Refine Pharmaceuticals FAQ

  • Can just anyone come to our CBD workshops? Yes, anyone can come! You don’t need special permissions or a doctor’s referral. The course will be hosted by a Board Certified U.S. physician, so many of your medical questions can be answered during the class.


  • What main treatments will be discussed? We will be discussing pain management, anxiety management, and daily preventive care in the first workshop. In future CBD workshops, we will talk about a number of treatment options that are good for other medical conditions. We will also go over CBD dosing in detail, as well as safety, maintaining consistent results, and how to dose loved ones (including pets, pregnant women, and children). Keep in mind that if you would like to discuss conditions not listed, Dr. Olga will be available to answer many of your medical questions concerning CBD oil and your health. DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that Dr. Olga is not your private doctor and that any medical concerns should be addressed with your own doctor. All of the information provided in our workshops is strictly meant to act as a learning opportunity and not an attempt to diagnose or treat any health condition. Use all medicinal hemp products at your own discretion. Please use them safely and responsibly.


  • Will I be able to try a CBD product? Yes! At the workshop, we will be learning about how to make THC-free CBD tinctures for various medical conditions. At the end of the course, you will be taking home your own 500mg CBD tincture to try yourself.


  • If I take CBD, will that affect my work? There are very effective options for CBD treatments that are made from a substance referred to as hemp isolate. These are also called CBD isolate and can be found in ready-made forms (like tinctures, edibles, or vape pens), or in powder form for you to use any way you choose. The isolate form does not contain any THC or euphoric substances that would affect your ability to work or drive. Ask for THC-free CBD products whenever you are shopping if this is your primary concern.


  • Does insurance cover these natural medicines? Not as of yet, but the more interest in CBD oil and the more effective it is proven, insurance companies will inevitably be on board. Furthermore, CBD tinctures and vape pens often last for up to four weeks and can cost as low as $30 per bottle.


  • How can I contact someone if I have more questions about CBD? Please feel free to contact a CBD Certified team member at We are always available to answer your questions about our workshops and the benefits of CBD oil in general. Please keep in mind that we are not your doctor and will not give medical advice about your personal health. All recommendations and information provided are generic and based on use by the general public.


  • Is there a difference between CBD isolate, broad-spectrum CBD and full-spectrum CBD? Yes! CBD isolate means there is generally one main ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD). Broad spectrum generally means you have a CBD product that contains additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids or some combination of these ingredients with ZERO THC. Full spectrum means your product will contain some THC. All legal full spectrum products must contain no more than 0.3% THC to be compliant with the federal laws.


  • Can I overdose on CBD? No studies have shown that you can actually overdose on CBD but this is a tricky question. In general, CBD is not deadly nor are there any known dangerous side effects. However, you can find that there are unpleasant or unwanted side effects if you overmedicate. These side effects include increased anxiety, changes in appetite, changes in mood, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting. To avoid overmedication it is best to follow a weight-based dosing schedule. Start low and grow slow! See our Dosing Calculator to get started on the path to find your perfect CBD dose now!


  • Can CBD interact with my other medications? Potentially, yes. Any drug metabolized by an enzyme found in the body called CYP450 could potentially interact with CBD. According to studies, drugs known to use the CYP450 system include certain steroids, antibiotics, heart medications, blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, antacids, HIV antivirals, mental health medications, and more. But taking any of these medications does not mean you can not take CBD. Before beginning with CBD, we strongly advise that you have a discussion with your doctor to avoid any potential medication interactions.