What is the difference between cannabis oil, CBD oil and hemp oil? Is there a difference at all? Why do some people choose CBD and others choose THC? Why should you choose cannabis oil at all? These are regular questions asked daily by regular people.
According to Namaste, CBD oil refers to oil that “contains a concentration of CBD, or cannabidiol. It is most easily extracted from hemp specifically cultivated to be high in CBD since it only contains trace amounts of THC7. This makes the ratio of CBD to THC much higher.”
Namaste also mentions that hemp oil is derived from the hemp plant. “Hemp plants are a form of cannabis sativa that is typically grown for industrial purposes. These plants contain low levels of cannabinoids including the two most commonly known: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). The oil is extracted from the hemp plants by pressing the seeds they produce. This method of extraction is similar to how olive and coconut oil is obtained.
But they come from different strains of the Cannabis sativa. Growers are breeding cannabis plants to get high THC plants, high CBD plants, and hemp seed plants. The hemp strain has a very low count of cannabinoids. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, while CBD is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalk.
The CBD strain of Cannabis sativa does have psychoactive compounds while the hemp plant does not. THC and CBD are just two of the 113 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, each of which has medicinal value. CBD cannabis oil and hemp oil are low in THC and have no side effects; THC cannabis oil can make you feel euphoric.
Hemp has a low CBD level. It is also very nutritional and can be used to maintain health. It is packed with the right balance of Omegas 3 and 6, vitamins and minerals needed to remain in good health. People keep hemp oil in the kitchen as a foodstuff – for their omega doses, Vitamin E, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1 and B2.
It is also used to make soaps, shampoos, plastics and paints. Cannabis oil is a natural medication. It can treat bone disorders, cancer, psoriasis, nervous system disorders, seizures, high blood pressure, low appetite, insomnia, arthritis and bacteria growth. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, derived by pressing the seeds, in a similar way that olive oil is made.
Cannabis oil is made using a solvent such as alcohol or coconut oil to extract the cannabinoids. Cannabis oil can be high in CBD. It is a very useful medicinal compound and treats seizures, pain and inflammation, nausea and vomiting, anxiety and depression, and even chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Cannabis oil has been confused with hemp oil. Both oils come from the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis is grown and produced in 3 ways: herbal (dried flowering tops and leaves); resin (flattened solid made from the sticky substance in the plant); oil (an extract of cannabis leaves and flowers).
Remember that cannabis oil is an extract, not an essential oil.
You need to know what you are looking for when you seek a cannabis oil: there is hemp oil and cannabis oil with CBD, THC, CBN, THCA and other cannabinoids. Each one treats different ailments you may have. Different parts of the plant are used to make different oils and different extraction methods are used to obtain the oil. You should research all of these to know which oil is purest for your needs and your health.
Always get medical grade cannabis oil, not any old cannabis from some chancer on the street! Chat to us about your cannabis oil needs. We will recommend CBD or THC or a blend of the two.