Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp Infused Products


Frequently asked questions about CBD


In order to give you the information you need about our CBD oil products, we searched high and low for the most-asked questions. We looked through Google, delved into discussions on IG, and trolled Reddit threads and spent countless hours in Facebook groups. We thoroughly researched the answers to the most frequently asked questions.  We spoke with industry experts, other medical providers, chemists, and other CBD educators bring you a comprehensive FAQ. I tried to keep this simple, but keep in mind, I wrote a million papers throughout my college days, so I kinda felt like I was writing a term paper J Please keep in mind that we cannot provide medical advice, information given s for educational purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare provider when adding CBD to your health care regimen.


Commonly asked questions about CBD oil


What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD is a substance derived from the hemp or cannabis plant containing high amounts of the cannabinoid, CBD. Most CBD oil comes from CBD rich (industrial grown) hemp rather than psychoactive marijuana strains; while the two plants are related, CBD rich hemp does not contain nearly as much psychoactive THC. According to the 2014 Farm Bill, industrial grown hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC– a miniscule amount. In order to extract CBD oil from the hemp, hemp producers need to “isolate” the CBD from the THC to ensure that the oil will not contain the psychoactive properties.


How Does CBD oil work?

CBD works with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) to put your body back into homeostasis. Our endocannabinoid system is vital to our neuro-immuno-endocrine network. I know, I know, what in the world in my endocannabinoid system?? Your endocannabinoid system lies within your body and has very important receptors that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being.

Did you know we have an entire body system named after weed, LOL? Let's break down the word "endocannabinoid." "Cannabinoid" comes from "cannabis," and "endo" is short for "endogenous," which means naturally produced inside of our bodies.  The ECS itself is made up of three parts; endocannabinoids, endocannabinoid receptors throughout the nervous system, and enzymes that help break down the cannabinoids. Our bodies produce their own cannabinoids. .A “phytocannabinoid” or plant-derived cannabinoid like CBD or THC can activate the same receptors in the body and have similar or stronger effects than the ones our body produces or is lacking. This is similar to how morphine that comes from the poppy plant can reduce pain by activating the body’s endorphin receptors. But when your body has an endocannabinoid deficiency, your body needs cannabinoids to bring it back into balance (

This is about to get a little complicated, but I feel it’s important for you to know what’s going on in your body.

To understand the ECS, it first helps to understand what homeostasis is.

Basically, homeostasis is your body's way of being in balance. Remember when you used to feel “normal,” back when your body was in homeostasis. Your body tries to keep your internal environment stable and balanced no matter what's going on around you. Your body is working 24/7 to stay in balance, but when your endocannabinoid system is out of whack, you’re no longer in homeostasis. Think of all the gauges in the dashboard of a car, those tell the driver if things are working properly. Your ECS is your bodies gauges constantly monitoring everything going on Is your heart beating too fast, too slow? Is your temperature in normal range? Are your hormone levels where they should be? Is your brain making too much Seratonin? Is there something bad brewing in your blood stream? Anything throwing those “gauges” off causes an imbalance in your endocannabinoid system.

When something is operating outside of that guage, your body hollars at the the ECS to help fix it~like the warning light on your dashboard. So when you're having a wicked hot flash and begin to sweat and cool off, give a shout out to your ECS for working to cool you down. Hangry and you hear your stomach start to growl? That's your ECS telling you to eat because you need gas in your tank.

The ECS does this through our cannabinoid receptors found in certain tissues and cells in our bodies. We have (at least) two types of cannabinoid receptors that we know of right now, some studies suggest we have a 3rd system:

  • CB1which is in the central nervous system (CNS). It is believed that most of our receptors lie within the CNS. CB1 receptors in your brain are associated with our mood, emotions, pain, coordination, appetite, temperature regulation, hormonal balance, body movements.
  • CB2which is in the peripheral nervous system. CB2 receptors are in the nerves of your arms and legs, the digestive system and are found in the immune system.

