The popularity of CBD oil has grown in the health and wellness space, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that it can help manage depression, anxiety, stress and pain. Cannabidiol, or CBD, oil and cannabis oil have also been advertised as natural alternatives to standard prescription medications, which many believe are one and the same. While both oils are derivatives of the cannabis plant, they are inherently different. We look at some of these differences below.
What is cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil contains THC, which is the mind-altering compound that causes an individual to get high. The sale, consumption and possession of the marijuana plant is still illegal under federal law, despite being legal recreationally in 18 states and medically legal in more than 35 states. This means that under the law, the products are considered narcotics, which makes it harder and illegal to acquire them.
In other countries, however, individuals can be prescribed cannabis oil for medical applications. It is mainly used as an alternative treatment option when other treatments have proven ineffective. Experts believe that cannabis oil can help manage issues such as pain and insomnia.
Most people also consider consuming cannabis oil to be healthier than smoking the substance, with some believing the oil to be more potent. Some individuals also believe that administering a dose of oil is more accurate than smoking the substance.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil can be made from either the marijuana plant or the hemp plant. However, most CBD products found across the country are made from hemp as it is not legal to sell CBD products made from the cannabis plant. This is because the marijuana plant contains more than 0.3% THC, which is the psychoactive component that induces a high.
The hemp plant contains many phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol, cannabichromenic acid, cannabigerolic acid and cannabinol, among others. CBD oil is made by mixing a carrier oil with CBD extract. Most companies use hempseed oil or olive oil as carrier oils as they boost a product’s flavor and bioavailability.
CBD oil can be categorized into three forms: full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate.
- Full-spectrum CBD oil contains all the phytocannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp. These compounds are mixed together to support the entourage effect, which produces a better effect than individual components.
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil contains cannabidiol and other phytocannabinoids, excluding THC.
- CBD isolate, which is is 99.9% CBD oil. It is the purest type of CBD oil as it contains no terpenes or other phytocannabinoids.
Established companies such as Golden Triangle Ventures Inc. (OTC: GTVH) formulate a variety of hemp-derived CBD products geared at addressing the needs of different consumers.
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