Is your cannabis oil hemp or cannabis? Good question! Chances are that if you like a cannabidiol (CBD) rich oil for nutrients and feeling great, you will choose hemp oil at your local health store. Cannabis oil is harder to come by as it is a medical treatment and only recently has cannabis oil been legalised in some countries to be used medicinally. Hemp oil is rich in CBD, with minor traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Cannabis oil can be rich in CBD, THC or both. THC makes the user high so is often not a good choice of oil for people who cannot handle this psychoactive quality. It is also not good for children or elderly people. CBD, on the other hand, does not have any side effects and can be taken by both children and the elderly. When THC is blended with CBD, the CBD mitigates the psychoactive effects and the blend is a powerful antidote to disease. When you choose an oil, is it hemp or cannabis, CBD or THC?
Hemp oil and CBD both come from the Cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. But they come from different strains of the plant. 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 but is 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 oi 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. CBD cannabis oil is high in CBD so is a very useful medicinal compound and has been proven to treat seizures, pain and inflammation, nausea and vomiting, anxiety and depression, and even chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The best way to find out if your cannabis oil is hemp or cannabis is to find out the source of the oil (which strain of cannabis sativa), whether the seeds were cold-pressed or whether the oil was extracted in a solvent and whether it is full of CBD or not. Chat to us about your cannabis oil needs.