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CBD Oil vs Marijuana

If your someone that doesn't understand the difference between the two products, when they are made from the same plant, you're not alone, this is why we created this page.

One of the easiest ways for us to explain this is referencing the CBD/Hemp vs. Marijuana (or THC). Once you start thinking in those terms, it's very easy to understand.


CBD (cannabidiol) oil is found primarily in extractions from the seeds of the hemp plant. Its used in gels, oils, extracts, gummies, soaps and more.

Thc (tetrahydrocannabinol) is made from the leaves and stalks found in the Cannabis genus. This is where its more potent and is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. It is mostly consumed by smoking marijuana, and is available in oils, capsules, tinctures, edibles and more.

While each product interacts with your body's endocannabinoid system, they have very different effects and different uses.

Psychoactive Components

This is one of the key points between the CBD/Hemp Oil and Marijuana. CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound, which binds very weakly (if at all) to CB! receptors and can interfere with the binding of the THC, which basically means it doesn't produce the "high" that is associated with THC. THC binds with the CB1 receptors in the brain that produces a the "high" effect that mostly people hear about.


For the basic rule of thumb: anything with THC (especially high levels) is illegal, anything with Hemp or Humulus oils should be ok with no legal issues. For a better explanation, see our page on "Is It Legal".

NOTE: Before using CBD/Hemp or Marijuana products, you should always check with your local laws and if traveling, check the laws of the city/state your traveling through. Not all CBD/Hemp oil is made the same, so check out our page regarding this issue.

Medical Benefits

CBD/Hemp oils and THC can be used to relieve symptoms of the same medical issues. However, as stated above, CBD/Hemp or Humulus doesn't produce the euphoric effect or "high" effect that a person (or pet) can experience while using the product. This can be very important considering a person's job or their pets experience.

In April, 2018, the FDA committee recommended CBD drug for approval which would be limited to treating seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet Syndrome in patients aged 2 and older.

For more information on what medical benefits that CBD/Hemp/Humulus Oils have been reported to be used for, see our "Benefits Page."

Side Effects

CBD/Hemp and Humulus oils have been reported to be well tolerated (even in large doses). Any side effects that have been reported suggests that it was likely the result of using the oils with other medications (or OTC drugs).

NOTE: As with any supplement, you should always check with a physician before introducing any product into your health program. Also keep in mind that not all CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils is made the same.

THC products have been reports to have several side effects (even if only temporary) including:

Coordination Issues Dry Mouth Increases Appetite
Increased Heart Rate Memory Loss Make you anxious, afraid, or panicked
Make you hallucinate Red Eyes Slower Reaction Times

Note: These are part of the compound's psychoactive properties and high THC use may be connected to long-term psychiatric effects and disorders.

Drug Testing

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are stored in the body's fat. They can show up on drug tests for several days or weeks after you use them. While most drug tests look for THC in your system, not every test will be able to detect CBD. Some Hemp oils can contain some THC, so if this is a concern you should use Humulus oils which are made from a NON-THC plant.



If you have any questions or comments, please contact us and let us know.

Company Disclaimer:

None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.

FDA Disclosure:

Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Special Note:

Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.