Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most common inquiries we get at Green Rice. If you have any further questions regarding one of our products or services, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you today.

Green Rice-what?

Who is Green Rice?

Green Rice is a platform that connects consumers with brands that sell high-quality CBD products.

Do you deliver?

Green Rice delivers all of Hong Kong currently.

Is CBD legal in Hong Kong?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid present in the hemp plants but is not a dangerous drug controlled under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (Cap. 134). Products containing 0% THC are allowed.

Are Green Rice products safe and legal?

Green Rice's team tests and hand-selects all products sold on our platform. All products sold on Green Rice undergo rigorous testing prior to being shipped to Hong Kong to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants. All products adher to Hong Kong's law with regards to importing food and consumer related products.

I’m a brand. How can I sell my goods on Green Rice?

Due to the high number of vendors wanting to sell their goods on Green Rice, we can’t reply to everyone. But please drop us a note in the contact us form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! Shoot us an email at

I have some feedback. How can I share this?

We love to hear from you. Please shoot us a DM via instagram @thegreenrice or shoot us an email at


Can CBD make you feel high?

Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating. Why? Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids, but they behave very differently in our bodies.
THC stimulates what are called CB1 receptors. When CB1 receptors are activated, humans generally experience feelings of euphoria—or, for some, anxiety or para. CBD doesn’t activate CB1 receptors, so we don’t feel euphoric, anxious or paranoia, or stoned when taking it.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. CBD and THC are considered a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids promote balance and overall wellness by moderating the communication between the cells of your body.* There are two types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, which your body naturally creates and phytocannabinoids, which are derived from the hemp plant. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

What is CBD?

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of over 100+ natural phytocannabinoids (naturally occurring compounds) found in and extracted from the hemp plant.

What are the effects of CBD?

CBD is known to promote balance and overall wellness by helping to regulate the communication between the cells of your body.* It is known to do this by naturally supplementing and binding with your body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS). *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.


The endocannabinoid system is your built-in regulatory system that helps maintain equilibrium in your mind and body, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices try to throw it off balance. You’ll find endocannabinoids everywhere from the immune system, brain, and central nervous system, to major organs, connective tissues, and glands. Incredibly, this system was only discovered in the 1990s and is considered essential to your body’s ability to cultivate good health. Affecting processes such as sleep, appetite, digestion, metabolism, mood, memory, hormones, and aging, the ECS’s primary function is to maintain homeostasis or your internal stability, despite the unexpected challenges of daily life.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

While hemp and marijuana are technically the same species , they are legally defined by what types of cannabinoids they produce. Most importantly, hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound found in higher concentrations in marijuana. Quite simply, it doesn't get you high. Hemp naturally contains higher levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive compound known for helping the human body restore balance and support overall wellness.

Is hemp extract (oil) the same as hemp seed oil?

In short, no. The terms are often confused with each other but there is a distinct difference between the two types of oil. Hemp seed oil is mainly composed of dietary fats, meaning it can soothe and moisturize skin but doesn’t include CBD and other phytocannabinoids. If you’re looking for products that contain CBD, please check carefully that it doesn’t only contain hemp seed oil.

Will CBD products show up on a drug test?

CBD will not show up on a drug test. Some CBD products, however, contain trace amounts of THC, marijuana's main active ingredient. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test. This is why it's critical to know the quality and composition of any CBD product you buy. At Green Rice, we only carry products that carry 0.0% THC (undetectable levels) and publish lab tests for every product we produce so you can be confident about knowing exactly what is in the product you are using.

Glossary of CBD terms (Cheat Sheet)

Hemp seed oil - Oil produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds that's high in antioxidants, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids but does not contain CBD or other phytocannabinoids. CBD Isolate - Purified CBD that is THC free but does not contain other beneficial cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids. Bioavailability - The degree of which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil - Hemp Oil Extract that contains CBD, other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids working in sync with your body, as nature intended. Importantly it contains undetectable levels of THC. Cannabinoid - Molecules that promote balance and overall wellness by moderating the communication between the cells of our bodies.* There are three types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, which our body naturally creates, phytocannabinoids, which are derived from plants such hemp, and synthetic cannabinoids, which are created in laboratories. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - The most well known Cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. THC binds itself to the CB1 receptors which helps produce a psychoactive effect on the body (high feeling). It can also have an effect on memory, perception and other functions. Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD, the second most common Cannabinoid that has several reported health benefits and is non-psychoactive (no high). Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) - The raw acidic form of CBD made in the hemp plant that has several health benefits that are different from CBD. Cannabichromene (CBC) - The third most common cannabinoid with a myriad of reported health and wellness benefits and is non-psychoactive (no high). Cannabigerol (CBG) - A minor cannabinoid, found at lower levels than the others but with potential benefits for the gut. Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) - The mother cannabinoid is the precursor to all the cannabinoids in the plant and is converted by enzymes in the plant to CBD or THC. Cannabinol (CBN) - A minor cannabinoid that has been reported to have sleep inducing effects on the body. Cannabidivarin (CBDV) - A soothing non-psychoactive cannabinoid that closely resembles cannabidiol (CBD) in structure. Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 (CB1) - CB1 receptors are found throughout the brain and body and help modulate numerous physiological processes including perceptions of pain and processing of memory. These receptors are also responsible for the euphoria or “high” caused by using marijuana products rich in THC. Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2) - CB2 receptors are enriched in the immune system, gut, and skin, where they modulate inflammation. CO2 Extraction - Method of extraction that separates the oil at room temperature, allowing for a minimal process to preserve natural compounds. Entourage Effect - This is described as the effect that the combination of natural cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from hemp have on one another - creating more synergistic benefits collectively rather than individually. Endocannabinoids - Cannabinoids produced by the human body. Full Spectrum Hemp Oil - Hemp Oil Extract that contains CBD, other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and fatty acids working in sync with your body, as nature intended. As opposed to Broad Spectrum Oil, it contains detectable levels of THC (usually 0.3% and under) Hemp Farming Act of 2018 - A US law passed by in 2018 that removes hemp from 'Schedule I controlled substances' to make it legal in all 50 states as an agricultural commodity. This is currently in progress. Homeostasis - A state of optimal balance and equilibrium within the body. Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) - The largest neurotransmitter system present in brain and body of humans and all other animals. It is responsible for regulating our biological processes including appetite, immune system, digestion, sleep, mood, memory, metabolism, hormones and aging. Industrial Hemp - A lower-quality plant that is grown specifically for its seeds and fibers for industrial use and therefore not bred for high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes . Phytocannabinoids - Natural Cannabinoids produced by plants. Terpenes - Terpenes are naturally found in plants and are the primary functional ingredient in essential oils. They give plants their aromatic and flavor properties and are known to offer unique therapeutic benefits on their own. When combined with CBD and other cannabinoids they are believed to enhance the overall wellness benefits (i.e. Entourage Effect). Terpenes are thought to work by acting directly on the brain or skin to moderate activity.


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