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CBD Beginner’s Guide

If you’re new to CBD, you probably have a lot of questions about what it is, how it works, its safety profile, and more. This page will serve as a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol. Keep reading to learn all about this fascinating cannabinoid!

What is CBD?

CBD is a common abbreviation for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. CBD has been studied for various potential therapeutic uses, including relief from pain, anxiety, digestive issues and more. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it cannot get you high or alter your mindstate. THC is the active mind-altering compound in cannabis, and our products contain zero THC. For more information, read through our full what is CBD page.

Where Does CBD Come From?

CBD is naturally present in the cannabis sativa plant. It’s found in small amounts in marijuana, and in higher concentrations in industrial hemp – both of which belong to the same plant family. The CBD used in our products comes exclusively from organically grown industrial hemp, cultivated in Colorado. Our industrial hemp strains were specifically engineered to maximize CBD content while minimizing THC. This allows for a potent concentration of CBD and a near-zero THC content, and also allows us to sell our products to all 50 states. For more information, see our page on Industrial Hemp vs Marijuana.

How Does CBD Work?

The human body has a biochemical communication system known as the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System is thought to play a crucial role in the regulation of our health, mood, digestion, and physiology. Receptors in the human brain can respond pharmacologically to molecules found in CBD and other cannabinoids, which can trigger a wide range of reactions in the body. It is thought that the Endocannabinoid System can have a positive noticeable effect on a huge variety of health concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, pain, cancer, obesity, movement disorders, and more. See our full guide to the endocannabinoid system to learn more!

The effects of CBD are still being studied. Progress has been slowed by the prohibition of cannabis here in the United States, but international researchers have made substantial progress towards understanding the effects of CBD and cannabinoids. Anecdotally, millions of CBD users have reported incredible effects from CBD oils. The general consensus in the alternative medicine community is that CBD shows significant promise towards addressing a massive variety of health concerns – it just may take some time for clinical science to catch up.

Is CBD Legal?

The legality of CBD oils is unfortunately quite complex. The confusion stems from the convoluted mix of federal and state laws surrounding all cannabis-derived products.

Federally, cannabis is illegal. Yet, Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill established the legitimacy of industrial hemp, and distinguished it as a separate product than marijuana or cannabis. The bill defined industrial hemp as cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC on a dry-weight basis. The CBD we use in our products comes from industrial hemp that is grown under Section 7606 regulations, and compliant with both Federal and Colorado State law.

State laws vary, but at least 44 states allow CBD products for medical use under state law. Federal intervention in state cannabis laws is rare.

Despite the complicated legal status, CBD oils are available for sale almost everywhere. Even major retailers like Target, Amazon and WalMart have sold CBD products in the past, and it’s common to see CBD oils on store shelves in natural grocers and health stores.

While somewhat confusing, the bottom line is this: most of the laws relating to CBD focus on manufacturers and retailers. Law enforcement action against simple possession of CBD oil is quite rare. So long as you buy CBD oil that contains less than 0.3% THC and comes from a reputable company, you have little to worry about.

Do I Need a Prescription for CBD?

No medical documentation or prescription is required to order from NuLife.

Is There Any THC in NuLife Products?

Our natural CBD oils are produced using 100% organic, industrial hemp. Our farms produce hemp that has negligible amounts of THC – less than 0.3% by dry weight basis. During the extraction process, most of the THC is removed, leaving a pure CBD extract. All our products are tested to contain less than 0.3% THC by volume.

Will CBD Get Me High?

There are no psychoactive effects from CBD. THC is the active compound in cannabis that actually produces a “high”. Our products are pure CBD with less than 0.3% THC, so they will not get you high or have any sort of psychoactive effects.

How is CBD Extracted?

Our CBD oils are extracted using a proprietary technology that utilizes CO2 extraction techniques. This results in our full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBDPURE extractions, which isolates not only the CBD but also various other beneficial compounds in the industrial hemp plant. Learn More Here

Now that you know what CBD is and what it’s helpful for, you can continue on your health journey with a more informed opinion of cannabidiol. If you want to learn even more about the science behind CBD, we recommend checking out a nonprofit called Project CBD. Project CBD is a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol ( CBD ) and other components of the cannabis plant. They provide educational services for physicians, patients, industry professionals, and the general public. Visit their site here.

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How Does Shipping Work?

We currently offer free shipping on retail orders anywhere in the United States! You will receive your order in 5-7 days. We can expedite your order to 1-3 day delivery for a fee of $8.50. We do not ship internationally at this time.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

We accept payment via credit cards and debit cards. Visa and Mastercard are both accepted, and processed through our encrypted, secure payment system.

What is Your Return Policy?

Returns are accepted for qualifying reasons within 15 days of delivery. See our returns page for more information.

Do You Sell Wholesale?

We do! If you are interested in more information about bulk purchasing or becoming a NuLife partner, please head to our wholesale page and contact us!

What is CBD oil, and what can it do for you? Read our beginner's guide to cannabidiol to learn more about this fascinating cannabinoid.

Private label, CBD launches help drive Natural Grocers’ profits

By Hank Schultz contact

18-Nov-2019 – Last updated on 18-Nov-2019 at 17:44 GMT

In the company’s recent year end earnings statement, CEO Kemper Isley said the company (formally known as Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage) has increased the pace of private label launches, which has helped drive profitability.

“During the year, we were proud to launch 47 new Natural Grocers brand products, in line with our projections. Our private brand products have been developed consistent with our core values and are positioned as a premium quality brand at an affordable price. We remain encouraged by the customer response to date, and we’ll continue to expand our Natural Grocers brand offerings, targeting the launch of an additional 70 products in fiscal 2020,”​ he said.

More new SKUs, fewer new stores

The increased pace of private label launches has to some extent substituted for the company’s earlier intense focus on new store openings. A few years ago, Natural Grocers was opening as many as 20 new stores a year. That pace has receded to about five to six new stores and one or two relocations per year. The company also said because of the recent competitive environment, the cash on cash payback on the investment into new stores has stretched out to six years from five. The company now operates more than 140 stores in 20 states, mostly west of the Mississippi.

Natural Grocers sells both organic produce as well as dietary supplements. Unlike some competitors such as Whole Foods Markets and Sprouts, Natural Grocers devotes a much greater amount of shelf space to supplement products.

CBD joins lineup

Among the supplements it is selling are CBD skus, which were introduced this year. The company sells products from Barleans, Ancient Nutrition and others. The company has also hosted CBD education sessions in stores​ in the states where the sales of the products are allowed.

Private label offerings and a successful CBD launch are helping Natural Grocers show a solid profit, according to company executives.