The first form of Cannabidiol was extracted from medical marijuana plants. These plants are grown to be high in CBD but have varying amounts of the psychoactive compound THC. They are sold to licensed dispensaries and prescribed by doctors for particular conditions in places where marijuana is regulated.
While medical marijuana is grown to be high in CBD for the treatment of specific ailments, the THC content can vary dramatically, sometimes getting as high as the CBD content.
The problem with medical marijuana (besides the possibility of getting a strain that is high in THC) is that it’s not currently legal everywhere. Many people want the healing benefits of cannabis without the high that THC and Marijuana cause. That’s why people find CBD rich Hemp Oil to be highly appealing, you receive all the health benefits with “no” risk of getting high or legal issues. Many want to take their CBD oil and drive a car and go to work, and function.
Cannabidiol from Industrial Hemp
You do not need to leave your State (or country) to get the healthy CBD rich oils! Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, are legal. The FDA considers hemp oil (and it’s derivative CBD) to be a dietary supplement (not a medication), since they are made from industrial hemp plants.
If you live in the US, this means you don’t need a prescription and can legally purchase and consume Cannabidiol in any state.
Cannabidiol from industrial hemp also has the added benefit of having virtually no THC. This is why it’s not possible to get “high” with our products. There simply isn’t enough THC.
Here’s the main concept to understand. In regards to its chemical composition, which is precisely known to scientists, CBD remains unchanged regardless of which plant produces it.
To further expand on this, the term “Cananbidiol” refers by definition to this chemical substance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabidiol
Get the Healing without the High!
In essence CBD is always CBD, regardless of what plant it came from. They can even synthesis CBD in a lab. However, CBD “oil” from hemp is not the same as the oil that is extracted from medical marijuana.
The oil from medical marijuana can contain any varying amount of THC. As a result, this type of CBD (from Marijuana) oil is considered a Schedule I drug and is not legal in many states in the US and countries worldwide, and is what people refer to as Medical Marijuana that is from a strain high in CBD. Keep in mind, by definition, if it is Marijuana then there is more THC than hemp in it!
Industrial hemp is naturally high in CBD and naturally contains only trace amounts of THC, the hemp oil produced from it is safe and non-psychotropic.
Besides the difference in THC concentration, the CBD oils will also have differing amounts of other cannabinoids, over 80 cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC, these are found in all cannabis plants.. The oil also contains terpens, waxes and chlorophyll creating a beneficial Entourage effect.
So, if you are looking for a safe and legal CBD oil product, CBD oil produced from Industrial Hemp is a great choice, because it’s naturally rich in CBD, and many other cannabinoids, yet has almost no THC.