The world of CBD oil can be a confusing oil when you’re just starting out. What strength oil is best and how much should CBD oil you should take are questions commonly asked. Throw in some confusing terminology like hemp, cannabis sativa, or marijuana, and it’s not surprising many folks are left scratching their heads. That’s why today we’re going to clear up all your ‘hemp vs cannabis’ conundrums.
Hemp Vs Cannabis
When we’re talking about CBD oil, the name you need to remember is cannabis sativa, the herbaceous flowering plant with the distinctive sticky, flowering buds.
Depending on where in the world cannabis sativa was grown, plant varieties have evolved in different ways. In India for example, the flowers tended to be higher in the psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while in other cooler parts of the world, CBD is more abundant.
In fact for hundreds of years, cannabis sativa grown in Northern Europe was valued more for its strong fibres and nutritious seeds than its flowers. Plants tended to be taller with longer stems and had less flowers, eventually becoming known as hemp.
These days hemp is more a legal definition meaning it has less than 0.2% THC. Modern day hemp plants used for CBD oil have plenty of flowers and buds, complete with the full spectrum of vital cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. In fact, all the CBD oil you find on the highstreet or online in the UK is derived from hemp plants.
That’s not to say that hemp is inferior to other types of cannabis. It’s just not going to get you high and more importantly, won’t land you in jail. So, for anyone who wants to enjoy the healthy life please go ahead and get some CBD.