If you look up CBD derived from hemp as opposed to CBD from cannabis on the internet, many websites will say there is no difference. Further, any references to a distinction between them simply allude to legality, meaning in many places hemp CBD is legal, but cannabis CBD is not.
For those who are new to the world of pot, cannabis and hemp are in the same family, but have uniquely different qualities and applications.
Cannabis Indica (marijuana) is the female plant that has many incredible benefits that come along with a spectacular high. Hemp, the male version of the plant, is used for many medical and nutritional applications as well. It’s also a sturdy material used for making clothing, textiles and many other products. Having said that, it has no psychotropic effects.
Perhaps the most prominent variance between the two CBD compounds specifically, are the levels of THC in both strains. It has been reported, that CBD derived from hemp has between 0.3 percent – 1.5 percent THC, which is simply not enough to get a human being high.
On the other hand, cannabis CBD may contain up to 20 percent THC, which is a significant difference based on the results you need.
If your goal is physical pain relief for example, hemp CBD will act as a fabulous anti-inflammatory, a sleep-aid, and can even work as an antidepressant. But for those of us in need of all that plus a nice euphoric mood-elevator, cannabis CBD is what’s on the menu.
When it comes to pesticides and our two strains, it is important to note that industrial hemp is a natural bioaccumulator. That means it absorbs toxins and other chemicals very well. In fact, some farmers even used the crop to extract contaminants in their soil in order to grow healthier crops afterwards. This has led some to believe that pesticides and other contaminants are more prominent in hemp CBD, although research has shown some contradicting results.
The best way to know what’s in your hemp CBD is to make sure it is lab tested before it’s purchased.
Another big difference between our two strains are their versatility.
CBD that is extracted from hemp is safe for anyone to ingest, including pregnant or nursing women, children and seniors. Cannabis CBD would not be appropriate for children if they don’t need it, and same goes for people using machinery or heavy equipment.
Finally we come to, perhaps, the most important difference in these two wonderful substances and that’s their medical applications.
Where it’s legal, cannabis CBD has been a staple in medical treatment for years. It acts as a miraculous way to suppress epileptic seizures in both children and adults, it helps those of us suffering from AIDS or cancer, it treats PTSD and anxiety, the list goes on and on.
Hemp CBD has many applications in the medical field as well. These include relief from debilitating conditions such as Crohn’s disease, parkinson’s, and again, epilepsy. Further, hemp CBD is great for your skin and hair, and is a wonderful dietary supplement.
No matter what CBD is right for your needs, the diverse selection that is available to all of us, marks a tipping point in humanity’s understanding of this natural medicine.
The benefits of quality CBD can be mailed to you in a few days by using Herbal Dispatch.
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