Cannabinoid & CBD FAQ
Although both are Cannabis sativa plants, each has different uses and cannabinoid profiles. Marijuana is typically bred and grown for the perceived psychoactive and medicinal effects of THC. Industrial hemp has long been bred for its fiber and oils for application in the construction, textile, and health food industries. Hemp also contains a much different cannabinoid profile from a typical marijuana plant. The psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, is only found in trace amounts, with relatively greater concentrations of other cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, and CBD. This makes hemp an ideal source of non-psychoactive, full-spectrum, cannabinoid extracts. Our infused coffee is also lab tested to be well below 0.1% THC, ensuring compliance with both Colorado and federal regulations.
Compared to CO2 hemp extract, hemp seed oil found in the health food section of grocery stores like Whole Foods is processed from different parts of the hemp plant using different extraction methods. Hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing the cleaned hemp seeds. This resulting oil is very rich in healthy, fatty acids, and many find it a great alternative to traditional oils on the market.
CO2 hemp extract uses all of the plant matter available. The most common CO2 extraction method is called supercritical extraction. This method heats and pressurizes CO2 to a state where it behaves as both a liquid and a gas. In this state it acts as a stable and environmentally safe solvent to then extract the full-spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant.
We currently source the full-spectrum extract from a supercritical CO2 extraction facility.
The endocannabinoid system is a group of cannabinoid receptors present in the brain and central and peripheral nervous systems. The sole function of these receptors is to interact with cannabinoids in the body. Research shows the endocannabinoid system may be involved in many physiological processes.
There are three types of cannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hundreds of natural compounds exist in Cannabis sativa, and at least 80 of these are classified as cannabinoids (both of these numbers are continuing to grow). Endocannabinoids are compounds our bodies naturally produce to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Lastly, synthetic cannabinoids have been developed for medical use. Terpenes are the aromatic hydrocarbons that give Cannabis sativa its wide spectrum of smells and tastes depending on the terpene ratios present in the strain.
The most well-known and researched cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol), and CBD (cannabidiol).
When phytocannabinoids and terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system, the resulting perceived effects depend on the quantity and ratio of the introduced compounds.
Yes. Our sourced extract is independently tested, and our beans are independently tested for accurate cannabinoid potency after infusion. SteepFuze coffee falls well within Colorado and federal regulations in regards to THC content and concentration.
A standard dose of full-spectrum cannabinoids is around 10 mg. A standard cup of coffee uses about 10 g of coffee beans. Since we infuse our coffee beans at a 1 mg hemp cannabinoids to 1 g beans ratio, that puts 10 mg of hemp cannabinoids in standard cup of coffee. Of course some people will prefer more or less than 10 mg of cannabinoids, but we would suggest starting with one normal cup, and scaling appropriately from there.
No. Although hemp and marijuana are both bred from the same cannabis plant, hemp only contains trace amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC. The federal government determines cannabis to exist as hemp when it contains less than 0.3% THC. Our cannabinoid extract is derived from industrial hemp, and our product contains well under the federal regulations for THC. While some THC is present in the coffee, it certainly is not concentrated enough to experience any psychoactive effects. That being said, we believe its presence aids in synergizing and maximizing effects of other cannabinoids in the body’s endocannabinoid system.
No. SteepFuze coffee beans test well below the federal marijuana limit of 0.3% THC, and our extract is derived from industrial hemp, so medical marijuana cards are not necessary. That being said, you can find our coffee in Medical dispensaries across Colorado.
In Colorado, the MED (Marijuana Enforcement Division) prohibits the sale of all non-marijuana consumable products in Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries. Only marijuana products in the METRC system can be sold in these Recreational dispensaries. Because we infuse our freshly roasted coffee beans with full-spectrum hemp extract, and not marijuana extract, our product is at no point in the METRC database, and we therefore cannot be sold in Recreational dispensaries.
However, the MED does not explicitly prohibit the sale of non-marijuana consumable products in Medical dispensaries, so you can find SteepFuze in Medical dispensaries in Colorado!
Aside from our website, our coffee is being served in coffee shops in Colorado. Try it in French press or espresso drinks, or buy a bag! We will soon be available by the bag in grocery stores in Colorado.
Yes. We are in compliance with federal and state law for both the sale and serving of SteepFuze coffee at coffee shops. However, in Colorado there are some towns and counties where the sale of cannabis products is prohibited – even those derived from hemp. Please check with your appropriate local officials to ensure your jurisdiction is not an exception.
Highly unlikely. Most testing panels determine the presence and concentration of psychoactive compounds like THC. Although THC exists in nearly undetectable levels in our coffee, it is still actively available, and therefore still presents a risk for a drug test. We recommend exhibiting caution in this matter, and must remind customers this is a risk, albeit a tiny one, they must both acknowledge and absorb.
We currently do not ship internationally, but we hope to have our products available in the UK, EU, and Australia by 2017!
Our infused coffee is made to order to ensure maximum freshness. Please allow 7 – 10 days from payment for your package to arrive.
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