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What is Cannabis?

Also referred to as Hemp or Marijuana, it is a genus of flowering plants in the small family “Cannabaceae”, which includes 170 species such as Humulus (Hops) and Celtis (hackberries).  Cannabis is split into at least categories and are determined by distinct characteristics with genetics, environment and terpene profiles called phenotypes.

The phenotype all hemp resides is Cannabis Sativa L.

Marijuana vs Hemp; what’s the difference?

Hemp is a term used to classify a variety of cannabis that contains .3% or less THC content by dry weight.

Marijuana is a term used to classify varieties of cannabis contain more than. 3% THC by dry weight and a conduce psychotropic (high/intoxicated) effects on the user.

The defining characteristic between hemp and marijuana is federally defined by the chemical composition contained within each plant.


What is the difference between THC and CBD?

Both hemp and marijuana can produce CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabis compound, however THC is produced at very different levels by breeding and farming practices.

CBD is a psychoactive compound in which it can affect mood, nervous system, behavior etc.  It cannot make you high.

THC is both psychoactive and psychotropic.  This means it does the same, but also has the ability to make the user intoxicated in higher amounts. 

Can I fail a drug test?

Any product containing trace amounts of THC, that you take orally, could show up on a urinalysis or blood screen, whether for pre-employment or safety checks.

Topicals cannot trigger a drug test when used as directed.

For the most accurate answer, you need to seek the information about what type of test, what they test for and what your employment handbook designates.

Can your products make me high?

Absolutely not.  While your mood, focus and pain may change, you will not feel any intoxication with our products.  Period.

If you feel that your product is not giving you the experience that you want, please schedule a follow up with us to get your dosing right. 

What is a Cannabinoid?

Compounds that active cannabinoid receptors, including endocannabinoids produced my humans and animals, phytocannabinoids produced by cannabis and a few other plants, and synthetic cannabinoids. 

How do cannabinoids work?

Phyto-cannabinoids, or molecules derived from plants, have varying chemical compounds and structures that interact with the endocannabinoid system or ECS by modulating, binding and reacting.

So why use cannabinoids?

The Endocannabinoid System regulates physiological and cognitive processes, and everything from relaxation to eating, sleeping, inflammation and even cognitive function. Cannabinoids have been shown to positively regulate your Endocannabinoid system and your body ‘s response and management to anxiousness, sleeplessness, pain, immune responses and inflammation. (And 100+ things)


What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

This giant switchboard like system resides in all animals’ cells that have a spine. This receptor system is VITAL TO LIFE and is integral to homeostasis.  There is not a single function in our body that is not somehow influenced or modulated by the Endocannabinoid System. This is a careful balancing act that helps the body achieve homeostasis. Studies show that the dysfunction of the Endocannabinoid System is directly linked to most understood diseases and disorders across every system in our body.

Where are cannabinoid receptors located?

They are located in every systems’ cells.  Check out our getting started guide HERE for an overview of where they are broadly located, or message us through one of our social platforms to learn more. 

Hemp oil versus CBD oil versus hemp seed oil?

Hemp oil or “hemp seed oil” more specifically, is a rich source of omega-3-6-9, vitamin C and antioxidants. Excellent as an emollient, dressing and cooking product, as well as a carrier. Hemp oil from seeds DOES NOT contain any active cannabinoids.

CBD oil or cannabinoid oil from hemp flower extract will contain active and inactive cannabinoids that aid the Endo cannabinoid system, as well as other Terpenes and flavonoids. There are over 450 compounds found in hemp flower.

Why does it say hemp flower extract?

At INDIE HEMP CO, it is important to us to specify where the product is being extracted from. Because only active and inactive cannabinoids exist in the flower that provide wellness benefits, we only partner with companies that use this part of the plant in our products.

What are terpenes?

Ever wonder why a bath soak is so relaxing, a rainy-day sedating or a walk in the woods can be invigorating?  Its terpenes! These are aromatic compounds or fragrant molecules that occur naturally in most plants and even some insects! There are thousands of different kinds, and the ones that are in cannabis are especially fascinating with many wellness properties.  Fun fact, they have been used by humans back to the time of Ancient Egypt.

