What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that comes from the leaves, stalks and flowers of industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis. It is the most widely-accepted non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa plants or hemp-based CBD extracts. Even though they both derive from the same plant, CBD and marijuana should not be confused together – All of our Forma Broad-Spectrum CBD products contain CBD extracted from industrial hemp.
What is a Cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids are molecular compounds naturally made from Cannabis sativa plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produced inside our bodies. Cannabinoids are classified as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.
Will CBD help me?
Although not designated by the FDA as a health product, numerous studies have shown CBD’s various health benefits. Please read our product descriptions to identify the best products for you and your situation. There is also a wealth of research available online. However, we do not make any specific health claims about our products. As with any supplement, please consult your physician before use.
Is CBD Legal?
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and hemp-derived products are legal to produce, sell, and consume throughout all 50 states. These products must be derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC.
As such, there are no legal restrictions on their importation, production, sale or consumption in the United States, as well as most of the industrialized world. Hemp oil is legal in over 40 countries around the globe. Hemp oil is consumed by millions of people around the planet, and this number is rapidly rising as an increasing number of studies explore hemp’s numerous health benefits.
Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use Forma products?
Forma products contain hemp-based CBD, which is federally legal to be purchased anywhere in the U.S. without a doctor's prescription or marijuana card. Federal and state laws don’t always align and may cause confusion. Please check your local state laws to verify that CBD is legal in your state.
Will using CBD oil show up on a drug test?
While hemp-based CBD products are manufactured from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC, there are still trace amounts. There is a small chance that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test for THC, as it does with any product made from hemp. If this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use.
Will I Get "High" from Using CBD?
Because CBD is a non-intoxicating component from industrial hemp, which legally must have less than 0.3 percent of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there’s no “high” or euphoric effect as a result of using hemp-derived CBD.
Is CBD psychoactive?
No. Hemp oil contains CBD, the non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Hemp oil does not have the psychoactive qualities found in THC. While using CBD, you can maintain a clear mind and active lifestyle.
How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?
Properties of CBD will vary for each individual depending on height, weight, and the quantity of CBD taken. Because there are no intoxicating ingredients with CBD oil, there is no “high” effect; start with small amounts and gradually increase with each use until reaching desired results.
Why am I not feeling the desired effect?
The first thing to remember is CBD is not THC. It does not provide any psychoactive effects, the feeling of being “high.” The relaxing effect of CBD depends on many factors, including the amount consumed, the rate at which it is consumed, your body mass, and your metabolism. Feel free to try our other products in search of your desired effect.
How much CBD should I take?
It is recommended to consult a doctor or health professional to determine an amount right for you. Since each person’s body structure is unique, it is difficult to set a predetermined measurement that is right for everyone.
How is Hemp different from marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family, Cannabis sativa. The main difference between the two is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the illegal, psychotropic cannabinoid. Hemp is not marijuana, and it will not give you the “high” sensation.
According to the Agricultural Act of 2014, American legislation describes legal hemp plants as containing less than 0.3 percent THC.
Another way to look at it is to compare them to citrus fruit. Cannabis is like citrus fruits, comparing lemons to hemp and oranges to marijuana. They are related but not the same and have their own unique properties as mentioned above.
Do you use synthetics in your products?
The heart of Forma’s focus is to research and develop innovative natural CBD extracts without any synthetics. We pride ourselves in producing the finest and purest CBD oils; our CBD is constantly tested to ensure quality. We list all our ingredients on our website, as well as on each package. We also have lab reports for many of our products available online.
What’s the proper way to store CBD products from Forma?
Store Forma CBD products in a dry, cool area that has no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat. For any specific questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
What ingredients are used in Forma Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil?
Forma products use THC-free, USA-grown industrial hemp that is vegan and non-GMO. Check out our product listing pages for a closer look at other ingredients per product, such as flavorings.
Is there an expiration date for CBD products?
With proper storage, the quality of Forma products can be maintained for up to two years.
This product is great. What can I do?
