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Frequently Asked Questions

Starting Dose​

The starting point for dosing with Island's CBD tincture or elixir is 8mg (0.5ml) two times per day - once in the morning and once in the evening. It is most efficient if used sublingually (under your tongue). The dose should be held under your tongue for at least one minute, then swished around your mouth and swallowed. If needed, you can swish with a sip of water or juice. 

You will need to adjust dose strength per individual requirements. Micro dosing typically is around 1/8-1/4 dropper (2mg-4mg CBD) per dose. The number of doses per day varies from patient to patient and even day to day.



Frequently Asked Questions for CBD (cannabidiol):


Q. What is CBD?

A. CBD is one of the more common cannabinoids found in many cannabis varieties. It is non-psychoactive for the vast majority of the human population, and has anti-pain, anti-anxiety and anti psychotic effects. Some of the other properties of CBD include; anti cancer, reduces nausea, relieves spasms, decreases seizures, muscle relaxant, anti anaerobic bacterial, nervous system protectant, anti diabetic, improves circulation, relieves psoriasis, anti inflammatory, bone growth enhancer, arthritis relief and antioxidant.

Q. Can CBD be used for sleep?

A. Yes, CBD can help your body reach a higher state of mental and physical relaxation for better sleep. CBD alone does not make you fall asleep. When taken regularly, CBD can help regulate your circadian rhythm.

Q. Does CBD help reduce inflammation and related side effects?

A. Yes, CBD reduces inflammation and related issues/symptoms. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system and at the cellular level to decrease an overactive immune system and other sources of inflammation.

Q. Does CBD become less effective over time

A. No, CBD does not become less effective. Some people may develop a slight tolerance when using CBD daily over a long period of time.

Q. Can I use CBD with pharmaceutical medications?

A. Yes, it can be safely used with most pharmaceuticals. Please consult with your primary physician or specialist if you have concerns. Standard dosing typically does not raise concern.

Q. Can CBD be used with THC?

A. Yes, CBD and THC together can be used to help treat many conditions/syndromes/diseases more effectively than using either cannabinoid by itself. This is why it's so important to use full spectrum cannabis products.

Full spectrum CBD used topically or sublingually can potentially help, treat, and/or prevent: acne, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, blood pressure problems, burns, cancer, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diverticulitis, epileptic seizures, eczema, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, gingivitis, gout, hemorrhoids, Huntington’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, lupus, menstrual cramps, migraines, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, nausea, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Syndrome, psoriasis, tension headaches, and more. CBD is also neuro-regenerative and a neuro-protectant.


Frequently Asked Questions for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol):

Q. What is THC? 

A. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the most studied psychoactive cannabinoid most commonly found in cannabis.It is psychoactive in larger doses and has many medicinal uses. Delta-9 THC is the most commonly used form of THC.

Q. How do I choose which variety of THC products to use for my personal needs?

A. Some people desire mental stimulation, increased alertness and energetic effects, while deep relaxation and sleep are the goals of another group. Luckily, we have a large variety of products to fit each and every person's needs! If you are new to cannabis or looking to treat a specific condition, we recommend scheduling a consultation with us.

Q. What method of usage is best for me?

A. Check out our "Modes of Administration" section under Dosing and Usage.

Q. Will CBD interfere with THC or vise versa? 

A. Yes, CBD will slightly lessen the psychoactive effects of THC. The amount of moderation depends on individual body chemistry. CBD and THC do not interfere with each other in regards to biochemical/physiological activity in your body. CBD and THC together are more effective for treating many conditions, syndromes and diseases.

Q. Does CBD, or THC help cure/kill cancer? 

A. Yes, CBD and THC can both help. They reduce cancer cell growth, slow cancer cell division, promote earlier cancer cell death, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, reduce nausea, enhance general well being, and promote better quality sleep/rest. CBD also promotes homeostasis (overall balance in your body) and increased bone health.

Q. Why do I get anxiety when using THC?

A. Some people may experience anxiety or paranoia as a side effect of THC. We recommend using a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio of THC to CBD to help combat the onset of THC-induced anxiety. If your preferred mode of administration is smoking or vaporizing bud, try a strain that is more sedative and has a high CBD ratio. CBD helps reduce symptoms of THC-induced anxiety by reducing the cortisol response and blocking the part of the receptors that THC may use to activate anxiety. If you would like more information or a personalized dosing plan, visit the Schedule a Consultation page. 


Island’s full spectrum cannabis extracts contain up to 120 cannabinoids (unlike production extracts, which may only contain 1 or 2 cannabinoids), and up to 200 terpenes (other’s extracts may not contain ANY terpenes). We also capture important enzymes, proteins, pigments, amino acids, fats and lipids in our processing techniques. Of major importance is the capturing of terpenes - an aromatic ingredient of cannabis.Terpenes are the key to the other physical and physiological effects that cannabis has to offer. The maximum amount of captured natural active ingredients equals the best product possible.

Information on cannabinoids, terpenes, metabolites, flavonoids and other components of cannabis, as well as information on how to use CBD and THC more effectively for specific conditions, diseases, syndromes can be found on

At Island we are always happy to help guide you to better health and well being using all natural CBD and THC full-spectrum products. 

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