While it indeed varies from the hemp seed oil one would purchase from a natural food store, like hemp seed oil, whole plant extracted CBD hemp oil is too readily available throughout the U.S. as well as in many countries around the world. But how does it differ and why is it more readily available than CDB cannabis oil? This article aims to break it all down for you. Cannabis and Hemp Oils difference explained….
So first off, we are obviously talking about two different varieties of plant here, one being hemp and the other cannabis. While both are of the same species known as cannabis sativa, they do vary quite a bit in their chemical makeup. Cannabis is composed of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) whereas hemp is made up primarily of CBD and actually only contains very minute amount of THC, which is the psycho-active compound found in cannabis. Because of its psychoactive effects, THC (and the cannabis plant that produce it) remains highly stigmatized and outright illegal in most countries. Given this, CBD oils derived from cannabis are difficult to market and sell. While we are definitely seeing a shift in the laws in many places like California and Oregon, industrial hemp provides an excellent source of valuable CBDs, especially in places where laws remain stringent.
CBD and THC are actually both chemical compounds referred to as cannabinoids and the human body just happens to be full of cannabinoid receptors that react with these compounds. However it is CBD that has began to outshine THC when it come to health benefits. CBD has now been shown to treat a wide variety of ailments including pain, inflammation, epilepsy, bacterial infections, anxiety, and the list just goes on.
Some proponents of CBD argue that administering CBD with THC leads to a better balance and that whole-plant extracted cannabis oils have not only a higher concentration of CBD but also the THC required to achieve a more synergistic effect. Further, according to Project CBD, “Hemp-derived CBD lacks critical medicinal terpenes and secondary cannabinoids found in cannabis oil. These compounds interact with CBD and THC to enhance their medicinal benefits.” Nonetheless, cannabinoid receptors in the body still respond to hemp derived CBD and many users report significant health benefits with its use.
The fact that CBD hemp oil can be legally imported into the US just like other hemp products and can also be sold in all 50 states make it an excellent option for those seeking the benefits of CBDs. While Cannabis and Hemp Oils do definitely have a different approach to healing, they both offer a wonderful source for natural and effective treatment.
Canna-Fusion has proudly been producing pain relief salves made from cannabis infused oil for some time now but they too will be adding a hemp massage oil to their line of natural healing products. Canna-Fusion recognizes the importance of getting CBD to the public and is committed to the advocacy and promotion of this highly beneficial all natural, plant-based remedy. Be on the lookout for Canna-Fusion’s new CBD Hemp Massage Oil coming soon or try their original Cannabis Infused Pain Salve and start experiencing the benefits of either hemp or cannabis oil for yourself. Both are absolutely amazing!