Now we are coming into a new age, a age where we seem to have so much knowledge at our fingertips! But even with the excessive amount of knowledge we do have, one thing that we are still trying to discover is what is the difference between hemp and cbd? It is a hot topic that seems to have everyone become more of a “expert”. Your grandma says that they are the same and the only people who used either were dirty old hippies. Your friend tells you that it depends if it is hemp or cbd because blah blah blah.
So we decided to make it simple for you and give you just 5 things that make cbd different from hemp oil? Five because it gives you enough information to where you can get to a informed decision about this very complexed and complicated issue.
1) Hemp unlike CBD does not have THC
The biggest fallacy that is been passed around since probably reefer madness is the fact that hemp and cbd both can get you “high”. This could not be further from the truth due to the fact that hemp oil is always extracted from the hemp plant, where cbd containing thc from the marijuana plant where cbd is usually extracted. It’s also why your able to sell hemp oil on Amazon, because it does not break the .03 thc threshold that cbd will because once again hemp oil is always extracted from the hemp plant where thc is nonexistent. Whereas CBD is usually extracted from the marijuana plant thus Carries thc.
2) What do you know about Resin?
What is resin and why does it matter? Because that is how the federal government use to classify marijuana in terms of resin content. It was mentioned three times in the controlled substance act(CSA) of 1970 and stated:
The term “marijuana” means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L. [sic], whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber
produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
What does that mean? If we look at the exempt parts the “mature stalk” or “sterilized seed.” What it means is the resin on the plant is where the sticky thc resides, so because hemp has no resin, by the very definition, it has a big difference.
3) Hemp has no cannabinoids.
But wait? I thought that hemp being a brother plant to marijuana had cannabinoids? Actually it’s not true, there are actually no cannibal noise found in hemp! The Cannabinoids are where the THC is!
4) Hemp has fatty acids.
The other difference is that hemp is rich in fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. The reason that is important is you will notice with most review sites that hemp people see benefits with neurological conditions anxiety, depression, ect. Because hemp is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, it has a different function than cbd, targeting only one function on the CB receptors as opposed to two like thc based products.
5) Hemp hits only the CB1 receptor, while CBD with THC hit both.
A lot of people also think that because hemp and CBD come from a similar family as the marijuana plant that they have the same function. But what people don’t realize is that hemp only hits the CB1 receptor and that specific function is for neurological conditions, anxiety, depression, ect. CBD hits both the CB1 and CB2 receptor, meaning it helps with neurological problems as well as immune function and response. That’s why you see lots of testimonials about CBD helping with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia symptoms because those are all impacted by the function of your immune system, which the CB2 receptor will target, the CB1 does not.
Ultimately as the data comes out, more people will find the differences between hemp and cbd but no one can argue that they don’t both have amazing benefits!