While exploring the world of cannabis, we may come across many essential components. Among all the other components, here we are going to discuss only cannabidiol.
Cannabidiol is the other name of CBD, which is one of the active compounds that is present in the cannabis sativa plants. The extraction of pure CBD oil is possible only from the leaves, bud, flowers, and stalks of the plant. The hemp plant particularly contains a high content of cannabidiol and only less amount of THC in it. This hemp-derived CBD may have the efficiency of treating numerous amount of health disorders like anxiety, depression, seizures, and neurodegenerative disorders.
It is helpful for providing various therapeutic properties without making you feel high. In other words, it will not give you an intoxicating effect like THC.
THC is another active compound of the cannabis plant, which has properties similar to cannabidiol, but they make the user feel high.
Now, do you know hemp is one of the plant species of the cannabis, from where you can extract CBD?
If yes, then it’s okay, but there are many people who are not aware of this. They believe that cannabidiol can come from cannabis plant only.
Considering this, here we’re explaining what hemp is.
Industrial hemp is one of the strains that are from the cannabis sativa plant. The plant contain less amount of THC and high content of cannabidiol in it. However, this is the main reason why it is not psychoactive in nature.
Hemp seed oil is one of the product of the plant, which is similar to many other oils like sunflower seed and jojoba. The oil extraction is possible only by cold pressing the extract from the seeds.
Just like cannabis sativa seed oil, this product is also rich in antioxidants, omega-3, and 6-fatty acids, but it does not contain traces of cannabidiol. This is the reason why this product is easily available in food stores. In addition to this, it also becomes an important ingredient in preparing skin care products.
Therefore, this product does not contain any cannabinoids, such as CBD, THC, or CBN.
Now, to make you more clear on CBD and hemp seed oil, let us differentiate between them.
|CBD||Hemp Seed Oil|
|Cannabidiol is the extract from the various parts of the hemp plants such as floret, leaves, and stem.||The extraction of this oil is possible from the seed of the hemp plant.|
|The cannabidiol content will not give you a euphoric effect.||This oil does not contain cannabidiol content in it.|
|It has some legal problem in some states.||It does not have any legal issue.|
|It may help in treating various health issues.||It is not for treating any health ailments.|
|It comes under the food supplement category.||It can be one of the ingredients in making various beauty products.|
CBD is legal, but it comes along with few restrictions. First, let us understand why there is so many confusion regarding the legality of this compound.
As per the 2018 Farm bill (also popularly known as Agricultural Improvement Act), hemp-extracted CBD is a legal product to consume because it contains less than 0.3% THC. The farm bill has removed the hemp extract from the Controlled Substance Act. However, there are still states where CBD still comes under the controlled substances.
Prior to buying any of the cannabidiol products, ensure that it is a legal product to use in the state you reside in.
We believe that by reading this article, you would have got an idea about both the topic. Both the compounds have their own beneficial nutrients.
Thus, depending on what is your end goal, choose the right product for yourself or for your loved ones.