October 2, 2020 2 min to read
Hemp oil vs. CBD oil: what’s the difference? A buyer’s guide
CBD oils can be a bit complicated if you are just starting out. Stores offer many different ways for you to enjoy CBD, whether it be capsules, gummies, vapes, topicals, or oils.
To help you gain an understanding of all things cannabis, we offer a breakdown below on the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil.
The making of CBD oil vs. hemp oil
Hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds. The seeds are pressed to create the oil. The main difference with CBD oil is that CBD oil comes from the whole cannabis plant, and is derived from everything – stems, leaves, plant, etc.
CBD oil can be pure or it can have a combination of minerals inside of it, whereas hemp oil is always just the oil from the seeds of the hemp plant.
What is CBD? Hemp vs. marijuana
While both CBD and hemp oils are made from hemp, they are still quite different. Hemp is mainly used for industrial reasons for things like rope, paper, and textiles, whereas CBD is primarily used as a healthy supplement.
Cannabis is a word with many meanings. It actually is the name that covers the entire plant, and within the cannabis plant, there are two main varieties – sativa and indica. CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant.
When you are thinking of legal issues, you want to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. Those words are not referring to the plant species, but they are actually descriptors of the use of the plant.
You can use the plant legally in the industrial industry for hemp rope. But, THC also comes from the plant, and in many countries, THC is still not legal.
This is because THC can make you intoxicated. CBD, however, has been legalized in many places because it does not make you high.
Within the stevia variety of the cannabis plant is where hemp originates. Typically, hemp is low in THC and high in CBD. Since it is low in THC, it can be used to make either CBD oils or hemp oils.
However, marijuana should not be used to make CBD oils, as it is high in THC and designed to have psychoactive effects.
Marijuana can come from either sativa or indica, but should only be used recreationally and not as a healthy supplement like CBD oil is intended for.
For the most part, hemp is usually legal because it does not have much THC, and marijuana is usually illegal because it is high in THC.
Hemp Seed Oil
Something else that makes hemp oil unique is that it does not have any cannabinoids. Hemp oil is purely made just from the hemp plant seeds, and nothing else…
Continue reading the article and learn more about hemp and CBD on Daisy Linden’s blog.