Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil vs Cannabis Sativa vs Industrial Hemp
Information on each
Hemp Oil is also from the Cannabis Sativa plant but only the seed is cold-pressed to obtain the oil. It is also called Hemp Seed Oil. It is not tested for CBD content but most likely contains a small amount as it is from the Cannabis Sativa Plant. Hemp Oil is regulated in its production and is tested for THC amounts but is not tested for CBD amounts.
Industrial Hemp Oil is also from the Cannabis Sativa plant and is the same as Hemp Oil or Hemp Seed OIl. Compared to cannabis Indica, cannabis Sativa (industrial hemp variety) has a much stronger fiber. This fiber can be used in anything from rope and blankets to paper. Marijuana fiber has a low tensile strength and will break or shred easily, making it a poor fibrous plant when compared to industrial hemp. Industrial hemp has low THC levels compared to marijuana specifically cultivated for personal psychoactive use. The reason for the low THC content in hemp is that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary component that forms the marijuana high. Furthermore, industrial hemp has higher concentrations of a chemical called Cannabidiol Oil (CBD Oil).
Hemp Extract Oil* and Hemp Oil are from a different Cannabis plant called Cannabis Sativa. Hemp Extract is made from the entire plant including leaf, seed and stem. Most oils on the market selling as CBD oil are 97% or more Hemp Seed Oil, mct oil or vegetable glycerine and 3% Hemp Extract. This does not contain THC and is legal in all 50 states.
Hemp Extract- A Canadian hemp oil extract with naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, and other beneficial phytonutrients extracted from the hemp plant. This CO2 extracted hemp oil is free of harmful solvents and uses a gentle, low temperature, alcohol free extraction process that yields the purest form of hemp oil extract available. This clean oil extraction process yields a high quality extracted hemp oil retaining a broad spectrum of terpenes and other phyto compounds derived from the Cannabis Sativa industrial hemp plant like CBD Oil. This does not contain THC and is legal in all 50 states.
Cannabis Oil* is from the marijuana plant(Cannabis Indicas). The Cannabis oil is extracted from the leaves of the Cannabis plant. It contains high levels of THC and lower levels of CBD Oil. Cannabis Oil is illegal in most states. It is used for medicinal purposes and as a recreational drug. It is not regulated in its production.
FAQ: Questions and Answers
Q: Is hemp oil the same as Hemp Extract or medicinal cannabis oil?
A: Both made from the same plant. Hemp oil is very beneficial containing a lot of antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp oil is normally pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, which means it does not contain the same amount of cannabinoids found in medicinal cannabis oils which are extracted from the whole plant.
Hemp oil does have CBD, normally less than 25 parts per million (ppm) compared to medicinal cannabis oil extracts that typically contain between 3% and 25% C B D.
Many manufacturers label their CBD products as hemp oil, and a lot of C B D Oil uses hemp oil as the carrier base oil which is what creates some of the confusion.
Cannabis with low levels of THC under 0.3% and high levels of C B D is commonly called Hemp or Industrial hemp. Cannabis with higher levels of THC is sometimes called marijuana or weed. Industrial hemp is normally grown for its fibre and cannabis with high THC has been used medicinally or as a recreational drug far back into antiquity.
Q: Will I get “high” or fail a drug test if I eat hemp foods?
A: NO! All of our Hemp is 3rd party tested to ensure there is no THC present.
Q: What’s the Hemp Extract content in your hemp seed oil compared to others?
A: Our Hemp Oil is regulated to contain no levels of THC as per the legal limits of the State of Idaho. Our Premium Hemp Oil is also tested and contains no levels of THC. Our Hemp Oil and Premium Hemp Oil are both 100% from the Cannabis plant (save the Peppermint Essential Oil Flavoring and Stevia in our Peppermint option). We do not dilute or use any fillers such as Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Vegetable Glycerin, or other fillers.
*Health Canada has not licensed cannabis oil products as either a pharmaceutical or natural health product.
Do not confuse cannabis oil extracts(marijuana) with hemp seed oil, which is the oil expeller pressed from hemp seed and not chemically extracted from cannabis leaves and flowers. Marijuana oil extracts on the other hand contain from 5-20% THC. WE DO NOT CARRY THIS OIL. ALL OUR OILS ARE LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES. All of our Oils come from the Industrial Hemp Plant and are legal in all 50 states.
- Maryann Stanger