Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Which Is Better Hemp Or Cannabis CBD

CBD can be a natural way to treat a variety of issues and help your wellbeing – but did you realize there is a choice?

It is a vast global market worth almost $8 billion dollars with millions using it, but which is better hemp or cannabis CBD. It is most commonly used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, and insomnia. Outside of the medical issues, it is used in a section of the beauty industry. The anti-inflammatory properties are said to help reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles. With vitamins A, C, and E in CBD, it is also claims to help the skin stay healthy and firm while stimulating collagen.

But is there a difference and which should you use?  Does it matter for the purpose? The key difference between the two is the compound amounts of each. Marijuana contains more THC, and less CBD. Hemp contains more CBD, and less THC. The sources of CBD come from similar species are the hemp plant and the cannabis plant. Hemp and cannabis are cousins from the same plant family: cannabis sativa.

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So which is better, both can work well in beauty, but if you want some medical or wellness benefits, there are subtle changes. The University of Colorado Boulder recently released a study around CBD and anxiety. You can ease anxiety without the risks that can come with THC. Cannabis products high in the nonintoxicating compound CBD can quell anxiety better than THC-dominant products – which would be hemp. Generally, the consensus has been cannabis based CBD is better for medical issues.

Hemp is an industrial crop with extremely low levels of THC (under 0.3%). It is a rich source of nutrients and CBD. Because hemp is a rich source of natural CBD, most of the CBD products made around the world are made from hemp. It also makes it easier to produce large quantities of hemp-derived CBD because the hemp plant has been removed from the Controlled Substances Act back thanks to Mitch McConnell’s Farm Bill.

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While recreational and/or medical cannabis is legal in 40 states, it is still not federal legal which causes some issues with sales and distribution.  CBD made from the cannabis plant has a bit more THC, but not enough to get you stoned, but enough for the federal government to watch it carefully. CBD oils and other CBD products made from marijuana can only legally be purchased in licensed dispensaries in states that have legalized cannabis. On the other hand, you can easily buy hemp-derived CBD almost anywhere.

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