We’re glad you liked it. Please leave a positive review of your purchase on our product page.
Where can I find information about my order?
To find out information on your purchase order, you will need to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.
Where is my package?
You can use the provided tracking number to track your package on the FedEx or USPS website. The tracking number can be found on your order confirmation email or your order history if you created an account during checkout. If you are currently logged in, you can easily find your order history. If FedEx/USPS says the package was delivered but you have not yet received it, please contact them or your local post office for further assistance. We recommend opening a search of delivery claim with FedEx/USPS which may help in locating your package’s whereabouts. Please be aware there can sometimes be a delay in actual delivery time with FedEx/USPS.
What are the return and refund policies?
We accept returns on unopened items, within 15 days of purchase, only. Please email email@example.com with your order number. You will be responsible for covering shipping costs to return items.
Refunds (If applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If your refund request is approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit automatically will be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a few of days.
My order didn’t process, but funds were taken out of my account. What do I do?
If you received an error message when processing your order and did not receive a confirmation email, there could be an issue with the billing address you entered. We recommend verifying the correct billing information with your bank. We do not have these funds. The bank holds declined funds for 2-3 business days and then releases them back to your account.
How do I cancel my order?
If you wish to cancel your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. However, if your order is already in transit, you must send the product back to receive a refund. Please keep in mind that our offices close early on Friday and reopen on Monday.
What do I do if my purchase is damaged?
Please keep in mind that all damages or defective Forma products must be brought to our attention within 7 days of receiving the product.
Please email email@example.com with your order number and pictures of the damaged product.
A representative will respond within 24 hours if contacted during Monday-Thursday and all emails sent Friday-Sunday will be replied to on Monday.
Where do you ship?
We ship to all 50 states.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping is FREE within the United States on orders $75 or more. Fedex/USPS - 2 business day shipping for $5 on orders over $75.
What are Forma’s hours of operation?
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Pacific
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
What do I do if my discount code expired?
Although your discount code has expired, we offer new discounts every week. Be on the lookout for future discount codes. If you’re ever experiencing trouble purchasing with a discount code, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Your Bank May Charge an International Fee
While it is rare, there may be an additional charge if you use a non-U.S. bank since our processing department is housed in the U.S.
Our bank may automatically bill you an extra up-charge of up to $2.50 for international transaction fees.
FDA Warning & Health Warnings About CBD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also published a revised Consumer Update detailing safety concerns about CBD products more broadly.
- The FDA has approved only one CBD product, a prescription drug product to treat two rare, severe forms of epilepsy.
- It is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.
- The FDA has seen only limited data about CBD safety and these data point to real risks that need to be considered before taking CBD for any reason.
- Some CBD products are being marketed with unproven medical claims and are of unknown quality.
- The FDA will continue to update the public as it learns more about CBD.
The FDA says:
- CBD has the potential to harm you, and harm can happen even before you become aware of it.
- CBD can cause liver injury.
- CBD can affect the metabolism of other drugs, causing serious side effects.
- Use of CBD with alcohol or other Central Nervous System depressants increases the risk of sedation and drowsiness, which can lead to injuries.
- CBD can cause side effects that you might notice. These side effects should improve when CBD is stopped or when the amount ingested is reduced.
- Changes in alertness, most commonly experienced as somnolence (drowsiness or sleepiness).
- Gastrointestinal distress, most commonly experienced as diarrhea and/or decreased appetite.
- Changes in mood, most commonly experienced as irritability and agitation.
- There are many important aspects of CBD that we just don’t know, such as:
- What happens if you take CBD daily for sustained periods of time?
- What is the effect of CBD on the developing brain (such as children who take CBD)?
- What are the effects of CBD on the developing fetus or breastfed newborn?
- How does CBD interact with herbs and botanicals?
- Does CBD cause male reproductive toxicity in humans, as has been reported in studies of animals?
Forma recommends speaking to a medical professional before consuming CBD. For more information, visit FDA.gov