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What is best way to take Strainz CBD SoftGelz™ capsules?

Strainz SoftGelz capsules are taken orally. Each capsule contains 30mg of Full Spectrum CBD extract. You can easily adjust your dosage by taking the number of pills you need according to the number of milligrams in every capsule.

What is the difference between Strainz CBD Capsules and CBD Tinctures?

There is little difference between Strainz CBD tincture oils and capsules in the quality of CBD, and both are taken orally. Each contains superior quality CBD extracted without the use of chemicals, insecticides, or herbicides from plants grown in the United States. You can hold CBD oil beneath the tongue for up to 90 seconds and swallow, or add it to food or a drink. CBD capsules can be swallowed with water.

What is the difference between Strainz CBD Full Spectrum™ and Strainz CBD ISO Spectrum™ products?

Strainz CBD Full Spectrum™ product line is formulated with extracted cannabis distillate which contains Cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol (0.3% which is under the Federal legal limit), and other cannabinoids such as Cannabinol (CBN) or Cannabigerol (CBG). Research has shown that cannabinoids working together, even in very small amounts, can be more effective than cannabinoids working alone. This is a phenomenon known as the “Entourage Effect.” In addition to a full inclusion of cannabinoids, Strainz CBD™ Full Spectrum products contain an assortment of other beneficial natural plant-based ingredients including essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6), terpenes and flavonoids. Strainz CBD™ Full Spectrum products are highly potent formulations and ideal for people looking to target a specific use and who want to get the most of their CBD experience. While Strainz CBD Full Spectrum products are suited and designed for most individuals, others will find Strainz CBD ISO Spectrum more to their liking.

Strainz CBD ISO Spectrum™  product is formulated with Cannabidiol (CBD) and does not contain additional cannabinoids or phytocompounds. This is an ideal product if you have sensitivity to even small amounts Tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids, or for people who regularly undergo drug testing in their place of employment.

Are Strainz Cannabidiol (CBD) products legal and can you ship to me?
Yes. Cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in all 50 states. Based on the 2018 United States Farm Bill, hemp and hemp-derived products can be produced, sold, and consumed if products are derived from plants containing less than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol. Individual states have the right to decide if they want to allow the sale and production of these products. We encourage you to check your local laws to verify that CBD is legal in your state.
How much Strainz Cannabidiol (CBD) should I take?

There is no predetermined or correct dosage of Strainz CBD as each person’s body structure is unique which makes it difficult to create a measurement that is right for you or your loved one. The optimal dose depends on several factors including body type, weight, CBD tolerance and reasons for taking CBD as well as the concentration of the Strainz CBD product you have purchased.

Why does Strainz CBD line of products have various amounts of Cannabidiol (CBD) concentrations them?
All Strainz CBD products have similar ingredients and we have tried to make CBD dosing and measurement easy and simple for our customers. For example, we provide graduated glass droppers to allow for precision dosing and a dosing chart and icons to help you.

The primary difference in our products can be found in the concentration, which is the total amount of active CBD milligrams (mg) contained in each bottle. We make both 30ml and 100ml bottles in various CBD concentrations and this affects how much you take per dose as well as the price of the product.

We scale our product line from Strainz CBD 300, which is the lowest amount of CBD we offer per bottle, up to our largest and super strength bottle, Strainz CBD 10000. Some people based on their needs may to take large quantities of CBD per day and it’s not realistic to consume an entire bottle of CBD oil to obtain large doses.

Strainz Full Spectrum CBD 300 contains 300mgs of active CBD in a small 30mL bottle. There are 30 servings per bottle and each 1mL serving contains 10mg of CBD.

Strainz Full Spectrum CBD 10000 contains 10000mgs of active CBD in a larger 100mL bottle. There are 100 servings per bottle and each 1mL serving contains 100mg of CBD, or 10x the concentration per 1mL serving as Strainz CBD.

If you have additional dosing questions after looking at our dosing charts, please feel free to contact us.

What is a tincture and how do I use it?
Strainz tinctures are liquid concentrates extracted from the cannabis plant and include flowers and trim leaves. Often referred to as “whole plant extracts,” tinctures are taken by mouth and are easy to administer.

Because tinctures are taken orally, they enter the bloodstream quickly. Dosing is easily achieved by the number of drops placed under the tongue, allowing the tincture to be rapidly absorbed into the arterial system and quickly transported to the brain and body.

What is the proper way to store Strainz CBD products?

Strainz tincture and capsules should be stored in a cool dry place and away from excessive heat, sunlight, and humidity in order to preserve product quality.

