CBD & Wellness

Does The Source Of CBD Matter?

The short answer: No

The slightly longer answer:

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the major active compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is non-psychotropic, so it won’t cause you to feel the “high” that is normally associated with cannabis. That sensation is the result of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. CBD was originally discovered in the 1940s, but its composition and relation to THC wasn’t determined in full until Israeli scientists began to study it in the 1970s.

At first, it was believed that CBD was inactive, but once research into the potential medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant ramped up in the 1990s, it was determined that CBD played an active role with our body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS. In the years since, many potential benefits have been tied to CBD’s interaction with our ECS. The two most common varieties of the plant are the cannabis flower and hemp. Both can be used to source CBD. So, does it make a difference which one the CBD you use comes from?

The answer is that CBD is CBD whether it comes from hemp or cannabis. Cannabis includes several our compounds that are either not found in hemp or exist in minimal quantities. The big difference between cannabis and hemp is that cannabis includes high levels of THC, which makes it legal in only a few states. Hemp includes practically no THC, and hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 states.

The fact of the matter is, the CBD in hemp-oil extracts is the same CBD you’ll find from any other source.


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