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  • What is the difference between the Utah Complaint Edibles and those that can be sold outside of Utah?
    In December 2021, Utah implemented a new rule: THC in a CBD product sold within the state must be below 10% of the total cannabinoids. To maintain the efficacy of our products, we opted to keep the THC amounts the same as our original blends and increase the amount of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids (CBD and CBG) to meet this new regulation. The increased cannabinoids in the Utah Compliant blends do a couple of things. The 1st thing is the increased amount of CBD and/or CBG for most people will increase the potency of the THC, so when trying the Utah Compliant Blends, we recommend starting with a smaller dose than compared to the original blend to see how you will react to the change. The 2nd thing that comes with this change is an increased taste of cannabinoids which is somewhat bitter. To help with this, we are sugar-coating the new recipe. If you live outside of Utah, you can purchase the original blends and the Utah Complaint ones, but if the product is being shipped within Utah, you must buy the Utah Compliant blends.
  • How is CBG different than CBD?
    CBG is known as the "Mother Cannabinoid" or the "Stem Cell of Cannabinoids" because all cannabinoids in the hemp plant begin as CBG. Enzymes in the plant and the genetic code of each plant dictate whether CBG will be converted to CBD, THC, or a combination of over 140 cannabinoids. Each of us has an Endocannabinoid System, found in the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Different cannabinoids interact directly or indirectly with the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System is believed to act as a master control system for several other systems in the body and to be involved in the following: -Regulating physiological and cognitive responses -Various activities of the immune system -Appetite -Pain-sensation -Mood -Inflammatory responses -and many more. There are two primary cannabinoid receptors in the Endocannabinoid System: CB1 and CB2. CBG - has been known to act directly with the CB1 and CB2 receptors like a key in a lock. CBD - works indirectly with the Endocannabinoid System. CBD has been shown to help keep your endocannabinoids like anandamide from degrading, allowing your ECS to run more efficiently. For this reason, scientific studies have shown CBG to better supplement the Endocannabinoid System's function in some people, which aids in maintaining a healthy Endocannabinoid System, and all of the other systems it impacts or regulates. Because everyone has different needs and symptoms and our bodies are a little different, you may have better luck with one or the other. Our anecdotal evidence shows that our customers have specific needs that respond better to one another. For more information, click the following links to read more on our blog:
  • How many milligrams of THC and other cannabinoids are in Blackhouse Botanicals Gummies?
    Due to Utah state law, we currently have two recipes for each edible blend, one that meets Utah requirements and another that can be sold in other states. The Utah Compliant Blends contain the following: CBG/D8- 20 mg CBG, 18 mg Delta 8 THC and 2 mg Delta 9 THC CBD/CBG-10 mg CBD, 10 mg CBG, 11 mg Delta 8 THC and 4 mg Delta 9 THC. CBD- 20 mg CBD, 4 mg Delta 8 THC, and 11 mg Delta 9 THC. The blends sold outside of Utah contain the following: CBG/D8- 20 mg CBG, 18 mg Delta 8 THC, and 2 mg Delta 9 THC CBD/CBG- 10 mg CBD,10 mg CBG, 11 mg Delta 8 THC, and 4 mg Delta 9 THC CBD- 20 mg CBD, 9 mg Delta 8 THC, and 6 mg Delta 9 THC
  • What kind of effects will I feel if I take Blackhouse Botanicals Gummies?
    Our gummies contain between 15-20mg of THC per gummy, so depending on your tolerance and how many Gummies you eat, you might feel the effects a little, or you might feel them a lot. It depends on your tolerance level for THC. Ingesting cannabinoids impact everyone differently. We always suggest you start slow and do some experimenting so you can figure out what is going to work best for you.
  • Are Blackhouse Botanicals Gummies Legal?
    In Utah and according to Federal law, yes, they are legal. But you need to check your state's laws regarding using and procuring CBD and CBG if you are ordering online. If it is illegal in your state, we will not allow your purchase to be shipped. Laws vary widely from state to state and frequently change, so we may have to change on the fly. Our Gummies are legal in Utah and most other states because The Farm Bill that passed in 2018 states CBD products can contain up to 0.3% THC. Our gummies have been third-party tested and registered with the Utah Department of Agriculture to confirm that we maintain this requirement.
