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.
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.
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."
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:
|Increased Heart Rate
||Make you anxious, afraid, or panicked
|Make you hallucinate
||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.
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.