Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

What is CBD?

CBD can be derived from hemp or from non-hemp plants. Hemp is defined as any part of the cannabis sativa plant with no more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance in marijuana.

How to use CBD oil?

There are 4 ways to ingest CBD oil; Inhalation, Topical application, Sublingual, and Ingestion.

Inhalation- Most people experience mild sensations of relaxation when smoking, this is regarded as a benefit. There is no chance of over-sedation as CBD does not provide the same “high” that one may feel from THC. In addition, Our CBD pre-rolls taste great!

Topical Application- Topicals are great for localizing pain relief. To apply, rub the product onto the skin in the area of discomfort. The cannabinoids work on the top layer of your skin cells and do not actually enter the bloodstream via this application.

Sublingual- Ingesting cannabinoids orally by placing drops under the tongue is highly effective. Hold it under the tongue for 60-90 seconds so that the mucous membranes can absorb the cannabinoids. This bypasses the digestive system and liver. The compounds reach your bloodstream and interact with the endocannabinoid system within minutes.

Ingestion- Swallowing the concentrated cannabinoids allows it to pass through the digestive system and metabolize in the liver. The active compounds then enter your bloodstream. This is how most of your daily vitamins are delivered.

What are the Medical Benefits of CBD?

Although it is against FDA regulations to make any health claims with regard to the medical benefits of CBD, the initial stages of scientific testing include areas of study such as:

Inflammation 

Chronic Pain

Cancer 

Sleep Disorders

Anxiety and Depression 

Post Traumatic Stress

Disorder Seizures

Alzheimer's Parkinson’s Disease

Will it show up on a drug test?

Thankfully, CBD oil is not an illicit substance. Drug tests
only look for THC or THC metabolites in marijuana, which is classified as a
Schedule I Drug. Cannabidiol sourced from hemp will not show up in marijuana
drug tests.


Our isolate and topical products are 100% THC free. The hemp flowers do contain trace amounts of THC and, if excessively consumed, could lead to a failed drug test. Please refer to the lab results to determine THC levels. Black Tie is not responsible for any failed drug tests relating to the consumption of our products. Use at your own discretion.

Does CBD oil get you high?

CBD is non-psychoactive meaning you will not get the feeling “high” effect.

What is CBD Tincture?

A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs, such as cannabis, which is produced by soaking the plant in a solvent, such as alcohol or vegetable glycerine, for several weeks. In the case of CBD oil tincture, a high-resin hemp flower strain of cannabis could be soaked in alcohol for several weeks until it is formed into a liquid state.

Depending on the desired effects of the tincture, the liquid can be refined to contain certain compounds from the plant.  Broad-spectrum products contain no THC, while full-spectrum contain THC below the legal limit of .3%.

What does “Full Spectrum” mean?

Full spectrum (or “whole plant”) products contain CBD as well as terpenes and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN and trace amounts of THC. Usually these will be in ratios that were naturally-occurring and extracted from the plant and specific strain. Terpenes and cannabinoids are occasionally added back into products as an isolated form to raise the potency of the product.

Full spectrum products are by far the most popular choice among users. With full spectrum CBD oil products, you have the advantage of something called the “entourage effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy, something that broad spectrum and isolate products will lack.


⚠️ Those subject to drug testing should be cautious when it comes to full spectrum products. The THC found in full spectrum CBD oil products is minimal (less than 0.3%), but can still trigger a positive drug test. ⚠️

What does “Broad Spectrum” mean?

Broad spectrum products are typically the product type of choice for those who have drug testing concerns and those who are sensitive to THC. They contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes in addition to CBD but zero THC based on the manufacturer’s lab testing. Third party lab reports that are readily available from reputable companies can tell you which cannabinoids and terpenes are in the product and at what levels.

These products have often gone through additional processing to try to isolate and remove as much THC as possible while still maintaining the other cannabinoids and terpenes. In other cases, they are isolate-based with additional cannabinoids and terpenes added in.

What is CBD Isolate?

Products labeled as isolates will generally be highlighted as being 99+% “pure CBD.” Usually, these products will have nothing but CBD in them because the CBD has literally been isolated from everything else. You can find pre-made isolate oils that typically consist of a carrier oil, such as MCT oil, infused with the crystalline isolate powder. You can also find the “raw” CBD crystalline powder or slabs (a form of concentrate) on its own.

