Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD and and how does it differ from THC?

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of more than a hundred identified “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to the cannabis family and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. The CBD cannabinoid is non-psychoactive and the extract is derived from an organic compound formed within the oil of the plant itself. As the most predominant and well-known cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining attention over the past few years for its numerous benefits.

While both hemp and marijuana are forms of cannabis it is important to remember that the term ‘cannabis’ does not specifically mean marijuana.

Hemp and Marijuana are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa. Despite this fact, they have a very different genetic profile with different effects. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is one of the most well-known and studied cannabinoids found in marijuana due to its psychoactive effects. The hemp plant is a different strain of cannabis that contains high concentrations of CBD throughout stem, leaves, and buds. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically defined as a “marijuana” plant. Our CBD-based products are extracted from the industrial hemp plant and are rigorously tested to confirm there are under 0.3% THC in every product we carry.

CBD and THC act in very different ways on receptors in the endocannabinoid system that each of us naturally contain. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive ‘high’ effects of THC. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis products.

How does CBD work?

CBD and THC interact with our bodies in a multitude of different ways. One of the main ways they impact our bodies is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system” CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways.

All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors.The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain.The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.

Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor. Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own endocannabinoids. It is important to understand that unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not interact strongly with the two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause psychoactive ‘high’ effects. CBD actually inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in our body’s naturally produced endocannabinoids, which brings our entire system to homeostasis. This natural increase also occurs in all vertebrates, making CBD useful, safe and effective for all of our beloved pets too!

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

While CBD is a plant-based cannabinoid, our bodies also naturally produce cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, as mentioned above. These endocannabinoids are part of our internal regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”. The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced in the body), enzymes that synthesize and degrade cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2) found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. This system is a grouping of millions and millions of receptors found throughout our body. Almost every organ of our body, including our skin and digestive tract, contain cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are primarily clustered and found within the brain and central nervous system. The main purpose of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis in the body.

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. This naturally occurring system is responsible for the psychological and physical effects of the cannabis plant and its plethora of cannabinoids.

What is full spectrum hemp extract?
Full spectrum hemp extract refers to the pure oil extracted from a hemp plant, containing all the unmodified cannabinoids and compounds present in the plant. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp oil contains hundreds of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D) and minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes. Several high profile independent studies have shown that CBD works much more efficiently in the presence of the “whole” cannabis plant, rather than by itself as an isolate, this is why we at Proper Canna Naturals choose to provide full-spectrum hemp products.

The most abundant cannabinoid found in our hemp oil is cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound shown to have many benefits in independent studies. Our hemp oil also contains the cannabinoid cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). Other major cannabinoids found in full-spectrum include cannabigerol (CBG), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabinol (CBN).

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum hemp extract contains all of the beneficial phytocannabinoids we love, including cannabidiol (CBD) but excludes THC.

Broad-spectrum CBD starts out as a full-spectrum extract with all of hemp’s beneficial properties, such as terpenes and all present cannabinoids, then goes through a remediation process to remove the THC. This means there are absolutely no toxifying effects. Simply put, broad-spectrum hemp extract is full-spectrum hemp extract without the THC.

Proper Canna Naturals proudly offers broad-spectrum products for customers who are looking for all of the beneficial properties of full-spectrum CBD, without the psychoactive compound of THC.

How do I know what dose of CBD is best for me?
We always recommend speaking with your physician, nutritionist, or holistic health care provider before taking any new product. Proper Canna products are derived from organically certified, and legal hemp plants. These are food grade supplements that should be thoughtfully incorporated into a daily or weekly routine and taken orally.

We recommend starting with a low dosage and monitoring the effects. You can then increase dosage as you and / or your physician deem appropriate for your desired results. This is the best way to identify the amount and frequency of consumption that works best for each individual.

What type of extraction method do you utilize?

We utilize a patented IP carbon dioxide extraction technology which leaves behind no chemical residues or harmful byproducts and is 100% Solvent Free. Our USDA certified organic extraction system is the cleanest and purest way currently possible to extract hemp oil from the cannabis plant without fragmenting the molecular composition of the plant itself and we pride ourselves on providing this premier quality extract to our customers.

Is third party testing administered on your products?
All of our products are tested via third party verified labs for potency, terpenes, heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents and final product microbial testing.  All of Proper Canna Natural’s products are made in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and all CDPHE (Colorado Department of Health and Environment) rules and regulations which will conform with the FDA’s rules and regulations once they are made available.
Where does your hemp come from?

We proudly source all of our hemp flower from USDA certified organic hemp farms right here in Northern Colorado. Our partners collectively have over 20 years experience in cannabis research and development and pride themselves in using sustainable, eco-friendly farming practices that are also certified organic. This rigorous process ensures that we use only the finest, non-psychoactive hemp flower on the market for our products. Colorado has the longest standing agricultural hemp farming program in the US which ensures reliability, transparency and safely across the board. We also have the pleasure of using fresh Rocky Mountain water that is used in our fields during the grow season. Today we have access to more than 22 high yielding CBD strains that are bred to produce the largest amount of minor cannabinoids that we proudly use in all our broad and full spectrum hemp products.

What makes Proper Canna different from other CBD companies?
Proper Canna stands out from other companies in the CBD landscape due to the quality of our products and a fierce dedication to ensuring premium, 100% natural products. With solvent free extract, from organic glyphosate-free patented hemp strains, and industry-leading manufacturing processes you can be certain that you are receiving the best CBD available on the market.