  • What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?
    The main difference between hemp and marijuana is their chemical composition. Essentially hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant called Cannabis Sativa l. However, one contains a higher level of THC than another. Any product derived from hemp with less than 0.3% THC (by dry weight) can be classified as hemp. Any product over 0.3% THC (by dry weight) will be classified as marijuana regardless of what plant it was derived from. At Blackhouse Botanicals, our philosophy is that they are the same plant with the same potential to provide beneficial products for the good of humanity. We use the same processing methods, other than our proprietary techniques, to make our products as the marijuana industry.
  • What is Hemp Used For?
    Hemp is used for various products, including fuel, shoes, clothing, food, rope, paper, building materials, natural plastics, etc. And, of course, Hemp is also used to manufacture CBD (and CBG) oil, gummies, energy bars, tinctures, topical ointments, and more.
  • Will taking Blackhouse Botanicals CBD and CBG products cause me to fail a drug test?
    Yes! - if you are taking our products, you can fail a drug test because of how the drug tests work. A drug test doesn’t specifically test for THC. They test for the secondary metabolite that your body breaks THC down to. Delta 9 and Delta 8 break down to this same secondary metabolite, so if you take a drug test, you will test positive for Marijuana use, even though you are “only taking CBD or CBG."
  • Why would someone who already has their medical marijuana card want to use our gummies vs what they can get at a dispensary?
    Many people with their med card aren't looking to "get high"; they are looking to treat their pain, anxiety, appetite issues, etc. CBD, in conjunction with CBG, Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, and other cannabinoids, have been shown to help many of these issues without making someone feel so high that they can't function or become paranoid and uncomfortable. We believe our blend of cannabinoids in our true Full Spectrum CBD products gives better efficacy and control to the user. Most people looking for relief don't want to stumble through life in a haze or end up incapacitated on the couch, thanks to the incredibly potent Delta 9 THC products sold at dispensaries. Many people are trying to avoid the intoxicating effects of opiates when they turn to cannabis. You can achieve the same benefits the marijuana industry touts without using high-potency Delta 9 THC products. The misconception is that because Delta 9 THC has more potent analgesic effects and more perceptible psychoactive effects than CBD, it must be more medicinal. That is not true according to a multitude of studies. CBD alone or in conjunction with THC offers many more benefits. That is not to say that the products at a dispensary aren't great for some of us or that they shouldn't be available to enjoy if that's your thing. Our products are potent, and people can experience unwanted side effects when using any combination of cannabinoids, including CBD alone. For this reason, we recommend that you start low and go slow with your dose. Cannabinoids may also interact with medications, so we recommend discussing them with your doctor before using any CBD products. Boggs DL, Nguyen JD, Morgenson D, Taffe MA, Ranganathan M. Clinical and Preclinical Evidence for Functional Interactions of Cannabidiol and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Jan;43(1):142-154. Doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.209. Epub 2017 Sep 6. PMID: 28875990; PMCID: PMC5719112.
  • What is The Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC and Why Does It Matter?
    Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring, more stable, less psychoactive molecule when compared to Delta 9 THC. While Delta 8 THC is naturally occurring, most products on the market use Delta 8 THC that has been converted from CBD. Some less-than-honest people in the marijuana industry will tell you that Delta 8 THC is a synthetic cannabinoid, but it is not. All cannabinoids are relatively similar in structure and weight and constantly try to convert to a more chemically stable form. This process is known as the degradation pathway. This process occurs in the plant over time and to a lesser degree than the process used to convert CBD to Delta 8 THC quickly. At Blackhouse Botanicals, our products are 3rd party lab tests for isomers, stereoisomers, solvents, and heavy metals to be sure that our Delta 8 THC products are free from by-products or contaminants. We are a committed health and wellness company, not a fly-by-night shill trying to make a quick buck off the latest craze. Delta 9 THC is generally considered much more potent than Delta 8 THC in its psychoactive effects. Side effects of Delta 9 THC are also greater than Delta 8 THC. Delta 9 THC side effects can include mental fogginess, increased feelings of anxiety, impaired motor skills, and more. Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, is generally reported to have a much milder and gentle experience. Our customers have reported feeling great calm and clarity when using our Delta 8 THC products. Anxiety - Delta 9 THC is well known for its anxiolytic effects. Delta 9 THC products may not be the best choice for people seeking relief from tension. Delta 8 THC also tends to take effect more gradually than Delta 9 THC, which is generally more intense. Foggy Brain - Our Delta 8 blend is also perfect for those looking for relief or relaxation in their body without the "foggy" head-high feeling often associated with Delta 9 THC. Body vs. Mind – Most people report relief in their bodies without as much impact on their minds when using Delta 8 THC versus Delta 9 THC. To be clear, however, delta 8 THC, CBD, or any combination of cannabinoids can produce unwanted side effects for some and may interact with your medications. Always talk to your doctor before use, and start by testing a small dose of our products. Less is more. You can always take more, but you can't take less. For more information, click the following link to read more on our blog:
  • How much of a gummy should someone eat?
    The answer to this question depends on the person's tolerance for THC, the severity of their issue, and their metabolism. Our general recommendation is to start with 1/4 to 1/2 of a gummy. The average time it takes to start feeling the effects of a gummy is about sixty to ninety minutes. Everyone is different. You should expect to experiment with our various CBD and CBG products to discover what will work best for you and your system.
  • How much of a Blackhouse Botanicals Tincture should someone use?
    This answer is very similar to the previous question. The general recommendation is to start with a full dropper. Like other supplements, it may take a few days for the cannabinoids to build up in your system and to start noticing the full effects. For this reason, we recommend using the same amount for at least 5-7 days before making a change, whether it means a little less or more, depending on how well the original dosage worked. Our tinctures are some of the best craft cannabis products and work unbelievably well.
  • Is there an age requirement to buy CBD?
    While federal law requires you to be 18 years or older to buy smokable hemp and CBD vape products, there is no federal age restriction regarding edible CBD products. All states are different, however, and Blackhouse Botanicals does have highly concentrated cannabinoids in our products, so we recommend our customers be at least 18 and follow their state laws. Please use caution with our products and never drive or operate machinery while using our CBD.
  • Does Delta 8 THC occur naturally in Hemp?
    The short answer is yes. Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, just like CBD, CBG, or other 140-plus cannabinoids in cannabis. Most, if not all, commercially available Delta 8 THC products use THC that was converted from CBD. While there has been some debate about whether Delta 8 THC is safe, we assure you that we have 3rd party lab tested our Delta 8 THC for isomers, stereoisomers, solvents, and heavy metals. Our products are all free from contaminants. Delta 8 THC has been researched and tested since the 1940s and has been shown to have many incredibly beneficial properties. Delta 8 THC is NOT a synthetic cannabinoid, despite what some in the marijuana industry may claim. They are just jealous that it is so effective and has been taken over by the CBD industry. Delta 8 THC is a more stable cousin of the Delta 9 THC molecule. Because cannabinoids are so close in chemical structure and naturally degrade over time, Delta 9 THC slowly stabilizes and becomes Delta 8 THC. We merely speed up this natural process. Some less conscientious companies have taken shortcuts with this process and their testing process, so that is a valid concern, and you should research whom you buy from. It does not mean Delta 8 THC is a synthetic cannabinoid or less safe. Delta 8 THC continues on the path of stabilization to becoming CBN, its most stable form. You never hear the media or marijuana industry complain about the safety of CBN; however, because it doesn't directly compete in the marketplace with its primary source of revenue, Delta 9 THC—is just some food for thought.
  • How is Delta 8 THC made?
