General FAQs

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.

Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumor, and neuroprotective qualities.

Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.

Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied relatively extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has many health benefits, without producing the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC. CBD is more about what you don’t feel and less about what you do feel.  That said, it’s important to start with a low dose to see how it makes you feel and increase your dose according to results. This is called finding the ‘sweet spot’, which is your perfect dose.

We recommend taking CBD sublingually, which means under the tongue.  By using the dropper, place your dose under the tongue. Hold it there (the longer the better) for at lease one minute, then swallow. There are thousands of capillaries under the tongue, which is how CBD is delivered right into the blood stream.

– CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.

– To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.

– Chronic use and even high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in human

CBG, or Cannabigerol, is a plant compound found in cannabis and hemp that comes from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), which is the chemical parent to some other well known cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. If you think of cannabinoids in the form of a family tree, CBGA sits at the top, and is a pre-cursor to its direct “descendants”, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBDA), which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Mother of all cannabinoids. CBG will not get you ‘high’, as it is a non-psychoactive plant compound, unlike THC.

Promising studies show CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Other research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG may be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.

No, for example, Idaho prohibits even full spectrum CBD, as it contains a slight amount (0.3% or less) of THC. However, CBD is legal in most states, as long as it is derived from hemp, not marijuana, and contain less than 0.3% THC. No medical card is required to buy or use hemp-derived CBD products.


All orders are packed with biodegradable packing materials and shipped priority mail via the United States Postal Service.  Shipping is free of charge for orders of $100.00 and over. 

This is determined on a case by case basis, as it is not legal to import/export CBD to all countries from the U.S.A. 

All orders are shipped the same day of receipt, as long as the order is received by 3 p.m., Pacific time. 


Authentic Botanicals accepts all major credit cards.

Orders & Returns

Please call (509-919-0124) or email ( to cancel or change your order. 

No, we do not require an account to place an order, you may order as a guest. 

You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking order, via email. 

If your product is defective, please return the unused product to Authentic Botanicals. Please return to:

Authentic Botanicals
P.O. Box 621
Liberty Lake, WA 99016