Our mission and promise to you is to ensure 100% quality from farm to bottle. We work directly with the first USDA certified organic hemp farm in Colorado, and we feel strongly that this exemplifies our commitment, passion and dedication to purity and quality. We use Proper Canna Natural products everyday and want to share them with you too.

Can I buy your products if marijuana is not legal in my state?
Yes, our products are hemp based with less than 0.3% THC, which makes them legal in all 50 states according to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (better known as the 2018 Farm Bill).  However, local laws could differ in your area so we recommend doing research before ordering.
Do you ship internationally?
No, we do not ship internationally at this time.
How do I use Proper Canna for my pet?
Just like humans, pets have an endocannabinoid system with receptors throughout their bodies as well. In fact, all vertebrates have this powerful system embedded in their metabolic and nervous system.

Some animals do not have as many receptors as others and you may need to experiment to find the optimum dosage and frequency for your pet. Please refer to our dosing chart under the Proper Canna Pet product description page and drop this oil directly into you pet’s water, on top of their food, or onto their treats. This product benefits dogs, cats, horses, and all pets.

Could I fail a drug test if I use CBD products?
With any cannabis based product, there is always the potential of triggering a positive drug test screening depending on the amount / duration the product is taken, each individual’s metabolism, and the type / sensitivity of the test. Although all of our products contain less than 0.3% THC, we encourage all customers to consult with their employer or physician if this is a concern.

We invite you to contact us HERE with any additional questions that you may have.

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Machelle Pike
Machelle Pike
18:11 20 Apr 22
My husband suffers from severe leg cramps. And not restless leg syndrome. I stoped to talk to Nikki at HOPE LIVES! I was tell her about my husbands horrible leg cramps. She asked me if he would use PROPER CANNA NATURALS? The one Ms. Nikki... suggested was a cream the name is Rocky Mountain chill. It’s a muscle gel. I brought it home he looked at it two or three days tried it and almost instantly it took his cramps away. He spent two days with no leg cramps whatsoever using that cream. We ran out of the sample I have ordered the big bottle and I can’t wait for it to get here. It was hard to imagine that some thing all natural could do what it did for him and he feel better and get sleep. Not only him but me because he was not up and down all night . Thank you Nikki for the recommendation. It’s the best. I will be looking into their other products. Sincerely Mikieread more
victoria odinet
victoria odinet
00:32 22 Mar 22
I love my monthly subscription to Proper Canna Naturals! The soft gels are part of my daily routine and the Rocky Mountain Chill feels good on a sore back. All of their products are made with Organic Colorado hemp and lots of love 🥰
Kileigh Lacey
Kileigh Lacey
17:36 15 Mar 22
I recently switched from another big box brand of CBD oil to Proper Canna. Within a few weeks I knew I had made a really great decision. My back use to hurt every day of the week. I have about 1-2 days a month after heavy exercise now that I will... get moderate pain. The customer service is stellar and the product ships to your home very quickly. I love the packaging and supporting a small business, all while feeling better inside and out. I do have to rave about the Rocky Mountain Chill Gel. It can kick a headache is 10 minutes! My husband and I both absolutely love it. I would highly recommend Proper Canna to anyoneread more
19:12 21 Feb 22
I stopped by this last Friday to try one of their CBD tinctures. Justin was AMAZING! We talked about the different products, and I ended up getting a bundle with the Rocky Mountain Freeze lotion. WOW I am very impressed with the quality of both.... Better then other brands I have tried! I recommend them to EVERYONE! Support Fort Collins local!read more
Shayna Perico
Shayna Perico
18:34 07 Jan 22
Tried a few of their products, and am really impressed at the quality! The dreamsicle tincture has really helped my sleep quality, which helps with my overall wellness. Met the owner, Dan, and such a stand up guy too! You can tell he is so... passionate about his products, and after trying them myself, I can see why! Would highly recommend Proper Canna Naturals!!read more
Mark Ariail
Mark Ariail
14:46 20 May 20
Amazing products! Amazing team! We appreciate your push to provide top-shelf products to help make our lives better. I have found a new home in Proper Canna Naturals! Thank you!
Derek Sidney
Derek Sidney
01:10 21 Mar 20
Love thees guys!! Would not shop anywhere else for a quality product. The mint is my favorite, and is now part of my nightly routine. I have also gifted the lotion / drops to my family and they all rave about it! Thanks Justin!
Griselda V
Griselda V
01:54 20 Mar 20
As an avid proponent of grass roots businesses that do it right. Not only have I tried most of the products Proper Canna produces but I have incorporated most of their products into my lifestyle, permanently. The muscle gel has come through for... me when my body aches after an intense yoga session or a long bike ride and if I’m cramping. The tincture supports my overall well being and keeps me focused and on more
Mary-Louise Hayes
Mary-Louise Hayes
01:48 20 Mar 20
I use the cooling muscle gel and love it! As a triathlete there are days that every inch of my body aches and the cooling muscle gel helps tremendously with recovery. I’ve tried other products and this is by far the best!
Kevin Cottin
Kevin Cottin
01:14 20 Mar 20
Excellent quality and pricing. These people know what they are doing. I found a product that works great for me and I encourage you to give it a shot. I definitely will be placing more orders soon!
Dan Arensmeier
Dan Arensmeier
15:32 18 Mar 20
Best CBD / Hemp products in Northern Colorado. Certified organic, locally and sustainably sourced, manufactured and extracted. Their products have worked great for me and my dogs. I highly recommend them.
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