What is CBD and

where does it come from?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that can be extracted from either the marijuana or hemp plant. Hemp-derived CBD is naturally low (0.3% or less) in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound that gets users “high”. In contrast, marijuana plants produce high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.


Does CBD have any side effects?

“Researchers have found no significant side effects on the central nervous system, the vital signs, or mood, even among people who used high dosages. The most common side effect was tiredness. Also, some people reported diarrhea and changes in appetite or weight.”

How can I take


While there are a number of ways to take CBD, it really comes down to personal preference. The two most common ways are topical and ingestible.


CBD products – such as creams, lotions, or salves – penetrate the skin and absorb quickly in the area where they are applied. If your goal is to achieve immediate, targeted relief in a specific location, a topical product may be your best bet.


Taking CBD internally means that, instead of absorbing through your skin, CBD is ingested directly into your system and makes its way into the bloodstream. Common ways to internally ingest CBD include tinctures (drops placed under the tongue), hemp flower, swallowing CBD capsules/pills or consuming edible products that contain CBD. Tinctures and hemp flower are known to take effect faster and last longer because they don’t have to go through the digestive system.

What is CBD?

A quick look at what CBD is and why you might use it.

What is

Full spectrum CBD vs. Broad spectrum CBD vs. CBD isolate?

Full spectrum CBD

Refers to a product that utilizes the full power of the hemp plant by including more than just CBD. Most commonly it will have other beneficial cannabinoids naturally present in the hemp plant like CBC, CBG and CBN as well as terpenes (plant essential oils), flavonoids and fatty acids. Full spectrum CBD products will also contain less than 0.3% THC – another naturally occurring compound in the hemp plant. The use of these additional compounds in CBD oil creates an “entourage effect” – users report increased effectiveness with these products.

Broad spectrum CBD

This is full-spectrum CBD without THC. It offers the same “entourage effect” associated with full-spectrum CBD and is an excellent choice for individuals who want the full benefits of the hemp plant without THC (trace amounts of THC may still be present in these products).

CBD isolate

Contains only CBD. All other natural compounds contained in the hemp plant - including other cannabinoids, terpenes, oils, and THC - are removed, offering a finished product that’s CBD and nothing more. These products are a good choice for individuals who want the power of CBD without any of the other compounds from the hemp plant.

Good question! Read labels and ask questions. Ask retailers where the hemp is sourced from and if they do third-party lab tests. Always choose a product made with U.S.-sourced hemp – hemp from other countries can contain contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, etc. Lab tests will show exactly what’s in that hemp you’re about to ingest. The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe only offers products that are made with U.S. sourced hemp and that have been independently lab tested for quality and purity. We have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) available for each of our products that can be accessed by scanning the QR code right on the package.
Hemp seed oil comes from the seed of hemp plant and, while full of nourishing Vitamin E, fatty acids and other good stuff, contains only negligible amounts of CBD, if any. CBD oil (also called full spectrum hemp oil/extract) is an oil that contains Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant and mixed with a base oil (often coconut or MCT) to create a CBD oil. Make sure to check the product ingredients to verify what’s inside.
While reports of side effects from CBD are minimal, we suggest consulting your doctor before beginning a CBD regimen if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or take prescription medications. Each person is different and since we are not doctors we cannot dispense medical advice.

Yes, CBD is legal in Texas. In June 2019, Governor Abbott signed House Bill 1325 which legalized the manufacture and sale of hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% THC. Hemp was also made federally legal with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Currently, hemp is legal in all 50 states.

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