Why can’t I purchase Strainz Ratio products online?

Strainz is only able to legally sell Cannabidiol (CBD) products online that meet the United States Farm Bill Act requirements which allow sales of CBD derived from plants containing less than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol.

Strainz cannabis dispensary ratio product lines contain higher amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol and therefore can only be purchased through state licensed legal cannabis dispensaries.

Are Strainz CBD products GMO, Gluten Free and Vegan?

Yes, all our products are GMO free, gluten free and vegan.

How can I learn more about my order or return a Strainz product?

Please go to our shipping and orders page to read how you can track an order or make a product return.

Cannabis Basics
What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are part of a set of diverse chemical compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants. Cannabinoids are also found in some types of other plants and are also produced inside our bodies. Every variety of the cannabis family of plants produces cannabinoids, including hemp, and there are more than 100 confirmed cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds and work by acting on specific endocannabinoid receptors in the human endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Cannabinoids are separated into major subclasses including:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
  • Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabinodiol (CBDL)
  • Other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and other miscellaneous types
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol, or “CBD” for short, is a natural compound derived from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of hemp or cannabis plants. CBD is one of many cannabinoids produced by hemp and cannabis and is widely accepted as non-intoxicating, meaning it doesn’t cause the “high” most people associate with cannabis. CBD is considered the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis plants after Tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychotropic cannabinoid.

What is Hemp? How does Hemp differ from Marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L. They are scientifically different and cultivated in different ways. Hemp is a tall, slender fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf.

Farmers worldwide have harvested hemp for the past 12,000 years for fiber, food, and oil. Marijuana is the flowering tops and leaves of psychoactive varieties of cannabis that are grown for their high Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains only small amounts (less than 1%) of the euphoria-producing compound THC and possesses much higher percentages of the compound Cannabidiol (CBD).

Due to the high concentrations of CBD in Hemp, it’s an ideal plan to make CBD products from.

 

What is the difference between Cannabis and Marijuana??

Marijuana and cannabis both have the same meaning and the words are interchangeable. When talking botanically about the plant we use the word cannabis. Cannabis is a flowering plant that includes three varieties that originally came from Asia:

  • Cannabis Sativa (tends to grow tall and stalky)
  • Cannabis Indica (tends to grow smaller and bushier)
  • Cannabis Ruderalis (found primarily in Russia and Eastern Europe)

The word “marijuana” is a term that is Mexican in origin and made its way into English at the end of the 19th century. Marijuana means “Maria” (Mary) and “Juana” (Joan or Jane).

Cannabis or marijuana has been used for hundreds of years by humans, for fiber (hemp), seeds, oils, medical treatment and recreationally

How does cannabis work with the endocannabinoid system?

The active ingredients in marijuana – cannabinoids and terpenes – are delivered to the blood through the lungs (when inhaled), the digestive system (when consumed) or the skin (when applied topically). From the blood, they are available to the brain, central nervous system and immune system.

Humans are built to interact with cannabinoids and with the endocannabinoid systems of special receptor molecules embedded in our brains and along neural pathways. The receptors influence the flow of chemical signals to the brain.

To learn more about the endocannabinoid system, take some time to research Raphael Mechoulam’s work in the cannabis field.

What is Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the most abundant and widely known cannabinoid in marijuana and is responsible for the main psychoactive effects patients are familiar with when smoking or eating edibles.  Tetrahydrocannabinol can affect brain function by acting on the central nervous system, which can result in altering your mood, behavior, perception and cognition.  It also has medicinal uses for a multitude of symptoms including mild to moderate pain, insomnia, depression, nausea and appetite loss, just to name a few. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 & CB2 receptors.
What is Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid or THCA?

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA) is the main constituent in raw cannabis. THCA converts to THC when burned, vaporized, or heated for a period of time at a certain temperature.  THCA, CBDA, CBGA and other acidic cannabinoids hold the most COX-1 and COX-2 inhibition for the anti-inflammatory properties that cannabis has to offer. THCA also acts as an anti-proliferative and anti-spasmodic.

What is Cannabidiolic Acid or CBDA?

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is the main constituent found in cannabis plants that have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD). CBDA selectively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme contributing to the anti-inflammatory effects and has been reported to possess diverse biological activities, including anti-proliferative effects on cancer cells.

What is Cannabigerol or CBG?