Let’s take a look at all of the things our ECS helps to regulate *

  • Appetite-too much or too little
  • Digestion, GI function
  • Immune system function-is something wonky going on?
  • Inflammation, including neuro-inflammation (very important in auto-immune diseases)
  • Mood-when you feel like your gonna snap or don’t want to get out of bed for days
  • Sleep
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Motor control- fine and gross motor
  • Temperature regulation
  • Memory and cognitive function
  • Pain
  • Focus

When things get wonky, your body calls to ECS to kick in. The ECS works like a fin- toothed comb, it only kicks ass where and when it needs to. For example, if your serotonin levels are out of whack, it will work to regulate it without interfering with your immune system or cardiac function (4) . When your adrenal glands are squirting out too much cortisol, the ECS will help it slow down without affecting your sleep pattern. Once the cannabinoids have done their job of getting everything back in balance (homeostasis), certain enzymes come strolling along to help break the CBD’s down and prevent them from disrupting the balance. It's a precise response. This is very different from marijuana. If someone smokes a doobie, the MJ floods their bodies with THC cannabinoids which impacts the psychogenic receptors-while THC does have beneficial properties, it causes a ‘high’ that CBD does not.

Bottom line, homeostasis is essential to your wellbeing and health, when it’s out of whack, it can cause a lot of problems for you.

What can cause a disruption in homeostasis or endocannabinoid deficiency?  Oh honey, everything!! Viruses, germs, bacteria, environmental factors, hormones, stress, genetically modified foods, prescription medications, pollution, certain immunizations (my opinion only), basically anything that isn’t supposed to be in our bodies (5)

Endocannabinoid deficiency has been linked to fibromyalgia, irritable bowl syndrome, migraines, chronic pain, chronic fatigue. As we know, these conditions don’t respond well to traditional treatment (prescriptions) and often you’ll hear things like, “it’s all in your head” or “well, let’s add this medication and see what happens.” This is where CBD has been a Godsend for many people.

How do I take CBD and how do I know how much to take?First, before adding CBD oil to your health care regimen, be sure to discuss it with your health care provider. There are certain medications that it can interact with. I work very closely with you to determine your suggested dosing based on my knowledge and experience, I can’t give you medical advice, but I can explain how to find you “perfect dose.”. You will know when you have found your correct dose. CBD is a supplement and I can only suggest what I think is a good starting dose. I always recommend staring with a lower dose and working your way up. If you are needing more than 1 full dropper a day, we need to chat. I am here as a guide, not as a medical provider (16)..

Can you get high from CBD oil?No. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives you the high; CBD does not attach to the psychoactive receptors in the brain. Think of it like a puzzle piece-CBD doesn’t ‘fit’ into those receptors. Our Full Spectrum CBD does contain trace amounts of THC (<0.3%), it is not enough to make you high.


If you are at a risk for random drug tests, you may want to choose one of my THC free products.


Are there side effects from taking CBD oil?CBD oil is generally considered to be safe for most people, and few people do experience side effects~ typically associated with incorrect dosing. A 2017 literature review (1), noted that CBD oil could be linked to the following side effects in some cases:

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes to appetite
  • Changes to weight

If you experience fatigue from CBD, you are more than likely taking too much at one time.  


How do I know if I’m buying good CBD?  Due to the increased popularity of CBD, every Tom, Dick, and Harry are selling it. The FDA has not stepped in yet to regulate CBD production, so as a consumer, that’s scary AF. Bob at the gas station can slap a label on a bottle and market it beautifully and tell you it’s the best CBD in the world. I tell all of my customers to ask for lab reports!! If they can’t provide lab reports, don’t buy their CBD. Know what you’re putting in your body. According to WebMD (4), 7 out of 10 CBD products did not truthfully contain the amount of CBD that is listed on the label. There are concerns about the quality of many CBD oils being sold on the internet. Due to the lack of regulations, anyone can extract CBD out of hemp and claim it’s full spectrum. In order for CBD oil to be deemed Full Spectrum, it has to be specially extracted via super critical CO2 extraction and will contain <0.3% THC. I have had customers bring me bottles of oil that they bought from Amazon or some super fancy internet company claiming to be Full Spectrum but when I dive in and research it, there are no lab reports available or it is mislabled. Our CBD products are all tested in third party FDA approved labs for potency as well as to make sure they’re free of any harmful pesticides, herbicides, or molds. I provide all lab reports from each harvest. Our Full Spectrum CBD oil comes from Luce Farms in Vermont and we ensure that we are ethical and honest with our growing, extraction, production, manufacturing, and potency. We grow, extract, produce and bottle all our own products.


What is the difference between THC free Broad Spectrum CBD oil and whole plant/full spectrum CBD oil?

"Full spectrum" or "whole plant" CBD oil will contain trace amounts of THC (<0.3%) as well as other beneficial cannabinoids. Full Spectrum CBD allows us to benefit from the "entourage effect" (14) you will often hear me talk about. With a true Full Spectrum CBD oil you will reap the benefits of hundreds of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpines that come from the whole plant. With Broad Spectrum THC free oil, you will still have all of the benefits of the cannabinoids minus the THC. Broad Spectrum is typically more expensive because of the extra steps taken to extract out the THC.


