Is hemp the same thing as marijuana?

One of the most common misconceptions about hemp is that it is the same thing as marijuana. Although they both come from the same cannabis plant, their chemical composition is different.

Marijuana contains high levels of THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the “high” that users experience.

Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, as required by law, and is non-psychoactive – meaning it won’t get you “high.” Hemp can produce a variety of products such as CBD oil, edible seed, clothing, and even building materials.

Does Pure Shenandoah Hemp Extract contain THC?

Hemp oil may naturally contain trace amounts of psychoactive ingredients, as they are innate to the plant in trace levels. Our Hemp products contain less than .3% THC legally allowed by law. We third-party test all of our finished products to ensure that they fall below the legal federal threshold set for psychoactive ingredient composition. We use a full-spectrum extract from hemp keeping all of the phytonutrients intact to ensure benefit from what’s called the “entourage effect” which means all the compounds found naturally in the plant work in harmony.

How much should I take and when?

As your experience with hemp extract will be unique to you, following our suggesting serving instructions is best. Consistency is absolutely key, and we suggest taking 1-2 servings daily to allow the extract to gradually build in your system. We encourage you test a variety of times to take your extract and track your performance to find what best serves your needs. It may take up to 5 days of consistent use to begin noticing effects of CBD extract.


STEPS TO Hemp Extraction
Superior Farming

Every product Pure Shenandoah creates starts with our proprietary varieties of hemp that are high in CBD. Under strict guidelines, while using state-of-the-art farming processes, our farmers produce quality hemp. Not only does this enhance the quality of our proprietary varieties, but it also makes sure our products are safe, regulated and unsurpassed in their potency and consistency.

Raw Hemp Processing

The plants we use are dried and warehoused after being harvested. The plant is then milled into a coarse powder when it is ready for production. The milling process adheres to the highest standards in the industry. Once processed, the hemp is ready to move to the extraction process.

Proprietary Extraction

At our facility, we follow the highest standards for manufacturing. Our hemp extraction and purification process involves supercritical CO2, a commonly used method of extraction. CO2 cannabis extraction uses pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) to pull CBD (and other phytochemicals) from the plant. This CO2 method is better at preserving many of the hemp’s beneficial phytocannabinoids and terpenes, or flavors, of the plant.

This often makes the finished product more desirable. CO2 extraction is also much better for the environment. The result is the highest quality full spectrum hemp oil available.

Post Extraction

The hemp extract is separated from the supercritical CO2 used in the extraction process.

Once extracted, plant solids like waxes and chlorophyll are removed from the oil through further final processing. CBD on its own offers many benefits, a growing body of research has found there is a full spectrum of product with multiplying benefits.

Third Party Lab Testing

We rigorously third party lab test at every step to ensure consistency of our product. We have set a bar of rigorous testing to ensure the consistency of our product. All products are free of any residual solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and more. We test at every single stage of the process described in this list. Furthermore, by utilizing small-batch testing, we are capable of providing accurate results for each product.


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Delta-8 & Delta-9 THC products

Delta-8 & Delta-9 THC are both naturally occurring cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Pure Shenandoah's Delta-8 & Delta-9 THC is derived from Hemp utilizing the cleanest, safest, and most effective methods available.


Our state-of-the-art, supercritical CO2 extraction facility is capable of capturing the entire plant to produce a final product that includes the full spectrum of natural cannabinoids and terpenes.

NEW! Pet products

Pets need love too! Whether your pet is high energy and nervous or older struggling with aches, joint and coat health, Pure Shenandoah is here to help. Formulated for small or big pets with convenient dosing to help them live their best life and love their owner even more!


Pure Shenandoah topical creams are made from 100% natural CBD and formulated to relieve muscle soreness and inflammation.


Get your daily dose of goodness in the tastiest way available with our flavor packed edible line delivering the effect you desire.


We offer a Full Sample Bundle as well as an Infused Sample Bundle. These bundles will allow a small trial run of all our available products to see what works for you at a fraction of the cost!


Relaxing with a smoke is a tradition as old as Virginia itself. From the hands of our farmers, to the hands of our customers, enjoy Virginia’s Finest™ Hemp flower and pre-rolls.


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We now have pet products! Our Tame pet CBD is perfect for high energy or nervous pets.

Our Relief & Mobility CBD is great for joint issues, coat health, and general pain.

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