Cannabigerol_CBG_MoleculeCBG is an abbreviation for cannabigerol. Cannabigerol has no psychological effects on its own, and is not usually found in high amounts in most medical marijuana. Scientists believe that cannabigerol is actually one of the oldest forms of cannabinoids, meaning it is essentially a “parent” to the other cannabinoids found in medical marijuana. Cannabigerol also has anti-microbial properties and can lower pressure in the eye, acts as an anti-inflammatory and help as a sleep aid.

What is Cannabinol or CBN?

CBN is cannabinol, not to be confused with cannabidiol. Cannabinol is very similar to THC, but has less psychological effects. It is produced as THC breaks down within the medical marijuana plant. High THC will make cannabinol’s effects stronger, and very high cannabinol concentrations can produce undesirably strong head highs. Cannabinol an be particularly helpful for:

  • Lowering pressure in the eye (such as with glaucoma)
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-seizure
What is Cannabichromene or CBC?

Cannabichromene (CBC)CBC stands for cannabichromene. Cannabichromene’s main action is to enhance the effects of THC. High cannabichromene levels will make a high-THC medical marijuana strain much more potent. Cannabichromene working together with THC is known to be a sedative, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

 

What is a strain of marijuana?
Girl_Scout_Cookies_FamilyMarijuana “strains” are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis, typically of the species Cannabis Indica or Cannabis Sativa. Strains are developed to highlight a specific combination of properties of the plant or to establish marketing differentiation.

Strain names are typically chosen by their growers, and often reflect properties of the plant, such as taste, color, smell, or the origins of the strain. Many people believe the earliest cannabis strains grew in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and Pakistan and eventually spread to other areas, including Asia, Africa, Jamaica and South America.

What are terpenes or terpenoids?

Terpenes are what you smell in cannabis and give cannabis its distinctive scent and flavor profile like berry, citrus, and pine.  Like roses or spices, different strains of cannabis have unique odors ranging from sweet to acrid and skunky to floral – the chemical signatures of terpenes. According to HIGH TIMES, over 200 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant and terpenoid profiles can vary considerably from strain to strain.

Terpenes in marijuana have helped the plant survive for centuries as terpenes are pungent enough to  attract pollinators, repel insects, discourage herbivores, and prevent fungus. Many people believe that terpenes could be the next frontier in medical marijuana as terpenes are said to modulate the physiological and psychoactive effects of cannabis.

Terpene content is one of the biggest differences between cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. The general rule that patients often prefer sativas for daytime use and indicas for nighttime use, suggesting that the sedative effects of cannabis are influenced by terpenes. Patients should take into account the content of major terpenes when evaluating various strains of medical cannabis.

Here are some of the primary terpenes found in cannabis:

Alpha Pinene
Alpha Pinene is the most common terpene in the plant world and is the familiar odor associated with pine trees and turpentine. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts as both an anti-inflammatory and promotes alertness and memory retention by inhibiting the metabolic breakdown of acetylcholinesterase, a neurotransmitter in the brain. Pinene probably gives true skunk varieties, the ones that stink like the animal, much of their odor.

Caryophyllene
Caryophyllene is a major terpene found in black pepper, cloves, some cannabis sativa strains, rosemary and hops. It has a sweet, woody and dry clove odor and tastes pepper spicy with camphor and astringent citrus backgrounds. The oil is used industrially to enhances tobacco flavor. Caryophyllene  is the only terpene known to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (CB2) and produces anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

Geraniol
Derived from the geranium plant, geraniol has a rosey scent that makes it well suited as a perfume additive. It is an effective mosquito repellent, and shows a potential protective effect against neuropathy.

Humulene
Humulene contributes to the “hoppy” aroma of cannabis. This terpene acts as an appetite suppressant and exhibits potent anti-inflammatory activity.

Limonene
Limonene, a major terpene in citrus as well as in cannabis, is found in strains that have a pronounced sativa effect. Is found in the rind of citrus and many other fruits and flowers. Plants use limonene to repulse predators. Limonene has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer activities. It has also been used to treat anxiety and depression and has been used clinically to dissolve gallstones, improve mood and relieve heartburn.

Linalool
Linalool has a floral scent reminiscent of spring flowers but with spicy overtones. Humans can detect its odor at rates as low as one part per million in the air. It is an effective anxiety and stress reliever that has sedating properties. It has also been used an analgesic and anti-epileptic. Linalool is also being tested for treatment of several types of cancers.