When looking at isolate, it is important to verify the purity. While many are in the 99.9+% range with no identifiable amounts of THC, there are lower purity ones (such as 99.5% or lower) that may still have trace amounts that show up on the labs. This small amount is typically negligible, and is nowhere near the amount usually found in full spectrum products. But it’s still something to be aware of for those seeking the purest they can find.

How Do You Roll a Blunt?

Before you learn how to roll a blunt, it’s important to make sure that you have all the supplies ready beforehand. Supplies for rolling a blunt include:

Cannabis 

Weed Grinder 

Blunt Wraps or Rolling Papers

 Sharp Tool (if you are using cigars)

Rolling Tray

Grind Cannabis: Do the prep work first by grinding your cannabis to make sure you can roll a smooth blunt. You can use your fingers to break down the buds or make use of a weed grinder. The amount needed is roughly 1 to 2 grams of weed. Remove any stem prior to putting into the grinder and make sure the weed is not too finely ground.

Prepare Blunt Wraps: You can use an empty paper or empty out the contents of a cigar. If you prefer cigars you likely know how to open the wrap with your fingers but if you’re new to it, you may need a sharp tool. If it is your first time rolling a blunt, we advise experimenting with several types of blunt wraps.Wet Blunt Wrap: Moisten your blunt wrap slightly to make it more pliable. Most smokers use their saliva by licking the wrap. Others prefer to use a bit of water on their fingers. Do not let the wrap get too wet. 

Fill in Weed: Fill the blunt wrap with the ground up cannabis by using a rolling tray. This will allow you to keep the loose, ground up weed pieces in place to avoid a mess.  Make sure not to overstuff your blunt wrap.

What Is Hemp?

Hemp or cannabis sativa is the same species of plant as cannabis. Unlike cannabis, hemp contains low concentrations of THC, under 0.3%.

Both cannabis and hemp also contain cannabinoids like CBDV (cannabidivarin), CBD, CBG, cannabigerol, and others. The 2018 Farm Bill established the specific definition of hemp versus cannabis by restricting the content of THC in hemp to no more than 0.3%. Additionally, hemp seeds contain protein, fats, and other nutrients.

Some people mistakenly confuse hemp with hemp agrimony, Canadian hemp, cannabidiol, or cannabis but they are not the same. The legality of hemp is a hotly contested topic within the US given the different forms of hemp that exist and state restrictions. The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 legalized industrial hemp with no restrictions on sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products so long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC, as per section 10113 of the Farm Bill. 

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a product that comes from the hemp (cannabis) plant.  CBD oil may be taken sublingually (placed underneath the tongue), orally (in capsules or in edible form, topically (on the skin), transdermally (through patches that penetrate the skin), and through inhalation. Single CBD oil doses range from 16 mg to 1,000 mg.

Medical professionals are still cautious around CBD oil given its limited research. Additionally, CBD oil may negatively interact with other medications and cause potentially unpleasant side effects. It is recommended to consult your healthcare professionals prior to using CBD oil.  When purchasing CBD oil, always review the product’s third party lab test results to verify the legitimacy of the brand and the safety of the product. Each CBD oil product’s label should include the amount of cannabinoids (including THC), a full list of ingredients, the lot or control number, the net quantity, the expiration date, instructions, dosing information, warnings and potential contraindications, and storage instructions.

Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

Many products containing CBD may contain trace amounts of Delta 9 THC, which is the main active ingredient of marijuana. Asking, “Will CBD show up on a drug test?” is a common question, the answer to which is generally no. The legal amount of THC that is permitted to be in CBD products sold and commercially distributed within the US is 0.3% THC, which should not be detectable on a drug test in most cases. Products with THC in excess of 0.3% THC, however, may result in a positive result in drug tests. Additional factors that may impact results include the quality and composition of the product used.  

CBD comes from a family of plants known as cannabis. Cannabis plants contain hundreds of compounds that are naturally occurring such as terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids. The chemical composition of these compounds also varies depending on the variety and plant strain of each compound. THC is generally found in marijuana plants in different concentrations. The THC in marijuana is the compound that gives users the high effect in vaping or smoking weed. By comparison, products that are derived from hemp are legally required to contain a THC content of less than 0.3%.

