With the increase in demand for CBD oil, many doubts tend to arise in the minds of those who want to try this type of medicinal method. One of them is: what is the difference between cannabis CBD oil and hemp CBD oil.
It is important to start by mentioning that hemp and cannabis are the same things, the same plant. Its main differences are in the level of THC and CBD of each one. Hemp has a high content of CBD and a low, almost zero, amount of THC. Cannabis, on the other hand, has a high content of both CBD and THC.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two most common cannabinoids in the Cannabis Sativa plant, the other being THC. CBD works in conjunction with THC offering a variety of benefits to humans, which have a complex internal system of cannabinoid receptors that regulate many functions.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant also known as medical and industrial cannabis, which is currently widely used as a raw material for the production of CBD oil with very low amounts of THC; And also for the production of industrial and commercial items, such as paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, biofuels, and food.
After all, what is the difference between them?
Hemp and cannabis are the same plants, but the difference is in their concentrations of both CBD and THC. Hemp has a very small amount of THC, making it a medicinal option and a less frequent target of limitations and regulations. Cannabis, on the other hand, has both THC and CBD in its nutrients.
So what is the benefit that hemp has over cannabis?
Since hemp is grown in large quantities due to its many uses in the industry, it is legal in several countries, making it a more common and cheaper product. In addition, its main benefit is to serve as a raw material for the production of THC-free CBD oil without any psychoactive properties.
Cannabis stands out for being cultivated for consumption purposes, its high amount of THC is what differentiates it from hemp. THC is a prohibited substance in several countries that do not approve the recreational use of cannabis, so it ends up not being as useful as hemp.
What really matters is the amount of CBD you will be consuming, not whether it is derived from Cannabis or Hemp. However, the consumer must pay attention to the quality of the product. Many companies make CBD oil available, but it is not always pure and of high quality. The industry must have strict control of agricultural practices, extraction techniques, and laboratory tests, where nothing that is undesirable reaches the oil affecting its benefits.
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