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What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are also found in many other plants. CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD is a non-psychoactive compound used for the management of many ailments including anxiety, stress, insomnia, pain management, and inflammation – to name a few. People around the globe are finding new effective uses for CBD every day. CBD is typically extracted from CBD rich hemp (cannabis sativa with less than 0.3% THC) to be included in a wide range of products from sublingual oils, tinctures, topicals, edibles and pet treats. CBD-rich smokable hemp flower and vape products are also popular methods of delivery.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The ECS (Endocannabinoid System) is a system that naturally exists within our body. “Endo”, from “endogenous” (meaning it is naturally occurring within the human body); and “cannabinoid”, referring to cannabis-like substances. The ECS has three component parts – (1) endocannabinoids (substances that interact with endocannabinoid receptors), (2) receptors throughout our bodies and (3) enzymes that help process the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids. Our bodies naturally produce compounds, endocannabinoids, to interact with this system. Cannabinoids (found in cannabis and other plants) also make use of this system. The endocannabinoid system is part of our body’s functionality in charge of maintaining homeostasis. CB1 (help to regulate appetite, memory and pain) and CB2 (help to reduce inflammation) receptors are found throughout the body, including in our brain, digestive, and central nervous system.

What is THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol)?

THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis that also interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and produces the characteristic “high” most often associated with consuming cannabis. THC interacts with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) by releasing dopamine into the brain. THC’s psychoactive properties can cause feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and can improve the enjoyment of social activities. THC is also used for pain management, nausea, and appetite stimulation.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a large and varying type of organic compound that occurs naturally in many plants (usually conifers) and a few select insects.  Scientists suspect that the strong odor produced by terpenes may have an effect on plant eating beings and the predators that prey on them.  Thereby protecting the plant from those dangers.  Increasingly, science is discovering how terpenes help to promote homeostasis within the body and boost the benefits of CBD.

Can CBD Products be Detected by a Drug Test?

Possibly.  CBD isolate products contain no THC, as is the case with many broad spectrum products with no THC. However, with full spectrum hemp products, some testing agencies use tests that test only for the presence of THC, not the amount of that presence.  The possibility of testing positive remains in this situation.

Is CBD legal?

Yes. While legislators are struggling with the framework for this new market, it remains legal in all 50 states with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Sales / Returns / Shipping Q & A
Where Are Your CannaBuddy Stores Located?

Our first retail location is located in Charlotte, NC, in the vibrant NoDa (North Davidson) Arts District.  We’re in the NoDa Plaza shopping center, located at 1218 E. 36th Street, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28205 Come on by and see us!

What Are Your Sales Policies?

Currently, we offer in-store and online sales but are working toward a local delivery service as well.  Payment is required at time of purchase and identification is verified for age and use of credit / debit cards.

What Are Your Return and Exchange Policies?

Returns, exchanges, and refunds are only permitted due to a manufacturer defect.  Unopened products may be returned up to 30 days from date of purchase as well.

What Are Your Shipping and Delivery Policies?

We offer shipping nationwide in the United States.  Orders usually ship within 1 to 2 business days from order date.  Shipping costs are deferred to the customer.  Orders of $100 or more qualify for Free Shipping.  Damage to packaging / product during shipping is the responsibility of the shipping carrier.

Help! I have a Problem with an Order!

If you experience a problem with any portion of the ordering, purchasing, shipment, or delivery of your order, please Contact Us – we’re here to help.  If you are visiting one of our retail locations, and have any questions or concerns at all, just as your Budtender (AKA: CannaBuddy) for assistance.