What is a tincture?

A supplement or medicine mixed in a carrier.

How do you take it a tincture?

For our Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, BOOST, Isolates:
You shake the bottle, open the tincture, pull the oil up into the dropper and place into your mouth, under your tongue. Leave here for 1 to 2 minutes. The longer you hold it in your mouth, the faster it absorbs.

How do you use a nano product?

Pop one in your mouth, chew slowly and with intent, and swallow. You can cut them down into smaller amounts should that reflect the best dose for your body.

Nano-enhanced drinks (collagen, hydrate, energize):
Cut or rip the packet open, emptying it into a hot or cold water and stir or shake vigorously. If the effect is not desirable, try taking half. *Best used with a stir stick

How do I know how much to take?

While our products give general dosing guidelines, the majority of our customers enjoy the success of finding their sweet spot with our core tinctures and nano-jellies. This is the amount of cannabinoids that give you the desired result you were looking for, and it’s important to understand that this amount is different for each person. One dose does not fit all for any specific disease or disorder. We need to look at the body as a whole, and consider so many conditions, not just weight and height.

Enjoy our tracker and dosing guide HERE

What if I'm not getting the results I want?

For many, less is more. We hear from our users who experience unfavorable results that this can be the result of too high of a dose and we have seen that our customers may benefit from lowering their dose. Maintaining proper balance so that you are less at risk of overstimulating your cannabinoid receptors is best.

Take the time to learn how your body responds, track it and ask your advocate to help you along your journey.

It’s all about balance.

What is microdosing?

The Microdosing technique is not a way to take CBD every day. This is an approach to take time to figure out your optimal dosage level.

Once you find your optimum dosage level using Microdosing, most users switch to taking their optimal does 2 to 3 times a day, based on what works best for them.

How long does a product last?

Most of our products are a month supply, but depending on how often and how much you use, this can be consumed faster or stretched out for months.

Where can I find the product COAs?

Certificates of analysis will always be linked to a QR code that will be on the product that you purchase. They should also be uploaded on the website and made available to the public on the product page.

What is a certificate of analysis?

Also known as a third-party lab report or independent lab report using Chromatography, and this is a document the details the full analysis of the compounds found in the sample sent in to the laboratory.

This details the breakdown, composition, compounds and can also show pesticides solvents and other contaminants.

The great thing about the brands we partner with is that they are USDA certified down to our farm; where our soil, water and other factors are analyzed to show the utmost purity that transfers into our products.

What do the acronyms on the certificate of analysis mean?

Learn more about that HERE

What is the “Entourage Effect?”

The synergistic pharmacological effects that emerge through multiple cannabinoid and terpene interactions, or what we like to call teamwork.

What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate?

Full spectrum CBD should contain multiple cannabinoid‘s including trace amounts of THC at .3% or less

Broad spectrum should be the same as full spectrum, but without THC.

Isolate should be only one cannabinoid as listed on the label (CBD CBDA)

How much and often can I take it?

Refer to our dosing guide HERE and listen to your body. Keep experimenting to find how the products respond to your body and mind.

While you cannot overdose with any product that we manufacture, you can overstimulate the receptors and it’s important to do what feels best!

What product should I start with?

Set an appointment with your advocate and to go over what your health goals are so that we can best align the product to the solutions that we provide.

What if my product isn’t working anymore?

Saturation can occur if you are outside of your optimal dose. (Bell curve analogy?)

We suggest conducting a reset, which is 48 hours or more of no consumable cannabinoids, and that will allow your system to reset. Start back over with a quarter to half of what you were taking and work back up to find your optimal dose.

Should I do an oil or topical for pain?

Both actually!!! We recommend that you hit it two ways, inside and out! Since one of the most abundant receptor types is on the skin and sends signals throughout the tissue bone and nerve, we find a lot of our consumers find faster relief by pairing our topicals and internal products together.

How will it make me feel?

While everyone is vastly different in this answer, one thing is true. Through continued use of cannabinoid or enhanced products, we hope that you feel less of what has been bothering you, and more overall wellness benefits seen in life, exercise, mood and healing.