Certain types of CBD are less likely to contain THC than others. How the CBD was extracted as well as its harvesting process may impact the risk of THC contamination. Although unlikely, it is possible that this could cause CBD to show up on a drug test. CBD users are always advised to exercise caution when using CBD and/or THC products.

Does Delta 8 Show Up on a Drug Test?

Delta 8 is one of the most discussed cannabinoids in the world of cannabis. For a regular user who has been taking THC or CBD or both, Delta 8 is not something new. It is more stable, less potent, and milder than its Delta 9 THC counterpart. While the legality of Delta 8 is still up for interpretation in many respects, the lower concentration of THC in Delta 8 has inspired many to make the switch, as it still delivers a euphoric high without the same intensity. If you are wondering whether Delta 8 will show up on a drug test, the short answer is yes.

Whether you are using Delta 8 for medical or recreational purposes, the substance is metabolized by the body in a way that delivers mild but noticeable effects.  As your liver metabolizes the substance, the residual metabolites still stay behind in your urine, blood, saliva, hair, sweat, and lungs. While the noticeable effects of Delta 8 THC may dissipate after a period of time, it is important to note that its presence may still be detectable on a THC drug test. 

Delta 8 and Delta 9 have very similar structures, but with Delta 8 THC’s effects designed to be significantly milder than those of Delta 9. Both Delta 8 and Delta 9 are intoxicating compounds that  will show up on drug tests. The difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC cannot be detected in a urine test; both compounds will still show up as the same metabolite.

How Long Does THC Stay in Your System?

How long THC stays in the system depends on several factors. Like many substances, the duration that THC can stay in a person’s system varies based on frequency of use, how hydrated the individual is, the person’s height and weight, their metabolism, the dose of THC, and more.  

In general, THC can be detected for up to 90 days in hair and anywhere between 3 days to a month or even longer through a urine test. How long THC stays in your system (based on whether it shows up on a drug test) also depends on the frequency of the substance use. In a saliva test, THC can be detected for up to 48 hours; in a blood test, THC may be detectable for up to 36 hours. Using marijuana regularly will typically increase the risk of THC showing up as positive on a drug test. 

THC in low concentrations is typically no longer detectable after 30 days. Low concentrations of THC are referred to as 0.3% THC or less, which is the legal amount within CBD products. Primary factors that affect how long THC may stay in your system include body fat percentage, the frequency of THC consumption, the dose of THC consumption, sex (as it relates to body fat percentage), hydration, and individuals’ metabolic rates. Sources say that the most important factor for determining whether THC will show up as positive on a drudge test is the time between exposure to the substance and the time of testing.

Is Delta 8 Safe?

Delta 8 evokes mind-altering effects that are similar to what a user experiences when using Delta 9 THC, which may have some wondering, “Is Delta 8 safe?” The biggest risk of using Delta 8 is that it is not regulated. This means that its strength, purity, and safety cannot be guaranteed and are subject to manufacturers’ variability. More research needs to be done as well as stricter regulations need to be imposed before federal entities can confirm if Delta 8 is deemed safe.

Naturally-occurring Delta 8 is very rare. Low concentrations of Delta 9 can transform into Delta 8 when the plant is exposed to air and light. Given that there are very small amounts of Delta 8 in the plant, most manufacturers make Delta 8 in a factory setting by using CBD derived from hemp in its raw form. Strong acids turn CBD into Delta 8 THC to exacerbate the mind-altering effects.

The limited amount of human research that has been conducted on Delta 8 THC makes its safety up for interpretation. However, animal and laboratory studies have shown that Delta 8 can produce similar effects to the more well-known Delta 9 THC variant. Both of these compounds cause mind-altering effects that are said to produce a euphoric high, as they bind special proteins in the brain. Delta 8 is sometimes referred to as “diet weed” and is often marketed as the milder form of THC. Users should bear in mind that there is insufficient human research to be conclusive on the safety of Delta 8.

How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your System?

Delta 8 is a less potent, milder version of Delta 9. Given its less intense effects, many wonder how long Delta 8 can stay in your system. The short answer to, “How long does Delta 8 stay in your system,” is anywhere between 2 to 30 days. This rather broad timeframe is due to the variability of the product and the research that still needs to be conducted on how it impacts the internal system. 

