A Growing Interest: The Difference Between Hemp CBD & Cannabis CBD
It is the difference between THC levels found in hemp and cannabis that causes legal issues. Cannabis contains more THC and less CBD; although Hemp is derived from Cannabis it contains much less THC and much more CBD. Hemp contains levels of THC less than 0.3%. Hemp can cause euphoria as manufacturers use the leaves & flowers of the Hemp plant to make CBD products. Whereas hemp oil comes from the seeds of the 3 types of cannabis plants: Sativa, Indica & Ruderalis. The hybrid plant is a combination of the 3 types of cannabis plants; varying in THC levels based on the mild difference between plants. The main difference is the difference between the amount of CBD to THC. There is no difference in effect or benefits between Hemp CBD or Cannabis CBD.
The DEA considers any CBD products with more than 0.3% THC illegal and a schedule 1 drug. Unfortunately, the lack of scientific evidence to prove health claims makes the difference between hemp CBD & Cannabis CBD products strictly legal. Hemp CBD products are legal federally but illegal under certain state laws. Cannabis CBD products are illegal federally but legal under certain state laws.
However, Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are very different products. CBD oil uses the leaves and flowers of the Hemp plant, which is of high CBD concentration. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of Cannabis Sativa plants, which do not contain CBD. However, the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant have a nutrient rich profile, containing fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds that provide the health benefits that CBD typically provides to users.
There is no “high” available from CBD products, as there is little THC found in CBD products. These products are high in omega 3 + 6 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, antioxidants and also contain vitamins B and D. The question is, can it provide & maintain cardiovascular health? It is thought to, in addition to aiding the immune system.
There are 3 types of CBD available to consumers: isolate, full spectrum & broad-spectrum. Isolate contains only CBD, with no other cannabinoids. Full spectrum CBD oil contains all cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant, including THC. Lastly, broad-spectrum contains multiple cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant but does not contain any THC. Checking the certificate of analysis (COA) is the only way to understand what CBD oil contains.
CBD oil has medical benefits for the following medical conditions: Anti-Epileptic, Pain/Inflammation, Anxiety/Depression, Addiction, Neurodegenerative changes and Inflammatory skin conditions.
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