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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. This oil also contains trace amounts of THC (more info below). It is not tested for C B D 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 C B D 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 (C B D).
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 C B D 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 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. This does not contain THC and is legal in all 50 states.
THC Cannabis Oil is from the marijuana plant (Cannabis Indicas). The oil is extracted from the leaves of the Cannabis plant. It contains high levels of THC. It 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 C B D, 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! The amount of THC present in all hemp oil, and has set the limit at safety factor of 10 PPM (parts per million). Hemp Oil is third party laboratory tested for THC. These trace levels will NOT cause any psychoactive effect or cause a false positive drug-screening test.
Q: What’s the Hemp Extract content in hemp seed oil compared to others?
A: Oil is regulated to contain less than 10 part per million of THC. Hemp oil contains low levels of C B D – typically less than 25 parts per million – while C B D oil are normally 85-97% or more hemp seed oil or vegetable glycerin and 3%-15% C B D the cost of the oil can be astronomical, upwards of $200.