Whether you’re plenty familiar with cannabis products or you’re entirely new to cannatherapy, odds are you still have some lingering questions about the industry. Between what you may have heard and what you’re positively clueless about, we’re here to clear up any confusion and answer all of your questions!
ZAR is here to make the astounding benefits of cannabis products available to you. Whether you’re looking to support physical healing or mental health, we offer a wide variety of cannabis products to suit your needs.
As professionals in the industry, here are some of the questions we often see. If you have additional questions or are curious how cannabis products can fit into your lifestyle, book a free consultation with one of our friendly and experienced cannatherapy experts today! We’re excited to help you along your journey to relief.
The answer is a resounding yes! Any of the products you’ll find on our online store or in any of our physical locations are legal for recreational use nationwide. That means CBD can be shipped nationwide, too. In light of recent legislation, CBD and other cannabis derivatives are legal in Texas so long as the percentage of delta 9 THC by weight is less than 0.3% (classified as hemp). That also means that delta 9 THC is legal in small quantities, allowing for the use of products like broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD that have more cannabinoids than isolate CBD products (cannabinoids being the active compounds in cannabis plants).
How do I know if ZAR's CBD products are of good quality?
When it comes to your CBD, you’re going to want to make sure the product you choose is high-quality so you can maximize your benefits. Our products undergo independent third-party testing to verify that they are exactly what they say they are. Check out our reports for yourself to see the breakdown and the purity of our products at ZAR. Each report shows the lab that tested the product, which product was tested, and the exact contents of the product. With these resources, you can purchase your cannatherapy products confidently from ZAR.
What are the main benefits of taking CBD?
The list of benefits that come with CBD is extensive and ever-growing as more and more research is conducted. A few of the afflictions from which people have found relief with CBD include:
To learn how CBD can benefit you, schedule a free consultation with one of our cannatherapy experts or read more about what CBD really does. The relief you can experience will make it well worth your time. Plus, by choosing to try CBD, you might just be able to avoid the use of harsh prescription drugs. Find your relief today with ZAR!
What are the drawbacks of taking CBD?
Like anything else, CBD can’t be perfect. Right? Well, it’s pretty close when you weigh the benefits against the drawbacks. The relatively minor side effects you may experience with CBD include drowsiness and a reduced appetite, both of which may very well be the outcome you’re hoping for. You might also experience dry mouth, a minor side effect that encourages you to drink water at the very least. Learn more about CBD and its potential side effects in our blog.
What are the drawbacks of taking delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC has very similar effects as CBD but is slightly different because it is psychoactive. While that does make it a strong resource to help with mental health, delta 8 THC may impair your ability to drive. Delta 8 THC may also cause a positive drug test for THC, being that drug tests do not normally differentiate delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC. You can always start slow with delta 8 THC to see how it affects you, and you can make adjustments from there.
Are there any discounts available?
If you are an active or veteran service member, you qualify for 22% off your purchase of cannatherapy products! ZAR is proudly veteran-owned, and we are happy to offer essential relief to the public and especially those who have protected our way of life. We present this 22% discount as part of our effort to spread the word about Mission 22. Learn more about our dedication to the Mission 22 project today. With your support, we can continue to serve those who have risked everything to serve us; thank you!
What do I do if I'm not sure how to go about buying CBD?
Buying CBD doesn’t have to be complicated! Depending on what’s easiest for you, there are plenty of options to choose from to be able to get relief. You can browse our online store and even shop online, having your cannatherapy products shipped to your door. If you’re local, we have many Texas locations where you can drop in and pick up your CBD products in person. No matter which method you choose, our cannatherapy experts would be happy to help you along your journey to relief. Book a free consultation today!
What are ZAR's CBD products made from?
In keeping with local and federal laws, ZAR’s products are derived from the flowers of hemp plants. As we touched on earlier, hemp plants are cannabis sativa plants with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC by weight, delta 9 being the primary psychoactive substance in cannabis plants. Hemp plants bud and flower just like cannabis plants (because they are the same plant species) but have differing levels of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are simply the active compounds of the cannabis plant, which include CBD, THC, and many more. While hemp plants may not have a substantial amount of delta 9 THC, they still contain a great deal of other cannabinoids that may benefit your health. You can find the benefits of all of these cannabinoids with a full-spectrum CBD product. If you’re not sure what that means, we explain the details in our breakdown of full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD products.
How does ZAR extract CBD?
Being that hemp plants don’t exactly secrete CBD oil, you might be curious how they are transformed from plant form into oil form. CBD and other cannabinoids can be extracted from hemp in several ways, but the two most common methods in the commercial CBD industry are CO2 extraction and ethanol extraction.
CO2 CBD extraction
CO2 is used at high pressures for this process, where it takes on gaseous and liquid properties that allow it to pull the CBD from the organic matter (the hemp). What’s left after some purification steps is pure hemp oil. While the process is quite complicated and takes a trained professional to perform, it is an excellent extraction method that is highly efficient and makes the most out of the hemp used in the process.
Ethanol (Solvent) CBD extraction
For ethanol extraction, hemp flower is soaked in concentrated ethanol (the very same type of alcohol found in beer, wine, and spirits) where the cannabinoids are pulled out of the flower and into solution. Because ethanol is a solvent (which is what makes it a great cleaner as well), the cannabinoids present are pulled out of the hemp flower. This process is marginally less complicated than CO2 extraction but still requires a trained professional to produce a reliable and high-quality product fit for consumption.
Are there any other chemicals in ZAR's products?
Let’s get a little sciency. Before we answer this question, know that the term “chemicals” is often misused. Let’s give an example. Pure, life-essential water is, by definition, a chemical. What we often fail to recognize is the difference between artificial chemicals and natural chemicals. With that in mind, yes, the products at ZAR intentionally contain additional natural chemicals to CBD. From natural base oils to help with absorption to the myriad of other cannabinoids (which are natural chemical compounds) available in our products, everything in our products is designed to help you get relief.
If you prefer your CBD products to be virtually unprocessed, ZAR has a variety of hemp flower products available to you that are pulled directly from the hemp plant. These include everything from simple hemp flower to pre-rolls. For more information, book a free consultation with one of our cannatherapy experts today!
What about the other cannabinoids?
The main cannabinoids just about everyone has heard of are CBD and THC, delta 9 THC being the variant most commonly referenced. These are some of the most abundant cannabinoids in cannabis plants, but there are many more cannabinoids that are naturally produced by cannabis plants and found in cannabis products. These additional cannabinoids may offer an abundance of health benefits and can be found in full-spectrum CBD products.
There are well over a hundred additional cannabinoids that have been identified, and the main cannabinoids you’ll come across are included in the table below. Most cannabinoids won’t produce a “high,” but their wealth of pharmacological benefits are continually being proven through scientific studies.
Help Us Help You
At ZAR, we’d love to have the opportunity to meet you and to get to know just what you’re looking for out of your cannatherapy journey. Together, we can build a process that works for you and helps to provide the relief you deserve. Stop into any of our convenient Texas locations or book a free consultation today with ZAR: where people come first!
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