Published on: 01/13/16
Hemp oil or Cannabis oil: THC vs CBD
You’re looking for the oil that you’ve heard has shown so much promise as a medicinal treatment for wide range of illnesses, but you’re not sure exactly what you should be looking for. The correct response to the question ‘Hemp oil or Cannabis oil’ , THC vs CBD, is simple. Hemp oil is cannabis oil – but without the ‘kick’.
To be a little clearer on this question, we need only look at the cannabinoid content of various Cannabis oils. Yes, there are forms of Cannabis oil that are high in THC, the cannabinoid that gave both marijuana and undeservedly, hemp a bad name. But hemp oil contains such low concentrations of THC that you would be highly unlikely to fail a drug test and wouldn’t feel in the least bit high.
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THC vs CBD
When making the choice between hemp oil or Cannabis oil with a higher THC level, you should consider the reason why you are seeking Cannabis oil and do a little research online. Both CBD, the cannabinoid most prevalent in hem and THC, the cannabinoid in marijuana have shown promise as treatments for various illnesses.
So much so, that pharmaceutical companies have manufactured synthetic analogs for both of these cannabinoids. The problem with these is that they fail to into account the interaction between THC, CBD and other cannabinoids that are less well researched. There are definitely indications that the combination of natural cannabinoids have a greater effect than any single cannabinoid taken in isolation.
As for the choice between hemp oil or cannabis oil with a higher THC content, these are the questions you should answer:
Are Cannabis oils with a high THC content legal in your country or state?
Have you checked whether CBD could work for the condition you are hoping to treat?
Do you mind the fact that Cannabis oils with a high THC content have the side effect of making you ‘high’ or ‘stoned’?
If you answered ‘No’ to any of these questions, you should definitely do a little more homework before making the choice between hemp oil or Cannabis oil with a higher THC content.
Can CBD do what THC does without the high?
Although THC has received a great deal of research attention, CBD has also been tested for many similar conditions, and has often proved to be effective without the side-effects of THC. For example, medical marijuana containing THC has been proven as a means of managing pain and is widely accepted as a means of treating the nausea caused by chemotherapy. But CBD has shown itself to have similar properties, and doesn’t have the unwanted side effects or the legal issues that surround Marijuana.
It is certainly true that hemp was illegal for a long time, but the sheer folly of banning a useful crop as a ‘drug’ when it has absolutely no psychoactive effects has been recognized, and today, you can get hemp oil legally in many countries and in states across the US without breaking the law.
Hemp oil and hemp oil
Unfortunately, the choice between hemp oil or Cannabis oil isn’t as simple as being aware that hemp oil IS Cannabis oil. You get hemp oils that are high in CBD, but you also get hemp oils that contain much lower percentages of CBD. If you are hoping to use hemp oil as a medicine, you need to know exactly what is in your oil. If you don’t, you have no idea as to how you can dose yourself.
So, to sum up: hemp oil or cannabis oil are the same things, but not all hemp oils are suitable for use as a treatment against illnesses. Do your research, and seek out a high CBD hemp oil with a predictable percentage of CBD. In addition, it is important to ensure that the product you buy is all-natural and organically produced.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).