Chances are, if you’re wondering about it, someone else is too.
Explore the answers to some of the most common CBD queries we hear.


What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a nonintoxicating phytocannabinoid (a naturally occurring plant compound) found in hemp and other cannabis plants. CBD has been shown to have a variety of beneficial effects.

Will CBD get me high?

Unlike THC, another cannabinoid commonly found in marijuana, CBD does not cause a high. Full-spectrum CBD products (like ours) do contain <0.3% THC, but this amount is nowhere near enough to cause any psychoactive effects.

What’s the difference between cannabis plants and hemp?

Technically, nothing. Hemp, also known asCannabis sativaL., is actually a type ofCannabisplant—a larger plant genus that also includes marijuana plants. Over the years, the term “cannabis” has become culturally synonymous with marijuana or weed, but in fact, this category of plants includes both hemp and marijuana.

Is CBD legal?

Yes! CBD is a federally legal due to the fact that it contains less than 0.3% THC.

Does the source of my CBD matter?

Yes! The source of your CBD is one of the most important factors in determining whether your CBD regimen will be effective. For starters, the soil conditions used to grow the hemp plants your CBD is extracted from can set the final CBD product up for success or failure. At Verist, we choose the areas of our farm where we know the soil will be able to best nurture the right mix of cannabinoids and terpenes to produce the most therapeutic CBD. We also use clean, green, natural farming practices so no chemicals or pesticides are introduced to the crop—or into your body. But the most important differentiator in buying from a brand like Verist is the fact that our CBD comes from a single origin. This means that when you start a CBD regimen with our products, you’ll be able to experience more consistent benefits than you would with a brand who gets their CBD from a variety of different sources. When you choose a single-origin brand, you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you expect, every time.

How much CBD should I take?

To start, we recommend trying the recommended serving size marked on the package and increasing or decreasing your dose from there. Always be sure to talk with your doctor before using if you are taking any other medications.

Can I take CBD if I am on other medications?

We always recommend talking with your doctor before using CBD if you are taking any other medications.

Can I take CBD if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

The FDA strongly advises against the use of CBD in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. We always recommend talking with your doctor if you have any additional questions or concerns.

I want to try CBD, but I am not sure what products are right for me. Where should I start?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to CBD, and its effects can vary person by person. That’s why we organize our products based on how CBD can benefit you:

pain & recovery, sleep & relaxation, stress relief & clarity.

Why isn’t CBD working for me?

While CBD does affect everyone differently, it is important to follow the directions listed on the package for best results—and to continue to use it consistently, even if you don’t feel or notice results right away. It can take a while for CBD to reach its peak effectiveness.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD? And how long do the effects of CBD last?

It may take up to two weeks of consistently using CBD for you to feel its effects, and how long it takes you to experience effects or benefits does vary from person to person. Once you’ve established your CBD routine, it typically takes one to two hours to feel the effects of each dose—shorter for ingestible products like our oils and gummies and longer for topical products like our body butters and salve. Depending on how much is in your body, the effects of CBD can last from two to six hours.


Do you charge for shipping and handling?

We charge a $10 flat rate for shipping and handling on purchases totaling less than $100. One reason for this is that our premium jars are heavier than standard CBD packaging, as they are made to be reused or upcycled. In addition, the natural ingredients in products such as our body butter must be kept at 75°F or lower to maintain the right consistency, so they are shipped with cold packs to retain quality.

Will I get a confirmation email for my order?

Yes. You’ll receive confirmation that the order was placed, and then another email when it is fulfilled and shipped. This email will include access to tracking information.

How long does shipping take? Will I get a tracking number?

Shipping typically takes 3-7 business days, depending on where the order is placed and what we have in stock. Estimated shipping is provided at checkout, and you’ll receive a tracking number as well as regular updates via email.

Do you ship internationally?

We currently ship only within the United States and do not accept international orders.

What is your refund policy?

It is deeply important to us that you feel good about both your Verist product and your purchase experience. If you are not satisfied for any reason, email us at info@shopverist.com, and if you are within the first 30 days of your first Verist purchase, we will give you a full refund. For subsequent purchases, we will accept returns within 60 days of your shipment delivery, as long as the product is unopened and in its original packaging and condition.

Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes! If you are interested in partnering with us and would like more details, please email partners@shopverist.com.

Do you sell wholesale?

We do not sell wholesale at this time.

Can I cancel my order?

Prior to fulfillment and shipping, you can request to cancel your order on the My Account page on our website. This request will then be reviewed for approval. Once an order has shipped, it can no longer be cancelled, but it can be returned for a full refund within 60 days of purchase if it is unopened and in its original packaging and condition.

Do you offer subscriptions?

Yes! You can subscribe to both our Good Day and Good Night CBD gummy refills in 15, 30 or 60-count packages. These subscriptions ship every 30 days and come with a 15% off discount (plus free shipping!). Subscriptions are an easy way to keep your CBD regimen consistent so you experience maximum benefits.

Can I edit my subscription?

If you want to edit your subscription, go to My Account > My Subscription and cancel your current subscription. Then, you can go back to shopping and subscribe to the product you want.

How do I cancel my subscription?

If, for whatever reason, you don’t want your subscription to automatically renew, you can cancel at any time by going into My Account > My Subscription. From there, simply click Cancel. Your subscription will no longer be renewed and you will not be charged, unless you canceled after the billing period. In this case, your subscription will be canceled starting with the next billing period.


How is Verist CBD different from other brands?

The growing process is a huge part of why it makes sense to choose Verist over any other hemp brand. As a fourth-generation family farm, we’ve been farming in the same part of the Minnesota River Valley for over 130 years. Our hemp selection process is another reason. We start with genetics that provide the highest therapeutic qualities, and then we further examine and identify the phenotype with the cannabinoids and terpenes we believe will be most desirable for the body and the palate. When it comes to the extraction process, we extract full-spectrum CBD to create products that have the most potential to be beneficial. While broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate may be right for some people, to us it feels more like taking a vitamin rather than just eating your vegetables.

Where is Verist CBD sourced?

All Verist CBD comes from a single source: our family farm in the Minnesota River Valley, where we have been farming for over 130 years. This is important because with single-origin CBD, you’ll be able to experience more consistent benefits than you would with a brand who gets their CBD from a variety of different sources. When you choose a single-origin brand, you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you expect, every time.

Is Verist CBD sustainable?

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at Verist. When it comes to farming, we are fourth-generation farmers who know our soil, and we use sustainable farming practices to make sure we get the best results out of it. We also design all Verist jars and bottles to be reusable and recyclable. Check out some of our favorite ways to upcycle our containers on our blog.

Are Verist products sold in stores?

As of now, you can only purchase Verist products through our website.

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