What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive major cannabinoid that can derive in large quantities in cannabis plants such as hemp and marijuana. However, hemp plants have a more readily available amount of CBD inside it. And for states where marijuana is illegal, hemp is the only option—that isn’t necessarily a problem for a good portion of those who love the alternate cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are federally legal due to the Federal Farm Bill of 2018. So as long as the delta-9 THC is below 0.3% in dry weight, it is compliant with the federal regulations.
It all began with CBD; it is the main component needed to formulate CBD products and alternate cannabinoids with solvent processing. CBD took off after preliminary research was brought to everyone’s attention, including those active in the health and wellness industry. CBD is often lumped into the marijuana category when really, it’s not the same at all. It certainly doesn’t help when misinformation is passed along, either.
THC is the cannabinoid that delivers a psychoactive intoxication, not CBD.
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. The extraction method is vital and always needs to be considered when purchasing products. ATLRx uses the best extraction method on the market, supercritical CO2 and ethanol. This method assures that we get the pure form of distillate possible. CBD can come in various forms, not only in the form of consumption but also what is in your CBD product. An isolate has one singular cannabinoid, generally in CBD, CBG, or CBN. Then you have Broad Spectrum, which doesn’t have delta-9 THC in it but has other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, and CBN. ATLRx carries full-spectrum CBD, which provides you with every cannabinoid. Your ECS (Endocannabinoid System) allows the additional cannabinoids to latch on, providing you with additional cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBN, and Delta-9 THC.
What is THCv?
THCv (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a minor cannabinoid that is mildly psychoactive and known as a “super sativa”. What remains a mystery is THCv’s molecular structure; it’s almost identical to THC—except it’s missing the tail-end of carbon atoms.
What’s the Difference Between CBD and THCv?
CBD comes in various forms of consumption as well. There are CBD oil tinctures, vape cartridges, flower, gummies, chocolates, capsules, and topicals. ATLRx carries an entire collection; for THCv, we have our fruit punch 10mg gummies, and in our retail front, we have vape cartridges in the strains Blue Skittles and Strawberry Cough. Our THCv carts are blended with CBD, which complements the minor cannabinoid.
In an unregulated CBD market, there’s a saturation of companies who aren’t being honest about their products, even going so far as providing labs that give you no insight into the development whatsoever. ATLRx takes safety procedures, regulations, and transparency very seriously; we follow the federal regulations and protocols of recreational states such as Colorado and Oregon. Our products are tested multiple times following each process. In a DEA-certified lab, we test for metals, pesticides, solvents, and any unwanted debris. Those results are then put onto QR codes on the packages of ATLRx products so that you know what is in our products. In retail, we embrace the educational measures of this industry, safety always being our number one priority. Nothing even lands in the store if it isn’t an immaculate product. We look out for your better interest by providing a piece of paper that tells you it is a federally legal product within the Farm Bill of 2018 and a dosing chart in case you need a guide. Transparency is how we have set ourselves apart in the industry.