What’s The Difference Between CBD Oil from Hemp and CBD Oil from Marijuana?

Posted on August 21, 2018

CBD oil is CBD oil, except for when it’s not. What most people don't realize is that there are actually two kinds of CBD oil —there’s hemp CBD oil, and there’s CBD oil that comes from marijuana.

While you may be aware that our CBD oil comes from hemp, you may not know why that matters. So let’s take a look at the difference between the two.

CBD Oil: One Big, Happy Family

The science-minded among you may know that both hemp and marijuana come from the Cannabis sativa plant. In fact, the easiest way to think about things is regarding family. If Cannabis sativa is the mother plant, then hemp would be her son and marijuana would be her daughter.

Hemp is considered to be the male of the species, while marijuana is considered to be the female. But the differences don’t end there, not by a long shot. What really divides the two plants is their THC content.

As everyone knows, THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana that causes a psychotropic high. It’s federally illegal in the United States, although things are changing at the state level. Hemp also has THC in it, but hardly enough to cause a high. Hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC, which is essentially nothing.

Okay, So What’s The Difference?

Now, when extracting CBD oil from marijuana, there’s more of a chance of it having a higher THC count. Thus there’s more of a chance of it causing you to become high. Even with something like CBD isolate, which is just CBD itself with no other cannabinoids, the fact is marijuana is still federally illegal, meaning at least half of you reading this right now are living somewhere that doesn’t allow you to use it.

CBD oil from hemp, on the other hand, will never contain more than 0.3 percent THC. It’s legal across the country and readily available in a variety of forms, from tinctures to CBD capsules to CBD gummies and more.

With Meds Biotech, we make pharmacist-formulated CBD gummies and oils so you can easily add CBD to any of your daily (or nightly) routines.  

How Does CBD Oil from Hemp Work?

Our pharmacist-formulated CBD oil is measured out precisely in our products so you know exactly how much you are consuming. Dosing is very important because the human body produces cannabinoids on its own. You need to create a balance within your endocannabinoid system.

Our endocannabinoid receptors regulate things like mood, appetite, coordination, and emotions. When you smoke marijuana, the THC connects with these receptors, which is why people find themselves with the munchies. But CBD oil from hemp is different. CBD oil from hemp is a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant. It may relieve your pain and improve your emotional functions without having any side effects.

CBD oil from hemp doesn’t actually attach to your brain’s receptors, unlike THC. Rather, it supplements your body’s natural cannabinoids and potentially boosts your body’s natural processes, maintaining its equilibrium. People who use CBD oil from hemp report improved mood, memory functions, and movement.

When you snack on our CBD gummies, you may start to notice a difference. Go total health nut and try our sugar-free, high-strength CBD oil too. CBD oil can be added to your cup of coffee in the morning or add a few drops to your water bottle before heading to the gym. Its anti-inflammatory properties will prep your muscles for a workout and boost your brain for the day ahead.

The benefits of CBD oil from hemp are nearly endless. There are a bunch of reasons to try it over CBD that comes from marijuana (aside from the legalities, anyway). Here’s just a few:

CBD Oil from Hemp May Relieve Chronic Pain

CBD oil from hemp reacts with your endocannabinoid system to possibly reduce inflammation and improve neuron function and communication. With your neurotransmitters firing correctly, you may just notice a significant reduction in your pain.

CBD Oil from Hemp May Reduce Anxiety

CBD oil may help with the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for mood and appetite. Increased serotonin improves your mood, possibly making you feel less anxious in general while reducing your stress during anxious situations, like doctor’s appointments and public speaking.

CBD Oil from Hemp May Help With Rest and Relaxation

Research studies and anecdotal evidence show that CBD oil from hemp may help you if you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or just to be able to relax after a stressful day. Just a couple of drops of CBD oil, or perhaps a CBD gummy or two and you’ll be counting sheep in no time.

CBD Oil from Hemp May Help Your Brain Function Better

Studies have shown that CBD oil may —possibly — reduce cognitive degeneration, a common symptom of Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Early laboratory studies in rats show CBD thwarted their genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease which is very promising. More research needs to be done, but the future looks bright.

Meds Biotech offers a wide variety of CBD oil from hemp, from our tinctures to our CBD capsules, to an entire assortment of CBD gummies. It’s ll pharmacist-formulated, designed to give you the best all-natural CBD oil on the market today. So try some, and let us know what you think!