Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in marijuana. CBD can be derived from hemp or from plants that aren't.
Hemp isdefined as any part of the cannabis sativa plant with no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind-altering substance of marijuana.
Hempoil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil.
CBD will generally be included as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (rich in phytocannabinoids), or PCR hemp extracts. In short, CBD is derived from hemp.
Hemp plantscontain much more CBD, making them the most lucrative option for manufacturers and the option with the least possible legal ramifications. When starting CBD, it is suggested to start with a low dose and increase it slowly until relief of symptoms is achieved.
Companies that advocate for CBD as a generally available health supplement ignore the Controlled Substances Act and likely contamination with THC. In addition, high-quality CBD oil, from a reputable manufacturer, will be more expensive than hemp seed oil. CBD remains in a Schedule 1 classification and can put consumers at risk, without knowledge of the content of the products. CBD has been shown to slow down the metabolism of certain medications, causing them to increase their level in the body.
The law states that federally legal CBD-containing products must be produced from “industrial hemp,” or a cannabis plant that naturally contains less than 0.3% THC. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers any CBD product that contains more than 0.3% THC to be a Schedule I drug in states where recreational use of cannabis is not legal. Unlike the FDA-approved CBD drug, unapproved CBD products, which could include cosmetics, foods, products marketed as dietary supplements, and any other product (other than Epidiolex) that makes therapeutic claims, have not undergone FDA evaluation as to whether they are effective to treat a particular disease or to have other effects that can be claimed.
In addition to containing more THC, these plants also tend to contain less CBD than hemp plants, and the difference has become more and more pronounced. Purity testing of these dispensary products must be completed; however, hemp CBD extracts can be sold to smoke stores or major stores without regulation or testing. As part of the review and approval process for the prescription drug containing CBD, it was determined that the risks are outweighed by the benefits of the approved drug to the particular population for which it was intended. Keep in mind that CBD oil is different from hemp oil, which comes from pressing cannabis seeds and may not contain CBD, and hemp oil, which is a source of essential fatty acids and contains no CBD.
A quick calculation for illustrative purposes shows that when hemp containing 0.3% THC and 5.0% CBD is subjected to extraction, the final product will contain THC as approximately 6% of the CBD, since THC and CBD are removed in an essentially similar manner. Consumers concerned about the content and accuracy of CBD products, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, can apply for certification in independent laboratory tests or by scanning a QR code on the product packaging.