CBD Oil, Hemp Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Marijuana – Differences/Uses
What Is Cannabidiol(CBD) Oil, Hemp Oil, Hemp & Marijuana(THC)
CBD Oil/Hemp Oil/Hemp Seed Oil/Marijuana/Weed/Pot. ALL of these are natural plant substances and/or products and ALL of them come from the Cannabis plant.
Confused ? We thought so. Our main focus here is to clear the air concerning common misconceptions, interpretations and understandings of our industry’s product names, labeling and terminology.
How Do I know What’s What ?
Let’s get started with the most important info that brought you to this page . . . You want to know more about CBD Oil and Hemp Oil, and how to know what is, or is not Hemp CBD oil. ( see what I did there, I used 3 different terms that may be used for CBD Oil ) Ok, diving in . . .
Cannabis is used as a medicine, religious and spiritual ceremonies, food, recreation, seed oil and a source for industrial fibers. Each part of the plant can be harvested differently depending on the purpose of it’s use. Those specific product purposes have different names and this is where much of the confusion is, with CBD Hemp Oil/Hemp Seed Oil/Marijuana/Weed/Pot. In addition, the cannabis plant has different strains that suit each of the above end use/purpose. The main two types being those with a high CBD(Cannabidiol) content and plants with a high THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) content. Two different dominant traits, same Genus: Cannabis. Cannabis also goes by the name, Hemp and Cannabis. The trait of the plant determines what word should be used to call out it’s dominance.
- If we are referring to a cannabis plant with THC dominance, that will get you high, using the word marijuana is accurate – read more about this topic and other names below
- If we are referring to a cannabis plant with CBD dominance with .3%THC or less, hemp is primarily used
CBD Oil or Hemp Oil
Firstly, they are the same thing. CBD Hemp Oil, like that found here at New Life Hemp Oil, is from cannabis sativa plants grown to be high in CBD and very low in THC, and are for medicinal, health purposes only. Hemp Oil contains CBD, therefore products are called and described as either or both. You can not have one without the other.
The oil comes in different types and forms, like full spectrum, whole plant CBD-dominant hemp extract oil, capsules, edibles and suppositories. Another type is CBD Isolate (powder form) which is 95-100% pure CBD or CBD Oil made from isolate. These do not contain any THC, nor are they a full-spectrum CBD product.
- Always check the product label for these terms: CBD/CBDa, Cannabinoids or Phytocannabinoids, Hemp Extract. Any one of these or any combination of these, tells you it is a CBD product
- Note: Products that state ” from seeds and stalks” are not the best CBD products
- Our Full Spectrum CBD products are Whole Plant (Aerial Plant Parts – whole plant above ground) Best you can get
Marijuana, Weed, Pot
A plant that is grown to be THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) dominant, is typically referred to as marijuana/marihuana(Spanish) or cannabis, weed or pot. The correct name for the plant is Cannabis. Weed, pot, reefer, maryjane, and the list goes on – are all slang terms. Using these terms however does help in calling out what plant classification one is talking about, as far as the specific plant’s dominant cannabinoid, CBD or THC. In other words, if we are talking about cannabis in general, this covers BOTH CBD dominant and THC dominant plants. If we use the term marijuana in a discussion about a cannabis plant, we are saying it is THC dominant.
Hempseed Oil – The Biggest Confusion
Hemp seed oil is made from the cannabis/hemp seeds only. Hempseed oil is used in lubricants, paints, wood finishes, inks, and plastics. Hempseed oil is also commonly used in the production of soaps, shampoos, and detergents. The only health benefit is that it contains a 3:1 ratio of Omega6 to Omega3 fatty acids. PLEASE NOTE: Hempseed oil is not CBD oil, it is not Hemp Oil. We do not offer Hemp seed oil at New Life Hemp Oil.
- Many will incorrectly call hempseed oil, hemp oil
- Always READ the label to see the part of the plant the product is made from
All About CBD
We at NLHO, do our best to provide the most helpful information on cannabidiol(CBD) to help educate and bring awareness on the many health benefits and CBD effects this plant provides. Our About CBD Oil page dives deeper into how and why Cannabidiol may help you or someone you care for, discusses the different types and how to dose, and should answer most of your questions.
Help Me Choose CBD
Picking a CBD product can be a confusing process. With so many options in types, strengths, flavored, natural flavor, etc., we know it is hard to sift through it all. Help is here ! We work with our customers, from your first purchase to our many repeat customers. Before and while you are using our products, we are available to guide you. Visit HELP Me Choose
Final Note & Main Take Away
All CBD products come from Cannabis, but not all Cannabis products are CBD products
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*FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new food supplement program.