FAQ

Hello! We're here to help you get the most out of your CBD use and experience. These are the top questions we receive but if you don't see an answer to your question, please let us know by emailing us at hello@themendico.com.

WHAT THE HECK IS CBD?

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

CBD is a naturally occurring compound (or phytocannabinoid) found in the leaves, stalks and resinous flower of industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis.

Will I get high from CBD?

No, you will not get mental intoxication from using CBD. It is one of many naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant and will not get you “high”. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant and is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive “high” that cannabis is famous for.

What exactly is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are typically molecular compounds naturally made from hemp plants - or phytocannabinoids - meaning cannabinoids made by a plant. They are also found in other plants and are produced by our bodies commonly known as endocannabinoids - meaning cannabinoids made by our body. Science classifies cannabinoids as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.

How does CBD affect my body?

CBD affects the body by triggering certain receptors (CB1 and CB2) of the endocannabinoid system within your brain and nervous system.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how does it work?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the natural infrastructure in your body able to produce, utilize, and dissolve the cannabinoids produced or consumed by you. The infrastructure consists of receptors that regulate various functions of our body systems including, but not limited to, sleep, appetite, mood, pain, stress, inflammation and memory.

TYPES

Is CBD legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp, and its derivatives like CBD, from the Controlled Substances Act, paving the way for the wholly legal cultivation, possession, sale and distribution of the hemp plant. The 2018 Farm bill allows each state to decide whether it wants to okay the sale of CBD products from hemp within its borders.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuanna?

Hemp and marijuana essentially come from the same plant family, Cannabis Sativa. The key difference between the two is their level of THC. Marijuana contains THC and is well-known for producing a “high” when consumed, while industrial hemp has very minimal THC, producing no euphoric effects.

What is CBD isolate?

Isolate is CBD in its purest form. It’s refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes or plant components and the final product is a fine powder that has no taste or odor. We use this form of CBD in our Pro Line of products to guarantee no one will test positive for THC.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds in plants responsible for the smell and taste of cannabis.

SUGGESTED USE

Which CBD product should I choose?

Individual CBD users have their own preferred method of delivery. Since everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different, experimentation is key to figuring out what works best for you. 

How much should I take?

It’s always best to start low and slow. Talk to your doctor or health professional to determine an amount right for you. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Effective doses can range from 1mg to 100mg.

  • Begin with a small dose of high CBD/low THC oil, especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis.

  • Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. 

  • Use the same dose and ratio for several days.

  • Don’t overdo it. If necessary, adjust dose slightly.

  • Cannabis compounds have biphasic properties, which means that low and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects.

  • Small doses tend to stimulate; large doses sedate.

Can I take CBD with additional medications?

Please check with your doctor.

What’s the proper way to store Mendi CBD products?

We suggest storing your products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. 

Is there an expiration date for CBD products?

Mendi gel caps have a 2 year shelf life.

Mendi gummies have a 6 month shelf life - if remained sealed.

Mendi stick has a 2 year shelf life.

TESTING

I’m a pro athlete who gets drug tested. Will CBD show up on a test?

Our Mendi Pro Line products have no traces of THC, the banned component of cannabis that most tests look for. In 2018, WADA removed CBD from list of prohibited substances, but it’s your responsibility to be sure that CBD is allowed with your league and testing agency.

Are Mendi products third party tested and THC free?

Yes and yes.

FDA RULES & REGULATIONS

The statements on our website have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Here is a link to the latest news and policies of the FDA in regards to cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

TRAVELING WITH CBD

Will CBD pass security at domestic airports?

The TSA recently updated its policy on travelers carrying CBD in carry on and checked luggage (see article here).

What about travelling internationally with CBD?

CBD is not yet legal in all countries. Some countries exist in a gray area but in some countries CBD products are illegal and could cause you big problems. International flights are subject to a different level of security checks and law enforcement by customs agents.

MORE QUESTIONS?

No problem, we’d love to hear from you! Just email us at rachael@themendico.com.