What is Hemp and CBD Oil?

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The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made it easier to grow and transport hemp across state lines, opening the market to a more extensive variety of hemp uses and products. However, many potential consumers of hemp-related products are still confused about what it is and how it can improve the quality of their lives.

what is hemp?

Hemp is a specific type of cannabis plant with a diverse range of uses.

After processing, hemp can be used in:

Food | Building materials | Textiles
Paper | Plastic composites
Body care products

While hemp and marijuana are both derived from the same species of cannabis plant, they are chemically different. Unlike marijuana, hemp does not cause an intoxicated or "high" effect when consumed. In fact, many industrial applications of hemp don't involve consumption at all.

CBD vs. THC

The main difference between hemp and marijuana comes down to the chemicals they contain. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the euphoric “high” that occurs when ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) acts on different chemical receptors, enabling users to avoid that “high” feeling.

Although hemp may have trace amounts of THC, it can only reach 0.3% (by weight) or less to be considered hemp. Industrial hemp is specifically grown to have low THC levels and higher CBD levels.

WHAT IS CBD OIL?

CBD is concentrated in the stem, stalks, and leaves of the hemp plant. Once extracted, it can be added to oil for simple consumer use.

The market for CBD oil is growing exponentially as more customers are discovering the value that CBD oil provides to their everyday lives. We are only in the beginning stages of recognizing the true potential of CBD’s therapeutic uses.