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If you’ve found yourself feeling confused by all of the hemp and CBD products on the market, you are not alone. Here’s a quick overview of hemp oil and CBD oil, so that you can make educated decisions and purchases. Is hemp old CBD oil? Read on to find out.
The short answer is: not exactly. They are similar in that they are both derived from the industrial hemp plant, known as cannabis sativa, but the differences lie in legality, properties, cost, parts of the plant used, and where you can buy them.
Hemp oil is an essential oil that is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and therefore contains no cannabinoids, whereas full spectrum Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is extracted from the same plant’s leaves, stalks, and flowers, and is rich with cannabinoids, terpenes, and more. Hemp oil is readily available through health food stores and essential oil retailers. CBD oil may also be found in some of these places, as well as in groceries, gas stations, pet supply stores, and from medical professionals, chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, etc.
Ever since the U.S. Farm Bill passed in December of 2018, industrial hemp has been considered legal at the federal level. Industrial hemp is defined as containing only trace amounts (<0.3%) of THC. Some states have chosen to implement additional regulation or fees regarding possession, use, marketing, packaging, crop growth, and manufacturing. Be sure to check your state and local laws regarding CBD, or order direct from a reputable manufacturer like NuLeaf Naturals.
The process for extracting hemp oil is simple, as it is simply derived from raw hemp seeds. CBD oil extraction is a more complex process, which results in a far superior and finished product. Click here to learn more about NuLeaf Naturals’ manufacturing process. Naturally, because CBD oil extraction is more complex than that of hemp oil, there is a substantial price difference between hemp oil and CBD oil. In this case, you definitely get what you pay for since CBD has more applications and benefits.
We know you rely on your Amazon Prime account but you might be surprised to learn that Amazon does not sell pure CBD oil. You can only find hemp oil on Amazon. Here’s an article that explains why.