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What is the difference between hemp and cannabis?

They belong to the same genus of plants. Cannabis is a plant that's been used for thousands of years as fiber, food, oil, and for its potential therapeutic effects. Hemp is cannabis that has been carefully bred to maintain a minuscule THC content (less than 0.3%), and for the fiber in its stalks, which is used for clothing and textiles, and/or the oil from its seeds, which is used nutritionally. Hemp has no intoxicating or psychoactive effects (THC) - so you will not get high.

Inside each cannabis plant are compounds called phytocannabinoids -- a single plant can contain over 100 different kinds. You may have heard of the cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (D9-tetrahydrocannabinol), as they are the most common cannabinoids and the most studied. Although CBD and THC have similar chemical structures, they have different shapes and behave differently inside the body. This is why THC creates a euphoric effect, or "high", and CBD does not get you high (the trace amount of THC in our products will not get you high, no worries!).

The hemp plant contains 0.3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Chattanooga Hemp formula contains much less than 0.3% THC, rendering it completely legal to ship to all 50 states.

What are possible benefits of using CBD?

Due to Federal Regulations, we as a company can not say how it can help with specific ailments.


However, clinical studies are coming out that show CBD helping with things like anxiety, fatigue, migraines and muscle pain - just to name a few. There is currently only 1 FDA-approved prescription CBD medication on the market - Epidiolex. It has gone through thorough controlled clinical studies, and it is used to reduce seizures for people with certain types of seizure disorders.


Many leading doctors, scientists, and experts in the field believe that combining CBD with the full spectrum (whole plant) strain of hemp, may offer a range of measurable health benefits never seen before because of the many cannabinoids, terpenes and flavanoids present.

We are not allowed to make medical claims since we are the company selling the product. Companies that are making medical claims are not following the rules of the FDA's commercial speech policy. The FDA has said that CBD may not be sold as a "dietary supplement", because it is not listed as adding nutritional value with either a vitamin, mineral, amino acid, concentrate, metabolite, herb or other botanical, or substance to increase total dietary intake. This may change in the future - but CBD needs to be classified by the FDA before anyone can call it a supplement. This is a very new industry for the FDA.


Our recommendation is to ask someone who has tried CBD and what their experience has been. The best resources are the people who have tried it! Also, employees at dispensaries or hemp retail stores are excellent sources! They are very well educated in hemp and can give you opinions or suggestions.

Can my oils be traced in a drug test?

The legal limit of THC must be less than 0.3%. Our products are full spectrum extract, specifically sourced and manufactured from high-quality industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC. That means our oils will contain a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids that were found in the original hemp plant, so there will be trace amounts of THC found in all of our full spectrum products. We cannot state that you will not fail a drug test. Many factors can contribute to a failure such as your body’s metabolism, the test sensitivity, etc. We recommend speaking to your employer and explain you are using/plan to use CBD oil. CBD oil is becoming widespread and many employers are very understanding. We publish our current third-party lab tests on our website.

The hemp plant contains 0.3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Chattanooga Hemp formula contains much less than 0.3% THC, rendering it completely legal to ship to all 50 states.

How many CBD oil drops should I use every time?

The amount is dependent on many factors such as sex, weight, height, pain intensity, and specific conditions. The average is 3-4 drops daily, (so approximately 1 full dropper a day). Because of the range of symptoms CBD treats, there is no “set in stone” amount. Try to use your CBD on a regular basis to see the best results. If you feel that you are not feeling the maximum effect, try using one half of a dropper more until the desire effect is obtained. 1 full dropper daily = 30 day supply for 1 oz bottle or 60 day supply for 2 oz bottle.

How do I know if the CBD is working?

Am I doing this right? I don't feel the way I thought I would feel.

Typically CBD is shown as "working" by your symptomatic relief. There are no medical claims it will "cure" your ailment, but it could treat your symptoms and side effects of ailments. Compare yourself before you take it and after taking it. Many people report feeling relief from what they were looking to address. If not, try a higher dosage. Our motto is "start low, go slow" when it comes to how high of a dose you take. With that being said, evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at higher doses.

Everyone's CB1/CB2 clusters are different sizes, so everyone will experience CBD slightly differently! If you were expecting something like an alcohol or THC-like high, you're thinking about CBD in the wrong way. Ideally, you will feel almost perfectly normal, just without or a decrease in the symptom you were looking to address.

What is CBD? Does it have any side effects?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many compounds (also known as cannabinoids) found in hemp plants. It is non-psychotropic and does not cause the “high” that is associated with marijuana. Benefits such as pain relief, reduced anxiety, nausea decrease, and anti-inflammatory properties have been reported by researchers.

There have been many studies on a wide variety of CBD amounts and types of application, and no major side effects have been reported. Extensive research and exposure to cannabinoids show that they have a very high therapeutic level. No fatalities have been reported, even with extremely high amounts. Always check with your physician to make sure any medications you are taking will not interact with CBD, to be safe.

Is the CBD sold on this website isolate, synthetic, or whole plant extract?

We will only sell the highest quality CBD. Everything will be from the whole plant, which is also known as "full spectrum". This lets you receive all the benefits from the plant rather than only pieces. If only a portion of the plant is used, it is called an isolate. Our CBD oil is extracted directly from plants specifically grown to yield a high amount of CBD. We never use synthetic (created in a lab) product.

The full spectrum of all of the plant work together magnifies the therapeutic benefits of each individual cannabinoid, which is commonly referred to as the "entourage effect".

Entourage effect: the effect of cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in perfect synergy. Most animal studies with cannabidiol (CBD) utilize synthetic, single-molecule CBD produced by biochemical laboratories for research purposes. In contrast, whole plant extractions typically include CBD, THC, and more than 400 trace compounds. Many of these compounds interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect” that magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Is your CBD oil 3rd-party tested? How do I know I'm taking "good" CBD?

Third-party testing is a MUST! Do not trust companies that do not have their product tested, that just means they may have something to hide. Testing costs money, so some companies will try to bypass it since it is currently not "required" to have a 3rd-party test. As a consumer, you should request one if you cannot find it on their website, etc.


Third-party testing is absolutely always conducted on our extract and once again on our final formula. Therefore, we verify the quality, purity, and potency of the ingredients put into each bottle of Chattanooga Hemp. Potency and purity test results for each batch of Chattanooga Hemp's are provided on our website's "Lab Results" page.

What is industrial hemp?


Can children buy CBD?


Should I talk to my doctor before taking this?

In the USA, the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

This product is not for sale to persons under the age of 18.



This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing, to be safe. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using this. This website is not a substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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