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  • CBD, or cannabidiol, is produced by the leaves and flowers of female hemp plants.
  •  A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
  • Hemp-derived cannabis extracts with less than 0.3% THC by weight are legal as per the 2018 Farm Bill .

Both hemp and marijuana are species of Cannabis and both contain CBD. The primary difference:


  • It contains approximately 5% – 20% THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid that gets you ‘high’,  Whereas Hemp only contains .3% THC.
  • It’s only legal in 12 US states as of 2.11.20.


    • It contains a trace of THC, (.3%), and THC amount is mandated by the FDA.  
    • It’s legal in ALL US states.  
    • Hemp is also utilized to make organic supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and a lot more.


  • No.  Properly sourced Hemp CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, a trace amount and governed by law.  Hemp-derived CBD will not get you high.
  • All of Abaca’s Hemp CBD products are organically grown – free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.  All products are third party tested, and are either full spectrum or broad spectrum.
  • The quality starts with the hemp plants and the quality stays with the hemp plants.
  • We’ve taken our time selecting the best in the market place and personally try all of our products.
  • We cannot make claims about whether CBD is beneficial for any specific health issue as we maintain alignment with federal guidelines required by the FDA.
  • CBD has been shown, in many studies, to have a multitude of health benefits.  There are many CBD users reporting phenomenal results, the research has to catch up to the anecdotal evidence.
  • Please check out our Resources tab linking to research, articles, and news – we’re always updating!
  • Consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns.  Abaca products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
  • Yes.  Hemp-derived CBD and containing less than 0.3% THC is legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • All of our products are in compliance with these guidelines.
  • No. Hemp seed oil is similar to olive oil, produced by cold pressing the seeds but contains no CBD, no THC, and no plant cannabinoids.  
  • It’s a good seed oil that’s high in antioxidants, omega-3, and -6 fatty acids.
  • CBD is undetectable in saliva or urine tests but in rare instances the trace amounts of THC may be detected. All of our products comply with the law and contain less than 0.3% of THC by volume.
  • However, since full-spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, using CBD may lead to a positive drug test. It all depends on the product’s quality, composition, and how much you’re taking.  Think of it like effect poppy seeds may have on opiate drug tests.
  • Abaca carries ‘Broad Spectrum’ CBD with zero THC.  It has the same cannabinoid profile with no THC. 
  • It’s an excellent alternative for those who don’t want THC.
  • There is no ‘correct’ CBD amount. The optimal serving size depends on several factors, such as body type, CBD tolerance, and the level of pain or discomfort.  
  • There are often serving amounts on the packaging to refer to. Please take a look at this article on what science has to say. 
  • More importantly, to get the full benefits it must be taken consistently and on a daily basis.
  • The rule of thumb is ‘start low and go slow’ – meaning start low in milligrams and slowly increase if needed.

Sourcing – Where & How Is the Hemp Grown?

  • It’s important to know where the hemp is sourced and how it’s grown.
  • All our products come from US farmers with years of experience growing hemp, all employing organic methods.
  • Our vendors are big supporters of hemp regulations – they want to ensure only the best products make it to the marketplace.

Certificate of Analysis (COA)  –  Has the CBD been Tested by a 3rd Party Lab?

  • Quality CBD products have a COA lab report confirming the levels of CBD, THC, and other compounds contained in the product.
  • This report ensures that you’re receiving what’s shown on the product label.
  • We show the COAs in all our product listings.

Are the Claims Too Good to Be True?

  • Beware of companies making explicit health claims or irresponsibly marketing CBD products by making unsanctioned claims about medical benefits.
  • This is not allowed by the FDA.
  • We advise “Full-Spectrum” (Whole Plant) Hemp CBD because it’s rich in all the plant’s extracts.
  • Full-spectrum contains all the cannabinoids, and a trace of THC, along with more than 400 other compounds.
  • The compounds interact synergistically to create an “entourage effect” magnifying the potential therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components.
  • The impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.
  •  And as the old adage says…’If it sounds too good to be true,  it probably is’.
  • CBD is one of more than 100+ unique “cannabinoid” compounds that are found in the oily resin of the cannabis plant.
  • CBD is a non-intoxicating compound, showing great promise in treating and managing symptoms of a broad range of diseases. 
  • Full Spectrum – Contains all the compounds found in the plant –  CBD and 100+ other cannabinoids,  flavonoids,  terpenes, and essential oils.
      • This 2015 study indicates full-spectrum CBD is more effective than isolates for inflammation and pain.
      • Therapeutic benefits are magnified when the whole plant works together.
    • Broad Spectrum – Contains all compounds, like Full-Spectrum, but has zero THC.
    • This is an excellent option for individuals that don’t want any THC but want the benefits that CBD has to offer.
    • Isolate – This is only the isolated CBD molecule.
    • Isolates undergo extensive refinement and require more plant matter in order to get concentrated amounts of CBD.
  • Abaca carries both Full and Broad spectrum products.
  • Our findings from the available research indicate that whole plant extracts provide an enhanced level of relief versus that of isolates. 
  • Cannabinoids are compounds that act on particular receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) release and help regulate cognitive and bodily functions.
  • Cannabinoid receptors aren’t just present in humans, they can also be found in animals, birds, fish, and reptiles; all of which also create their own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids.

Quick Quips on Hemp...

In 1941 Henry Ford constructed a hemp-bodied and hemp-fueled prototype car.
  • The body panels were composed of 70% cellulose fibers, including industrial hemp mixed with a resin binder. The body was lighter than steel and could withstand 10 times the impact without denting.
  • In the linked video please watch as the trunk is hit with an axe – leaving no mark.

Corporate industrialists of the 1930s & 1940s appealed to the Federal Government to block hemp-based products as it threatened to replace their products.

  • Billions in profits were at risk for established businesses and their financial backers.
  • ONE acre of hemp produces approximately the same amount of cellulose (used to create paper, et al) as (4) acres of trees.
  • Farmers can grow (3) crops per year of hemp whereas it takes years for trees to grow back.

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