What is this “entourage effect” I speak of? The entourage effect is the effect produced from the synergistic interaction of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids naturally found in whole plant cannabis (14). The entourage effect refers to the beneficial effect of all these compounds working together in harmony as opposed to just one or two of these compounds working in isolation. This is why products sold on Amazon or at smoke shops doesn’t “work” or help you feel better because most of them are isolates labeled as CBD oil.


With a good, pure, properly extracted Broad Spectrum CBD oil, you will still get the CBD benefits and help in balancing your ECS.


What is the difference between CBD oil and 100% hemp oil?Hemp oil is the name given any ol’ oil derived from the hemp plant. CBD oil is an oil containing high amounts of cannabinoids (CBD), made from either the hemp or the cannabis plant. While a lot of CBD oils contain hemp oil, not all hemp oil is CBD oil; hemp oil made from the seeds of the hemp plant will not contain active CBD.I like to explain hemp seed oil as the “sludge” of the hemp plant-it doesn’t have the medicinal properties of CBD. It is a great oil for other things, but please don’t confuse it as CBD oil-like some people that sell it as such. If you’ve ever bought a CBD oil that contains hemp seed oil, you will have noticed that it tastes gross and is very slow acting. It’s a heavy oil and doesn’t get to the receptors like CBD oil that contains MCT oil, I know, too many letters to remember J


Is CBD oil legal?Yes! CBD oil is produced from industrial or CBD rich hemp. This plant contains trace amounts of THC – not enough to make you high and usually not even enough to make you fail a drug test.


Will you fail a drug test if you take CBD?The trace amounts of THC in full-spectrum oils could possibly show up on a drug test, but I can’t legally say you will or will not fail a drug screen, so again, if you’re concerned about random drug testing, I recommend choosing a THC free option, such as our gummies or jelly beans.


Will CBD oil pass security at airports?Yes… in the US it will, but it might not pass customs! CBD oil is not yet legal in all countries. If you’re traveling internationally, I would check with that country before flying with it. To see where CBD oil is legal and where it's not, check out this guide (


I have a million medical problems, can I still take CBD?  Possibly, yes. We suggest letting your health care provider know that you’ve chosen to add CBD to your health care regimen. There are certain medications that I don’t suggest mixing with CBD, such as certain anti-seizure meds. CBD can cause a few certain medications to have higher levels in the blood stream, this is why it’s important to speak with your health care provider or pharmacist when starting CBD.


How long does it take to work?With CBD oil (drops you put under your tongue) it will enter your vascular system immediately and can start working within 10-15 minutes. Everyone’s body is different, we have different metabolisms, so each person will respond differently. For some, they will begin to notice changes after a day, while others it could take a few weeks, it depends on how off balance your ECS is and what’s going on in your body. It’s not an overnight miracle. You have to give it time to build up in your body so it can what it needs to do. I always recommend giving it 30 days-taking it consistently and daily (15).


Do I have to put it under my tongue? Can I put it in a drink?For maximum results, yes you should let it absorb under your tongue. Let it sit under your tongue for 1-3 minutes and then you can take a drink of something after to wash away the taste if you need to. I do recommend waiting about an hour before brushing your teeth. You canput it in your drinks but keep in mind it will have to go through the digestive system and can take longer to work.


How does it taste?The first dose you’re like, WHOA this kinda tastes like weed. I assure you, the more you take it the less it tastes, and after a couple weeks, you don’t even notice the taste anymore. Trust me, the benefits far outweigh the taste. You have to give it a shot, you can’t take one dose and say, yuck I don’t like this and toss it aside. There’s a lot of stuff I don’t like, but I do it because I want to feel human again.


What if I can’t stand the taste, like at all?  If you truly can’t stand the taste, you can drop your daily dose right into your belly button and lay still for a few minutes. YES, you heard me, the umbilical method is great for absorption.  


