What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil has been steadily gaining in popularity, and for good reason! This safe and effective remedy has become a staple supplement for many Kimberton Whole Foods customers. So, what is CBD Oil? To start, “CBD” is the acronym for Cannabidiol, a promising cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and in medical/recreational cannabis. It is the agricultural hemp plant that is used to make the CBD oils we sell on our shelves. While you’ve likely heard of THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid also found in both plants, agricultural hemp is contains less than 0.3% THC, making it non-psychoactive.

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First, agricultural hemp is not a drug. Although a variety of the plant Cannabis sativa L., hemp is genetically distinct from medical/recreational cannabis, or marijuana. Hemp is a crop deeply rooted in American history, historically used in the production of fibers as well as seed-oil. At Kimberton Whole Foods, you’ll find it on our shelves in various forms, from hemp protein, to CBD oil, hemp seeds, pasta, soap, and more.


Hemp-derived CBD oil is different than hemp seed oil (a nutritional supplement derived from hemp seeds) because it is extracted from all parts of the plant, including the seeds, stems, and stalks, and contains higher concentrations of cannabinoids. CBD oil can be taken straight, or try it in a Hemp Oil Latte.


CBD can be taken internally or applied externally for pain relief and relaxation. Our friends at CV Sciences share that “with all of the stresses in life, it can be difficult to stay balanced and healthy. Our bodies have an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), that produces its own cannabinoids. The ECS helps maintain homeostasis and talks to every other organ system in the body. Hemp-derived CBD has the ability to balance the system that’s designed to balance you.”*


We recommend that individuals who are required not to fail a drug test should avoid all hemp-derived products to prevent any issues with the testing. While hemp-derived CBD products will not cause any feelings of intoxication, these products may have trace amounts of THC that would influence a drug test. Please ask a team member about THC-free CBD oil products.

We carry a diverse selection of CBD products in our apothecary department. Ask one of our team members to help you navigate the many options!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

17 thoughts on “What is CBD Oil?

    • Hello Laura, Thank you for reaching out! Yes, we do sell CBD oil for pets from Charlotte’s Web brand, at all KWF locations. It’s 20% off this month, June 2018. Thank you! -Emily at KWF

    • Hello Jen, Thank you for reaching out! Some customers report positive effects on pain management when using CBD oil. We recommend speaking to your doctor to decide if it may be right for you. Please feel free to stop into one of our stores and speak with our knowledgeable apothecary team to learn more about CBD oil. Thank you, Emily at KWF

  1. More and more hemp is being grown in the US. Do you use US grown hemp for your products, and if so, from what states?

    • Hello Dave, Thank you for reaching out! Charlotte’s Web brand is grown in the United States – 100% grown in Colorado. Thank you for connecting with us. -Emily at KWF

    • Hello Scott, Thank you for reaching out! CV Sciences’ formulas come in various strengths, we do not have a solid reason why it does not come in 750 mg, that’s just how they make it. For any additional questions regarding this product, please give your local store a call and we’ll be happy to speak with you. Thank you, Emily at KWF

    • Hello Michele, Thanks for reaching out! Yes, CV Sciences (Plus CBD Oil) does sell full-spectrum CBD oil, and it is available in flavors. We carry these formulas, all of which are sold in 1oz containers, with 80 servings per container: Gold (13mg), Green (12mg), Brown (11mg). Please stop into our Apothecary and speak with one of our team members if you have further questions! Thank you.

  2. Any possibility that the CBD workshop will be offered again at the Ottsville store? Unable to make it on 6/19, 6:30p-7:30pm.

    • Hi Susan, Thank you for reaching out! It is likely that we’ll host future events, yes. Please stay tuned to our social media and email newsletter for updates. Have a great day!

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