What Is Full-Spectrum CBD Oil? What You Need To Know (Hint: Illegal)


As full-spectrum CBD oil continues its rapid growth in popularity since the federal government signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, more beneficial uses of the entire whole hemp plant spectrum of CBD are being discovered.

Full spectrum CBD oil (illegal in Idaho) contains the whole hemp plant that includes up to 113 of the known cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other whole plant compounds. To maintain federal compliance, full spectrum CBD oil must contain less than 0.3% THC.

Below, we’ll take a deeper look at what full spectrum CBD oil actually is and how to find the best full spectrum CBD oil available.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil For Sale In Idaho? (YIKES)

Even though full-spectrum CBD is illegal in Idaho, unethical CBD companies will still ship illegal products to Idaho (because they won’t get in trouble).

Bad CBD companies do this because they won’t get in trouble if “you” get caught.

If someone living in Idaho accidentally orders a full spectrum CBD product, containing illegal amounts of THC for Idaho, substandard companies DON’T ACTUALLY CARE (they got their money right?).

If you get caught with an illegal product in Idaho, you are in trouble, not the CBD company.

This is why it’s critical to avoid negligent companies, as well as learn how to read a lab test (infographic posted below).

Disgraceful Eric Zipperle, Co-Founder of Corn Bread Hemp, reminds Idaho residents, “the USPS is considered a federal service, and your mailbox is considered federal property. That means that full-spectrum CBD products are completely legal to ship through the USPS to any mailbox in the 50 states and outlying territories of the USA.” (Full document here)

After I received this information from Eric, I consulted with a team of cannabis marketing experts (Full Discussion Here). I asked the group if it was ethical/legal to ship a federally legal product to a state where it’s illegal?

The general answer the consulting group agreed on is that Eric’s behavior is illegal and not ethical. To summarize the discussion, the CUSTOMER takes all the risk and the business owner has ZERO liability. The reason why the purchaser is liable is that once you take possession of the illegal product, you are under local jurisdiction that can prosecute. Whereas, the business owner is not in a jurisdiction that can control this unethical behavior.

If someone in Idaho gets caught with a federally legal full-spectrum CBD product in Idaho, the penalties and possible jail time can be steep.

Another cannabis expert weighs in.We’ll be driving from OR to CO for the NOCO hemp expo next month and we will be going all the way around through NV, AZ and NM because of all the product we will be bringing. Slightly different topic I know but in my opinion if you wouldn’t drive it through the state yourself, you probably shouldn’t send it to someone in the state. We’re putting a lot of extra miles on this trip to avoid Idaho and Utah. Hopefully we’ll be out of product for the drive back and can cut through those states and shave off 600 miles or so.

With that said, the next best thing we can do is to expose directly who is cooperating with unethical behavior. As well as educating our Idaho audiences on how to identify a dishonest crook.

Learn More: Is CBD Oil Legal In Idaho (2021 UPDATE) | #1 Trusted Idaho CBD News Source

Avoid deplorable companies and learn to recognize quality CBD companies such as MedTerra & Joy Organics as trusted CBD brands Idaho can rely on.

Learn More: Why I Choose Joy Organics CBD

Learn More: Can You Take CBD On A Plane In Idaho? (Short answer, no. Wait until you arrive at destination).


What Is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full spectrum CBD oil is an extract taken from the hemp plant.

Hemp contains up to 113 different types of chemical compounds that are known as cannabinoids, including CBD and THC.

CBD is one of the 113 distinct cannabinoids found in full spectrum CBD oil products.

A few other common cannabinoids you’ll find in full spectrum CBD products includes THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, acidic variations, and many more.

A true whole plant full spectrum CBD oil product will also contain more than cannabinoids and terpenes. 

You’ll find quality full spectrum CBD oil products that will also contain other important compounds taken from the whole hemp plant, making it a product that’s more close to how nature intended.

The other important parts of the hemp plant that provide benefits are called terpenes and flavonoids.

Other types of CBD products that are not full spectrum are further processed to remove the final trace amounts of THC.

This extra processing step to remove any and all detectable amounts of THC also further degrades one of the most critical benefits, you get from full spectrum CBD.

What Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil Actually Mean?

In general, full spectrum CBD oil will have detectable amounts of THC.

For a full spectrum CBD oil to be compliant with federal law, there has to be less than 0.3% of total THC.

Full spectrum CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the whole hemp flower and/or by combining full spectrum extract with a carrier oil, such as hemp seed oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, and many potential others.

What makes it a full spectrum CBD oil is there is a detectable amount of THC.

After the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD extracted from specific parts of the hemp plant became federally legal nationwide under the condition there is less than 0.3% THC.

Some states have more strict laws and don’t allow any detectable amounts of THC within their borders, including Idaho and others. Double check your state law before buying full spectrum CBD.

What Are The Benefit Of Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

One of the most critical benefits you get from a true whole plant full spectrum CBD oil is the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is a beneficial process that can only fully occur with full spectrum CBD products.

What the entourage effect is and does is similar to a team working together, instead of working alone.

Having a larger team working together towards the same goal typically results in a more overall potent experience. 

When you have a full networked matrix of the entire array of up to 113 cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other whole plant components working together, they tend to simply work better.

When the compounds are working together and interacting with one another, there’s an entirely different chemical level effect that takes place and produces higher-level results.

Anything less than a whole plant full spectrum CBD product is similar to driving a car with a flat tire. 

