Hemp Vs Marijuana: What is the difference?

There is a lot of conversations about Hemp and Marijuana. Many people are hesitant to try CBD, which comes from the hemp plant because they do not want to take a supplement that could be potentially illegal in their state. So, let’s break this down to truly understand the differences between hemp and marijuana.

Hemp Plant
Marijuana Plant

Hemp and marijuana are both classed in the “Cannabis Sativa” family.  Unlike marijuana, CBD will not get you high. Marijuana is known for its psychoactive side-effects, containing high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).       

CBD from industrial hemp is called hemp oil, CBD oil, or CBD hemp oil. It can contain up to 0.3% of THC. This product would be called a Full-Spectrum CBD Oil. In some states, CBD oil is required to have Zero THC in all products, and depending on the formula, the CBD would be called a CBD Isolate or a Broad-Spectrum. Both types have Zero THC. 

So, what is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD Isolate? 

Full Spectrum utilizes the entire hemp plant which contains multiple cannabinoids and essential oils (terpenes). It does contains a low amount of THC, typically 0.3%. 

Broad Spectrum utilizes the entire hemp plant, which contains multiple cannabinoids and  essential oils (terpenes). The THC is lab extracted, leaving it lab tested 0% THC free. The most common cannabinoids are CBDV, CBDA, CBGA, CBG, CBD, CBN

CBD Isolate is a cannabinoid that has been isolated and extracted out of the hemp plant. Our CBD is 99.99% pure concentrated CBD oil and is THC Free.

All of our Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolates are lab tested showing 0% THC. If you have any questions or concerns about our product, please give us a call. 

Links to full cited articles:  https://www.analyticalcannabis.com/articles/hemp-vs-marijuana-is-there-a-difference-311880

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