What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis Sativa. The Cannabis Sativa plant has two primary species, Hemp and Marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage of CBD in hemp.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like hemp seed oil or coconut oil.
Are hemp oil and CBD oil the same thing?
Although both are made from the same plant, CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the plant and not from its seeds like hemp oil.
CBD oil contains either pure CBD or a CBD-rich cannabis extract.
When people talk about hemp oil, they’re referring to oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. There are no cannabinoids—CBD or THC—in hemp oil.