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INFORMATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There is a lot of uncertainty, misinformation, and questions surrounding THC and CBD products, legalization, consumption, etc. While the regulatory landscape is constantly shifting, we have done our best to create an FAQs section to help answer some of the questions we frequently get asked. The questions and answers, however, are not intended to be exhaustive, and can vary from state-to-state, so we urge you to contact your local authority for more specific information or contact us at info@cyclingfrog.com.

1. Are your products federally legal?

Yes. All Cycling Frog products are federally legal. Our products are 100% hemp-derived and contain less than the Federal limit of 0.3% delta-9 THC by dry weight.

In December of 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (more well known as the Farm Bill) was signed into law. It removed hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives of cannabis with less than than 0.3 percent delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a dry weight basis, from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

2. How old do you need to be to consume your products?

We do not recommend the consumption of our products by anyone under the age of 18.

The federal government does not provide an age restriction or guidance on purchasing or consuming hemp-derived products that meet federal requirements, however, your state or local jurisdiction might. If you have any questions, we recommend you consult with your local authorities.

3. Are your products safe to eat, drink, or consume?

Yes. All Cycling Frog products are made with the highest quality ingredients. We exclusively use natural fruit juices, concentrates, and essences, in lieu of artificial flavorings, and source organic ingredients whenever possible. Our products go through rigorous food safety and stability testing protocols to ensure they are safe. 

If you have any questions about any of the ingredients used in our products please contact us at info@cyclingfrog.com.

4. Are your products full spectrum?

Many of our products are full spectrum and are identified as such on their respective product page.

5. Are full spectrum products better?

Full spectrum products contain all the beneficial cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, flavonoids, and terpenes that exist naturally in hemp and cannabis plants. These amazing compounds work in tandem to provide the user an enhanced, holistic experience, that broad spectrum or isolated cannabinoid products simply can't offer. 

6. How are your products made?

All our products are manufactured in Oregon using 100% sustainably-grown, Oregon hemp. All our hemp can be traced back to the specific field and cultivar of our singular farming partner, which gives us unparalleled insight and knowledge of what, exactly, goes into our products and subsequently, your body. 

Our team of product developers has worked closely with our manufacturing partner for months developing and producing the highest quality products possible using the highest quality hemp extracts and ingredients we could source. Each batch of products undergoes extensive purity and safety testing by independent, third-party accredited laboratories.

For additional information regarding our testing procedures, please visit our testing page or contact us at info@cyclingfrog.com.

7. What do the different potency levels mean?

Potency references the amount of THC in a single serving.

* Our low potency products contain 0-4mg delta-9 THC/serving.

* Our medium potency products contain 5-10mg delta-9 THC/serving.

* Our high potency products contain more than 10mg delta-9 THC/serving.

These categorizations are based on our collective decades of experience as experts in the cannabis and hemp industry and are in no way a medical assessment or endorsement. If you are uncertain of your tolerance of THC and CBD, we recommend you start low and slowly work your way up until you reach your desired effect. 

Note: Delta-9 THC is considered illegal by the federal government in hemp-derived products when the concentration is greater than 0.3% by dry weight. None of our products contain more than 0.3% delta-9 THC by dry weight.

8. Are your products tested?

Yes. All Cycling Frog products undergo comprehensive analytical testing by both our own in-house testing team and independent, third-party accredited laboratories several times during the manufacturing process.

For additional information regarding our testing procedures, please visit our testing page or contact us at info@cyclingfrog.com.

9. What's the difference between delta-9 THC and delta-8 THC?

Delta-9 THC and delta-8 THC are both naturally occurring cannabinoids found in varying amounts in hemp and cannabis. Molecularly, delta-9 THC possesses a double-bonded oxygen atom located on the 9th carbon atom, whereas, Delta-8 THC possesses a double-bonded oxygen atom on the 8th carbon atom. This molecular difference produces a significantly different experience between the two compounds, with most users describing an uplifting, energetic, and milder psychoactive effect when using delta-8 THC compared to delta-9 THC.

10. Can I purchase your products locally? 

Cycling Frog products are available predominantly online and in specific geographic locations, but we are quickly expanding.

11. How can I become a distributor for your products?

Visit our Wholesale page, complete the 'APPLICATION FOR ENLISTMENT' and one of our members will contact you.

 

GLOSSARY

While anyone can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of THC and CBD, some of you may want to learn more. For that reason, we've created this glossary to help describe some of the cannabis industry's more commonly used words and phrases.

GLOSSARY 

Cannabidiol (CBD): A cannabinoid found in hemp and/or cannabis and has been shown effective as an anti-seizure, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, antidepressant and anxiolytic compound.

Cannabis: A genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae possessing high levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, which is used predominantly as a recreational drug, due to it's high levels of tetrahydrocannibinol (THC).

Cannabinoids: The compounds found in hemp and/or cannabis that react with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the human body to induce a wide array of effects, such as pain relief, hunger, or feeling 'high.' 

Certificate of Analysis (COA): An official, analytical testing report from an accredited laboratory documenting the potency and purity of our products.

Decarboxylation: A chemical reactive process through which heat is applied to cannabinoids to remove a carboxyl group, converting them from their acidic form to their non-acidic form.

Delta-9 THC is not psychoactive in it's acidic form, delta-9 THCa.

Delta-8 THC: Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is a compound closely resembling delta-9 THC, but has demonstrated to produce a similar, but more 'mild,' psychoactive effect.