Is CBD oil Safe?Yes, as long as you purchase quality CBD, it is deemed safe (7). CBD doesn’t exhibit effects of abuse or dependence because it doesn’t connect to those receptors. There is no evidence or noted public health related problems associated with pure CBD that has been sourced properly (7). Again, as noted above, make sure you are buying good, quality grade CBD from a trusted source (with lab reports). According to a study done by the National Institute of Health (7) chronic use and high doses (up to 1500mg/day) have been well tolerated in humans. Please beware of CBD vape pens that contain propylene glycol, when they are over heated, the propylene glycol produces formaldehyde, a carcinogenic, according to a 2015 New England Journal of Medicine report, this is why I don’t sell any vape products. Again, know what you are putting in your body, there are a lot of dangerous chemicals being mixed with CBD.


Will CBD interact with my other medications?  Typically, at low doses of CBD (less than 150mg/day) it is unlikely that significant interactions will occur with most medications, however it is always a possibility, and more likely with higher doses of CBD. If you’re on a medication where maintaining certain blood levels is important, like coumadin or anti-seizure meds, talk with your health care provider or pharmacist first, your doses may have to be adjusted. Knowing if your medications will interact with CBD is very important and again, why we also encourage you to purchase CBD from a trusted source that is knowledgeable about CBD and medication interactions (


I heard that I’m “not allowed” to take CBD because of my diabetes, high blood pressure, or another condition?I’m just here to teach you about CBD and give recommendations, you are in charge of your body. No one has the right to tell you what you can and cannot do. If you chose to add CBD to your health care regimen, that’s your decision, speak to your health care provider and explain to them why you are adding CBD to your life and you want them to know. Be open and honest and work with your providers. The more research that is coming out, the more health care providers are likely to be on board.


It is very important that you follow the instructions provided by our staff. Start low-with the recommended dosage and you can increase your dose as needed, not to exceed more than one full dropper a day. There are several different ways that you can dose yourself. You can take 0.25ml in the morning and at bedtime, 0.25ml three or 4 times a day, 0.50ml in the morning and 0.25ml in the PM, ect. Not one person is the same and your body may need more or less than the next person. When you find the dose that makes you feel great, stay at that dose-don’t go up or down. It is normal to have to play with your dosing until you find the dose that your body needs. Do not exceed more than a full dropper a day. It is also very important to communicate with us if you’re not finding relief. Some people may get relief in 24 hours, while others it may take a few weeks-it depends on what is going on in your body. If you don’t communicate with us, then we can’t help you. CBD will work if you take it as recommended.


Receptor reset—after about 9-12 weeks on CBD you may notice that when you take your normal dose, you don’t feel what you have been feeling, this could mean is that your receptors are full and you need to reset them. Just skip your CBD for 24 hours and start back on the same dose you were taking. This is a normal occurrence.


How will CBD help with my chronic conditions? The amazing thing about CBD is that is helps to put your body “back in balance” which in turn helps alleviate some of the side effects of chronic conditions. Again, please speak with your health care provider about adding CBD to your health care regimen. CBD can be an amazing supplement when used correctly (and when you are using a quality product)


Diabetes-according to several studies, CBD may help regulate insulin production and resistance, make sure you are monitoring your blood sugars on a regular basis because it will slowly start to bring your numbers down


High Blood Pressure- according to research CBD may help to decrease the workload on the heart and can lower blood pressure, so again, keep an eye on your BP


Pain & Inflammation- CBD has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and may help decrease inflammation and pain. Studies have shown that CBD may work on the neuro-inflammatory system to help alleviate nerve pain (6)


Immune system- According to a 2009 study, CBD can help to kill free radicals and maintain homeostasis, while possibly promoting a stronger immune system (6).


Auto Immune Conditions- According to Biles, optimum immune function entails a complex balancing act that relies on constant communication between our immune cells, tissues, and organs. With the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the 1990s, scientists have found another key piece of the puzzle. The endocannabinoid system comprises two main G protein-coupled receptors (CB1 and CB2), endogenous ligands known as endocannabinoids (anandamide and 2-AG), plus the proteins that transport our endocannabinoids and the enzymes that break them down in the body.The ECS is a homeostatic regulator – continually working to maintain a state of biological balance. Endocannabinoids are produced on demand, travelling backwards across chemical synapses and modulating cell activity. This partly explains why the ECS has been termed a homeostatic regulator – continually working to maintain a state of biological balance. CB2 receptor activation creates an anti-inflammatory effect and is therefore a therapeutic target for autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative disease.1 However, any ECS immunosuppressant activity is thought to be transient, and can be overridden when necessary in the presence of infection (17).










Obesity and Weight Loss:


Sleep Disorders:


I could go on and on and on. There are so many chronic conditions that CBD could help, from Cancer to Parkinson’s to Dementia. We are always here to help answer your questions.




