Usually, hemp is associated with CBD. This is particularly true when the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the use of hemp and consequently CBD as well. The two are related, but they are not the same. Hemp is the strain of the cannabis Sativa species. Cannabis and industrial hemp are from the cannabis Sativa plant and they contain THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive element. However, they are different strains that have their own compositions and distinct uses.
Hemp contains a low concentration of THC and a high concentration of cannabidiol or CBD. This means that hemp and CBD will not make you high. Today hemp has various uses in many commercial and industrial products which include textile, clothing, rope, biofuel, paper, and insulation. The hemp seeds may also be consumed raw. It may also be turned into a liquid that can be used for baking and also for beverages like hemp milk. It may also be made into an oil for shampoo, body lotion, or soap.
CBD, on the other hand, is derived from hemp. It is one of the chemical compounds which are called cannabinoids. These are found in the cannabis Sativa plant as well. Smoking CBD does not give you a high, which makes it different from THC. CBD comes in different forms such as edibles. They can also be vaped or smoked or used as a topical substance like a cream or a rub. It can also come in oil form. CBD oil is produced by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. Then, it is diluted with a carrier oil like hemp seed or coconut oil.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil
When it comes to hemp oil and CBD oil, the latter contains only a single type of cannabinoid while hemp oil has various cannabinoids. Hemp oil has THC and CBD along with 140 other cannabinoids. It is also rich in organic compounds that are popularly known as terpenes.
CBD oil is the isolated extract of specific cannabinoid cannabidiol which can come from a hemp or marijuana plant. It can be purchased in the form of an isolate. This means that all other cannabinoids and terpenes are filtered out or are in the broad or full-spectrum form. This means that some or even all of the cannabinoids are retained. The CBD oil that comes from the marijuana plant may however have high concentrations of THC which can make you high. This is only legal in a few chosen places.