Not all CBD is created equally, which is why you should know the benefits of cannabis-derived CBD over hemp-derived CBD. It doesn’t matter what type of CBD product you’re looking at: oil, concentrate, or edible - you must choose the marijuana version.
What is Cannabis Derived CBD (Marijuana Derived CBD)?
Marijuana-derived CBD comes from the flowers of the marijuana plant, a species of Cannabis Sativa L. The flowers of the marijuana plant are particularly high in CBD, a compound that offers many health benefits like:
As a bonus, marijuana-derived CBD contains some THC. Depending on the CBD:THC ratio of the CBD product you’re using, you may experience a mild or substantial psychoactive effect. You can also expect varying results from products with different CBD:THC ratios, meaning you can essentially choose - or customize - your desired health solution.
When you smoke or ingest a marijuana-derived CBD product that also contains THC, your body benefits from what’s known as the entourage effect. This is an upgraded health benefit - one greater than you could experience from just using CBD or THC alone.
What is Hemp-Derived CBD?
Hemp-derived CBD comes from the hemp plant, a different type of cannabis species than marijuana. Hemp differs from marijuana in several ways, and therefore you will find substantial differences between hemp and marijuana-derived CBD.
Firstly, hemp-derived CBD does not contain THC, at least not in any notable amount. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, so it’s not psychoactive. And, because of its low THC profile, hemp-derived CBD doesn’t offer the health benefits that THC does.
Hemp-derived CBD, while federally legal, isn’t FDA approved and regulated. Essentially, no approval and zero regulation from the FDA means that you can’t trust what you read on the product labels for hemp-derived CBD products. So, you don’t know exactly what you’re getting.
Why Choose Marijuana Derived CBD?
Because marijuana-derived CBD has a higher THC content than hemp-derived CBD, consumers choose this product to find relief from:
inflammatory bowel disease
Choosing a marijuana-derived CBD product with THC may also help you manage:
At Foothill Wellness, we’re happy to help you pick the right oil, tincture, or cookie to meet your health needs. If you need help selecting a marijuana-derived CBD product, come see us or give us a call.