  1. National Toxicology Program: NTP toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of 1-trans-delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (CAS No. 1972-08-3) in F344 rats and B6C3F1 mice (gavage studies). Natl Toxicol Program Tech Rep Ser 446 (): 1-317, 1996. [PUBMED Abstract]
  2. Gerdeman, Greggory: Cannabis as Medicine has strong roots in science.
  5. Rupal Pandey, Khalida Mousawy, Mitzi Nagarkatti, and Prakash Nagarkatti. Endocannabinoids and immune regulation. Pharmacol Res. 2009 Aug; 60(2): 85–92, doi: 1016/j.phrs.2009.03.019
  6. Caroline Turcotte, Marie-Renée Blanchet, Michel Laviolette, and Nicolas Flamand. The CB2 receptor and its role as a regulator of inflammation. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 2016; 73(23): 4449–4470. doi: 1007/s00018-016-2300-4
  7. Safety and side effects of cannabidiol (NCBI/NIH). Curr Drug Saf. 2011 Sep 1;6(4):237-51. Safety and side effects of cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent. Bergamaschi MM, Queiroz, RH, Zuardi AW, Crippa JA
  8. World Health Organization, WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, Thirty-ninth meeting Geneva, 6-10 Nov. 2017
  9. Szaflarski JP, Bebin EM, Cannabis, cannabidiol, and epilepsy-from receptors to clinical response. Epilepsy Behavior. 2014
  10. The Real Risk of Buying Medical Marijuana Online by Amanda MacMillan. Nov. 7, 2017 Time Health
  11. Adams IB, Martin BR: Cannabis: pharmacology and toxicology in animals and humans. Addiction 91 (11): 1585-614, 1996. [PUBMED Abstract]
  12. Grotenhermen F, Russo E, eds.: Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2002
  13. Spelman K. “Silver Bullet” Drugs vs. Traditional Herbal Remedies: Perspectives on Malaria.
  14. Russo EB. Taming THC: Potential cannabis synergy and hytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects.
  16. Lee, Martin. CBD & Cannabis Dosage Guide. Apr.01, 2019.
  17. Biles, Mary. Cannabis & the Immune System: A Complex Balancing Act.



The website that I always recommend for additional CBD info You can search a number of medical conditions and this site is constantly updating information and sharing new research.



CBD and Cancer


Some studies have investigated the role of CBD in preventing cancer cell growth, but research is still in its early stages. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects. The action of CBD that’s promising for cancer treatment is its ability to moderate inflammation and change how cell reproduce. CBD has the effect of reducing the ability of some types of tumor cells to reproduce, which is promising for cancer patients. I am not saying that CBD is the cure all end all-but there are a number of studies showing promising benefits in those fighting cancer.


Some of the benefits that CBD may help with are:

  • Nausea, Appetite, Neuropathy, Anxiety, Pain and inflammation, Sleep issues, Mouth Sores, Radiation burns, Energy and fatigue, & Improve immune system


I am not going to get into the technical studies being done about cannabinoids, tumor death, and cell mitigation. My purpose is to help you find relief naturally from some of the C-word side effects. I will however link some articles and the recent NCI studies on CBD and cancer. There have been studies done suggesting that cannabinoids may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors and cannabinoids may cause antitumor effects by various mechanisms, including induction of cell death, inhibition of cell growth, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis invasion and metastasis.


I have a number of local health care providers that send their patients my way to get CBD to use in conjunction with and after chemo. We don’t know for a fact if it helps with tumor growth or killing cells, but there has been a lot of research showing amazing results and new research is being done daily. I can only tell you what is helping my clients deal with their symptoms. From my experience and what my customers tell me, CBD helps to improve their energy levels, reduce their anxiety, improve sleep, helps pain, reduces nausea, and helps to diminish the neuropathy and nerve pains. I also have a lot of customers that have mouth sores from chemo and they have had great results with CBD. Another beneficial effect that we have seen with CBD is the improvement of the immune system. If and when they do get a bug, they notice that they are getting over it faster than they have in the past. This is an excellent benefit to those suffering from a weakened immune system.


I also make several different proprietary custom essential oil blends infused with CBD that are of great benefit to cancer patients. I have several customers that suffer from chemo induced neuropathy and use our Hot Legs blend to help alleviate the neuropathy pain. We have Joint Juice that helps with general aches and pains. Hey Boo that has been a godsend to those with radiation burns. Mean Green that helps stop nausea and vertigo in minutes. Dry as a Bone that helps with bladder spasms.  


