General CBD Questions
For all Cannabidiol questions

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids produced by mature hemp plants. It is comprised of 21 Carbon, 30 Hydrogen, and 2 Oxygen atoms.

CBD doesn’t contain any THC, a different cannabinoid responsible for “marijuana’s” psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is non-psychoactive and is thought to help curb some of THC’s less desired side effects, like paranoia and elevated heart rate.

CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system— a biological network composed of cannabinoid receptors and signalers— to help the body maintain overall health and homeostasis.

The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many bodily functions including,

  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Metabolism and appetite
  • Memory and our ability to retain new information

CBD is known as a phytocannabinoid, phyto- meaning ‘of the plant’ and mimics our body’s endocannabinoids, endo- meaning internal, that our bodies naturally produce. Some believe that consuming phytocannabinoids like CBD can help a user’s endocannabinoid system run more efficiently.

The cannabinoid CBD does not show up on drug tests because drug tests aren’t looking for CBD metabolites (what’s left after our body breaks CBD down.)

Workplace drug tests are looking for THC metabolites that can show up in your body after you take full-spectrum CBD products, like gummies, oils, and hemp flower.

For more on this subject, check out our blog post on the subject.


CBD is well tolerated by most, but using CBD can cause some unwanted side effects. Some of the most common include:

  • Change in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Upset Stomach

CBD isn’t shown to have any dependence issues, meaning that you will not get addicted to CBD if you begin to use it. The World Health Organization has stated that “…in humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…”

Cannabidiol is not psychoactive and will not make you feel intoxicated after you take it. In other words, using and consuming pure CBD and products made with CBD isolate will not get you high.

Because full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC, in theory, you could consume enough full-spectrum CBD (and the trace amounts of THC) to get buzzed.


About Us
Common Emailed Questions

Hemp is the good stuff! We kid, but if the question is about whether or not we grow THC cannabis, the answer is no.

Our sister company Sunset Lake Cannabis does though. For legal reasons, their products are only available in the state of Vermont.

We absolutely do. Most of our packages are shipped in brown boxes or yellow padded mailers with no discerning logos, imagery, or the word “CBD.”

The only thing that you’ll see on the shipping label is our return name “Sunset Lake Enterprises, LLC” our legal name. We can omit that though if you’d like an extra layer of discreetness.

What we can and can’t recommend for you (or your pets) really depends on your situation. If you’d like help figuring out which product is best for you, please email us or give us a call so that we can walk you through some products. We’re happy to help!!


About Our Farm
Common Questions About Our Farming Practices

Sunset Lake CBD is not an organic farm, instead of paying the organic licensing fee, we choose to invest in sustainable farming practices like:

  • Sun growing
  • Cover cropping
  • Field rotation
  • Using organic fertilizer
  • Integrated pest management systems
  • Not spraying pesticides & herbicides that may have a detrimental effect both on wildlife and your CBD!

We plan to reinvest more and more in sustainable techniques moving forward including awesome projects like,

  • Fermentation for plant micronutrients
  • More to come soon…

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a pest mitigation system wherein we can use predatory bugs to control pests that would otherwise feed on our hemp plants.

For example, in order to keep the aphids at the farm under control, we use ladybugs. Periodically throughout the growing season, we’ll strategically place ladybug eggs around the field and sometimes on the hemp plants themselves. When the ladybugs hatch, they get right to work eating the harmful aphids and helping us protect the wonderful hemp plants. When we use bugs to eat bugs, we don’t have to spray harmful chemicals all over the hemp plants.

While our hemp farm location does not produce milk and cream for our favorite ice cream brand, the original dairy farm, Sunset Lake Farm still does!

The Sunset Lake CBD hemp farm is located up in the Champlain Islands of Vermont. (They’re left off just about every map of the state, but they do indeed exist.)

We find that the nice loamy soil and higher winds make for some hardy hemp plants.