Delta-9 THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most famous ingredient in cannabis and is known for it's psychoactive properties and the 'high' feeling users describe. Hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight are federally legal.

Distillate: A highly refined, oil-based concentration of cannabinoids.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS): A complex cell-signaling system that helps regulate a range of physiological functions and processes, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility.

The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.

Extraction: The process through which cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds are separated and removed from hemp and/or cannabis plants.

Extracts: Concentrations of beneficial cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes derived from hemp and/or cannabis.

Full Spectrum: A hemp or cannabis-derived product that possesses the entire spectrum of cannabinoids, offering the user a more effective and holistic benefit. 

Hemp: A cannabis strain containing very low levels of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Indica: A family of cannabis strains with stout, broad-leaves, thought to deliver sedating effects. These broad-leaf varieties are technically Cannabis indica ssp. afghanica.

Isolate: A highly-purified form of a single cannabinoid.

Sativa: A family of cannabis strains with tall, narrow-leaves, thought to induce energizing effects. These narrow-leaf varieties were originally Cannabis indica ssp. indica.

Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in very high concentrations in cannabis, that produce it's flavor and work in tandem with cannabinoids to enhance their therapeutic and psychoactive effects.

 

TESTING

All Cycling Frog products undergo comprehensive testing protocol to ensure our quality and safety standards are met. Our standards adhere to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) monograph on Cannabis. While the testing requirements vary from product to product each batch undergoes multiple rounds of testing and a final, independent analysis from an independent, third party accredited laboratory before being released. 

TEST RESULTS

BEVERAGES BATCH# TEST RESULTS
Black Currant THC Seltzer Certificate of Analysis
Wild Cherry THC Seltzer Certificate of Analysis
BROWNIES BATCH# TEST RESULTS
Chocolate THC/CBD Brownie Bites Certificate of Analysis
GUMMIES BATCH# TEST RESULTS
Blue Razz Delta-8 THC Certificate of Analysis
Huckleberry THC/CBD Certificate of Analysis
Mango Pineapple Delta-8 THC Certificate of Analysis
Watermelon THC/CBD Certificate of Analysis
ISOLATES BATCH# TEST RESULTS
CBD Isolate DD26-LF40 Certificate of Analysis
CBD Isolate CL108-LF33 Certificate of Analysis
SOFTGELS BATCH# TEST RESULTS
100mg CBD Softgel DG55 Certificate of Analysis
100mg CBD Softgel DC50 Certificate of Analysis
200mg CBD Softgel DG56 Certificate of Analysis
200mg CBD Softgel DC51 Certificate of Analysis
TINCTURES BATCH# TEST RESULTS
Agua Fresca Delta-8/CBD Tincture DG14(A) Certificate of Analysis
Strawberry Lemonade Delta-8 Tincture DG63 Certificate of Analysis
MINTS BATCH# TEST RESULTS
Wintergreen THC Mints DI53 Certificate of Analysis

TESTING FAQS

1. What do you test for?

Prior to releasing any finished product, all formulations/batches are tested by an independent, third party laboratory. At a minimum, we test for:

- Potency (How STRONG it is)

- Pesticides and Microbials (How CLEAN it is)

- Residual Solvents and Heavy Metals (How PURE it is)

The results from these tests are then compiled and a Certificate of Analysis is issued from the testing facility certifying the results.

2. How is testing integrated into your manufacturing processes?

Prior to beginning any product development, we submit our hemp extracts (oils and isolates) to an independent, third party lab for the following tests: Potency, pesticides, microbials, residual solvents, and heavy metals. We do this to ensure the hemp extracts we're using meet our exacting standards.

Once we begin development, testing is again performed at every transition stage in the manufacturing process using our own in-house High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analytical testing equipment to ensure products are formulated to the proper specifications before being submitted for final testing, once again, with an independent, third party lab. 

2. Where are your tests performed?

Depending on the product, we utilize two established, respected, and notoriously accurate analytical laboratories:

 

COLUMBIA FOOD LABORATORIES

12423 NE Whitaker Way

Portland, OR 97230

Lab Accreditations: https://www.columbialaboratories.com/about-us/#accreditations

 

IEH LABORATORIES

15300 Bothell Way NE,

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Lab Accreditations: https://www.iehinc.com/certifications-accreditations-licenses-and-permits/

 

4. How do you read your tests?

Independent test results are made available for EVERY batch of EVERY product, but unless you have a science background, these can be difficult to interpret. To make the test results more user-friendly, we've created a 'CONSOLIDATED TEST RESULTS SUMMARY,' to highlight the important information.

Still having trouble interpreting the data? No problem. You can contact us at info@cyclingfrog.com and we will walk you through the results.

4. What is the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) on Cannabis?

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® on cannabis is a scientific primer qualifying and quantifying the world’s historical and scientific data on the medicinal use of the plant.

The AHP was developed in collaboration with numerous researchers at the University of Mississippi (UMiss) under the guidance of Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, professor of pharmaceutics and one of this country’s foremost cannabis experts. UMiss is the only federally legal source of medical marijuana in the US, and they have been analyzing their own cultivated material, as well as products seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), for more than 30 years. As such, they are among the most knowledgeable in the world on all things cannabis.

The AHP represents the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on cannabis and herbal medicines in the English language, and will serve as a primary reference for academicians, health care providers, manufacturers, and regulators.

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