Green News Now: CBD oil vs Hemp Oil?

CBD Oil Vs. Hemp Oil
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What is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Oil? Or the difference between Cannabis and Hemp? Or even Cannabis and Marijuana? This can be confusing for many consumers because these terms are often interchanged. Though CBD is found in both Marijuana and Hemp plants and both plants come from the same genius, cannabis, and both plants are not created qual. So lets start at the top and identify these twins.

Marijuana/Cannabis Indica

-Marijuana plants produce high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) exceeding 20%. This is the cannabinoid the produces a euphoric “high” but it also carries many other positive compounds.

-It also produces small amount of CBD hovering around 10% on average. There are some CBD oils made from marijuana that have been bread to have little not no THC compounds.

-Several noted medical uses such as chronic and debilitant pain, Alzheimer’s, PTSD and several other ailments.

Hemp/Industrial Hemp/Cannabis Sativa

-Hemp is the Federally legal plant and has to be less than 0.3% THC for legal sales in all states.

-It produces CBD at 20% or higher depending on maturity and strain.

-CBD oil from the Hemp plant uses the whole plant including stalks and flower. Though some manufacturers use just the flower to produce high concentrate CBD oil.

-Stalks and stems can be used to create paper, ropes, textiles, plastics, oil …the list goes on and on.

Hemp Oil/Cannabis Sativa

-Hemp oil contains 0% THC and trace amounts of CBD and is made from the seeds of the cannabis sativa seeds.

– Both Hemp oil and seeds are widely used in food such as hemp seed milk, granola, Hemp flour. But you will also find Hemp oil in beauty products. Its nourishing benefits make it a super food.

-Cold Pressed for oil production can be used in foods, beauty products and paints.

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Heather Wiskes
Heather Wiskes is the CEO of Get Me Some Green Apothecary, HQ in Matthews, NC. It's a local hempapheutical CBD company servicing the entire east coast with hemp-derived products and education. She works with healthcare providers to educate them and work together to offer their patients alternative methods for treating disease and discomfort. When requested we provide direct client coaching to help navigate a personas individual needs. We offer education in the form of Continuing Education for the healthcare community as well as seminars for both HP's and the community on CBD (Cannabidiol) what it is and what it is being used for. Get Me Some Green Apothecary Medi+CBD is on a mission to demystify the most powerful plant in the world paving the way for how CBD is being used with healthcare and within the community through a knowledge-based approach.