Knowing the difference between CBD oil, Hemp oil and THC oil is very important because their use varies drastically. They are all cannabis oils, but the cannabis plant has a lot of different compounds with different effects. CBD oil, THC oil and Hemp oil are currently most popular and usually sought for medicinal purposes.
These differences are especially important for the medicinal user who may think that all oils provide the same things. Confusing regulations regarding labeling mean that some producers might describe product as medicinal when their effects haven’t actually been proven, furthering these misconceptions.
Hemp oil is fabricated from the plant called hemp, which is derived from the Cannabis Sativa Specie. It is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. This type of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances that are contained in it is very minimal.
Industrial Hemp can be used to make paper, cement, bio fuel, clothing, and so much more. Hemp oil is great for cooking and full of nutrients. However, Hemp oil made from its seeds does not contain CBD or THC.
CBD is found in both the psychoactive, THC-rich cannabis and the non-psychoactive hemp plant. Hemp CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp, which produces nearly no amount of THC— .03% to be exact.
CBD oil is extracted from the stalks, leaves, and buds of hemp plants and typically, strains are chosen that are known to have higher CBD levels in order to maximize the potency of the end product.
CBD oil has become very popular in the medical cannabis industry, because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of THC in cannabis. It is used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, seizures, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy and more.
CBD is extracted from hemp, but as you know now, that does not mean that all Hemp oils contain CBD. There are many companies that sell CBD oil that do not even contain CBD as it is not properly regulated yet. An example is that there are a lot of companies that make Hemp oil that advertise medicinal relieve for sale on Amazon. But these Hemp oils can not contain CBD because Amazon does not allow the sale of CBD. So it is always important to buy your CBD oil from a good source, or even better, make your own CBD oil
THC oil is much easier to explain, THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with cannabis.
Just like CBD, THC also has a lot of medicinal properties. And the 2 together are usually used to fight very serious conditions and deceases such as cancers, tumors, chronic conditions and used as a strong pain reliever.
THC oil is made from cannabis that is high in THC and is much harder to buy and not legally available online. However, THC oil can be easily made at home and is pretty much the same process as making CBD oil at home.