    Using pure CBD isolate, our chemist uses heat and Ph to convert the CBD into Delta 8 THC by pushing it down the degradation pathway. Cannabinoids are always trying to become more stable molecules when exposed to light, heat, and oxygen over time. This process also occurs naturally in the plant, but the conditions created in the lab help push the CBD down that path faster. The result is the same molecule that occurs when converted in nature, just quicker and in a larger quantity. Delta 8 THC is not a synthetic cannabinoid. The media and the marijuana industry have influenced these claims. The CBN in readily available CBN products is usually converted from CBD in a similar process, yet you don't hear the media freak out over them. CBN is converted from CBD using the degradation process, but CBN is not a threat to the marijuana industry's profit margin, so they say nothing. However, some garage chemists and companies take shortcuts in their conversion of CBN and Delta 8 THC; this is where the concern comes from. All Blackhouse Botanicals Delta 8 THC has been converted in a clean room by an actual chemist and tested by a third-party laboratory for isomers, stereoisomers, solvents, heavy metals, and other byproducts. Our complete panel of lab tests is always available on our website, and we include a QR code that will take you to our Certificate of Analysis page. Don't let naysayers scare you away. Like anything you would buy, do your research and buy from a reputable source with third-party laboratory testing available. Always talk to your doctor before using our products, as they may interact with some medications. Start with a low dose and go slow if you haven't used our products before.
  • Can you test positive on a drug test using CBD topicals?
    There was actually a three-day study done to show that topicals containing CBD or THC do not enter the blood or urine and show up on a drug test. Our edible products do contain THC and will show up on a drug test.
  • Can CBD lower blood pressure?
    Research has shown that CBD can act as a vasodilator and alleviate stress, a common cause of hypertension. A recent study showed that CBD caused human and rat arteries to dilate, suggesting it may also improve blood flow. It has also been shown that cannabinoids can have a vasoconstrictive effect, so results vary, and the exact mechanism of action is unclear. CBG was demonstrated in another study to reduce blood pressure in mice. You should consult your doctor before using CBD or CBG, as it may interact with your medications. Kicman A, Toczek M. The Effects of Cannabidiol, a Non-Intoxicating Compound of Cannabis, on the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Sep 14;21(18):6740. doi: 10.3390/ijms21186740. PMID: 32937917; PMCID: PMC7554803. Vernail VL, Bingaman SS, Silberman Y, Raup-Konsavage WM, Vrana KE, Arnold AC. Acute Cannabigerol Administration Lowers Blood Pressure in Mice. Front Physiol. 2022 May 9;13:871962. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2022.871962. PMID: 35615681; PMCID: PMC9124753.
  • Can CBD help with seizures?
    This is one of the reasons CBD extracted from hemp gained popularity so quickly. CBD has been shown to be very effective for seizures, but it is essential to know that there are many types of seizures. Research may indicate that the concentration of CBD and the presence or lack of THC in the product can affect individual results. CBD can decrease seizure activity, however, should always consult a physician before taking any CBD products. It is important to know that CBD can interact with some medications, and seizures can be life-threatening. Please use CBD from a reputable third-party tested source and clearly labeled for accuracy. Vernail VL, Bingaman SS, Silberman Y, Raup-Konsavage WM, Vrana KE, Arnold AC. Acute Cannabigerol Administration Lowers Blood Pressure in Mice. Front Physiol. 2022 May 9;13:871962. Doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.871962. PMID: 35615681; PMCID: PMC9124753. Kaplan JS, Stella N, Catterall WA, Westenbroek RE. Cannabidiol attenuates seizures and social deficits in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 17;114(42):11229-11234. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711351114. Epub 2017 Oct 2. PMID: 28973916; PMCID: PMC5651774.
  • Can CBD help with digestive issues like Crohn’s Disease or Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
    Some studies point to yes. Others point to no. Anecdotally, we do have customers who find relief from their symptoms using our products, and some expert opinions may indicate that the presence of THC can be beneficial. We tend to be on the more potent side of the industry regarding THC in our products while remaining under 0.3% by weight required by federal law. I know that doesn't sound very clear but our products are just made to work Click the link below to read more about this topic in one of our blog posts: Brugnatelli V, Turco F, Freo U, Zanette G. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Manipulating the Endocannabinoid System as First-Line Treatment. Front Neurosci. 2020 Apr 21;14:371. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00371. PMID: 32372912; PMCID: PMC7186328.
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