FAQs

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant that belong to a class of compounds called cannabinoids. 

Consistency is key to support overall health, and the benefits of Kōkua compound with cumulative use. Given that CBD is biphasic, various concentrations of Kōkua CBD are offered. It is suggested to start with a low, micro dose (10 – 20 mg per day) and increase as needed to a standard (20 – 50mg) or marco dose (50mg+). Low doses appear to aid clarity, alertness and focus while higher doses appear to have relaxing effects, aiding stress, anxiety, and sleep quality. Some may experience acute effects, while others can take up to 30 days of consistent use. Individual results may vary. Ingest up to two times per day. Functional Support products can be taken in combination with Daily Blends.

Kōkua products are produced from outdoor, organically-grown hemp containing flowers rich in terpenes and cannabinoids.

The Bluegrass state has long been known for high quality cannabis. Kentucky has a premier climate, foundation, and geographical location for hemp flower production.

Over half of the surface rocks in Kentucky are limestones. Limestone layers contribute to soil nutrients and water-retention capacity. The soil provides a perfect dosage of limestone-filtered water to the roots of the plant, facilitating the absorption of the minerals.

In addition to prime soil, the geographical location fosters optimal growing conditions for hemp. The latitude has a direct impact on the photoperiod, to which the growth phases of cannabis are correlated. Indica cannabis varieties originated in the Hindu Kush Mountains, where a particular set of light cycles facilitate the flowering stage. Kentucky is situated on the same latitude line that runs through the Hindu Kush Mountain range, the 37th parallel, where the same photoperiod promotes optimal growth and flowering of cannabis with significant cannabinoid content.

CO2 in its subcritical, liquid phase enables extraction via low temperatures and pressures to preserve delicate therapeutic compounds, such as terpenes, CBDa, and CBGa. CO2 extraction offers unprecedented tunability and delicacy for processing hemp flower.

Kōkua’s founder has been immersed in research and extraction using CO2 technology for eight years. She published research articles in Extraction Magazine in 2018 assessing subcritical versus supercritical extraction parameters, as well as an in-depth analysis of fractional CO2 extraction as it relates to the cannabinoid content and profiles present in the extract over the course of the process run time. Marie personally developed her own preferred processing methods and regularly tunes her extraction parameters based on the assessment of the input floral biomass and cultivar characteristics.

Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant family, though their chemical composition is different. Specifically, the amount of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana, is the main differentiator. Hemp plants contain 0.3% THC or less, while average marijuana can contain between 5-20% THC and even more for premium buds. The level of THC is what differentiates the plants and dictates the regulations per region/country.

Yes. The compound is the same whether derived from hemp or marijuana. The CBD in Kōkua products is derived from hemp that is grown specifically for high CBD content. The CBD content in marijuana is low relative to high CBD hemp varieties, as it is a producer of high levels of THC.

 

A full spectrum product mimics the cannabinoid profile of the hemp plant that enters the extraction process and will, therefore, contain traces of terpenes and accessory cannabinoids (such as CBC, CBG, CBN,CBDV, etc.) in addition to CBD. Full spectrum products contain traces of THC less than 0.3%. Full spectrum products are responsible for the “entourage effect,” in which original compounds from the plant work together with your Endocannabinoid system (ECS) to amplify the therapeutic effects of CBD. 

Broad spectrum refers to the removal of one or more cannabinoids during the extraction process. Broad spectrum products can mimic but not closely replicate the cannabinoid profile of the input biomass. Typically, this process involves the removal of THC. Broad spectrum products contain traces of various cannabinoids, but not all. 

Isolate refers to a product that results from complete isolation of a compound, usually CBD. All other compounds (trace cannabinoids, terpenes, etc.) from the input biomass are removed during this extraction process. 

Marie focuses on bringing you the best full spectrum products she can make after years of extraction research. Her extraction methods were developed with the goal of replicating the input hemp biomass to stay as close to what nature intended as possible. While broad spectrum and isolate products have an important place in the industry, especially when it comes to studying the benefits of each individual compound, full spectrum is shown to provide the best results in the studies conducted thus far.

Batch numbers are located on the bottom of each product. Reference your batch number to view the corresponding COA on our website. All products are third-party tested for potency and purity. 

Full spectrum Kōkua products naturally contain the legal trace amount of THC, less than 0.3%. The THC traces may be detectable on a drug test. If drug testing is a concern, be sure to have a conversation with the one requesting the test. If you are drug tested by your employer, physician’s office, or another party, be sure to consult with them before taking this product.

No, CBD does not have psychoactive effects and will not cause the “high” associated with high levels of THC, such as those in marijuana. Studies examining the protective effects of CBD have shown that CBD can actually counteract adverse psychoactive effects of THC.

CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which works through receptors in your body in attempt to achieve homeostasis (natural,  healthy balance). Studies need to be carried out to determine how CBD interacts with specific medications. We urge you to consult with your physician before taking any CBD oil so they can work with you to monitor your physiology.

Yes; with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the agricultural growth and cultivation of hemp is now legal in all 50 states.

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