The amount of time Delta 8 remains detectable in the body may depend on several factors such as the following:

Frequency of Use: The more frequently you use Delta 8, the longer it will remain in your body. 

Age of User: Older individuals tend to metabolize the Delta 8 compound at a much slower rate than younger users.

Consumption Method: Inhaled Delta 8 will remain in the body for the longest period of time, significantly longer than Delta 8 that has been consumed orally or topically.

Body Metabolism: Depending on your body’s metabolism rate, you may metabolize the Delta 8 compound slower or faster than others.

Dosage Used: A higher dosage of Delta 8 takes a much longer period of time to be cleared from the system.

What is CBG?

CBG or cannabigerol is often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. What is CBG? It is a type of cannabinoid that is obtained from the cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids come from cannabigerolic acid, which is an acidic form of CBG. There are also other more common cannabinoids that are obtained from cannabis plants, which include tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (CBD).

CBG originates from cannabis plants that are still young as they have higher levels of CBG as compared to plants that have fully developed. Some cannabis strains such as Jack Frost CBG, White CBG, and Super Glue CBG also have greater contents of CBG as compared to other strains. These strains are specially grown to make greater concentrations of CBG.

Just like CBD, CBG is processed by the endocannabinoid system of the body. The system consists of receptors and molecules that keep our bodies in an optimal state regardless of external factors.

CBG is found in lower amounts as compared to other cannabinoids in cannabis plants. In most of the plant’s strains, just 1% of CBD can be found as compared to at least 20 to 25% of CBD or 25 to 30% of THC. This is why consumer products that are derived from the cannabinoid are considered rare and are often expensively priced. CBG is still nonetheless growing in popularity because of its host of potential benefits.

Acquiring CBG can be difficult, which is why some cannabis farmers have been experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding techniques.

How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System?

Understanding how long weed stays in your system requires learning about how THC is broken down in the body. THC (the psychoactive component of weed) gets absorbed into various bodily organs and tissues such as fat tissue, the heart, the brain, the blood system, and the liver. The liver metabolizes THC substance into carboxy-THC and 11-hydroxy-THC. The metabolites are then rapidly excreted as urine. Over time, THC that has been in bodily tissues will flow into the bloodstream, where the liver eventually metabolizes it. Regular THC users find that THC builds up in fatty tissues much faster than the rate at which  it can be eliminated, which is why THC may show up on drug tests for several days to weeks after use. This is especially true for those who participate in THC usage on a regular basis. To find out how long weed stays in your system, you may want to perform the following tests:

Saliva Test: This is a common way to determine if there is still weed/THC in your system. Individuals can test positive for weed for a duration of between 34 to 48 hours after use.

Urine Test: A urine test is the most common form of drug testing for weed. Even infrequent THC users who use weed less than 2 times per week can test positive for a duration of between 1 to 3 days. Moderate THC users may test positive with a urine test for THC for anywhere between 7 to 21 days after use. Heavy THC users may test positive for 30 days or more after use. Bear in mind that THC users who primarily consume weed orally may only test positive on a urine test for a duration of between 1 to 5 days, but this varies from person to person.

Hair Test: Weed can be detected on a hair test for up to 90 days. However, the test may not be able to detect the presence of the substance in light users. Hair tests for determining how long weed stays in your system are most reliable for users who use THC products daily.

Blood Test: Weed and its metabolites can be detected in a blood test for a duration of up to 36 hours.

What Is Delta 8 THC?

If you’ve found yourself asking, “What is Delta 8 THC?” you’ve come to the right place. Delta 8 THC, also known as Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive substance that comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. Delta 8 THC has  milder psychoactive and intoxicating effects than Delta 9 THC, but it is still important for users to be aware of its potential to impact them. Legally sold Delta 8 THC products contain less than 0.3% THC, which limits the extent of THC’s effect. 

When compared to traditional CBD and Delta 9 THC products, Delta 8 THC products are relatively new to the market and therefore require more extensive research and legislation. The FDA has not evaluated or approved Delta 8 THC products for safe use and they may be marketed in ways that put public health at risk. Some concerns include variability in product labeling and product formulations as well as other terpene and cannabinoid content and concentrations of variable Delta 8 THC.