Yes, you can still have someone drive your car with the spare donut wheel, but you don’t want to keep driving your car without a proper fully functioning completely intact smooth balance, and reliable complete package.

Some non-full-spectrum CBD products attempt to claim the entourage effect still occurs in broad spectrum or isolate products.

Broad spectrum CBD products lack the necessary cannabinoid THC to fully complete the true potency of the entourage effect.

To achieve the full natural entourage effect response, whole plant full spectrum CBD products that have the most natural form and essence from the hemp plant still intact are the best way to achieve the full effect without concern you’re lacking the full power of hemp.

What Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil Do?

Full-spectrum CBD oil offers numerous benefits and works by interacting with the recently discovered system found in humans and mammals called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

According to Dr. David Allen, a previous member of the ICRS (International Cannabinoid Research Society) — in 2010 & 2011 tells us in a live interview that the ECS is located on nearly every cell and consists of an intricate network of Cannabinoid Receptors (CR) utilizing a chemical communication system.

What full spectrum CBD oil actually does for you is provide essential nutrients to the ECS, via interacting with your cellular cannabinoid receptors while fully utilizing the entourage effect to maximize and optimize your homeostatic system.

According to Dr. David Allen, the ECS controls homeostasis.

Homeostasis simply means balance between and among nearly every cell and system in your body with the ability to maintain itself and its function properly relative to the environment.

When taking a full spectrum of cannabinoids, the optimization of your homeostatic system can offer benefit a wide range of normal everyday functions, such as stress, sleep, relaxation, well-being, and more.

Depending on how much full spectrum CBD oil you take will determine whether you experience a bit of an energetic lift or more of a relaxing sedative effect.

Since full spectrum CBD has a unique feature known as biphasic, you’re able to experience one effect at a lower dose and a completely different effect with a higher dose.

Biphasic signaling effects are not completely understood and can range from anxiety responses, various behaviors, motivation, feeding, novelty-seeking, and more.

Lower doses might work best for morning and daytime use, while larger doses can be better for nighttime when you’re ready to relax at home for the rest of the night.

Taking a large dose in the morning or afternoon can cause a bit more relaxation than you might want for a busy high energetic working day.

While a low dose at night may not give you the relaxation effects you’re looking to experience.

What CBD actually does depends on the dosage that’s best for you and your situation.

It’s best to start with a low dosage and slowly work your way up until you’ve achieved the results you desire.

How Quickly Does Full-Spectrum CBD Oil Work?

Within about 15 – 45 minutes of taking an adequate dose under your tongue (sublingual) of full spectrum CBD oil, you’ll begin to feel the effects.

  • Under tongue 15 – 45 minutes
  • Swallowing CBD oil 45 – 1+ hours

Generally, if you want your CBD oil to work faster, take your dose under your tongue and hold it for between 30 – 60 seconds.

For a bit longer-lasting effect, swallowing CBD without holding it under your tongue can extend the effect by processing it through the liver.

Everyone responds a bit differently and finding the dosage that works best for you throughout the day and night might require some persistent trial and error.

What Strength CBD Oil Should You Buy?

Depending on what effects you want to experience and how severe your situation is will determine what you’ll need to achieve the results you want.

Lower strength CBD products are geared more towards daytime use and mild applications, while higher strengths are for more critical needs and nighttime use.

To achieve an increase in your general wellbeing, a lower to medium dose will be your best option.

While you may need different strengths and different types of CBD for each situation.

The best way to find what strength and type of CBD will work best for your situation is to experiment by first starting slow.

To start and if you’re brand new to CBD, we recommend choosing a product with a lower strength and lowest dose possible to achieve results.

As you get more experience and learn how full spectrum CBD oil makes you feel at different times of the day with different doses, you’ll be able to better fine tune the strength you need, when you need it.

What Is The Strongest Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Just because it’s the strongest, doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the best choice for you and your unique situation.

Due to the higher amounts of cannabinoids in our 1,500 mg CBD oil, we recommend caution if it’s your first time experiencing the highest strength of CBD oil we offer.

What Is The Best Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Organic full-spectrum CBD oil is arguably the best type of full-spectrum CBD oil available for purchase.

If you find an organic full spectrum CBD oil that has the USDA organic seal, you can rest assured you’re buying the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil available.

CBD full spectrum oil is the highest quality over the other types of CBD oil on the market.

When comparing the quality of effects between CBD oil full spectrum, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate, the clear winner is full-spectrum CBD oil.

The primary reason why consumers prefer full spectrum CBD oil is because it simply works better.

As we described the potent benefits of the entourage effect above, taking a non-full-spectrum CBD oil will deprive you of the full extent the entourage effect intends to deliver.

Will Full Spectrum CBD Oil Make You High?

Full spectrum CBD oil doesn’t have enough THC in it to make you high.

Since there are only small trace amounts of THC in full spectrum CBD oil, there’s no possibility of getting high or feeling recreational effects.

Will I Fail A Drug Test If I Take Full-spectrum CBD?

Since full spectrum CBD oil does have small amounts of THC, there is a possibility you might not pass a routine drug screen.

Distilled CBD oil has even smaller trace amounts of THC that can further help you reduce the risk of failing a drug test.

Final Thoughts On Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Whole plant USDA Certified full spectrum CBD oil is the best type and highest verifiable quality available on the market.

Before you believe any product label attempting to claim full spectrum, make sure you do a quick double check to verify you’re actually buying a true full spectrum that contains a large array of cannabinoids beyond CBD.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our full spectrum CBD products, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be glad to help you right away.