Myrcene
Myrcene, the most prevalent terpene found in most varieties of cannabis, is a sedative, a muscle relaxant, a hypnotic, an analgesic (painkiller) and an anti-inflammatory compound. This musky terpene dictates whether a strain will have an indica or sativa effect. Strains containing over higher amounts of myrcene will result in a “couch lock” experience while strains with lower amounts can produce a more energetic high.

Ocimene
Ocimene is used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. In nature this terpene acts as part of the plants defenses and possesses anti-fungal properties.

Terpinolene
Terpinolene has been shown to exhibit antioxidant and anticancer effects in rat brain cells. Studies with mice show that inhaled terpinolene has a sedating effect.

Terpineol
Terpineol has a lilac, citrus or apple blossom/lime odor. Is known for its pleasant smell and is often used in soaps and fragrances. It is known for having relaxing effects.  Terpineol is often found in cannabis with high pinene levels. Its odor would be masked by the pungent woodsy aromas of pinene.

Valencene
Found in Valencia oranges, the aroma contributes to the citrus odor of cannabis.

How many strains of marijuana exist?

It’s safe to say there are hundreds, if not over 1,000 strains today, with many more under development. The ability of cannabis to adapt to new environments over many centuries, spread its genetics, and change its characteristics is remarkable.

Because if its ability to adapt, there are numerous cannabis strains with unique combinations of genetics. However, remember that just because a strain is named, does not mean it’s unique. Some strains may be an established genetic and the person growing it simply changes its name and starts selling it as a unique strain.

New strains are constantly being created through cross breeding, and some strains have never even been characterized. New genetic testing technologies and changes in state law (and hopefully federal and international law too!) will undoubtedly lead to the characterization of new strains and eventually determine how many truly exist.

What are landrace or heirloom marijuana strains?

During the 1970s and 80s, cannabis connoisseurs traveled the world and began collecting “landrace” strains to cultivate them in their own local gardens. These pure strains of marijuana are also sometimes referred to as “heirloom” strains and were propagated in other environments like California and Europe.

Landrace strains are local varieties of cannabis that have adapted to the environment and geographic location. This accounts for genetic variation between landrace strains, which have been crossbred to produce the cannabis variety we see today. Landrace strains are oftentimes named after their native region and have very stable genetics.

Most marijuana landrace genetics are 100% Sativa or Indica, although there are some exceptions. The range of pure landrace strains often includes in their name their country or region of origin.

Many people such as Arjan Roskam are strain hunters and continue to travel the world to identify, locate and retrieve cannabis landraces that have not yet been studied, in order to give scientists and doctors the possibility to further enhance knowledge of the cannabis plant in the medicinal field. Many previously unknown cannabinoid profiles are contained in cannabis landraces originating from areas where there is no possibility of scientific research.

For a nice overview on cannabis landrace and heirloom strains, check out this article.

Will juicing cannabis flowers or marijuana get me high?

Raw cannabis is not psychoactive unless it is heated, meaning there are no worries of mental or physical impairment after consuming the raw form of the plant. This rule applies to all cannabinoids such as naturally occurring acidic CBDA converting to CBD, CBGA converting to CBG, etc.

Raw cannabis contains the acidic compound THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid), not the compound THC. THCA is converted into THC by the heat of combustion, vaporization or cooking in a process called decarboxylation. Only when you decarboxylate THCA, turning it into THC, does it cause psychoactive effects or the ‘high’ you may be used to when smoking cannabis.

By juicing cannabis, you receive most of the medical benefits of the plant without the high. Raw cannabis activates the cannabinoid system in the brain, which may trigger an antioxidant release and remove damaged cells from the body. Raw cannabis can be used every day and by anyone of any age, however, large doses of acidic cannabinoids have not been subjected to controlled clinical trials.

Like any other herb or seasoning, ground up raw buds can be added to smoothies or sprinkled on salads or soups. Juicing does take a lot of material. Start with a few fresh shade leaves or some raw buds.

Company Info
When was Strainz founded?

November 2013

Where is Strainz based?

Strainz is headquartered in Nevada. We also have operations in other states. Contact us if you would like to bring Strainz products, services or technologies to your state.

Is Strainz a public cannabis company?

No, Strainz is not a public cannabis company. We are privately held and owned by the company’s founders, management and a group of private investors.

Is Strainz interested in partnerships in states where you have licensed partners?

Yes, we’re always looking to create strategic partnerships with the right types of companies and individuals. Feel free to email us if you would like to explore working together.

How can I share a cannabis product idea with Strainz?

Feel free to contact us through our website and we will set up a meeting to discuss your cannabis product idea. If appropriate, we can sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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