Frequently Asked Questions

I don't want to get "high," can I still use this medicine?


Yes! We specialize in formulating cannabis/hemp ratios that help people "thrive, but not get high." Research reveals that 4-10 times the amount of CBD reduces the "high" from THC. Patients who are new to cannabis/ hemp or sensitive to medications have had great success with our 2mg THC +10mg of CBD capsules as a starting dose. Our precision dosed 3mg THC-only capsules are also a good low dose option with minimal or no impairment depending on patient sensitivity. Generally, patients find they can achieve relief throughout the day with minimal or no impairment with our unique, consistent, low dose formulations.




Is this like "Rick Simpson Oil" (RSO)?


Both ReLeaf Ratios and RSO are essential oil extracts of cannabis and hemp. Like RSO, ReLeaf Ratio products contain a similar comprehensive array of terpenes, cannabinoids, phenols, and flavonoids due to our processing technique at lower temperatures. ReLeaf Ratios performs their extractions using ethanol, a food grade and safe solvent. Originally, Rick Simpson performed his extractions using a solvent called naphtha (i.e. clean kerosene), a highly volatile substance not meant for human consumption. Our products are fully tested and consistently dosed, so you can predict how this medicine will affect you. Also, our products also undergo finer filtration of the plant material, making them more palatable.




Why does full spectrum matter?


There are over 100 cannabinoids, 150 terpenes and 20 Flavonoids found in the cannabis species. Various combinations of these compounds are found in the wide variety of cannabis "strains" currently being grown worldwide. Depending on the cannabis, there will be a different collection of these compounds found in the oils extracted from the plant. ​Our full spectrum extract exemplifies the "entourage effect" found in cannabis and hemp. The numerous cannabinoids, terpenes, phenols and flavonoids work together to produce a synergistic effect and provide you with the maximum therapeutic benefit - the "entourage effect". Some extracts, known as isolates, only contain one compound. For example a THC isolate only contains THC. Isolates may require higher dosages compared to full spectrum extracts and they may cause undesirable effects.




What doses/ratios are good for using during the day?


Patients that are sensitive to the effects of THC and CBD have found that starting with the 2mg THC + 10mg CBD capsules or our 3mg THC-only capsules may be very effective for daytime use. These doses and ratios may be non-impairing and non-sedating and may help you find relief throughout the daytime hours. Patients with some tolerance to THC and CBD have found the 5mg THC + 15mg CBD or our 1:1 ratio 5mg THC + 5mg CBD capsules may be very effective for daytime use. There are patients that are less sensitive to medications that may use the 10mg THC + 50mg CBD or our 10mg THC + 10mg CBD comfortably during the day.




What capsules do you recommend to help with sleep?


Patients who are not sensitive to medications may find 10mg THC + 50mg CBD or the 25mg THC + 25mg CBD capsules very effective for insomnia. Patients who are sensitive to medications may find our low dose balanced 5mg THC + 5mg CBD capsule very effective for insomnia. Patients looking for a non-impairing dose may find that taking one or two of our 12mg CBD + 2mg CBDa capsules very effective for insomnia.




What's the difference betweeen CBD (hemp) and THC (cannabis)


CBD and THC are the two most prevelant cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. Legally, cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% THC are considered hemp plants. Cannabis plants contains more than 0.3%THC are considered cannabis plants. Confused? Cannabis and hemp flowers are from the same species of plant (cannabis) as both Macintosh and Gala apples are both from apple trees. One primary difference between CBD and THC is that CBD is not impairing, or doesn't make you "high."