Wait What? (Faqs)

Let’s talk CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids in cannabis. Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it won’t make you high.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the main chemical compounds made by the cannabis plant, and there are at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. Out of all the known cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the ONLY one that’s psychoactive. Cannabinoids work by binding to receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS).

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The main role of the human endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis—biological harmony in response to changes in the environment.
Research initially suggested that endocannabinoid receptors only existed in the brain and nerves, but scientists later discovered that these receptors are located throughout the body and support a wide variety of processes, such as memory, mood, pain, metabolism, immune function, appetite, sleep, stress, and reproduction.

Do I need a medical marijuana card or doctor’s prescription?

No. Our CBD is ethically sourced from hemp (not marijuana) and is legally available to anyone in the United States.

Since Not Pot gummies contain CBD, will it make me high?

No. This is probably the biggest misconception. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is completely non-psychoactive.

I ate a gummy yesterday but don’t feel anything yet. What’s going on?

If you’ve ever started a new supplement or vitamin regimen, you probably know the short answer to “How long does it take to notice a difference?” Well, it depends. For instance, if you’ve only recently started suffering from mild symptoms, you'll probably feel better faster than someone who’s been dealing with severe symptoms for years. Results are cumulative and oftentimes subtle at first, so be consistent and understand that taking supplements of any kind is simply a form of investing in your future self.

Where do you source your hemp?

We're proud to support sustainable USA hemp farmers that are compliant with the 2014 Farm Bill.

Is this the perfect dose?

We’ve worked with top PhD scientists and cannabis researchers to develop what we feel is a healthy wellness dose. The suggested serving size for our vegan gummies is 1 gummy/day, but we generally recommend experimenting a bit to see what feels best to you. Everybody’s biochemistry is different! Some customers prefer 2 gummies, whereas others start with half a gummy and see how they feel.

Will Not Pot products cause me to fail a drug test?

Similar to how consuming poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, consuming certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for THC (since THC is inherently present in tiiiiny amounts in hemp plants—less than 0.3%). Although it’s rare, we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any Not Pot gummies if you’re subject to drug testing.

Let's talk orders.

Can I return the jar for something else?

Because we make our products in small batches to preserve potency and flavor, all sales are final. However, we love hearing from customers and are always looking to improve future formulations and products, so if you have any suggestions, please email us at hello@notpot.com.

Will Not Pot save my marriage/cure the common cold/get me a million-dollar raise at work?

No. We think companies that use fear tactics or make unsubstantiated claims to promote hemp are doing a great disservice. Hemp is a great addition to your wellness routine, but isn’t a quick fix for all life’s problems. As with any dietary supplement, we recommend consulting your physician prior to adding cannabinoids to your daily routine.

Finally, what’s with the name? Do you have a vendetta against pot?

Lol, no. We think Not Pot has a nice ring to it. Life’s too short to be serious 😉.

Let's Talk the Bail Project.

What is the Bail Project?

The Bail Project combats mass incarceration at the front end through a national revolving bail fund. The team's goal: To secure freedom for as many people as possible and fuel momentum for equal justice. A note from the Bail Project: We believe no one should be sitting in a jail cell because they cannot afford bail. We’re on a mission to restore the presumption of innocence and end wealth-based detention. Freedom should be free. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open 40 sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for over 160,000 low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court.

How else can I support the Bail Project?

We encourage you to make a donation here. 100% of your donation goes directly into our revolving bail fund, where it is used for the sole purpose of helping bring people home.