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Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What is Hemp?
    From a botanical perspective, hemp and marijuana are both varieties of Cannabis sativa, but they have distinct differences. Hemp contains very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), typically less than 0.3%. Hemp has gained significant attention in recent years for its non-psychoactive cannabinoid called CBD (cannabidiol). CBD is believed to have various potential health benefits, and it's commonly extracted from hemp plants for use in products like oils, tinctures, and topical creams.
  • What is CBD?
    CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. It's one of over 100 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another well-known cannabinoid, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't produce a "high" when consumed but have various effects on the body, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and anti-inflammatory properties. Dry Creek Hemp CBD oil is extracted from our Alabama grown hemp flower at state of the art extraction facilities to ensure consistent pharmaceutical grade products.
  • What is CBG?
    Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is often referred to as the "mother" or "stem cell" cannabinoid because it is considered a precursor to other major cannabinoids, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). CBG is typically present in lower concentrations in cannabis compared to THC and CBD, making it a relatively less abundant cannabinoid.
  • What are cannabinoids?
    Cannabinoids are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. These compounds are responsible for the plant's various effects on the human body, including its psychoactive and therapeutic properties. Cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, a complex regulatory network involved in various physiological processes, including pain sensation, mood regulation, immune function, and more. Some of these include: cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerivarin(CBGV), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabichromevarin (CBCV).
  • What are Terpenes?
    Terpenes play a significant role in shaping the plant's aroma and flavor profile. Different cannabis strains can have a wide variety of terpenes, each contributing to a unique scent and taste experience. Terpenes may also have therapeutic properties when consumed, and their interaction with cannabinoids like CBD is believed to contribute to the "entourage effect." This concept suggests that the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may produce more significant therapeutic effects than isolated compounds.
  • Where does Dry Creek Dispensary get their Hemp?
    Dry Creek Dispensary procures high quality cannabis from trusted sources along with in house production at their facility in Anniston, AL.
  • What is "Full Spectrum Oil?"
    Full spectrum oil refers to a type of hemp or cannabis extract that contains a wide range of naturally occurring compounds found in the plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and trace amounts of other phytochemicals. This type of oil is often associated with the term "whole plant extract" because it retains the full spectrum of compounds present in the original plant. The primary benefit of full-spectrum oil is often attributed to the "entourage effect." This theory suggests that the combined presence of multiple cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant extract may enhance the overall therapeutic effects. This type of oil can contain up to .3% THC which can, in fact, cause you to fail a drug test. However most people will agree that "full spectrum" is the most effective option on the market.
  • What is "Broad Spectrum Oil?"
    Broad spectrum oil is a type of hemp or cannabis extract that contains a wide range of naturally occurring compounds found in the plant, including cannabinoids and terpenes, but with one significant distinction: it is processed to remove all traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. As a result, broad-spectrum oil offers the potential benefits of multiple cannabinoids and terpenes without the risk of THC-induced psychoactivity.
  • What is "Isolate Oil?"
    Isolate oil, specifically in the context of CBD or hemp products, refers to a highly purified form of a single cannabinoid, typically CBD (cannabidiol). The term "isolate" indicates that the product contains only one specific cannabinoid, with all other compounds, including other cannabinoids and terpenes, removed during the extraction and purification process. As a result, CBD isolate is typically 99% pure CBD.
  • What is the Endogenous Cannabinoid System?
    The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex biological system found in mammals, including humans. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis, which is the body's internal balance. The ECS consists of three main components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. The discovery of the ECS has led to significant advancements in understanding how cannabinoids interact with this system. Cannabinoids can bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors, influencing various physiological processes and potentially offering therapeutic benefits.
  • What is the Entourage Effect?
    The entourage effect is a theory in cannabis science that suggests that the various compounds found in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals, work together synergistically to produce a more significant therapeutic effect than the individual compounds could achieve on their own. It's important to note that the entourage effect is a theory, and not all research supports its existence or its significance in every context. However, it has influenced how many people approach cannabis consumption, with some preferring full spectrum or broad spectrum products to maximize the benefits of the plant's natural compounds potentially.
  • What is Delta-8 THC?
    Delta-8 THC, or delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the many naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, specifically in both hemp and marijuana varieties. It is chemically similar to the more well-known delta-9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive compound responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana use. However, delta-8 THC has some structural differences that result in milder psychoactive effects.
  • Delta-8 THC vs. Delta-9 THC
    Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are two distinct forms of tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. While they have similar chemical structures, they also have important differences in terms of their effects, legal status, and availability. Delta-9 THC is the compound primarily responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. It can produce a strong euphoric "high," altered perception of time, and changes in sensory perception, among other effects. Delta-8 THC also has psychoactive effects, but they are generally reported to be milder and less intense than those of Delta-9 THC. Some users describe Delta-8 THC as producing a clearer-head and more relaxed high with reduced anxiety and paranoia compared to Delta-9 THC. Both Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), primarily by binding to CB1 receptors in the brain and central nervous system. However, the effects and potency of these interactions may vary.
  • What is THCa?
    THCa stand for Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid and is the most abundant non-psychoactive compound produced by cannabis plants. When heat is applied to THCa it converts to delta-9 THC making it a popular cannabinoid for therapeutic and recreational users.
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