In today’s post, we explain the basic classification of cannabis oil, highlighting the key differences between CBD hemp oil and hemp seed oil.
Summary: The Main Differences Between Cannabis Oils
Cannabis oil is an umbrella term to describe different types of products produced from the plants that belong to the Cannabis sativa family.
Marijuana CBD oil, CBD hemp oil, and hemp seed oil come from the same parent plant.
Let’s examine these different types of CBD oil:
Marijuana CBD oil is produced from marijuana flowers bred to contain high CBD content and lower THC levels.
This product is typically used for medical purposes by people looking for a significant “entourage effect”. Some scientists believe the combination of CBD and THC is important for unlocking its full therapeutic potential.
Marijuana CBD oil is a controlled substance and you can only buy it where there is a legal marijuana market.
CBD Oil is derived from hemp plants, which usually contain less than 0.3% THC. It is produced from the plant’s flowers.
This makes CBD Oil legal without a prescription.
Hemp seed oil comes from hemp plants as well, but is different from hemp -derived CBD oil. Hemp seed oil is obtained from only hemp seeds.
The difference lies in their CBD content. Hemp seed oil contains little to no CBD.
Cannabinoids, terpenes, and all the other active compounds in hemp are contained in the resin of its flowers and not in the seeds.
However, hemp seeds are popular as a health food and do come with many nutritional ingredients, including fiber, protein, vitamin E, and omega fatty acids.
Pay attention to the terminology used to describe CBD products. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
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