What is the difference?
By Chad Payo
With so much misinformation on the Internet about CBD oil, one of the most common questions we receive from consumers is about the difference between hemp CBD and marijuana CBD.
Many potential cannabis users are surprised by the amount of similarities between hemp and marijuana. However, the resemblance should come as a small surprise, since both hemp and marijuana are versions of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
MARIJUNA It is a cannabis plant that is harvested most frequently for its euphoric and psychoactive properties, which are responsible for making users feel drugged or drugged. Marijuana fibers and stalks are not used commercially. Instead, the marijuana plant is grown specifically for its flowers, which contain the highest levels of THC in the plant.
HEMP It is a cannabis plant that is harvested commercially for its seeds and stems. Seeds and stems are used to produce a series of products: food, nutritional supplements, medications, body care products, paper, textiles, building materials, plastic compounds and even biofuels. Depending on what parts of the hemp oil the plant is made from, the amount of CBD will vary, producing from nutritious hemp foods to hemp seed oil and CBD-rich oil.
Because it thrives in natural conditions, hemp is usually grown outdoors, with male and female plants planted together to encourage wind pollination and increase seed production. The hemp plant grows strong and tall, up to 2 to 4 meters tall, without the need for herbicides or pesticides.
In order for CANNABIS to be legally considered HEMP, it must not contain more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per dry weight. THC is the active compound of marijuana that causes its euphoric effect. The level of THC in hemp is 33 times lower than the less potent marijuana strains, so it is impossible for hemp to put a user "high."
Unlike marijuana, hemp is naturally higher in cannabidiol (CBD), one of the more than 85 cannabinoids that have so far been identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is not psychoactive and therefore will not cause a high, so it is safe for anyone, regardless of their age.
One of the misconceptions about hemp oil products with CBD is that hemp oil CBD is less potent than cannabis oil or CBD oil made from medical marijuana. While it is true that the percentage of CBD in hemp plants by dry weight is less than the percentage of CBD in some specially raised marijuana plants, once the oil is extracted from the plant, this difference becomes insignificant.
Its CBD store in Petaluma contains CBD hemp oil that is grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and is extracted by a supercritical CO2 process considered safe by the FDA. Our hemp oil is also tested by independent third parties during our cultivation, extraction and manufacturing processes to guarantee the quality of our oil and protect the health of our customers.
Products made with hemp oil have the potential to be cleaner and purer than medical marijuana products.
Because hemp oil products with CBD are legal in all 50 states, they play an important role for those who cannot access medical marijuana in their state.
Hemp oil with CBD is also an alternative to medical marijuana for those who are interested in using CBD but are looking to avoid the negative effects of psychoactive THC or are concerned about testing positive for a drug test.
Cheers without the high!
I know this can be a lot of information, but we will be happy to visit you and allow you samples so you can see the results.
Chad Paydo owns Your CBD Store, 117 M. McDowell Blvd (Plaza Norte Shopping Center,) Petaluma. 707-559-3945, cbdx4u.comHours 10am – 7pm.