As you may have learned from our previous post (What is CBD?) there are many differences (and some similarities) between Hemp and Marijuana. Yet despite these major differences both in use and applications, it didn’t stop our political leaders from deciding to foolishly lump the two under the same stigma declaring all Cannabis species as a Schedule I Drug and banning them in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. Although hemp is fully legal in most states and largely regarded as legal in others throughout the US, 2018 legislation, if fully passed will finally correct the oversight and make hemp once again fully legal across the board from a federal vantage point. (Hemp Farming Act 2018)
As marijuana is also used in a variety of applications including treatment for several medical ailments, it also contains higher concentrations of THC (5% – 35%), the intoxicating substance found in Cannabis that makes you feel high. Hemp on the other hand has many of the same medicinal characteristics with little to no THC (0%<.3%). Additionally hemp’s resume includes an impressive array of other applications including but certainly not limited to cardboard, carpets, clothing, automobiles, body care, paper, rope, soap, and many many more. It is reported that Hemp has some 25,000+ applications that it can be used for. Hemp CBD oil is arguably one of the most important applications in which we will be discussing in more detail throughout this post.
CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in both hemp as well as marijuana. There is no known difference between the CBD found in hemp vs. that of marijuana, other than the fact that hemp contains higher concentrations of CBD. The major sticking point between the two is simple, legality. Which is one reason why, if you are in the market for CBD oil, we would highly encourage you to stick to the hemp variety versus marijuana-derived CBD oil. Additionally full spectrum hemp-derived CBD has shown to be the most effective in helping to treat symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, depression, inflammation, epilepsy, neurological disorders, chronic pain and more.