Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is CBD legal in the US?
A: Yes, CBD from hemp is federally legal in the United States. However, rules about how it can be sold differ from state to state so if you have cause for concern you should check with your local state government. You won’t get in trouble just for owning or using these products.

Q: Is CBD legal in other countries?
A: CBD from hemp is legal in many countries, and CBD products are commonly sold throughout Europe. Rules are constantly changing, so if you’re not sure if CBD is legal in your country you can start by checking this list.

Q: Will CBD get me high?
A: No. CBD does not get you high. While you may feel a little different, you won’t be high or inebriated. You’ll be able to drive, work, and go about your day normally — maybe even a little better than normal.

Q: Will these products cause me to test positive for cannabis?
A: Some products may contain tiny amounts of THC (lab results are linked from each product page). Because we can’t guarantee a total absence of THC, If you may be tested for cannabis metabolites then you should avoid CBD products, just in case.

Q: What’s the difference between hemp and cannabis?
A: Botanically speaking, they are identical — they are Cannabis sativa  or Cannabis indica. The difference is regulatory: Hemp is defined as any cannabis plant that has less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Above that and it is considered “cannabis,” and is subject to much more stringent regulations. 

Q: How much CBD should I take?
A: Everybody responds differently to CBD, so it’s impossible to give you a personalized dosing recommendation here. We recommend starting with a dose of 10 to 20mg. If you get the desired result, stay at that dose, or even try a slightly lower dose. If you don’t get the effects you desire, try taking more. 

Q: Can I take too much CBD?
A: CBD has a remarkable safety profile: in 2019 the World Health Organisation found that “Cannabidiol…has no potential for abuse and no potential to produce dependence. It does not have significant ill-effects.”

Q: Will CBD cure my condition?
A: Please consult your healthcare professional. Federal regulations bar us from giving medical advice.

Q: Do your products contain any major allergens?
A: Many AK CBD products contain coconut oil or purified coconut oil (MCT). The ingredients in each product are listed on their respective pages.

Q: Is CBD safe for people who are pregnant or nursing?
A: We recommend checking with your healthcare professional.

Q: Can kids take CBD?
A: Speak with your kids’ pediatrician before giving them CBD.

Q: Can I fly with CBD products?
A: Yes — as long as they are compatible with other rules (like carry-on liquid limits), there are no restrictions to flying with CBD products in the United States. For other countries check with local authorities.

Q: Where is your CBD from?
A: AK CBD is sourced from fully permitted hemp farms in the United States and Western Europe.

Q: Are your products lab tested?
A: Yes, they are — the results for each product are linked from their product pages.

Q: Where are your products made?
A: AK CBD products are made in California, using American and European hemp.

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Of course! However, since CBD rules differ from country to country, international shipping is not automated at checkout. If you’d like to receive AK CBD products outside the United States, please email us for details.

Q: What do I do if there was a problem with my order?
A: Please email us and let us know what went wrong. We’ll do our best to make it right.

Q: What is your return policy?
A: Unopened AK CBD products may be returned for a full refund, excluding shipping. Email us for more information.