FAQs

At Gulf South Organics, we’re dedicated to providing only the highest quality CBD Oil and the best possible customer service. You’ll find the answers to many of your questions here. But, please contact us if you need additional information. 

What is CBD Oil?

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil or CBD hemp oil is derived from the stalk and seed of cannabis (hemp) plants. It is a natural botanical concentrate that is high in the compound CBD. There are more than 85 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most common after THC. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not get you high.

 

Pure CBD hemp oil is extracted from cannabis varieties that are naturally abundant in CBD, and low in THC. At Gulf South Organics, we use a patented extraction process to yield highly concentrated CBD oil or pure cannabidiol that also contains omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and other beneficial nutrients.

 

Pure CBD oil can is often consumed as a nutritional supplement. Advances in CBD oil product development have led to dozens of different types of CBD hemp oil products, including capsules, drops, chewing gum, and lotions.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

 

Scientifically, hemp and marijuana are the same plants, known by the genus and species name Cannabis Sativa. However, they have drastically different genetic profiles. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The biggest difference is how hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa.

 

Generally, industrial hemp is fibrous, with long stalks, and very few flowering buds. A marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa is usually smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. That being said, newer industrial hemp varieties in the United States are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

 

Rest assured, you do not need a prescription or medical card to purchase hemp CBD. Having only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%), our products are non psychoactive and legal in all 50 states.

 

CBD oil and other hemp products are widely considered to be food-based. As such, there are no restrictions on the production, sale and consumption of hemp oil in the United States. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long is it contains low or untraceable concentrations of THC.

 

Most of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, typically has a very high amount of CBD and only a trace amount of THC. Hemp is ideal for people looking to reap the benefits from cannabis without getting high. Hemp is often used for making herbal supplements, food, rope, paper, oil, natural plastic, and much more.

 

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

 

 

What’s your shipping policy?

 

Gulf South Organics offers ground shipping services via USPS. Packages generally take 10 to 14 days to arrive at your door. While we do offer tracking, we currently don’t offer expedited shipping at this time. We only ship within the United States.

Learn more about our purchasing policies. 

 

What’s the difference between CBD Oil and Hempseed Oil?

 

We always recommend reading labels carefully before purchasing a product, especially when a product claims to have CBD Oil. Because while they are in the same cannabis family, they are not the same—though some companies would like you to believe they are.

 

Hempseed Oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds and does not contain THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana. CBD Oil, however, is made from the plant flower and leaves. While it doesn’t get you ‘high’, trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less) are found in CBD Oil.

 

CBD Oil will be labeled as cannabidiol, hemp oil, full-spectrum hemp, or hemp extracts. Hempseed oil, on the other hand, will be called cannabis sativa seed oil.

 

In our experience high-quality CBD Oil will also list the milligrams, even though it’s not required.