Some people use Delta 8 THC for a variety of health conditions including nausea, vomiting, glaucoma, sleep issues, and more. It is important to note that the FDA has neither evaluated nor supported Delta 8 THC for these or other health conditions. 

Most users experience a floating and uplifting state followed by a mellow calm and a relaxed state of mind when taking Delta 8 THC and using Delta 8 THC products. Delta 8 may be incorporated into several different forms including edibles, smokables, flowers, dab waxes, moon rocks, pre-rolls, and more. 

Products containing Delta 8 THC should be stored away from pets and children.

What Is Delta 8?

If you are wondering what Delta 8 is, you’ve come to the right place. People new to Delta-8 often ask, what is Delta 8? The answer is that Delta 8 is a naturally-occurring chemical compound that can be found in cannabis and hemp plants in small traces. Affectionately referred to by some THC-users as “Delta 9 Lite” or “Diet Delta 9”, Delta 8 delivers a milder sense of euphoria that many liken to a less intense Delta 9. 

Delta 8 has a chemical structure that is similar to Delta 9 THC, which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gets users high. Delta 8 and Delta 9 are types of THC, but whereas THC is concerned, it is often the Delta 9 compound that is found in high concentrations within cannabis. Both Delta 8 and Delta 9 are said to yield feelings of a euphoric “high” but with Delta 8 being significantly milder than Delta 9. 

Delta 8 has become increasingly popular because it is not as heavily regulated as Delta 9, which makes it legal in most states. The compound is extracted mostly from CBD, which is derived from hemp. The legal status of hemp stems from the 2018 Farm Bill, which eliminated hemp and its byproducts from its list of controlled substances. It did so because of the low THC levels in hemp, which must be under 0.3% to stay within the legal limit. Delta 8 is not mentioned anywhere in the bill, which causes the legality of the substance to be up for interpretation in many regards.

Where Can You Buy CBD Oil?

CBD oil contains cannabidiol which is a compound that produces therapeutic effects. It is derived from the cannabis plant and is often used for recreational purposes. There are many places where you can buy CBD oil in the United States, including online, at distilleries, or sometimes even in your local store. 

CBD has been incorporated into many types of products including food, drinks, bath bombs, and others. Although it is quite popular among consumers, many are still unsure what CBD is and whether or not it is as psychoactive as THC.

CBD is a naturally-occurring substance that is regularly used in oils and edibles for its calming and relaxing effects. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. There are plenty of CBD products on the market to try. Keep in mind that the effects of CBD differ from user to user. People typically experiment with a variety of different CBD products across oral and topical varieties to find the ones that best suit their needs. 

When evaluating the quality of CBD oil, it is important to know the source of the hemp used to manufacture the product and only use CBD oil without harmful additives. These extraneous substances could undermine the safety and quality of the CBD products. A hemp plant that has been treated with nonorganic chemicals can cause the CBD products to taste bitter and have other negative side effects. Excessive ingestion of these chemicals may also lead to serious medical conditions. Always conduct thorough research and review lab test reports before trying CBD products.

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Unfortunately, we do not ship our products outside of the US. We are, however, able to ship all throughout the US.

What's your shipping policy?

Orders are shipped within 2 business days of being received. Average delivery time is 3 to 7 business days. We ask that you allow a minimum of 7 business days before contacting us with any questions regarding shipments. Tracking numbers are provided to customers for all orders as soon as they are available. 

We ship to all 50 States! 

All orders are professionally and discreetly packaged. 

All orders come with a standard "Notice to Law Enforcement" describing section 7606 of the 2014 Agricultural Act. Orders also include a copy of the test results for the product enclosed. Black Tie will not include a bill of lading or an invoice inside the package. 

Black Tie uses legal methods of shipping to customers and all packages are sent via our customers shipping method requests i.e. priority vs. first-class. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any order that is stolen outside the customers' address, lost in transit, undelivered or mistakenly seized.

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Do you offer wholesale?

Yes.  We have listed the steps below to be considered for a wholesale account.

Step 1 -   Let us know about your company by emailing us at support@blacktiecbd.net.  We will need the following information if applicable.

Copy of valid business license and seller’s permit

FEIN Letter from IRS (Form SS-4)

Business Name & Location

Contact Name 

Phone Number

Email Address

A brief description of the type of business (i.e. retail, spa, dispensary, distributor, etc)

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