Marijuana? Hemp? CBD?
What is the difference?
You might also be asking if Cannabis and CBD are the same thing? Or is Hemp the same as Marijuana? What is Hashish? The terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp are all tossed around in relation to CBD.
Essentially, the plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in the hemp genus. Hemp also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.
Marijuana, weed, pot, hashish or ganja — are parts of the cannabis sativa plant containing high percentages of THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) the chemical compound that gets you high. The term “weed” usually applies to dried pieces of the plant, mainly flower buds, while hash is a paste from resin, or sap of the plant.
CBD is another chemical compound extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike its cousin, pure CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD is Rich in Antioxidants and famous for its pain relief, relaxation, and focus enhancement. This naturally occurring substance is commonly used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm.
When people talk about pure hemp oil, they’re normally referring to oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. There are no cannabinoids—CBD or THC—in pure hemp oil. This ingredient is packed with healthy fats and appears in many beauty products for its moisturizing benefits.
It’s understandably confusing since the words cannabis, cbd, and hemp are terms often used interchangeably.
Essentially, CBD is refined from the Hemp plant with less than 0.3% THC and Hemp Oil is further refined with no CBD and no THC
Let’s look at the various words used in describing CBD products: hemp oil, hemp seed oil, CBD oil and hemp extract.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is typically extracted from the Sativa Hemp flower and some other parts of the plant.
CBD Oil is THC Free (meaning below the legal limit of 0.3% by volume) can be taken in many forms – tinctures, cremes, lotions, edibles, etc.
CBD has a long history of positive effects for pain management, enhancing mental focus and help with anxiety. Many people swear CBD has helped with a slew of other health conditions, including back pain, osteoarthritis, even cancer
The best way to judge CBD product quality is to look at third-party lab reports. Reputable CBD brands will always publish independent lab results. The lab report will tell you exactly what cannabinoids and terpenes are in the product. Lab reports will also prove the CBD product has passed testing for heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents. Here at Snug we include detailed lab reports with all our CBD products.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil can be a more confusing term – sometimes including CBD in trace amounts or sometimes with high percentages of CBD or sometimes with none.
The problem is some other manufacturers sell products labeled ‘hemp oil’ which have CBD in them and some do not. To know whether something labeled hemp oil has CBD in it, you need to look at the lab reports.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is refined oil, generally with no CBD in it. Often used in cooking, it can be viewed as equivalent to olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil.
Hemp Seed Oil will typically have a product label describing the product as “unrefined cold-pressed hemp seed oil.” The most obvious giveaways are the cheap price and/or the large bottle of Hemp Seed Oil.
What is Hemp Extract?
Instead of just saying CBD on the label, many products that contain CBD list the primary ingredient as hemp extract. To add to the confusion, they may also list hemp seed oil, olive oil or MCT oil as ingredients. This can lead some people to mistakenly think there isn’t any CBD in the product. Those other oils listed are the “carrier oils” diluting the concentrated hemp extract (which includes CBD) to improve the taste of the product.
Hopefully this has given a clear explanation of the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil.
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