Most people come to me because they are looking for natural alternatives to medications because they don’t want to deal with the side effects of prescription meds. A lot of people don’t like the “high” from narcotics or the “fog” from Gabapentin but they need something to help them be able to live a comfortable life. I’m always available to help answer questions, both from customers and medical professionals. I am very proud of what I have built and that local, national and international health care providers trust me to help their patients find natural alternatives to Big Pharma. I work very hard to stay on top of the current CBD research and regulations and I only offer products that I 100% trust and use myself.


Links to CBD and Cancer research:









The Pretty Hot Mess Isolated Hemp Infused Oil THC Free


More than just Hemp oil: Hemp plus naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and more in every dropper. 


Our organic, premium hemp extract Isolated Hemp Oil is designed to help maintain:


Support for normal, everyday stresses*

Healthy recovery from exercise*

Support a sense of calm for focus*

Systemic inflammation*

Overall wellness*

Support a healthy gut*

Help with sleep*

We use limited, select ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract oil possible, with no fillers. Our Hemp oils include our premium hemp extract and MCT oil. That’s it.


Additional Information: The color of hemp extract Hemp oil can vary from batch to batch. The Pretty Hot Mess products are not made with any additives or dyes to standardize the color of our products. That said, you’re left with only 100% natural Hemp oil the way nature intended.

Our extracts contain a unique blend of cannabinoids plus terpenes and flavonoids. Cannabinoids are phyto-compounds that are produced by the hemp plant. One of the most commonly known cannabinoids in hemp is non-psychoactive hemp. Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS) , which is a vast receptor system to support homeostasis and health.*



Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and have been patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” While there are dozens of identified cannabinoids, The Pretty Hot Mess™ plants have naturally high levels of Cannabidiol. 



Yes. The purity of our products is derived from the fact that all of our formulations are tested by independent third parties. This ensures that the premium quality of our raw ingredients makes it through to our final products. Being natural starts with the high levels of cannabinoids naturally found in our proprietary hemp cultivars and continues in how we pride ourselves on ensuring that our hemp crops are sustainably farmed on U.S. family farms and are free of pesticides.



Yes. Phytocannabinoids are the dozens of different cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant. Our Kentucky farm's hemp genetics have a naturally high concentration of the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol. 



Yes. While The Pretty Hot Mess™ products are produced in an FDA registered food-grade facility, we take the extra step to ensure safety and quality by having all products independently tested by a third party.



Yes. Our farms grow its hemp-derived products on U.S. family farms, primarily in the rich, fertile soils of Kentucky. Our farms provide farmers with proprietary genetics, agronomic training and resources, and a platform to turn hard work into profits.



Discovered in the late 1990s, all mammals produce cannabinoids naturally as part of what’s called our “Endocannabinoid System” (ECS). The ECS serves to help the body’s immune, central nervous, and digestive systems maintain balance, or homeostasis. When our bodies are deficient in cannabinoids due to genetics or environmental stress, a variety of neurological conditions can develop. Fortunately, plant-based phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol, can be introduced into our diets when cannabinoid deficiencies exist. This helps restore our bodies to homeostasis, which allows natural healing.



The Pretty Hot Mess full-spectrum hemp oils contain dozens of cannabinoids patented by the US Department of Health and Human Services as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, including cannabidiol. Our Isolated products contain only the single cannabinoid.



Some people prefer to consume cannabidiol in conjunction with all other naturally occurring cannabinoids (full-spectrum). Others prefer to only consume cannabidiol by itself, whether it be due to personal preference or to avoid a positive drug test. Some swear that full-spectrum oils perform better for health concerns due to the “entourage effect” of all cannabinoids working together, while others indicate tremendous results from Isolated products. With limited extant medical research, it is a personal preference as to which is best in any individual case.



The “entourage effect” is the theory that full-spectrum oils perform better for certain health concerns than do Isolated cannabidiol due to a superior impact from the “entourage” of all cannabinoids working together. With limited medical research existing, The Pretty Hot Mess™ offers both full-spectrum and THC-free Hemp-Derived Isolate products.



Our Hemp-Derived Isolated products contain 0.0% THC, so they are safe for those who must take a test for the positive presence of THC. As with all hemp products, using our Full Spectrum products creates the chance that a positive test for THC could be triggered despite there only being trace amounts present in the oil. We recommend that you consult with your employer or doctor before taking our Full Spectrum products if a positive test for THC is a concern.




* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.