While they are similar in some ways, there are important differences between hemp oil and CBD oil. Hemp oil is made from the plant called hemp. In other words, it is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. This type of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances that are contained in it is minimal.
BENEFITS OF HEMP OIL
* Hemp oil is great for cooking and a full of nutrients. It can provide a crispy and nutty taste to foods and can be a wonderful replacement for olive oil in salads. * It is a great natural moisturizer that can be used after a shower. * Hemp oil can be the base for different forms of plastic, instead of petroleum. * It is used in the production of paints that are more eco-friendly than petroleum-based paints. * It can be used as bio-diesel fuel, like other vegetable oils. * Hemp oil is used for making lotions, soaps and even some foods.
CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil. CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry, because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana.
BENEFITS OF CBD OIL
* Can be used in the treatment of cancer. * It is used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, seizures and neurodegenerative disorders.
* Can be used in the treatment of epilepsy.
Hemp and marijuana are cousins in the plant world, but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp oil contains low levels of CBD - typically less than 25 parts per million - while CBD oil can be up to 15% CBD. Because the plants are related, some unscrupulous sellers of hemp oil are trying to market it for its medicinal value, which is negligible.
MEDICAL CANNABIS TERMINOLOGY
Marijuana: The dried flower bud of the Cannabis plant.
Indica: Indica dominant marijuana strains provide a body high, resulting in a variety of benefits: muscle relaxation, as well as relief from body pain, stress, anxiety, headaches, and insomnia. Some strains also result in increased appetite. Indica strains tend to have a strong sweet or sour odor.
Hybrid: Hybrid marijuana strains are a mix of Sativa and Indica strains. Different hybrid strains result in different highs, depending on the composition of the strain.
Sativa: Sativa dominant marijuana strains provide an uplifting, energetic and "cerebral" high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy; being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. Sativa strains tend to have a grassy odor.
Cannabinoid: Any of various chemical constituents of cannabis or marijuana.
D9THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant
Terpenes: Organic hydrocarbons that are the main building blocks for the cannabis plant's odors, hormones, vitamins, pigments, steroids, resins, and essential oils.
CBD (Cannabidiol): Shown to be effective in treating inflammation, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders (PTSD to ADD) and neurodegenerative diseases.
CBN (Cannabinol): Demonstrated results shown for those suffering from muscle spasms, inflammation, and insomnia.
THCa (Tetrahydrocannabinol - Acid): Has demonstrated to be a non-drowsy pain reliever & anti-spasmodic and shown to inhibit cell-growth in tumors & cancer cells.
Cannabis Concentrate: A Cannabis product procured through an extraction process, typically containing a high percentage of cannabinoids.
Kief: The Cannabis flower's resin glands (or trichomes), containing a high concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids such as THC.
Tincture: A liquid concentrate procured through alcohol extraction. onsumers should apply a few drops of tincture under the tongue. Full effects will be felt within an hour, at which point more tincture can be applied as needed.
Edible: Food or drink infused with cannabinoids. Marijuana edibles are very potent, inducing a strong body high that typically lasts several hours. Be cautious when consuming edibles; they are slower to take effect than marijuana consumed through smoking. Chronic Therapy recommends that first-time consumers ingest a 10 mg serving and then wait two hours in order to gauge the edible amount that works best for you. Don't fret, though, if you feel you've consumed too much. Sleep it off and consume less next time.
Topica: Cannabis-infused product designed for application to the surface of a part of the body, usually in the form of a cream, salve, or ointment.
Cannabis has pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, making cannabis-infused topicals helpful for those suffering from arthritis, psoriasis, or allergic skin reactions. Topicals are not psychoactive, applying a topical to your skin will not get you high.
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