed approach to incorporating full-spectrum cannabinoids into your wellness routine.

Dosage & Potency

Determining the appropriate dose for full-spectrum cannabinoid (CBD) products can be a personalized process, as it depends on various factors such as individual tolerance, desired effects, and product potency. Here are some steps to help you find your ideal dose:

Micro dose

A micro dose typically ranges from 1 to 5 milligrams of full-spectrum cannabinoid extract. Regular micro dosing at this level may contribute to overall wellness by ensuring that our Endocannabinoid System receives an adequate supply of cannabinoids necessary for optimal bodily function. Important, at this dose, you should not experience any psychoactive effects.

Small Dose

A low dose is anywhere from 5 to 10 milligrams of full-spectrum cannabinoid extract. As a result, you’ll likely feel relief from stress, anxiety, pain and may feel creative and focused. This is the perfect place to start if you’re new to cannabis.

Medium Dose

Ranges from 5 to 30 milligrams of full-spectrum cannabinoid extract. At this dose, you can expect a more pronounced effect on both the body and feelings of euphoria. If you have a little bit of experience with edibles or want to feel something, then this is the dose for you.

High Dose

A high dose is from 25 to 50 milligrams of full-spectrum cannabinoid extract. This dose is for seasoned cannabis users and is perfect for people who know what to expect. At this point, you’ll feel heavy euphoria effects.

Always start small.

Detailed serving information is available on our products packaging and in the product descriptions on our website. If you’re uncertain about what product to begin with its best to evaluate your needs and work with one of our CIV specialists. We offer products that are designed for specific chapters of your day. It’s always best to choose a product that caters to your specific wellness objectives to receive optimal results. It’s always recommended to follow the suggested serving outlined on the packaging of the product for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks. If the desired results are not achieved during this period, increase your dosage to meet your specific needs.

Consistency is key: To optimize the effectiveness of any botanical, it must be taken regularly. Missing days or servings can impact its ability to support your body effectively.

When it comes to consuming full-spectrum cannabinoid extract edibles or tinctures it’s essential to begin with a small dose. Starting small—yes, small—is crucial. It’s important to allow at least two hours before considering taking more if you haven’t felt any effects. This waiting period is necessary due to the digestion process, which can result in delayed onset of the edible and tincture effects.

Keep in mind that sometimes edibles and tinctures can take hours to fully take effect, and taking additional doses too soon can lead to an intense experience. To err on the side of caution, especially if you’re uncertain about dosing THC, it’s recommended to start with a low dose of 5 mg. This conservative approach prioritizes safety and allows you to gradually gauge your tolerance and response to the edible.

Please remember that individual reactions to cannabis can vary, so it’s crucial to listen to your body and adjust your dosage accordingly.

These recommendations can serve as a starting point but remember that individual responses may vary. Use these guidelines as a reference but be prepared to adjust based on your specific needs. Refer to the dosage chart “Guidance on CBD Dosing” for additional details.

Variety of Hemp Products

Full-spectrum cannabinoids are available in a diverse range of forms, and at CIV, you’ll encounter them primarily as edibles, tinctures, and topicals.


Gummies serve as an edible mixed with full-spectrum cannabinoid extracts, presented in an array of shapes, flavors, potencies, and price points. Starting at doses as low as 5 mg, CIV provides an extensive selection tailored for different purposes—calming, sleep aid, alertness, and immune system support. For those considering edibles, beginning with lower doses and gradually increasing is advisable. Always ask to see the third-party tests and lab results.


Full-spectrum cannabinoid oils are commonly placed under the tongue and swallowed or added to beverages like coffee, tea, or juice. Dosing, potency, and pricing vary across brands, with recommended starting doses as low as 5 or 10 milligrams (mg). It’s crucial to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions before use.


Topicals refer to products applied to the skin, including CBD-infused creams, ointments, lotions, balms, and tinctures. Potency varies, and application involves rubbing the product into the desired area. Strict adherence to manufacturer instructions is essential. Check for potential allergens in the ingredients before using topical lotions, as they often include carrier oils and other components.


Full-spectrum cannabinoid extracts can be inhaled directly into the lungs through vapeable products. This method allows the vapor to pass through the lungs and enter the bloodstream swiftly, offering the most potent and rapid absorption of CBD. Currently all forms of inhalation are prohibited under Iowa Code 204.14A.

Can CBD result in a positive drug test? 

Full-spectrum cannabinoid extracts, contain not only cannabidiol (CBD) but also more than 80 other cannabinoids found in hemp, including a minimal amount of THC—less than 0.3%. Like how the ingestion of poppy seeds can lead to a positive drug test for opioids, consuming specific hemp products may result in a positive test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC naturally exists in trace amounts in hemp plants, and the legal threshold for THC in hemp is capped at 0.3%.

For individuals subject to drug testing, it is highly recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using any hemp products. The potential transformation of cannabinoids, and the presence of trace amounts of THC—within legal limits—inherent in hemp products are all factors to consider in making an informed decision.

Testing and Quality

CIV exclusively stocks products that are registered with the Iowa Department of Human Health & Services (HHS), the authority responsible for approving or disapproving all items sold within the state. All CIV store maintain up-to-date and valid Certificate of Analysis (COA), which displays comprehensive details regarding laboratory testing and extract potency for each product. Additionally, all our lab results are accessible online for your convenience.

For detailed information about Consumable Hemp in Iowa, please use the following link: Iowa HHS Consumable Hemp FAQ.


Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol has a similar molecular structure to marijuana but is legally extracted from hemp. While federal legality is a distinct advantage, consumers should exercise caution due to the variance in testing regulations. Ensuring products have a COA is vital for informed and safe consumption. No medical card is needed to purchase hemp products.